Only 5 days to go until we share tea with our guests at Ham House as part of the Richmond Literature Festival. Few tickets still remaining. We would love to see you there.

Greetings, this is just a little test to see if our new web site is properly connected to facebook. Fingers crossed...

Inaugural sitting at Ham House 27/11/11

Beloved tea enthusiasts, we are very proud to announce that the Salon will open for its inaugural sitting at Ham House, Richmond, on Sunday 27th November.


Richmond upon Thames Literature Festival are celebrating their 20th anniversary, as part of this occasion they have curated a superb line-up of authors, artists, thinkers and speakers, as well as a fantastic food weekend in the elegant surroundings of 17th century Ham House. Gideon Reeling’s assistants are delighted to be presenting the Salon du Thé as part of this lovely event.

There will be two sittings; 2pm - 3pm, and 4.30pm - 5.30pm. We welcome the wearing of hats, glad rags, full Edwardian regalia but arrive as you feel most comfortable. You can book your tickets here.

The Salon du Thé will be presented within a marquee space situated in the grounds but if you also wish to visit the house on 27th November, perhaps before your tea, you will find a 400-year-old treasure trove waiting to be discovered and one of a series of grand houses and palaces alongside the River Thames.

Ham House and Garden is an unusually complete survival of the 17th century that impressed in its day and continues to do so today. Rich in history and atmosphere, Ham is largely the vision of Elizabeth Murray, Countess of Dysart, who was deeply embroiled in the politics of the English Civil War and subsequent restoration of the monarchy. Discover the fine interiors and historic gardens that make Ham an unusual and fascinating place to visit.


For more information about the Salon du Thé at Ham House please visit the National Trust beta site:

For entrance prices to Ham House:

For a full Richmond Literature programme:

Richmond Literature Festival homepage:

Hello and welcome

We are delighted to welcome you to The Salon du Thé. Here you will find all the information about our 2011-2012 programme and much more besides. If you haven't already done so, please sign up to our newsletter so you can be sure to keep up to date with our latest events.

Here at the salon the kettle is on the boil, and we are very much looking forward to our next sitting... perhaps we will see you there. In the mean time, settle down, pour yourself a robust cuppa and indulge yourself in all things tea related.