Eating & shopping

Strode dining and tea-room

Strode dining and tea-room offers tea, homemade cakes and main meals

Strode dining and tea-room offers tea, homemade cakes and main meals

Enjoy stylish family dining in the restaurant, which captures the essence of the art deco movement. Children's menu available.

Plot to plate

parsnip soup

Our chef, Mark Allen, specialises in sourcing seasonal local ingredients, which are used to create the predominantly traditional British dishes on the menu.

Craft workshops

Barrington Pottery

Barrington Pottery handcrafted pottery 

Barrington Pottery specialises in making elegant hand thrown slipware. Paul the potter makes every piece individually, so each piece is unique, with its own character. When you visit you may find Paul busy at work in his workshop, so watch and see how he creates something special in front of your eyes.


Jozef Mesar – Master Woodcarver

Green man carved by Jozef Mesar 

Jozef is a master wood carver with many years of experience. Visiting his workshop you may be lucky to catch him at work, marvel at his skills, transforming pieces of wood into stunning sculptures and reliefs. As well as working on restoration and commissions, his workshop has some individual unique items available for you to buy.

Barrington Patchwork

Barrington Patchwork © National Trust Staff

Walking into the patchwork workshop, you eyes will be met be a sea of colour and patterns. Stocking a wide selection of fabrics, threads and ribbons, everything you need to make your own quilts. Janet is on hand to help with any questions you may have about quilt making and courses are also run to either get you started or to brush up on those skills.

Holland Chairs

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The Holland family originally started up in business as boat builders over three generations ago. As the desire for wooden boats fell into decline with new fibreglass boats being used, the family evolved to become traditional cabinetmakers and has been making furniture for over 70 years. This art was then refined to the Windsor Chair making company of today.

Browse in the shop

Bottles of cider and apple juice in our gift shop

The shop has something for everyone, from gift ideas, homewares, garden ornaments and furniture. We also stock our very own award-winning cider and apple juice.

Book barn

Look out for some page turners

Look out for some page turners

Whether you're looking for a crime novel, romance or chick lit, or you're keen to brush up your skills in cookery or crafts, there's certainly a book for everyone in our second-hand book sales store. You may even find that rare classic.