Twickenham’s historic Strawberry Hill House has exclusively invited Harden’s readers to a members-only event at its magnificent Thames-side property this summer. The evening will be held on Wednesday 29 June from 7.15 pm, in association with Silent Pool Distillers (an artisan spirit distillery located on the Duke of Northumberland’s Albury Estate in The Surrey Hills), and includes a glass of bubbles on arrival, three course dinner and gin tasting.
Usually only open to members of Strawberry Hill, a limited number of tickets have been set aside for Harden’s readers so they may attend this unique event without membership (normally £125 per year). Sip on bubbly in the Library, dine in the magnificent Gallery courtesy of The Cloister Catering, and sample spirits in the Great North Bedchamber – all for just £75 per person.
It’s the perfect opportunity to explore this 18th century property out of hours, network in excellent company, and enjoy high quality food and drink.
On the menu: Asparagus with chopped egg, capers & cornichon to start; Poached organic salmon with jersey royals and pea purée for mains; and summertime favourite Eton Mess to finish.
If you have any dietary requirements, please contact Strawberry Hill House on 020 8744 1241.
As well as wining and dining, guests will also hear from Silent Pool founder Ian McCulloch who joins the Dining Club as a guest speaker for the evening. Ian will delight diners with the history of gin, distilling and botanicals, and take them through a selection of tasters; including Silent Pool’s classic signature and Admiral Collingwood Navy Strength gins.
Strawberry Hill House was once the summer villa of author, collector and antiquarian, Horace Walpole, the youngest son of Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first Prime Minister. The Strawberry Hill Dining Club was founded in 2013, and offers members the opportunity to attend up to four dining experiences in the splendid historic rooms of the House per year.