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“What a cream tea!”
Review of Owletts

Owletts
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We recently booked to have a cream tea at national trust Owletts in Cobham. It was truly spectacular. We are in style in the library and what a feast - four different sandwiches (cheesecake homemade chutney, cream cheese and smoked salmon, cucumber and ham and mustard), cinnamon buns, two types of biscuit, sticky chocolate cake and two scones each with homemade strawberry jam and cream. To top things off we had a choice of tea including 0wletts blend which was a fruity tea with as much hot water as we wanted. It was absolutely delightful and topped off a visit to the small but interesting Stuart house with knowledgeable and entertaining guides. Definitely one to look out for and worth every penny but remember to come hungry.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank AJandLN
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We visited Owletts for a second time and it was like returning to a family friend's home. As National Trust members living in Kent we visit many of our local houses and gardens regularly for walks, picnics and of course the tea rooms as well as for the cultural and historical interest. Owletts, in its low key way, is the best. It retains the old school charm of the National Trust and hasn't succumbed to the standardisation and commercialism of some properties. Bravo, kongratulationer to the family and team who continue to make is such a delight.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

As newly members of national trust we are excited to visit as many property's as we can.
Owletts is a little hard to find but is so worth it.
Only the downstairs is open as it is still lived in and I believe is only open on sundays.
It is very family friendly.
The day we went they was doing tea tasting which was nice. The garden is really nice but the best bit is they have a self service tea room in an out house building which is amazing value and very cute. The lady of the house makes Swedish style cakes and biscuits (she is Swedish) and were superb. They also sell a small selection of plants for 3 pounds. We do not have a garden so was a real treat to sit out in the garden with a cuppa and a slice of cake, bless!.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Only the downstairs is open to the public but make sure you do at least go up the staircase because there is a marvellous plasterwork ceiling dating from 1684 ... almost unique in a small house. Two other things not to miss, the Empire Clock (one of only 5 made) and Herbert Baker's 'blog' of his journey back from India. Herbert Baker was an architect and is most famous for working with Lutyen on the Viceroy's House and Parliament House in India and designs for War Grave memorials in cemeteries in France, Belgium and South Africa.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank SandraL68
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

What a great little venue not many parts of it are actually accessible to the public as family still live there, but what you can see is great and beautifully presented.
It was helped as it was a lovely day and they had doors and windows open so fresh air too!
The grounds aren't huge but they are well worth a walk round
That day they had a "wear a sari" experience
Lovely place not requiring a long visit
Self service cafe with honesty expected and delicious looking cakes cooked by the Swedish resident, sadly we were too full to try them.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Hoppityskip
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