Alfresco Dining returns from Monday 12th April

Join us from Monday 12th April for alfresco dining on the lawns and terrace. 

Traditionally a popular spot for diners during the spring and summer months, it's easy to see why with beautiful views across parklands, lakes and forest as far as the eye can see!  The perfect location for fresh air and fine food.  And the terrace will be covered to ensure diners enjoy their experience, regardless of what the Great British weather has in store. 

The menu includes some of the best local ingredients and includes something for every taste.  Alongside the full lunch menu, diners can also enjoy afternoon tea.  

Alfresco Picnics

Choose the ideal spot to relax with a variety of Picnic Boxes - these are accompanied by ground blankets and a picnic trolley to assist you in walking across the estate to settle down in your favourite location!  Click here to see our Picnic Box menu selection.


Monday to Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm (last orders 4:30pm)
Afternoon tea from 2:00pm 

To make your reservation, please contact our reservations team on 01342 824988 or e-mail

If you want to arrange a special treat for a loved one, book directly with our Reservations team and our Restaurant Manager will discreetly call you back to discuss your requirements and any special touches you may wish to add. 

Set in 186 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside and surrounded by immaculate lawns, secret gardens, lakes and woodland trails, Ashdown Park is the ideal location for a Picnic (available between April and September, Monday - Sunday).

Ashdown's Traditional Summer Picnic
Enjoy the sunshine and spend the day exploring the estate with our Traditional Summer Picnics.
From £19.50 per person.

Ashdown's Afternoon Tea Picnic
Escape within our magnificent grounds to enjoy a picnic version of our popular Afternoon Tea.
£26.00 per person
£48.00 per couple

If you suffer from a food allergy or intolerance, please inform a member of staff, who will be happy to assist you when placing your order.