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Say ‘hay’ to the best pop-up of summer. A horse Instagrammer (yep, that’s a thing now) with 157k followers is launching an afternoon tea at The Goring this summer. The Delevingne sisters and Rick Stein are popping-up too, but guys: the horse Instagrammer is the mane event.

The Goring, a favourite with the royal family and one of London’s stateliest hotels sits on the edge of Belgravia and the back of Buckingham Palace. It has a Michelin Star restaurant, some of London’s most exclusive and expensive hotel suites and, for a fortnight this summer, a Shetland Pony.

Part of the hotel’s summer ‘come back’, Teddy The Shetland will launch an afternoon tea (not a restaurant) as ‘Pony In Residence’ at the hotel.

The limited edition tea will honour the pony, which is owned by hotelier Jeremy Goring’s cousin between 16th and 31st August. But that’s not all that’s happening this summer.

Playing a definite second-fiddle to the pony, seafood restaurant impresario Rick Stein will pop-up at The Goring...

Playing a definite second-fiddle to the pony, seafood restaurant impresario Rick Stein will pop-up at The Goring for a ‘one week culinary extravaganza’ this June.

Stein’s presence will no doubt summon the ghost of Siren, the Goring restaurant his fellow Padstow-er Nathan Outlaw had to quietly close because of the pandemic.

Stein will bring his team and fishy favourites to bear...

Stein will bring his team and fishy favourites to bear for Goring guests between June 14th and 20th with  signature dishes over a series of lunches and dinners.

It’s going to be one of London’s hottest tickets this summer and well worth trying to get seats at.

As if that wasn’t enough, all the Delevingne sisters, Cara, Poppy and Chloe, are piling in for The Goring’s “Lobster & Fizz” Garden.

The garden will serve fresh-off-the-boat Cornish lobster along with Della Vite, the surprisingly not-bad Prosecco from the Delevingnes...

Making the most of the huge garden behind the hotel, and launching on 17th May with the rest of the hotel, the garden will serve fresh-off-the-boat Cornish lobster along with Della Vite, the surprisingly not-bad Prosecco from the Delevingnes.

Normally ‘sleb slurps are unthinkably ghastly, shifting tat by leveraging the brand of whichever famous is fronting the thing. Della Vite is actually pretty decent stuff, hence The Goring being willing to slosh it around their garden.

But of course really you only came here for the horse nonsense, which we totally respect.

Here’s a link to The Goring…


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