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Haulfre Garden Tea Rooms


Haulfre Garden Tea Rooms - Spring 2019

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DESCRIPTION This unique Grade II Listed property has quite a history, we understand it was built in 1865 as a summer sailing residence, for the millionaire tea merchant Sir Thomas Lipton. Originally a small Mansion House and estate, known as Summer Hill it had two adjoining staff cottages, it was later acquired by Henry Pochin of Bodant Garden fame who developed the adjacent much smaller Haulfre Gardens. The whiskey magnet Johnnie Walker then bought the property and sold it to the world-renowned Orchid grower Joseph Broome who extended the gardens terraces. In 1929 the gardens were bought by the local council who created a public park and was opened by David Lloyd George MP. 
The original Summer Hill was in the early 1930s turned into a Tea Shop and Gardens by a well-known cordon bleu cook Miss Doris Wood and has traded virtually uninterrupted since then

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