Picnic at the Palace

28th August 6:00pm - 9:00pm

“Picnic at the Palace” An Exclusive Evening Event

28th August 6pm-9pm

Click HERE to book your picnic

Following our first, very popular, picnic event in July, on Friday 28th August 2020, from 6pm-9pm. The Bishop’s Palace invites you to“Picnic at the Palace” evening event.

The stunning 14 acres of gardens will be open to any ticket or membership holder, or anyone who wishes to purchase a ticket or membership on the night, to enjoy exclusive access outside of normal opening hours.

The Bishop’s Table is offering a picnic (full details below), which must be pre-ordered, at £18.95 per head.  

The café will be open from 6.00pm-7:30pm for  cold drinks, snacks and ice-creams.

The South Lawn will have tables and chairs set up, but visitors are welcome to bring their own chairs and picnic blankets.

Picnics need to be pre-ordered by 12noon on Wednesday 26th August, and collected between 6.00pm-7.00pm on the evening of the event.  

In line with Covid-secure guidelines, if the event is extremely popular, priority entry will be given to those with pre-ordered picnics, and visitors are asked not to bring their own food and drink on site.

Picnic Menu  - Click HERE to order

Deadline for ordering is Wednesday 26th August at 12noon.

Somerset Ploughman’s - £18.95 per person

Somerset sourdough
Handmade pork and leek sausage roll
Pickled beets, cucumber and heritage carrots
The Bay Tree piccalilli
The Bay Tree red onion relish
Somerset Brie and Wookey Hole Caved Aged Cheddar
Cherry vine tomatoes
Ham hock terrine
Dressed watercress salad

Rich dark chocolate brownie with seasonal berry compote and Blackmore Vale clotted cream

**Gluten free option available upon request.  **

If you would prefer a more meat or more vegetarian option, please order and then email us at [email protected]

Children’s Picnic Box (Under 12’s only) £6.50
Somerset Ham or Haystack Cheddar cheese with Pom-Bear crisps, raisin snack box, Fruitypot jelly squeeze pouch, juice carton and rich dark chocolate brownie

**Pre-order Drinks:   **

Drinks can also be purchased on the evening.

Bottled Alcohol

Estrella 330ml £3.60

Cornish Orchards Gold Cider 500ml £4.30

Thatchers Gold 500ml £4.30

Cheddar Ales Gorge Best 500ml £4.30

Wine and Prosecco (Bottles)

Terre Soleil, Sauvignon Blanc, France £16.50
Fresh, ripe, Sauvignon from France’s Languedoc region.  Refined grassy aromas, with a vibrant, fruity palate. Good acidity and a clean finish.

Vielle Grange, Merlot, France £16.50
The Merlot is dark in the glass with a rich nose full of plum aromas.  The palate is full and soft with ripe, juicy fruit.

Vielle Grange Rosé, South of France £16.50
A light and elegant pink very much in the Provençal style.  A lovely pale pink colour and a clean, fresh nose with lifted fruit aromas. On the palate it is dry with soft fruit and elegant, balancing acidity.

Gocce di Favola Prosecco £19.50
A fresh, fragrant and fruit Prosecco with aromas of pear and apple.  On the palate it is off-dry and lively with an attractive crisp finish.

Soft Drinks

Lovely Drinks - Sparking Elderflower / Garden Lemonade / Raspberry Lemonade £2.60

Lovely Drinks- Apple or Orange juice £2.80

Hullaballos Ginger Beer / Lime & Mint £2.60

Cornish Water – Still/Sparkling £1.60

Coca Cola can / Diet Coke can / 7Up (sugarfree) can £1.65