This year we will be enjoying some of our gardens into the winter! 

Think twinkly lights, flickering flame heaters, faux-fur throws and mulled wine… Our Winter Gardens are the perfect place to eat, drink and relax.

At The Weeping Willow and The Packhorse, our Winter Garden Tipis are taking reservations for tables of 5 to 6 guests, for lunch and supper. 

The canopy is covering the stunning garden at The Crown at Stoke by Nayland and terrace at The Globe at Wells - both now open for alfresco dining by candlelight.

Pictured the Winter Garden tipi at The Willow.


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Our Winter Gardens make for a fabulous setting to get crafty with foliage and flowers or learn a new skill... while sipping on warm mulled Suffolk cider and stopping for a nibble on some festive treats from our kitchens.

This year we are delighted to be welcoming back Kirstie from Ink and Flow London for 'Christmas Calligraphy', and the talented Floral Designer, Amelia Cornish, for 'Festive Wreath Making'.

With plenty of space and fresh air, safe distancing can be observed - Each workshop experience will be limited to 6 guests and each guest will have their own station, tools and floristy box, or calligraphy set. 

Take a look at our Winter Garden Experiences at The Weeping Willow by clicking here. 

Learn more about our Christmas tipi experiences at The Packhorse by clicking here.

Pictured -The Packhorse Winter Garden tipi.


Each of our Winter Gardens will be offering winter warmers unique to their own style.


At The Packhorse tipi, enjoy warm Suffolk mulled cider,  baked Camembert and warm pear and ginger scones with clotted cream, served throughout the day. Or for a real treat take a look at the new Great British Beef Feast!


Enjoy delightful winter grazing under the canopy with your favourite bottle of red, warmed by our flickering flame heaters at The Crown in Stoke by Nayland. 

Over at The Weeping Willow, Willow favourites will be served arriving under insulated cloches, keeping your steaks and paella piping hot! 

Up in North Norfolk at The Globe, dine under the terrace canopy by candle and fairylight. Why not tuck into local mussels from Frarys fish stall down on the quay.

Visit individual websites for further details, menus and reservations.



In a tricky time for many brides and grooms, we are delighted to offer our Winter Garden Tipis for private micro wedding receptions, for parties of 15. 

The setting is stunning... twinkling lights, fabulous food, cocktails by candlelight and your nearest and dearest under one canvas. 

We can suggest plenty of Chestnut special touches to help to make your day magical; from adding extra floral flourishes, to recommending our favourite wedding stationery designer.



We are currently offering Winter garden experiences at The Weeping Willow in Barrow, The Packhorse in Moulton, near Newmarket, The Crown in Stoke by Nayland and The Globe, Wells Next-The-Sea. The last three mentioned have bedrooms if you fancy staying a little longer...