Our Secret Garden


Designed by the renowned landscape designer Tom Stuart Smith our Kitchen Garden is now complete. With a spring, summer and prairie garden it’s filled with lots of fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables which will be used throughout the estate’s busy kitchens.

Overlooking the garden is the Fig House, the recently restored event space is complete with large Georgian doors and a sandstone terrace (perfect for those all important Reception drinks).

Behind the Fig House is The Boiler House Bar, styled with bottle greens, garden antiques and original church doors it’s here where wedding ceremonies will take place. After the ceremony, wedding guests can celebrate in The Fig House and surrounding gardens. Once the fizz is in full flow guests can dance late into the night, enjoying a British celebration in the unique walled gardens.

The Fig House menus have been inspired by the surrounding seasonal garden, using fresh mint for homemade salsas and the sweetest of British strawberries for the all important summer cheesecakes... delicious!

Oh, and for the drinks, our mixologists have been creating their very own syrups, handcrafting new flavoursome garden infusions. We may have even helped them taste their new creations, all we’re saying is the mango mojito is our new favourite summer cocktail!

Not forgetting, either side of the Fig House are the Potting Shed bedrooms. With the comfiest of beds, pastel coloured baths and fresh scents from the garden, it’s here where we can often be found resting our heads!

The Fig House is available to book for weddings, private events and business functions. Please call 01325 377 977 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can even pop by The Coach House for a drink or lunch whilst you’re here.

Viewing is by appointment only.

An update from the Estate

It has been a tough week for everyone, and it is with sad hearts that we are announcing the temporary closure of our hotel & restaurant. We are not waiting for an order that falls too late, so we have taken the difficult decision to close the hotel in its entirety. Our upmost priority is to protect our loyal guests, the Middleton Lodge team, and our families at home. Unfortunately we are cancelling all bookings until 1st June 2020.

To be clear: we have had no suspected cases of COVID-19, either from our guests or our team. This is a heartbreaking decision, but it is one that we have made by choice, to keep you safe during this unprecedented time. Our last working day will be Saturday 21st March and we are in contact with all event organisers helping them to transfer dates. Our thoughts are with the NHS at this time of national crisis.

What about my booking?

If you have a booking of any kind (hotel, spa or restaurant) due to take place before 1st June 2020 we will be in touch with you personally via telephone or email. If you would consider rescheduling rather than completely cancelling your booking, that would mean so much to us as an independent hotel. We promise to do everything we can to deal with this situation as swiftly as we can.We are deeply sorry for the disappointment this causes; it has been a tough decision to make, but ultimately the right one. We respectfully request that you do not need to contact us about your booking at this time, unless directly requested to do so. Our lovely team are dealing with this as quickly as possible, and we don't want to overwhelm them, or slow the process for you. This is a huge ordeal for all of us, but with a level-head, we all will get through it. And we can't wait to welcome you back when we do.

Gift Vouchers

The redemption period will be extended to allow for this unplanned closure. If you would like to purchase a voucher please email the team via our contact page.

What Next?

Behind the scenes, our dedicated team will keep working diligently to ensure that we re-open in a way that is better than ever. You will be given the first opportunity to reschedule your stay and, when the time comes, we'll offer a safe, restful escape from this global ordeal.Please take care and stay safe. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your support during this difficult time. We can't wait to welcome you back.

The Allison Family and Middleton Lodge Team x