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If you fancy combining a delicious lunch with a guided tour around Rousseau's Gardens at nearby Wootton Hall we'd love to hear from you.
We're offering a special £20 per person offer for parties of eight people or more from Monday to Friday during April and May.
That includes a delicious two-course lunch at The Duncombe Arms - listed as one of the top 30 in the country in the recent Budweiser Budvar Gastro-pubs awards - as well as a fully guided tour of the delightful ornamental gardens.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau was an extraordinary man whose political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as well as the overall development of modern political, sociological, and educational thought.
He was also a pioneering and influential botanist and, while in England during an exile from persecution in France, he was given refuge at Wootton, then home to Richard Davenport, a friend of Rousseau's associate philosopher, David Hume.
At Wootton, Rousseau compiled an inventory of local flora and mosses as well as writing The Confessions, his autobiographical book penned, in part, in a small 'den' known as Rousseau's Cave, the remains of which can still be seen.
Call us on 01335 324275 or email email@example.com to book your party for the lunch and tour. Meanwhile, take a sneak preview of the gardens by scrolling down our gallery.