THE ultimate treat for Fathers’ Day is on offer at Arley Hall – by order of the Peaky Blinders.

Arley Hall, near Appleton Thorn, has been used extensively as a shooting location for the hit BBC show about a Birmingham gang in the 1920s since series three.

The stately home doubles for Tommy Shelby’s manor house and will feature in the upcoming fifth series.

Warrington Guardian:

So to celebrate, Arley is introducing ‘Tea at Tommy’s’ for Fathers’ Day which includes a look around home and gardens where filming took place before a gents’ afternoon tea is served by The Gardener’s Kitchen team. Expect rustic sandwiches and cakes washed down with a glass of Sadler’s Peaky Blinders beer. Fans are also welcome to dress to impress in flat caps and tweed suits.

Debbie Kettle, manager of The Gardener’s Kitchen, has worked at Arley for four years and before that she was in the hotel industry for 18 years.

She said: “We launched the gents’ tea last year and it was a great success.

“Not all gents like dainty sandwiches and scones so we thought we’d change things slightly. We use rustic breads for the sandwiches and add a shot of soup, trifle and a brownie all washed down with Peaky Blinders beer.”

Warrington Guardian:

Film crews used Arley’s library as Tommy’s study while other areas like the staircase, gallery and south bay bedroom were redecorated in darker shades for the show as well.

  • Tea at Tommy’s is £29.50 per person which includes free time to look around the house and gardens before afternoon tea is served at 4pm. To book call 01565 777667.