Audley End is just 12 miles north of The Jolly
Brewers by road, or there is a direct rail link from Bishops Stortford
to Audley End. It dates from the time King Henry VIII when it was
transformed into one of England’s grandest country homes.
Now owned by English Heritage it has over 30 lavishly decorated
rooms for the visitor to enjoy and explore. The sumptuous interior
is filled with treasures including paintings by Old Masters such
as Holbein and Canaletto, and a rare set of English tapestries by
Soho weaver Paul Saunders. The grounds are an extensive park land
for you to wander round, including the beautiful 19th-century parterre
with its magnificent floral displays where you can imagine yourself
back in Victorian times as you take a turn around the organic walled
Kitchen Garden growing original fruit and vegetable varieties.
The grounds also house a miniature steam railway and offer a superb
natural theatre for various staged music concerts and other events.
The Jolly Brewers Travel Lodge provides ideal accommodation for
an overnight stay at the end of the day after a visit to Audley
End to view the house and grounds or to attend concerts and event.
Further useful information can be obtained from the following
For the house and grounds
and Food Show
For rail travel