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Food & Wellbeing

The Bakehouse

Coffeeshop & Bakery

The Bakehouse is an artisanal café nestled in the stunning courtyard of Ashridge House. Bustling and friendly, it’s the perfect place to take a break while gazing at the majestic architecture of the house. A scenic destination for dog walkers, strollers, and cyclists, The Bakehouse is open 8:30am-5pm daily for breakfast and lunch.

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Acres

Private Dining

Acres, our stylish private dining space, provides the perfect setting for special occasions. Whether you're hosting an intimate gathering, a celebratory meal, or indulging in one of our seasonal events, such as Sunday Lunch with Jazz, our space ensures an occasion to remember. Curated by Head Chef Paul Patterson, our Sunday lunch and private dining menus showcase a modern twist on traditional dishes, reflecting the rich history of Ashridge House.

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The Vault

Beer, wine & cocktail bar

With a warm and intimate atmosphere infused with history, the Vault is the perfect spot to enjoy fine wines, hand-crafted spirits, elegant cocktails and local beers. British and foreign royalty, prime ministers and the most famous writers and artists of the day were all entertained within these same walls.

Available for private hire.

Afternoon tea

British tea tradition

“Classics done well…a sweet antidote to busy city life or an entire day’s activity.” – Conde Nast Traveller

Treat yourself and loved ones to our quintessential afternoon tea, served in a heritage room in our magnificent house. You’ll enjoy a selection of homemade delicious cakes and savouries created by our talented Chefs, accompanied by a range of teas and coffees.

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Hanako Flowers

Luxury Bouquets

Explore Hanako's bouquets and seasonal floral creations while watching the talented team craft unique arrangements around the florist bar! Plus, stock up on gorgeous gifts, tasty treats and meaningful memorabilia from your special stay at Ashridge House, including our own gin and honey.

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Gym & Pool

Fitness facilities

The Ashridge House gym has superb rest and relaxation facilities to refresh mind, body and soul. With a swimming pool, sauna, and hot tub, as well as a well-equipped gym and tennis courts, we also offer daily fitness classes. Outside, there are plenty of scenic running and biking trails through our 190 acres of countryside.

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