Directions to Alford Manor House

Alford Manor House is situated in the centre of Alford, signposted from the A16 from the A16/A1104 junction at Ulceby Cross.

From Sutton – on – Sea take the A1111  

From Mablethorpe take the  A1104 

SatNav referenceLN13 9EP for a more accurate destination point.

There is ample parking at Alford Manor House for both cars and coaches. Free parking on site for visitors to Alford Manor House. Cars are parked at owners risk. Car Park gates are closed when house is closed. 


Gardens at Alford Manor House

During 2010 the gardens at the rear of Alford Manor House underwent a major restoration and enhancement scheme. 

This project has been made possible through grant aid by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Coastal Action Zone, Lincolnshire Gardens Trust and Lincolnshire County Council. There has also been administration support from East Lindsey District Council, and financial support from a number of private benefactors.

The garden design has been informed by archaeological research carried out by Dr Jonathan Clarke and his team at Field Archaeology Specialists. This information has been incorporated into a new garden design by Jane Leach of Landscape Botanica. The remainder of the conservation work, namely the restoration of the cobbled courtyard and garden wall has 

The apothecary’s garden. In the form of a knot garden this area contains many plants that were used in ancient medicine, many of which are still in use today by herbalists, homoeopathists and other therapists.


The old orchard. The orchard remains as it was with its ancient trees and under planting of bulbs, at its best in early spring.been carried out by D & A Otter. Unfortunately the north wall was in such bad repair that it had to be taken down and rebuilt. The remaining landscaping work and gardenstructures were completed by members of the Trust.

The herb wall. The herb wall contains many varieties of culinary herbs for use in the Manor House kitchen.The new orchard. The new orchard is under planted with wild flowers. Old varieties of Lincolnshire apples and gages have been planted here, along the walls and in the vegetable garden.


The herbaceous border. The north wall backs a traditional herbaceous border with pergolas entwined with climbing plants including vines.

The vegetable plots. The four main beds provide a rotation of roots, onions, potatoes, peas and beans with smaller beds for soft fruit, salads, melons and marrows.

The twist sculpture. The beds here provide cut flowers for the house. In the fullness of time we will plant one of the beds with plants from the collection of Joseph Bank, the Lincolnshire plant collector. The sculpture by Susan Bradley was part of a national competition run by the Arts Council through a Renaissance grant. It was erected in 2010 and its inspiration comes from corn dollies.

The new corner. This corner is home to the volunteers’ work area and green house. Tomatoes and cucumber are grown here for the house and the bed along the wall has artichokes (Jerusalem), horse radish, rhubarb, asparagus and outdoor tomatoes



Tulip Tree


A tall stately tree with uniquenly shaped leaves - four lobed with a flattened tip.

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Funeral Teas at Alford Manor House

Alford Manor House is a beautiful and peaceful location in which to hold important Events. We offer a standard menu selection for Funeral Teas which can be altered to suit individual requirements.

Final numbers are required 48 hours before the funeral tea, and this is the amount which will be invoiced. If additional guests arrive then tea/coffee will be available at £1.50 per additional person. This supplement will be added to the final invoice.
We are fully licenced and can provide an extensive wine list and bar facilities on request.

Prices are available on application.


Provisional bookings can be made with the Manor House Representative and are held for a period of 7 days.

For further details please contact Alford Manor House :

01 507 463 073 or Mobile 07 919 322 230 or contact us here

Menu A - £5.50 per person

Strawberry cream scones
Tea and coffee

Menu B - £8.00 per person

Selection of sandwiches and rolls
Strawberry cream scones
Selection of Lincolnshire tea loaf and cake
Tea and coffee

Pork pie - £1.00 extra
Quiche - £1.00 extra
Sausage Roll - £1.00 extra
Crudities and dips - £0.50p extra

Weddings at Alford Manor House Weddings at Alford Manor House

Alford Manor House is the perfect place to hold your civil ceremony or your wedding breakfast and evening celebration after a church service.

