Where is The Great British Bake Off 2018 filmed? Berkshire’s Welford Park hosts the famous tent

Thankfully the beloved Bake Off tent followed the show from the BBC to Channel 4 and is based in Welford Park, Berkshire, for the third 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 in February 2019, as it opens to the public.

Throughout February and March their 'snowdrop gardens' will be 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 is Great British Bake Off on Channel Four?

The new series of The Great British Bake Off started on August 28 at 8pm and continues at the same time each week.

Bake Off was bought by Channel 4 amid much controversy,  resulting in the popular cooking contest leaving the BBC.

There were a few casualties as a result of the move – popular hosts Mel and Sue and much-loved judge Mary Berry didn't appear in the new series.

In the show's first ever year on Channel 4, Paul Hollywood was joined on the judging panel by Great British Menu judge Prue Leith.

As for the presenters, Sandi Toksvig and funny man Noel Fielding .

 

 

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