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 Saturdays and Sundays on the last weekend of every month – and for large groups (Minimum 10) every weekend. 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 (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 ten people. This booking must be made over the phone. 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.

Our newest Afternoon Tea menu can be viewed on the link below.

Afternoon Tea Menu

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.

Yes, please call the castle during working hours: (01) 849 2212.

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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  2. You will be automatically displayed available times for that day, scroll up and select one of those times.
  3. Select how many people you would like to buy tickets for.
  4. Fill out the the rest of the form, making sure you fill out all the sections marked with a red asterisk.
  5. Double check and make sure your details are typed in correctly.
  6. Accept Terms and Conditions.
  7. Select Paypal and log into your Paypal account or pay using your card.
  8. Your booking is complete! You will shortly receive an email confirming your booking details.

Make sure you have filled out all the required parts of the form, marked with a red asterisk, and make sure you have selected your date/time.

Yes, you can. However you will have to click the “Pay using Paypal” option on the booking system, when it brings you to the Paypal page shown here:

You need to select the grey button below which states “Pay with a Bank Account or Credit Card” and then you be able to pay without creating a Paypal account.

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