A fixture in Piccadilly since 1707, Fortnum & Mason is renowned for its extraordinary food, famous teas, and iconic wicker hampers — so this year, for the first time ever, we’ve teamed up with Fortnum’s to provide a delicious range of picnics. After all, what could be more perfect than watching top riders and horses perform in the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace, with a picnic from Fortnum’s by your side?

Fortnum’s penchant for picnics began in the 18th century, when the iconic Piccadilly destination began to supply hunters and travellers with baskets of provisions for their journeys. Not long after, picnics became highly fashionable in London and the English countryside beyond, with Fortnum’s favoured everywhere from Ascot to Henley, Wimbledon to Twickenham.

Fortnum and Mason hamper

Pick up your picnic from the Fortnum’s Giant Hamper

The hampers feature the best seasonal ingredients and are packed with summer-ready tipples. All are perfectly prepared for two and will be available to pre-order for our guests to collect from the Fortnum’s Giant Hamper at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.

Which will you choose?

Fortnum's picnic

The Fortnum’s Picnic (see menu here) and The Fortnum’s Garden Picnic (v), £125,  consist of a starter, main, accompanying salads, cheese plate, pudding, and bottle of wine all served inside a Fortnum’s Cool Bag.

Fortnum's feast

The Fortnum’s Feast (see menu here) and The Fortnum’s Garden Feast (v) both £195, (shown above) follow the same four-course format but are a rather more decadent affair with more indulgent food, wine and additions such as a Scotch egg, all housed within Fortnum’s iconic Huntsman Hamper.

If you prefer your picnic on the fizzier side, you can upgrade to our Fortnum’s Champagne for £35 supplement.

Order your Fortnum’s picnic hamper here.