Do you enjoy wine? Fancy enjoying it even more? Experience a wine school with a difference with renowned wine critic, Jilly Goolden. Visit the Wine Room at her home in the beautiful Ashdown Forest, East Sussex (west of Tunbridge Wells) where Jilly will share with you her knowledge and passion for wine
During the relaxed 5 hour Wine Room Experience you’ll taste a dozen very distinctive wines and Jilly will demystify the what’s, why’s and how’s of wines of the world.
She’ll also guide you towards some delicious wines to try at home, and round off the session with a glass or two of interesting and unusual champagne.
Stylish gift vouchers available, a brilliant and surprising present!
£125 per person, including wines, tea and cakes, champagne and canapés. Times for the above dates are 2.30pm - 7pm
Jilly Goolden caters for groups too. Exciting and different corporate events can be tailor-made.
Plus fun days (or evenings) can be arranged for groups of friends – stag or hen parties welcome!
The Wine Room Experience is for up to 14 guests. Please contact Jilly to discuss.
+44 (0)1342 822251
Approaching the Wine Room by car or train is easy. Location details will be disclosed upon confirmation of your booking. The closest train station is at nearby East Grinstead.
There are loads of accommodation options in the vicinity: hotels, historic pubs, B&B´s and self-catering options. A selection are listed below, including a magical one bed cottage in the grounds of Jilly’s house...
New for 2015! You can now book to stay at this perfect little cottage in its own wooded grounds. Make a weekend of it or a week-long break in Ashdown Forest.
Like Jilly's house, Ashdown Park is right on Ashdown Forest. In a beautiful converted nunnery, it has splendid gardens and an excellent dining room.
Upgrades will be offered if you are coming to the Wine Room - just mention Jilly Goolden's Wine Room when you book.
15% discount offered to those signing up for Jilly Goolden's Wine Room. Newly opened and swankily gorgeous, this stylish hotel is on the historic Pantiles, the regency centre of this historic spa town.
Situated in the historic village of Fletching, a renowned country pub with excellent food and delightful rooms
Cat Inn is a delightful 16th century free house with charming rooms, in the nearby picturesque village of West Hoathly.
If you fancy popping into a lovely local pub before or after visiting The Wine Room, I recommend The Hatch.
Welcome to Ashdown Forest – the home of Winnie-the-Pooh! If you fancy stretching out your visit take a look at www.ashdownforest.com for a great list of local places that may be of interest.
"A tiny waft of someone marvellous"
"...wine lovers can buy a slice of Jilly's bucolic country living...
The spittoons, I am pleased to report, have gone entirely unspat-in for the duration, testament to a hugely successful Wine Room event."
"A super afternoon; it was a really good experience, entertaining and informative (your knowledge is amazing!)"
Caroline and Chris Riches
"Thank you for sharing your knowledge, experience and anecdotes with us in such an accessible way"
Tammy and Jon Cherriman