Where is The Great British Bake Off filmed? Berkshire’s Welford Park is home to the famous tent – The Sun

THE Great British Bake Off has been a staple of British television ever since it launched in 2010 – but where is the tent erected for each series?

Thankfully the beloved Bake Off tent followed the show from the BBC to Channel 4 and is based in Welford Park, Berkshire, for the fourth year running. Here is exactly where it is…

Where is The Great British Bake Off filmed?

GBBO is filmed at Welford Park, a private home, meaning it is only open during specific periods in the year

Those wanting to visit can see the beautiful grounds as it opens to the public in February.

Throughout February and March their 'snowdrop gardens' is available, with the park opening at 11am and admitting last entry at 4pm.

Unlike many other reality shows, Bake Off is filmed over weekends, allowing contestants to resume normality and continue with their regular jobs during the week.

According to Deborah Puxley, who lives at Welford Park, it takes just three days to erect the marquee, lay the flooring and install multiple mini kitchens.

Not only does the estate play host to the huge Bake Off production team, the cafeteria caters for the large crew, and former judge Mary Berry is said to have thoroughly enjoyed Welford Park's grounds.

The park was originally home to the monastery, and then became King Henry VIII's personal deer hunting lodge.

Since then, the manor has changed hands a number of times, but now belongs to John and Deborah Puxley, who live there with their two children.

The Bake Off tent has not always been based at Welford Park, and actually ended up there after the park's agent "got talking to someone at a party" – the crew moved in three weeks later.

The first series of The Great British Bake Off was a completely different format to the one we know and love now.
There were six episodes and each was filmed in a different location relevant to that week's challenge, for example Bread Week was filmed in Sandwich.

Series two was held in Valentines Mansion, Redbridge and series three and four were filmed in Harptree Court, Somerset.

When does The Great British Bake Off start?

The Great British Bake Off 2019 doesn't have an official air date yet – but the 2018 series which was Rahul Mandal crowned champion, began on Tuesday, August 28 on Channel 4.

Bake Off usually airs at the same time each Tuesday until the grand final later in the year.

Those that miss the episode can catch it on All 4.

The judges and presenters will be the same as last year

Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood judge, while Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig present.

 

 

 

 

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