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  • Winston Churchill Afternoon Tea At Blenheim Palace

    28 April 2021

    Just as summer gets into full swing, Searcys and Blenheim Palace welcome guests back to the stunning 18th-century Orangery on Monday, 17 May 2021. Guests can enjoy the ultimate dining experience in the historic setting of the restaurant and the Italian Garden, at what’s widely regarded as ‘Britain’s Greatest Palace.



    Our popular al-fresco dining is back, with specially created marquee pods overlooking the Italian Garden for more intimate gatherings. This year, Searcys chefs have also created a special Afternoon Tea menu to celebrate the launch of the Winston Churchill exhibition at the palace, complete with Pol Roger Brut Réserve – his favourite Champagne, with Good Morning Britain crew popping in last week to try it out.


    [Image via Good Morning Britain]

    The menu includes Swiss rarebit, Smoked salmon and caviar muffin, homemade Buttermilk plain and fruit scones and a selection of Afternoon tea cakes. The signature Winston Churchill fruit cake has been inspired by a recipe by his personal cook, Georgina Landemare. The celebrity chef of her day, Landemare specialized in creating sumptuous dishes for England’s distinguished families.

    Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace and often returned during his long life for parties, to paint, and to spend time with his cousin and close friend ‘Sunny’, 9th Duke of Marlborough. He also chose to propose to his beloved wife, Clementine at Blenheim.

    Regarded as a masterpiece of 18th-century Baroque architecture, the palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a stunning destination for a day out in Oxfordshire.

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