In 1999 a tv series hit our screen’s called “Country House”. Grant was fascinated by this series which followed the lives of Lord and Lady Tavistock, (known to their personal staff as Lord and Lady T), their household and estate at Woburn Abbey.


After watching the first episode, Grant decided he would like to be the butler of this grand home and work for one of Britain’s best known aristocratic families. Here Grant also discovered that the great British pastime of afternoon tea was introduced by Duchess Maria Bedford.


Grant will teach you the history, traditions and the correct way to lay up the perfect tea table and how to serve this very special meal. Tea time was created in one of the grandest homes in the land and Grant managed it as the Butler.


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This talk can be given at a venue of your choice within the UK. Travel expenses will be required if the talk is outside London, Bristol or Oxford.

Tea is Served M’Lord - Talk

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