Ardgillan Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea in the Castle

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in our stunning Drawing Room, an inspirational Downton Abbey-esque ambiance that once belonged to the Taylor family, savouring a selection of delectable treats. Soak up the eighteenth century setting and embrace the character of Ardgillan. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

Due to popular demand we are happy to announce that Afternoon Tea is now available on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays – and for large groups on other weekdays. Please call the castle on 01 8492212 for details.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that our customers may have to cancel or reschedule a booking. Since we prepare Afternoon Tea specifically for each customer, we do ask for a minimum of 24 hours’ notice prior to your booking if you need to cancel.

We want to do everything we can to accommodate you, and If you need to make changes to your order, or have any further questions regarding our cancellation policy, please contact us directly on 01 8492212.

Afternoon Tea Policy on Children

While we welcome families with young children here at Ardgillan with open arms, the Afternoon Tea experience for set days (Thursday, Saturday & Sunday) is a superior service that is directed at adults and we need to consider patrons who have an expectation that such an activity generally offers.

Children under 12 can partake of this superior experience of Afternoon Tea on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday, provided that the booking is a private group and the number exceeds eight people. The food will be prepared to cater for the number of adults and children i.e. adult menu and children’s menu. All children will be charged and the price remains at €25 per person.


Please read the terms and conditions before purchasing your ticket:

Terms & Conditions:

  • Please retain your email as proof of purchase.
  • Bookings are non-exchangeable and have no cash value.
  • Children are only allowed at private bookings, via the phone. (For more info check the FAQ below)
  • Bookings can only be made 48 hours before each date.

Due to Afternoon Tea bookings being shared with other guests, to ensure the best experience for all, children are not allowed at Afternoon Tea.

However, if you book a private Afternoon Tea for your group (Minimum of 8 people) via phone children are allowed. Our number is: (01) 849 2212.

We endeavour to cater to all dietary requirements, please state on the booking form if anyone in your party has any particular requirements and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Afternoon Tea is served from 2pm-4pm. Guests attending Afternoon Tea are also invited on an optional tour of the castle that starts at 1pm. Please show up at least 10 minutes before your booking.

Afternoon tea might be sold out on this date or it may be too late to make a booking. Bookings have to be made 48 Hours before the selected date.

Bookings cannot be changed within 24 hours of your chosen date as food orders have been made by then. If you wish to amend your booking before this please call the castle during working hours: (01) 849 2212

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