Tea room

Enjoying a cuppa at the Basildon Park tea room in Reading © NTPL/John Millar

Enjoying a cuppa at the Basildon Park tea room in Reading

Our tea room is open from 10am and can be found on the ground floor of the house in the Angkor Wat room.

We serve our light lunch menu between 12pm and 2.30pm, which includes a selection of hot and cold food.

Throughout the day we serve a large selection of homemade cakes and biscuits.

The Parlour

Enjoy a coffee and a warm by the fire © Basildon Park

Enjoy a coffee and a warm by the fire

The Parlour is situated through the shop in the stableyard, it offers a selection of cakes and hot and cold drinks. They can be served to take away or to enjoy by the fire.

NB: The Parlour prices are only valid in the Parlour.

Private afternoon tea

Afternoon tea is served on handpicked vintage china © Lianne Cooper

Afternoon tea is served on handpicked vintage china

Groups of over 25 people can indulge in a private afternoon tea in our wonderful surroundings. 

The menu includes sandwiches, scones and some of our homemade cake.

Is it picnic weather today?

...if so, have one on our picnic tables

A picnic lunch

Find a nice spot on one of our picnic tables and enjoy the surroundings as you snack away.

...or on our lawn looking at the house

Bring a picnic and discover the hidden corners of the garden

Find your perfect spot on our lawn and enjoy the views of the house and parkland.

Going local

Basildon Park Beer

Treat yourself to a bottle of our very own Basildon Park beer, made using the award-winning West Berkshire Brewery Good Old Boy brew. Available in the shop and tea-room.

Current tea room menu

  • Selection of sandwiches
  • Seasonal one pot
  • Soup of the day
  • Selection of salads
  • Scones
  • Selection of cakes and biscuits including gluten-free options
  • Seasonal variations may apply

Cake of the month

Lovely basildon brownies

Our catering manager has been making really yummy gluten free chocolate brownies, just one of the new recipes for our refurbished tea room.