Announcing extended opening hours for Chawton House’s Old Kitchen Tearoom

May 3, 2019

The Old Kitchen Tearoom will open its doors from 9.00am during the week from May 15.

Chawton House, Hampshire May 2019. Due to the ongoing popularity of the Old Kitchen Tearoom, Chawton House is extending the Tearoom’s morning opening hours on Monday to Friday. Visitors will be able to enjoy the atmospheric setting from 9.00am, with a new special breakfast menu that includes a selection of toasted treats.

The Old Kitchen Tearoom was renovated at the beginning of the visitor season, facilitated by two generous donations from the EHDC Councillor Tony Costigan and the Hampshire County Councillor Mark Kemp-Gee. Part of the change included a new seasonal menu, with more emphasis placed on using ingredients from the local area. Since the renovation, visitor numbers to the tearoom have nearly tripled with customers vocalizing their positive feedback online. One visitor wrote on TripAdvisor:

“Really enjoyed my lunch in this a very relaxed, beautiful location. My Brie baguette was delicious and the gluten free chocolate brownie was one of the best I have tasted. The staff were very friendly and welcoming.”

Chawton House’s new Chief Executive, Katie Childs, said of the decision:

“We’re thrilled more people are enjoying the Old Kitchen Tearoom and want to make it a space for the community to enjoy. We particularly hope local groups will make the most of our new morning openings, such as walkers, parents finishing the school run and home workers.”

Entry to the Old Kitchen Tearoom is free. During the upcoming World Bee Day on Sunday 19 May, the Old Kitchen Tearoom will be serving honey-based specials.