Public Viewing

2020 July 1st – 28th from 3.00pm – 6.00pm

Due to the Covid19 situation, neither of the pavilions will be open, but visitors are welcome to walk round the outside. We would be grateful if you could telephone 07795210505 or 01604862329 before coming to make sure social distancing can be implemented. There will be no charge for entry this year.

Normally, Stoke Park is open to the public for £3 a head (accompanied children are free) for 28 days a year from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Visitors are welcome at Stoke Park at any time of year if an appointment is made – either by ringing 07795 210 505 or by emailing on info@stokeparkpavilions.co.uk.

There are no entertainment, catering or toilet facilities for visitors, but they are allowed inside the West Pavilion and to enjoy unfettered access to the gardens and to the 100-acre park. The main point of a visit, however, is to look at the splendid architecture of the pavilions, which were built in about 1630 by the architect Inigo Jones, the first person to introduce from Italy the Palladian style of architecture that was to dominate building in Britain throughout the next century. Together with the Banqueting House in Whitehall and the Queen’s House in Greenwich, the pavilions are among the very first neo-classical buildings in Britain.

Nearby, we recommend The Plough at Shutlanger, which is only 5 minutes away, as an excellent place to pop in to before or after your visit for lunch or dinner.