Mother's Day at Leeds Castle
Leeds Castle, known as the “ladies’ castle”, famed for being owned by six medieval queens and Anglo-American heiress Lady Baillie, is the perfect venue to treat your mum like a queen on Mother’s Day, Sunday 26th March. For visitors wishing to make the most of a day visit to the Castle, choose from a decadent afternoon tea in the Maiden’s Tower or a hearty roast lunch in the Fairfax Restaurant. For relaxed evening dining, the Castle View Restaurant is the ideal choice for a Mother’s Day evening treat with breath taking views of the Castle lit up at night.
Lady Baillie Afternoon Tea
Take tea in style in the 16th Century Maiden’s Tower with a menu inspired by Lady Baillie’s chef de patisserie, Maurice Sauget. Enjoy the decadence of afternoon tea following in the footsteps of many glamourous women such as Princess Marina of Greece, the Duchess of Argyll and Wallace Simpson who attended the Castle’s lavish weekend house parties in the 1930s.
For £19.95 per person enjoy a selection of teas and coffee, traditional finger sandwiches, freshly baked fruit scones served with Cornish clotted cream and Tiptree Jam and a selection of fine handmade cakes. For that extra special sparkle, add a glass of Prosecco for £6.00 or make it a ‘Pimms O’clock’ occasion for £4.95 a glass. Afternoon Tea is available at 2pm or 4pm pre bookable via 01622 767789. A small gift for Mum is included with all bookings.
Traditional Roast Lunch
Treat the whole family to a traditional roast lunch following by a delicious dessert in the 17th Century oak beamed Fairfax Restaurant, combining a day out at Leeds Castle with a breath taking view during your Mother’s Day meal. For £39.95 for a family of four enjoy a whole roasted chicken with garlic and thyme roasted potatoes, buttered Savoy cabbage and roasted root vegetables in a red wine gravy. Alternatively for £19.95 enjoy a half roasted chicken for two. To follow, enjoy a whole Kentish Mayde apple pie and custard for £14.00 for four to share or perhaps just a slice for £4 each.
Enjoy a gentle stroll through the 500 acre grounds of Kentish parkland and formal gardens to walk off your lunch and be entertained by the Falconry Demonstration at 2pm, included in your entrance ticket. Roast lunch is served in the Fairfax Restaurant from 12pm to 3pm available to walk in diners only.
Mother’s Day Evening Dining
For a Mother’s Day meal to remember, book a table in the Castle View Restaurant for evening dining with breath taking views of the moated Castle lit up at night. For £39.95, for a table of four, enjoy a whole roasted chicken with garlic and thyme roasted potatoes, buttered Savoy cabbage and roasted root vegetables in a red wine gravy.
Alternatively book a table for two to enjoy a half roasted chicken for £19.95.
To follow, enjoy a whole Kentish Mayde apple pie and custard for £14.00 for four to share or perhaps just a slice for £4 each. Evening dining is available from 6.15pm to 6.30pm pre bookable via firstname.lastname@example.org or 01622 767789.
A valid admission ticket to Leeds Castle is required to visit on Sunday 26th March (not applicable to evening dining). Annual tickets cost £24.50 for adults; £21.50 for seniors and visitors with disabilities (carer goes free); £16.50 for children (under 4’s free). Annual tickets are valid for 12 months so you can pay once and visit all year round. For more information on Leeds Castle attractions, activities and events during 2017 visit the website www.leeds-castle.com Leeds Castle is located near Maidstone in Kent just off Junction 8 of the M20 and only one hour’s drive from London. Grounds open at 10am daily and the castle is open from 10.30am. Last admission is 3pm and gates close at 5pm (October to March).