Ready for a brew inside revamped tea rooms
4:30pm Wednesday 30th October 2013 in Latest News
VISITORS to Lydiard Park will notice some new improvements to the Coach House Tea Rooms.
The indoor seating area has been enhanced with wall-mounted displays of historic agricultural tools and archive black and white photographs of the Lydiard Park estate at the end of the 19th and into the early 20th Century.
Visitors can see examples of farming and gardening tools like scythes and sickles that would have been used to cut grass around the estate and see some fascinating photos showing life in the past, including Lady Bolingbroke being served tea on the lawn by her butler.
The outdoor seating area next to the Walled Garden has also been revamped. The old tarmac has been replaced by a new Cotswold path gravel surface that is used on all the pathways around Lydiard Park, improving the look of the area and offering good wheelchair and pushchair access.
The area for plant sales will also be expanded and restocked with more plants from the Walled Garden.
Coun Garry Perkins, cabinet member for economy, regeneration and culture, said: “Lydiard Park is a great visitor destination for everyone. Whether it’s a quick pit-stop or a leisurely meal, everyone rates an attraction on its catering so we are pleased to make these improvements to the Coach House Tea Rooms and hope that visitors enjoy learning more about the agricultural heritage of Lydiard Park whilst tucking into their refreshments.”
Lydiard Park is open daily from 7.30am to dusk. The Tea Rooms, which are in the Grade II listed Coach House building near Lydiard House and Church, are open daily from 11am-5pm.
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