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Picnics at picturesque Mount Juliet Estate


The magnificent gardens at Mount Juliet Estate are a haven of peace and tranquillity and make the prettiest backdrop to the perfect summer picnic. 

Available to order in advance and collect for both hotel guests and non-residents alike, the Mount Juliet Estate picnic baskets are full of delicious treats, and the estate is your oyster when it comes to selecting the ideal picnic spot. 

Down beside the River Nore behind the main manor house, by the fishing lakes, along one of the many marked walking trails, or even in the old walled rose garden, with its mixture of modern and old-fashioned roses, each picnic possibility is more picturesque than the next.

Picnic baskets are based on Mount Juliet Estate’s renowned afternoon tea, so are packed to the brim with homemade goodies including scones with homemade jam and clotted cream, macarons and cake, finger ham, egg and smoked salmon sandwiches, fresh fruit, chocolate truffles and signature beverages including homemade lemonade, and still or sparkling water.

With gluten-free options, and equipped with a cosy Mount Juliet Estate blanket, for making your chosen picnic spot appropriately chic and comfy, a wicker picnic basket for two people is available to order with 24 hours notice for €70, and the option is also available to add a bottle of house wine – red, white or rosé, or a bottle of prosecco – to the picnic, at a range of different prices.

Whether you’re biking around the estate using the on-site bikes, on your own trusty bicycle or exploring on foot, the Mount Juliet Estate picnic basket adds an extra element of luxury to a beautiful summer day spent outdoors.

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