Set in the beautiful Weald of Kent, Penshurst Place and the Estate have stood on the banks of the river Medway since the 14th century, when the awe-inspiring medieval Baron’s Hall was built as a country retreat for the Lord Mayor of London, Sir John de Pulteney
Used as a location for many a large film and small screen productions, Penshurst Place has a unique place in history – with literary connections from Sir Philip Sidney, Ben Jonson to Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The historic gardens are as old as the house, with records dating back to 1346. These enchanting formal gardens were laid out in Elizabethan times and have remained remarkably true to their early design.
In the House, alongside the unique and stunning Baron’s Hall, built in 1341, there are a series of staterooms containing an impressive collection of portraits, tapestries, furniture, porcelain and armour. In addition, visitors will enjoy a reminder of bygone childhoods in the Toy Museum, a delight for all ages.
The new Porcupine Pantry, open daily and is located outside the main house and grounds ticketed area and also accessible via the Gift Shop.
It has seating inside and out for up to 82 people.
Serving a selection of hot and cold drinks from 9am – 6pm – it will provide a simple breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea menu including bacon rolls and a selection of freshly-baked savoury and sweet pastries cooked on the premises.
For more information, guided tours and booking forms
Tel: 01892 870307