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Grinling Gibbons

The newly refurbished Grinling Gibbons

Published: 4th August 2016

As the UK celebrates Afternoon Tea Week from the 8th to the 14th of August 2016, Stapleford Park is very proud to announce its recent collaboration with Russell Sage Studio for the makeover of its public rooms where the rituals of English afternoon tea will feature prominently.

Russell, whose recent works includes the Goring, took inspiration from and paid homage to the very idea of what is quintessentially English: Tea. Hints of an era where afternoon tea was the epitome of gentility among the ladies and travels to East India Company outposts, with its sprawling tea plantations and the bustling port cities of Singapore and Shanghai were all the “rage” of English high society.

The Grinling Gibbons room has also been given a facelift – a sprinkling of gold against the pink hues of the room. Described by Russell as a “touch of Claridge’s in the countryside”, The Grinling Gibbons is a versatile room and lends itself to the varied dining experiences of the room – light and airy for breakfast, warm and elegant for afternoon tea, intimate and romantic for dinner.

This refurbishment continues in a tradition that is uniquely Stapleford Park; a blending of contemporary flavours of its time, interwoven into the fabric of the architectural imprint of its 500 year history.

Now, who's ready for some warm scones with clotted cream and homemade strawberry preserve?

Read more about afternoon tea at Stapleford Park.

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