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78 Derngate

78 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
+44 1604 603407
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Cakes and more cakes-Lovely Art Deco house really interesting.

Lovely tea room. Lush afternoon tea-cakes-sandwiches-china. Just gorgeous will definitely return... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
cherryade13
End of term meal

We booked the dining room for a meal at the end of term, as always staff were attentive, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda O
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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78 Derngate is the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is now a multi award-winning visitor attraction offering an unforgettable day out in Northampton. Designed and remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916, the house has been meticulously restored and opened to the public. On site: a boutique restaurant, light-filled art galleries, a stylish design shop and elegant spaces that can be hired for meetings, events and functions. 78 Derngate was the architect's final major commission; his visionary patron, Northampton model engineer, W.J Bassett-Lowke. It is the only place in the world where Mackintosh's mature architectural and interior style can be seen in their original setting. As such, the house has drawn many thousands of visitors from around the globe. Now you can follow in their footsteps and see this unique work from one of Britain's most influential and celebrated designers. Please note: To post a review for The Dining Room Restaurant ( a separate business ) you should search for their separate TripAdvisor page. Thankyou!
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78 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely tea room. Lush afternoon tea-cakes-sandwiches-china. Just gorgeous will definitely return. Cosy and inviting. Love the house, kids seemed to enjoy it as it wasn't hours and hours of walking! Really good small local attraction.

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello cherryade13 Thank you for taking the time to post your review; I will make sure The Dining Room gets to hear your lovely compliments! Glad, too, that you all enjoyed the house itself - quite a little gem isn't it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the dining room for a meal at the end of term, as always staff were attentive, the surroundings are great and the food is excellent. Many thanks

Thank Linda O
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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Linda O We are so glad you enjoyed your meal in The Dining Room - I will make sure I pass your comments on to them.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having lived in Northampton for over 50 years, I knew little about this house and was sceptical about visiting. However this house was stunning and a must visit for its design, architecture and decor. The house has been lovingly restored to its former glory, and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The dining room was the perfect place to take my mother in law for an afternoon tea, whilst visiting us from America, I wanted something typically English! That was exactly what We got! I wanted proper china cup and saucer and tea served in China...More

1  Thank Julie C
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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Julie C - Thank you for taking the time to post your comments re your recent visit to The Dining Room at 78 Derngate. I will make sure I forward it on to them... and thank you for your recommendations!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing how it has been restored and so much detail retained. guided tour given and essential to fully understand the reason for the designs.

Thank Sandra C
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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Sandra C - thank you for taking the time to add your observations and we are so glad you enjoyed your detailed guided tour.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great discovery enjoyed the history of the house amazing place good tour guide not expensive and if you keep ur ticket you can re enter any time

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello clhaddy - I am so pleased you enjoyed your recent visit to 78 Derngate; it really is quite a find isn't it! A lovely heritage house to visit when in Northampton.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Knowledgeable staff. Lots of detail about how the building was restored. It had been used as a girls school for many years.

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello SusanneNZ2017 - Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on a recent visit to 78 Derngate; it is a fascinating building and we are so lucky that quite a lot of the original features are still intact!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely art deco property- small but well restored. lovely tea shop and gift area Very pleasant afternoon spent here

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello 166lesleyk - Thank you for taking time out to post your comments on a recent visit here. It really is a little gem isn't it!

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

My brother in law was visiting from Sydney Australia. We took him for a treat. He loved it and vowed he would return one day. He had a fair amount of knowledge of the place before he arrived and it more then met his expectation....More

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Daphne R - Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on your recent visit to 78 Derngate and I am so pleased your brother in law enjoyed the visit, too - a lovely treat!

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

The Dining Room cafe is excellent - great eggs Benedict, quiche and the book able afternoon tea is a real experience. The historic property is not wheelchair accessible but well worth a visit if you are into Charles Rennie MackintoshMore

1  Thank Alan E
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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Alan E - thanks for taking the time to post your comments on your recent visit to The Dining Room at 78 Derngate. Unfortunately, the house itself is not entirely wheelchair accessible, but for the one floor that cannot be reached by wheelchair, we...More

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DitchGypsy
30 November 2017|
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Response from 78DerngateNhampton | Property representative |
Hello, I am afraid we cannot allow dogs into the house, but there is a garden and if possible your dog could perhaps be left with somebody or tied up outside (if the weather permits!)
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Rachel M
30 September 2017|
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Response from VitreusArt | Reviewed this property |
Really sorry for the late reply, but have been away. No entry fee is payable if you are just having lunch.
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Andrew W
15 November 2015|
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Response from 78DerngateNhampton | Property representative |
Hello Andrew. We often welcome children to 78 Derngate. You may have specific questions and I'll be very happy to advise you. Best wishes. David - Social Media Manager.
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