A Whimsical Wonka Experience at Sopwell House

This January, embark on a journey into the enchanting world of Willy Wonka at Sopwell House, a charming countryside hotel nestled in Hertfordshire. Their fabulous Wonka-themed experience is inspired by last year’s highly anticipated film, starring Timothée Chalamet, Hugh Grant, Matt Lucas, Olivia Colman, and Rowan Atkinson. Shot against the scenic backdrop of St Albans, it seems fitting for Sopwell House to recreate the magic of the Roald Dahl classic.

A quintessential country retreat, this Georgian country house hotel is conveniently positioned within easy reach of London St Pancras and Luton Airport. As an independent, family-owned luxury establishment, Sopwell House places emphasis on delivering unrivalled R&R. The hotel features a total of 128 rooms and suites, its Octagon and Conservatory bars, and two exceptional restaurants – the Asian-inspired Omboo and the Brasserie.

Until January 31st, guests are promised a fabulous blend of the eccentric and the extraordinary, complete with an overnight stay in one of the gorgeous Mews Suites, a Wonka-themed afternoon tea, candy-floss cocktails, and an array of in-room treats. The suites – some of which boast fireplaces, four-poster beds, in-room baths, and private terraces – all provide guests with fluffy robes – purple, obviously – a decadent mini bar, ELEMIS toiletries, and a REVO Super-connect Sound System.

This golden ticket includes a Wonka-themed afternoon tea with the most delicate finger sandwiches and accompanied by a selection of pastries with a twist. Think a milk chocolate and hazelnut slice topped with popping candy, a passionfruit and mango cube with tropical jelly, a chocolate lollipop, and a coconut and raspberry jelly that will instantly banish any seasonal blues. To top it all, what better way to say goodbye to Dry Jan than with a Forbidden Bubbly cocktail, a blend of orange juice, Grand Marnier, and prosecco, served over a cloud of candy floss.

After all, candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.

Sopwell House’s Wonka Themed Escape will be available until Wednesday, January 31st, with packages starting at £440 per person. This all-inclusive experience includes afternoon tea, delectable cocktails, robes to take home, and an assortment of in-room delights.


Cottonmill Ln, St Albans AL1 2HQ