jilly goolden’s exciting new take on wine tasting

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

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the wine room experience

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.

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forthcoming dates

  • Saturday 7th March
  • Saturday 21st March
  • Saturday 9th May (Champagne exclusive, £15 supplement)
  • Saturday 6th June
  • Saturday 27th June (French exclusive, £15 supplement)
  • Saturday 11th July
  • Saturday 12th September
  • Saturday 19th September (French exclusive, £15 supplement)

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's Wine Room experience - up to 14 guests Corporate events and private wine tasting parties with Jilly Goolden Tailor made wine tasting parties and experiences at Jilly Goolden's Wine Room Jilly Goolden caters for all groups and parties, even hen parties

corporate events & private wine tasting parties

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.

get in touch


+44 (0)1342 822251

Approaching the Wine Room by car or train couldn’t be simpler. Location details will be disclosed upon confirmation of your booking. The closest train station is at nearby East Grinstead.

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Map to Jilly Goolden's Wine Room at her home in Ashdown Forest


There are numerous fantastic accommodation options in the immediate vicinity from, B&B´s and self-catering options to hotels. Please find below a few hotel options that might be of interest, or contact Jilly for further ideas...

ashdown park - hotel & country club

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.

Ashdown Park, Wych Cross, Nr Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5JR
+44 (0)1342 824988

tunbridge wells hotel

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.

58 The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5TD
+44 (0)1892 530501 | info@thetunbridgewellshotel.com

the griffin inn

Situated in the historic village of Fletching, a renowned country pub with excellent food and delightful rooms

The Griffin Inn, Fletching, East Sussex TN22 3SS
+44 (0)1825 722890 | info@thegriffininn.co.uk

the cat inn

Cat Inn is a delightful 16th century free house with charming rooms, in the nearby picturesque village of West Hoathly.

The Cat Inn, Queen’s Square, West Hoathly, West Sussex RH19 4PP
+44 (0)1342 810369 | info@thegriffininn.co.uk

the hatch

If you fancy popping into a lovely local pub before or after visiting The Wine Room, I recommend The Hatch.

The Hatch, Colemans Hatch, East Sussex TN7 4EJ
+44 (0)1342 822363

while you’re here...

While your visiting Jilly Goolden's Wine Room

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.

"...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."

Joanna Della-Ragione,
Daily Express

"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