You have exclusive use of the house the marquee extension and walled garden, which is ideal for the safety of children. The house and grounds are closed to visitors for the period of your celebrations, and the re will be no other functions held on that day, unlike other venues.

You may choose to hire the venue for the day, previous evening for setting up and following morning for tidying up for £1,450.00. You may then arrange your own catering and entertainment.

Civil Weddings/ Partnerships

At Alford Manor House we have two beautiful rooms in which to hold your civil ceremony. One room is suitable for about 25, the other will hold 50 seated, with an overflow room with more limited visibility accommodating another 10 or so.

The Civil Ceremony

Once the proposed date and availability is confirmed ,the first stage of holding your wedding ceremony at Alford Manor House is to contact the local registrar and book the required date and time (they will charge a fee for this).

Celebrations: The marquee will hold up to 100 for a wedding breakfast with rather more for an informal buffet.

Wedding Packages

The historic 400 year old Alford Manor House offers a unique wedding venue. The house and tea-room are closed for your wedding day so you have exclusive use of the house, gardens, and the spacious marquee.

The rooms you use and the marquee are as a blank canvas for you to design your theme for your celebrations. You arrive along the red carpet into the entrance hall with its spectacular fire-place which is an ideal place to meet and greet. Arrival drinks may be served on the front lawn, the entrance hall or on the terrace at the rear

The marquee will hold up to 100 people dependant upon catering requirements and the rooms in the house give one the opportunity to get away from the noise.

The walled garden offers security for children, lawns for games and plentiful seating for conversation in peaceful surroundings, remembering again that you have exclusive use of the gardens.

The bar in an old kitchen is full of character and offers a splendid range of drinks. We are pleased to arrange for your special tipple to be made available.

The hire of this desirable venue is only £1450.00 : All cheques to be made out to Alford Manor House Ltd

Optional extras

Civil Ceremony Room hire for civil wedding £350.00 (a further fee is payable directly to the Local Authority for the services of the registrar)

Bar Extension to midnight - £100 (Permission for temporary change to license)

For more details or to make a booking please contact:

House Manager
West Street, Alford
Lincolnshire LN13 9HT

01 507 463 073

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Catering and Flowers

Whilst the Manor House provides the venue, the following will make up a package for the day:

Catering: Please enquire about our in-house catering possibilities.

Buffet Menus

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Flowers – Chair Covers - Balloons etc: - JB Flower Designs: - Tel- Janet Buckley on 01 507 463 666; email- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; website -


Bookings at Alford Manor House in Lincolnshire 

Weddings and Special Events - Access - GROUP BOOKINGS


Booking Terms and Conditions

Provisional bookings of Alford Manor House will be held for a period of three weeks after which they will be released unless written confirmation of the booking is received along with a non-refundable or transferrable deposit of £250.00 and a signed copy of the booking Terms and Conditions. This deposit will be credited against the final account. The deposit will not be returned if the client cancels under any circumstances. Cheque to be made payable to Alford Manor House Ltd


50% of the total estimated invoice is payable 2 months before the event followed by final payment of the remaining balance 21 days before the event. Final numbers attending your event must be given to the Manager a minimum of 10 days before the event to facilitate ordering and staffing. Any outstanding additional costs from the day will be invoiced after the event for immediate payment within 7 days.


If you cancel less than 2 months before the event the 50% of the estimated total cost will be chargeable.

Prices at quotation are subject to inflation and government VAT changes before final invoicing.


Alford Manor House offers an alcohol licence until 23:00 hours. The Manor House itself has a premises license until 01:00 hours. An alcohol licence extension until 24:00 hours may be requested at a charge of £100.00 per extension.

When a bar is provided it is not permissible to bring your own or another supplier’s drinks on to the premises unless a corkage charge has been agreed.

