Explore the fascinating world of the Victorian judges at this award-winning historic house.

Victorian Dining for you and your guests

If you are looking for that really special place to entertain, the stunning Judge's Dining Room is available for hire out of opening hours for special occasions. Dine around the large Victorian table in the flickering candle-light.

Pre or post dinner drinks can be served in the comfortable oil-lit Victorian drawing room. There is also a Victorian piano in there, if you have anyone who would like to play tunes for your guests. Roaring fires will greet you in the winter (and the huge Christmas tree, if you choose later in the year).

We will do all we can to decorate the rooms appropriately for your event .  The dining room seats a maximum of 27 people, although more could be accommodated if you opted for standing buffet-style dining.  If you like, we can light the other period rooms for your guests to explore before they eat. The building is not licensed, but you are welcome to bring your own refreshments - we will happily chill wine for you.  We have a list of caterers who we have worked with and are used to preparing and serving lovely food of all types in our building, so please just ask and we will help you to get exactly what you would like. 

Cost for exclusive hire of the dining room, including set-up, all tableware, glasses, period lighting, a tour of the house, and drawing room to relax in is £400.

Here are a few photos of some dining events we hosted recently

Victorian Christmas Dinner

High Sheriff's Dinner

Victorian Dining at The Judge's Lodging

 

 

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  • list arrowHow did Victorians try out a new invention?

    Test it on the servants of course! That's what happened in 1860 at The Judge's Lodging, when gas lighting was put into the basement and not the Judge's rooms. They wanted to see if they got sick from the fumes. The servants were fine - that's why we got the lights working again.

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