Horsted Place celebrated its 30th anniversary as a top country house hotel on Monday with afternoon tea and music from the 1930s.
There was fizz on the croquet lawn followed by a lavish spread in the old orangery, full afternoon tea with strawberries and cream.
The 64 guests were entertained by Shelley van Loen and the Palm Court Strings who provided the music.
Guests mingled and sipped tea from vintage bone china cups.
Ladies were invited to wear pearls for the occasion, and many took the opportunity to accessorise their outfits with glamourous and elegant necklaces.
“It was a really lovely occasion, a birthday party with a difference,” said one longstanding regular guest of Horsted Place.
Read more about the history of Horsted Place Hotel here: Horsted Place Hotel celebrates its pearl anniversary.