General Information:

Maximum numbers:

For your safety and comfort the maximum number permissible in the marquee is 100 persons, and in the main ceremony room is 50 persons.

Music / Entertainment

Please note the marquee is only licensed for 3 live bands with a drum kit per calendar year: this live music must conclude by 22:00 hours. A disco, live (without drums) or amplified sound in the marquee must conclude at 23:00 hours. Music noise levels are set in conjunction with East Lindsey District Council Sound Officers and all amplification must be plugged into the Manor House sound limiting equipment at all times. The management reserve the right to control any music played and the decision of the Duty Manager is final. Any band/disco/entertainment refusing to comply with the system levels will be asked to stop playing and leave the premises. We strongly advise that the person responsible for the amplified sound visits beforehand so the system is understood.
The marquee must be vacated at 24:00 hours and the house at 01:00hours in line with planning permission requirements.

Any hire (and related insurance issues) of inflatable equipment, outside caterers or additional services which are not provided by Alford & District Civic Trust Ltd or staff of Alford Manor House are your sole responsibility. Alford Manor House cannot be held responsible for any theft or damage to equipment or personal items or individuals whilst they are on site.

It is not permissible for you to use any naked flames/candles within the house or marquee or such items such as Chinese Lanterns on the Alford Manor House site due to the close proximity of the thatched roof.

The car park will be locked from 30 mins after the agreed Event finishing time to 10:00 hours the following day.

In the event of damage or destruction beyond the control of the management, Alford Manor House will make every effort to find a suitable alternative venue but cannot be held responsible for any additional costs incurred. It is suggested that clients take out Wedding Insurance.

You shall be held responsible for any damage caused to Alford Manor House, its buildings or contents by the wilful act or default of you or your guests.

A booking may be cancelled at any time by the management, should the event be considered to be damaging to the reputation of Alford Manor House.

The Terms and Conditions set out herein shall be the Terms and Conditions agreed and accepted by both parties to the contract.

Signed ...................................................................................... Hirer

Date .........................................

Signed ...................................................................................... Alford & District Civic Trust

Date .........................................

11th March - Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea - Pre-booked teas only

7th May - Garden Open Day (Mon) 10.00-4.00

17th June - Garden Open Day (Sun) 10.00-4.00

15th August - Pantaloons presents “As You Like It”

8th September -  Vintage Tractor Day 10.00-4.00

9th September - Threshing Day 10.00-4.00

15/16th September - Heritage Open Weekend 10.00-4.00

1st October -  Lincolnshire Day 10.00-4.00

14th October - Apple Day 10.00-3.00

30th November  - Christmas Extravaganza 4.00-8.00

1st December - Christmas Tree Festival and Stalls in the Marquee 10.00-3.00

Please watch this space for further information on all these events.

Tea Rooms at Alford Manor House

manor house tea roomsTry our exquisite homemade cakes and biscuits in our beautiful tea rooms or why not have your light lunch alfresco if the weather permits.

We are also offering a selection of light lunches in addition to the usual tearoom menu.

The tea rooms and kitchen have been awarded the highest grade 5 for hygiene by East Lindsey District Council.

Opening Times of Alford Manor House, gardens and Hackett Barn Museum.

Walk Around Alford - Circular walk of 4 miles

Why not make a day of it and visit the Manor House before you start, or have a cup of tea in our tea room when you finish? 







 Reputedly the largest thatched manor house in the country, Alford Manor House was built to a traditional H plan in 1611. 

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Museum, Tea Rooms and Gardens open to visitors

Opening Times of Alford Manor House, gardens and Museum of Rural Life

Alford Manor House is available all year round for room hire, private functions, funeral teas and weddings

Parties catered for with licenced bar.

To book, please ring 
01 507 463 073   
or call on 07 919 322 230

The Museum of Rural Life is part of the Alford Manor House Complex. Situated at the rear of the 17th century thatched Manor, it houses many of the towns historic artifacts.

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