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Take Tea With Harriet

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About Take Tea With Harriet
Enjoy a famous Hadley's Traditional Afternoon Tea whilst being entertained by Harriet Bayly. Sit back in the beautiful surroundings of Hadley's Orient Hotel as you listen to her stories of life at sea on board a whaling ship. BUT the Tea has a surprise visitor- Roald Amundsen fresh from his claim to be the first to the South Pole! Witness this historic meeting and hear their stories, poems and songs. A unique experience with wonderful food and theatre. Be entertained by the actors from Her Story and No Mercy in a luxurious venue as they bring yet another piece of Hobart's history to life in Live Theatre!
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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Reviewed 20 April 2016

I'd previously seen Louisa's Walk so sought out another of the Living History "shows". My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed having tea with Harriet at Runnymede while learning so much history in an incidental way.What a talent she is. Be sure to book as it's...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Pamela A
LouisaHobart, Owner at Take Tea With Harriet, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2016

Dear Pamela, Thank you so much for leaving a Review for Take Tea with Harriet (she likes to call them "thank you letters"). I am so glad you enjoyed your afternoon with Charlie and me! We hope that your Review will help to bring many...More

Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited Runnymede house while on our trip to Tasmania. We joined in the afternoon tea with Harriet who plays the daughter of a whaler and the prior owners of the house. It was a great way to get a sense of...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank leight1111
LouisaHobart, Owner at Take Tea With Harriet, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2016

Hello Leigh, thank you so much for your kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to Runnymede and my scones! Warm Regards, Harriet/Judith.

Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Lovely afternoon out, tea with Harriet was superb. A much more fun and interesting way to learn about an areas history 😀.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Amy G
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

A lovely, gentle afternoon at a real house with history. Charlie the gardener and Harriet were perfect hosts, serving cream tea and recounting the story of Harriet. It showed a different side to whaling, from the family of a whaler, and allowed a peep into...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

As soon as we walked through the doors of Runnymede we were transported back to the early whaling days in Hobart. We were captivated by Harriet who had us entranced with her story as a whalers daughter while we enjoyed afternoon tea . Emotions spilled...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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LouisaHobart, Owner at Take Tea With Harriet, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2016

Dear Vicki, Thank you so much for this glowing review (I like to call them "Thank-You letters!) for Take Tea with Harriet. I am so glad you enjoyed the experience and that Harriet was able to transport you, and your group, back to gentler times....More

Reviewed 22 February 2016

What a delightful afternoon my visitors and I spent with Harriet, the lady of the house and her gardener Charlie at Runnymede. The earlier tour was conducted by a volunteer guide who passionately imparted the history of the house and its many original contents. Then...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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LouisaHobart, Owner at Take Tea With Harriet, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2016

Thank you so much Kathryn for writing such a positive Review about your visit to Runnymede. The volunteer guides are so passionate and knowledgeable their tours can't help but be fascinating! I am also so glad you enjoyed your time with Harriet and her gardener,...More

Reviewed 17 February 2016

We came all the way from Kent UK and met Harriet and heard her story of her life as a whaling captain's daughter in Hobart in the 19th and early 20th century. We have been visiting National Trust properties in the UK for years and...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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LouisaHobart, Owner at Take Tea With Harriet, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2016

Dear Linda and Simon, Your thank you letter arrived so quickly (this morning) - the postman must have bought himself one of those new fangled horseless carriages too! I am so glad you enjoyed taking tea with me at beautiful Runnymede yesterday. The sentiments are...More

Reviewed 7 February 2016

Have just returned form having 'afternoon tea with Harriet (Baily)' in her families home @ Runnymede House. She was the daughter of a Whaling Captain and over a cuppa, scones and traditional oat cakes taken in the drawing room of the magnificent home , you...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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LouisaHobart, Owner at Take Tea With Harriet, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2016

My Dear Kathleen, The postman has just brought your thank you letter - it was my pleasure to enjoy your company around my tea table yesterday. We had such fun! It is my hope that, upon reading your recommendation, many people will take your advice,...More

Reviewed 22 January 2016

As a local visiting Runnymede for the first time, what a gem Runnymede House is. National Trust are doing an amazing job restoring this home, it was just like stepping back into the 1850's and feeling like we were a part of the family. We...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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LouisaHobart, Owner at Take Tea With Harriet, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2016

My Dear Kim, Thank you so much for coming to tea with me recently and for writing such a lovely thank you letter. I love entertaining locals in my gracious home - Runnymede is indeed a Hidden Gem and one that more tourists and locals...More

Reviewed 11 January 2016

Harriet was (now is again) the spirited daughter of a successful sea captain and ship-owner. The family lived at Hobart's historic Runnymead in its heyday and a lot is known about the family and its time there. Harriet (Judith Cornish) is a warm and enthusiastic...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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LouisaHobart, Owner at Take Tea With Harriet, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2016

My Dear Mac, It was lovely to meet yourself and your delightful grand-daughters and their friend when you all came to tea the other day. What fun we all had! Thank you for writing to me expressing your appreciation - it was my pleasure. Warm...More

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