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The Best British Picnic Sets & Hampers

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With sones, sandwiches, and tea aplenty

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On the hunt for beautifully British picnic sets or hamper? We’ve rounded up five of the finest

The Best British Picnic Sets

It doesn’t get more quintessentially British than a picnic. Best enjoyed on rolling hills, fields at golden hour in the countryside would be our recommendation. A traditional, obvious go to is the iconic Fortnum & Mason hamper (British picnic sets and hampers has become a bit of a by word with Fortnum and Mason), then you have a flurry of other British choices: The Newt in Somerset is smart selection, as well as anything from Selfridges, Amara, and Regency Hampers.

The Best British Hampers

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The Newt in Somerset Hamper

The Newt in Somerset,

The Newt Picnic Hamper, £59.99, shop.thenewtinsomerset.com

Fortnum & Mason Picnic Hamper

Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum’s Stripe Picnic Hamper for Four, £525, fortnumadmason.com

Picnic Regency Hampers

Regency Hampers

Luxury fitted picnic basket for four, £126, regencyhampers.com

Selfridges Hamper

Greenfield Collection

Heritage hamper two person wicker picnic basket and cutlery set, £80, selfridges.com

a fortnum and mason picnic hamper

Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason’s Hamper Tote with Waterproof Picnic Blanket, £145, fortnumandmason.com

Amara Saint Honore Picnic Basket


Les Jardins de la Comtesse, £159, amara.com

What to Pack in Your British Picnic Set

  • Strawberries
  • Elderflower prese
  • Scones (with jam and cream)
  • Pork pies
  • Tea (in a flask)
  • Cucumber sandwiches
  • Cold meats
  • Chutney
  • Cutlery
  • And if you’re feeling fancy: champagne and flutes


The Best British Tea Sets


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