The Great Estate to Host Giant Cream Tea Party

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Cornwall’s newest and most rambunctious garden fête will attempt to host the world’s biggest cream tea party on Sunday 3rd June 2018.

Bringing scones, jam, cream and tea to the lawns of Scorrier House, The Great Estate hopes to set a new world record by attracting more than 735 participants. Open to all festival guests, the quintessentially British celebration asks diners to take their seats in the open air restaurant at 2pm.

Known for its weird and wonderful happenings, The Great Estate is adding to its ‘wonderful list’ with the addition of a giant cream tea party. Helping festival revellers to stem those mid-afternoon hunger pangs, organisers hope to host the biggest cream tea party the world has ever seen. Serving freshly baked scones, clotted cream, jam and English Breakfast, guests can expect those important little touches including floral chinaware and doilies. Supported by Rodda’s, Abbotts Catering Supplies and Here Today, Scone Tomorrow, all proceeds from the cream tea party will be donated to Cornwall Air Ambulance.

Commenting on this year’s event, Festival Directors Ian Whittaker and Ben Hall stated: “The Great Estate is filled with exciting, whacky happenings and we couldn’t think of anything better than attempting to host the world’s largest cream tea party within the grounds of the festival. Not only is it perfectly suited to the region, it will undoubtedly be great fun. We can’t wait to give our festival fans the opportunity to take part. Hopefully we will break the current world record and attract well over 800 participants.”

Returning to the prestigious grounds of Scorrier House and tantalising the taste buds of hungry festival fans is this year’s Wild Wine Club. Transforming the Old Horse Shed into a Galician Boat House, this unique culinary experience will pair an exciting three-course menu with Galician wines chosen by Sommelier Debbie Warner. As the onsite chefs cook up a feast over an open fire, diners gather round for intimate, candle lit, long table banquet.  

  • Friday 1st June 2018: Galician Fish Feast

  • Saturday 2nd June 2018: Galician Meat Feast

  • Sunday 3rd June 2018: Galician Sunday Roast

Revellers can also look forward to The Sanctuary – an onsite wellness area featuring; Knights of Arkley – a medieval jousting display to take place in the wild meadows of Scorrier House; Octopus Lounge – a VIP Champagne bar; and Secret Gin Garden – a pop-up gin bar nestled within the old walled gardens.  

This delicious food and drink programme joins an already impressive music bill featuring festival headliner The Charlatans. With more incredible acts, DJs and happenings still to be announced, the second edition of The Great Estate will be unmissable.


The Charlatans are joined by:

Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, Symphonic Orchestra ft. Mr Switch, Dutty Moonshine, Big Band, Tankus The Henge, Bowie Lounge, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, RSVP, Indian Man, Town of Cats, If I Were King, Hip Hop Karaoke, The Flaming Infidels, Talulah Blue & The Bohemian Circus,

The Rambunctious Social Club, The Arcadia 78 RPM Orchestra

Plus The Woodland Silent Disco.

The Great Estate welcomed over 13,000 partygoers for the debut event in June 2017, quickly becoming one of the most talked about festivals in the Cornish calendar. Created by Newquay-based production company Quick Panda Productions, The Great Estate continues to add its eccentric mark on Cornwall.

Weekend Camping Tickets are currently on sale priced from £80.00 (plus £4.50 booking fee). Glamping options are also available. Please note The Great Estate operates a tiered ticket system with prices changing over time. An allocation of tickets is reserved for each tier, this will close when the allocation of tickets is sold out. Tickets for The Great Estate’s giant cream tea party are available online priced at £5 (plus £1.50 booking fee). Festival goers are encouraged to purchase these in advance. For further information and to buy tickets please visit     

Join Wild Wine Club for a gastronomic adventure and expect a feast fit for a king. Tickets are priced at £39.50 and are available online from Please note, Wild Wine Club diners will also need to purchase a festival ticket separately.

Published on 16 March 2018 by Ben Robinson

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