Regency High Tea

Join us for a gin tasting and Regency inspired high tea at The Chalk House Distillery in Worthing as part of the Worthing Festival on June 17th.
Up until the late 18th century Worthing was a small fishing village. But as the Georgian & Regency era began, the town rapidly transformed into an elegant seaside resort frequented by the likes of Jane Austen who was thought to have based her unfinished novel ‘Sanditon’ on her stay.

During this time of right Royal decadence, scandal & sometimes a little debauchery, Gin was on the rise again, seen as a sophisticated and fashionable beverage that was becoming increasingly popular with the aspiring classes.
For the Worthing Festival, we’ve decided to combine our love for gin & local heritage by throwing a Regency inspired high tea at the distillery.
Your afternoon will begin with a gin tasting and a little history with Dr. Tom from Slake Spirits. After the gin tasting, you will enjoy a high tea, complete with finger sandwiches, scones, and tarts. Perfectly punctuated with several Regency inspired cocktails. The event will be held in our elegant tasting room and our friendly & knowledgeable staff will be on hand to look after you for the duration.

This is a unique opportunity to experience the sophisticated flavours of Sussex gin and hark back to the grandeur & charm of the Regency era. Period costumes are not required, but much encouraged! Dress to impress.

So whether you’re more into the Bridgertons or Bennets, the Danburys or Darcys, you can indulge yourself and imagine a time where high society mingled over delectable treats and fine tea. Or in this case, fine cocktails! Join us for a most decadent & celebratory afternoon.

To book your tickets, please follow the link below. We look forward to seeing you there!
Date & time: Sat 17th June, 2-5:30pm

Ticket £79.50
● A short introduction to Worthing’s Regency history & the history of gin.
● A perfectly paired gin & spirit tasting flight with Slake Spirits.
● High tea including scones from The Steyning Sconery!
● Three Regency inspired cocktails.