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

weddingWeddings at Alford Manor House

The historic 400 year old Alford Manor House offers a unique wedding venue. The house and tearoom 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 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 fireplace 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 charming, character venue is £1,450.00. 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)

Whilst the Manor House provides the venue and help with planning the day, you will need to arrange your own decorations, music and catering.

Our events organiser is only too pleased to help arrange this very special day with the couple.

> Booking Terms and Conditions for Wedding Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships (pdf download)

> Booking Terms and Conditions for Wedding Receptions (pdf download)


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? 







Vintage Steam Working Day - Sunday 8th July 10am - 4pm

Come to Alford Manor House and see both our collection of working steam engines and many visiting engines..

aford manohouseAlford Manor House

Reputedly the largest thatched manor house in the country, Alford Manor House was built to a traditional H plan in 1611. 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 
01507 463073   
or call on 07919 322230

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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