News and Events at Pencarrow

The Hollow Crown

13th & 14th March 2020

Heritage Theatre presents The Hollow Crown, devised by and for the Royal Shakespeare Company in the drawing room at Pencarrow. This is an entertainment by and about the Kings and Queens of England (but not all of them!), ranging from William 1 to Queen Victoria and includes music, poetry, letters and dramatised scenes.

Tickets are £12 and available from Jenny & Peter Brandreth –

01637 889736 or e-mail

Friday 13th March 7.30pm (bar opens from 7.00pm)

Saturday 14th March 2.30pm (tea & coffee available from 2.00pm)

Saturday 14th March 7.30pm (bar opens from 7.00pm)

Net proceeds will go to the Fountain Restoration Fund set up by the Friends of Pencarrow to restore our beautiful Victorian fountain.

Heritage Theatre’s performances include “Lettice & Lovage”, “Bennett 2 Beethoven” (both performed at Pencarrow), “84 Charing Cross Road”, “Ladies in Lavender” and have assembled a suitably regal cast of Sue Flitter, Tracey Renwick, John Harbinson and Graham Renwick with a stately backstage team.

An evening with Annie Vernon

16th April 2020

Lose, lose & lose again; The inside success in elite sport

Come and join us for an evening with Olympian Annie Vernon who will be here at Pencarrow sharing with you some of the highs and lows of her career. With nearly a decade at the top of Britain’s most successful Olympic sport, Annie has a proven track record in the cauldron of seven World Championships and two Olympic Games. She became a World Champion for the first time in 2007 and this set the scene for an assault on the Beijing Olympics in 2008, where their crew of four attempted to be the first British women’s rowing team to become Olympic Champions. Leading until the final hundred metres of their final, they were overhauled by the Chinese crew to finish second. Their tears and grief on the podium were beamed by television cameras back to the UK and led to some tough questions when they returned – how can you be so dissatisfied and ungrateful with an Olympic silver medal? Annie will be also signing copies of her latest book and answering any questions you have. The evening starts at 7.15pm in our beautiful drawing room. Tickets are £10 and includes refreshments. The proceeds from this evening will be towards our Fountain Appeal, which has been set up by the Friends of Pencarrow to get our beautiful Victorian fountain flowing again! To book your tickets, give Rita a call on 01840 213499 or e-mail

Bluebell & Wild Garlic Sunday

3rd May 2020

Come along and join us for one of our favourite events of the year. The time when our beautiful bluebells are at their very best among the spectacular display of wild garlic. The Friends of Pencarrow will be here offering delicious wild garlic recipes and tasty samples as well as the Peacock Cafe, which is open all day serving scrumptious lunches and treats.

Normal garden entry applies

Bluebell Sundays at Pencarrow House and Garden

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

14th June 2020

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer, as Laura Turner’s theatrical adaptation of Lewis Caroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland comes to Pencarrow. Made with children in mind, and with interactive elements all the family can enjoy, this madcap adventure features all the characters you know and love and boasts original music, dance and custom made costumes. Bring the family along to watch Wonderland come alive beneath the setting sun on a summer evening (we hope!)

Adults £17, children (5-16 & NUS student) £10, under 5’s free, family (2 adults, 2 children) £48

Give us a call to book your tickets on 01208 841369

It’s only rock “n” roll

4th July 2020

Come and join us for this exciting evening of 50’s rock “n” roll in our beautiful marquee in the walled garden. The Sugar Bullets will be here singing live so get your 50’s fix here for one night only! We’ll also have a 50’s disco and bar open throughout the evening. Gates open at 6.30pm. This is an advanced ticket only event and tickets are limited so don’t miss out. £15.00 adults, under 16’s £5.00. Book your tickets by giving us a call on 01208 841369

The Sugar Bullets Rock and Roll Dance at Pencarrow House and Gardens

Hits from the Blitz

14th August 2020

The Wadebridge Lions will be back again for their 1940’s evening in the grounds of Pencarrow. Come along, bring a picnic, chairs and your dancing shoes, 1940’s style!! Company B and Andy Marshall will be here to keep you entertained. Tickets £12 in advance or £15 on the gate. Gates open at 6.30pm

Christmas Fair

21st & 22nd November 2020

Come and join us for our 20th annual Christmas craft fair. See the house decorated and ready for Christmas and find that perfect gift for someone special as well as sampling some delicious delights in our food marquee.

All queries regarding the Christmas fair including stall holder details, please e-mail