Fri. Jan 21st, 2022


Keeping Up With The Aristocrats on ITV will dispel a few myths about the landed gentry in the UK. If Downton Abbey is how we imagine the blue-blooded owners of stately homes still live, then ITV’s new three-part documentary series will show the reality. The light-hearted series follows four of Britain’s prominent aristocratic families over one social season. Their homes may be grand, luxurious and steeped in history but they’re also very costly to run, which means their cash-strapped owners have to come up with money-making schemes. 

For Lord Ivar Mountbatten and his husband James that involves opening a pop-up restaurant at Bridwell Park, their 18th-century stately home in Devon. They enlist Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli to cater the event (see our pciture below), but with tickets costing a hefty £165 a head, everything will need to be perfect on the night. 

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