In Conversation with Dame Esther Rantzen and Rebecca Wilcox

Monday 29th April


Diana, Princess of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Dame Joan Collins and Prince the Talking Dog who said ''sausages'' ......Investigative journalist Rebecca Wilcox takes unfair advantage of her relationship with Dame Esther Rantzen to discover what really happened when she met these national icons. The audience will have a unique opportunity to put their own questions. What is it really like to dance with Anton de Beke? Or discover the British Schindler, Sir Nicholas Winton? Or create Childline and The Silver Line? And why does the New Forest play such a crucial role in Esther and Rebecca’s lives? Whatever you want to know Rebecca pledges to reveal the truth from her mother - and Esther promises to answer honestly, in the show which was described as hilarious and inspiring when it rocked the Edinburgh Festival.

This event is in conjunction with Variety (Wessex) The Children's Charity. Raising funds for the sick, disabled and underprivileged children and youngsters in our area. Dame Esther Rantzen and Chewton Glen are pleased to support the charity. There will be a non obligatory raffle taking place after lunch.

1045 Coffee

1115 Talk

1230 Pre lunch drink

1300 Three course lunch

1430 Charity raffle

1500 Close

Non residential price £75 to include;

Arrival coffee, talk by Dame Esther Rantzen and Rebecca Wilcox, pre lunch drink, three course lunch with a glass of wine, coffee and chocolates.

Set Lunch Menu

Cured Chalkstream Trout

avocado, preserved lemon, dill (D,F,G,SD)


*(v) Chared Wye Valley Asparagus

goats curd, zhough, puffed seeds (D,E,G,N,SD)


Confit of Duck

crushed potato, braised red cabbage, red wine sauce (Ce,D,Mu,S,SD)


*(v) Pea and spring vegetable risotto, young leeks (Ce,D,SD)


Caramelised Lemon Tart

gin and tonic sorbet (D,E,G,N,SD)


Tea/Coffee and Chocolates

Allergy Key – [C] Crustaceans, [Ce] Celery, [D] Dairy, [E] Eggs, [F] Fish, [P] Peanuts,
[G] Gluten [L] Lupin, [N] Nuts, [Mo] Molluscs, [Mu] Mustard, [S] Soya, [SD] Sulphur Dioxide, [Se] Sesame Seeds

Please advise us if you wish to order the vegetarian option or have any dietary requirements no later than 1 week prior to the event.

Dress Code: Smart/Casual (jackets preferred for gentlemen)

Guests will be seated at banqueting tables of 10/12 for the talk and lunch.