Stoke Park Pavilions will be open to the public on the following dates in 2024, between 2pm to 6pm;
29th March -1st April
May Bank Holidays
4th - 6th May
27th May - 7th June
August Bank Holiday
24th August -1st September
At other times of year, visits can be made by appointment.
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 go to before or after your visit for lunch or dinner.