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Enjoying Spring at Kilworth House

Aside from great dining, wonderful live performances and beautiful accommodation, there’s one pre-eminent reason to enjoy a visit to Kilworth House this spring: the fact that this stunning Victorian country house hotel offers a very warm welcome to its guests!

Cat at Kilworth House
Cats at Kilworth House

Warmer Weather, blue skies and that entirely unmistakable sense that spring has finally arrived. This year especially there’s a feeling that it’s time to get out and about to enjoy ourselves once again, hence an unequivocal recommendation of a visit to Kilworth House.

More than just a country house hotel, Kilworth House also launched its theatre in 2007 and now provides not only first class dining and comfortable accommodation but also a whole season of live events to turn your visit into a thoroughly enjoyable day or evening of superb entertainment.

“The last two years have certainly been challenging, however we have managed to get through them, opening when rules allowed, adhering to guidance and adapting where necessary,” say the hotel’s Sarah Johnston.

“We did have to postpone the past two seasons Theatre programmes, limit bookings and reduce services, which we did with a very heavy heart, but it was the responsible course of action.”

However, we are now fully open across all services,  and this spring, we will reopen our outdoor theatre as we did prior to Covid, we are extremely excited to do this and are looking forward to welcoming back guests!”

Carousel and Half a Sixpence…        

“In particular we’re beginning our theatre season with a Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, Carousel, a love story set in 19th century New England with its iconic showtune ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone.’ Carousel will be performed from 24th May into July, and it’ll be just the kind of heart-warming, energetic show for which Kilworth House is renowned!

In July and August, we’re also presenting Half a Sixpence by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh and featuring Great British mirth, some colourful costumes and its eponymous song.”

“Later in Spring we’ll also unveil the 2022 programme for our Live at Kilworth season, which offers everything a series of musical performances culminating in our Last Night of the Proms celebration.”

“The auditorium is a 550-seat open air-theatre, but it’s covered over so it’s both weather proof, but well-ventilated too. It really is a stunning looking venue and has its own bar and restaurant in the form of The Staging Post, our luxurious log cabin.”

Making Your Visit Special…  

“To make their visit to the theatre extra special, many people take advantage of our pre-theatre dining or our theatre breaks which offer accommodation too.”

“Others choose to bring a picnic and enjoy opening their hamper adjacent to the theatre, on the tables and chairs in the leafy area we’ve set aside for guests.”

Exceptional Dining… 

“Our Head Chef is Max Faulkner, and his brasserie menu is served in the hotel’s Victorian Orangery. All of his dishes are superbly presented and absolutely delicious, reflecting the talent and flair of a really creative brigade. As well as brasserie dining Kilworth House offers traditional afternoon tea options and we’ve a number of private dining rooms – Wordsworth, Shakespeare and Byron for example – to host your private celebration in style. We offer an exceptional Sunday lunch too, with local sirloin of beef and all of the trimmings.

Special Occasions…   

“This month we’re providing a three-course Mother’s Day Lunch on Sunday 27th March with chocolate gifts for mum, as well as our Come Dine with Me evening, on Thursday 7th April which will see Max prepare a stunning three-course seasonal menu, and share some of his culinary secrets, providing an insight into life in the kitchen. It’s aways an awe-inspiring evening, a chance to learn from the very best, and it adds an extra dimension to the pleasure of dining out!”


“Whether you’re enjoying visiting the area or enjoying a theatre break, our rooms are all beautifully appointed, some with four-poster beds and beautiful views over the parkland. Waking up in the luxury of Kilworth House always feels special!


Hotel & Theatre Events

Sunday 27th March: Mother’s Day Lunch

From 12noon-1.30pm in the Orangery Restaurant. A gift of chocolates will be provided for every mother. Three course lunch, coffee and petit fours £45 per adult, £15.50 per child under 12 from the children’s menu.

Thursday 7th April: Come Dine with Me

An opportunity to get a close-up insight of the culinary techniques and tips used in the preparation of a three course dinner at Kilworth House. Each evening has a seasonal theme and you will receive recipe cards for each of the three courses demonstrated as well as the chance to share with Max his passion for creative gastronomy.

Thursday 5th May: Gin Dinner

Arrive for a gin cocktail to start your evening before a three course meal. A gin producer will join us for the evening and share with you some of their knowledge and gin expertise. Three course dinner £50 per person, to include a gin cocktail and canapés.

Monday 2nd May: Platinum Celebration Tea

Mark Her Majesty The Queen becoming the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. Kilworth House will host a specially-themed afternoon tea.

24th May – 3rd July: Carousel

Live musical theatre in Kilworth House’s open-air theatre, enjoy the show, bring a picnic or take advantage of dinner and overnight accommodation packages.

19th July – 28th August: Half a Sixpence

Live musical theatre in Kilworth House’s open-air theatre, enjoy the show, bring a picnic or take advantage of dinner and overnight accommodation packages.


For information on all of the above events and about dining or accommodation at Kilworth House, see, or call 01858 880058. The hotel and theatre is located at North Kilworth Leicestershire LE17 6JE.

Kilworth House
Kilworth House