King’s Coronation Tea Parties at Salomons Estate

Table with snacks, juices and coffee

Salomons Estate in Tunbridge Wells announces its Royal Afternoon Tea Parties to celebrate the Coronation with a menu that pays tribute to the King’s favourite dishes and those served at his very own wedding. Families looking to rejoice in the occasion can head to the 36-acre country house on Sunday 7 and Monday 8 May and indulge in sweet treats and savoury delights hand-crafted by the estate’s talented pastry team.


Adult bookings cost £28.50 and include a glass of Pimm’s whilst children cost £18.50. There’s a special menu for little ones, plus crown crafts and royal garden games.

Reservations can be made on OpenTable, or by emailing the reception team at

Upon arrival, guests will be greeted by the sight of far-reaching views of the beautifully manicured grounds, as they enjoy the quintessentially British tradition in the conservatory, setting the stage for an unforgettable day.

Adults can sit back with a glass of Pimm’s and indulge in three tiers of treats from an exquisite menu that celebrates the very best of King Charles III with fabulous cakes and sandwiches worthy of the occasion.

The afternoon will start with a savoury selection of delicate cucumber and mint cream cheese sandwiches, salmon mousse topped with smoked salmon and dill crème fraiche on granary bread and coronation chicken bridge rolls.

Then, guests can dive into delicious pheasant, bacon and sausage rolls with a parmesan crust – a recipe inspired by the King’s favourite dish. There will also be smoked cheddar cheese straws with spiced tomato chutney, home-baked scones served with clotted cream and preserve, and a sweet selection of desserts.

Expect lemon posset, raspberries with chocolate meringue and a strawberry and cream layered sponge which pays tribute to the strawberries and cream served at King Charles’ wedding.

Children will also enjoy a selection of their favourite afternoon treats, such as ham and cheese sandwiches, sausage rolls, strawberry jelly and cream and royal cupcakes before moving on to an afternoon of fun and games. There will be crown crafts, biscuit decorating, croquet on the lawn, and a royal-themed treasure hunt.

In addition to afternoon tea parties, guests will be able to turn the day into a weekend event with an overnight stay in one of the estate’s beautifully refurbished, dog-friendly countryside cottages.

Staycationers will be given the chance to wake up surrounded by luxury and recuperate with an exquisite breakfast and walk around the gardens.

As part of their royal escape, families booked between 5 – 7 May, will also receive a hamper of traditional British treats when staying for two nights or more.

To make a reservation, guests can visit our holiday cottages page or email reception at

Outdoor area of a cottage with chairs and table

For interviews and more information, please email

Editor’s Notes: Salomons Estate is a stunning Victorian mansion set in 36 acres of rolling gardens. Two miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells and only an hours travel from London, the estate is perfect for weddings, conferences, private parties, and office hire, and has self-catering holiday lets and a popular restaurant and bar onsite.