Eating & shopping

Christmas shopping

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Christmas lunch

Traditional Christmas Dinner

The Hobart Restaurant

Come in, sit down and enjoy traditional hot food, served til 3pm.

Christmas specials: (served during our Christmas weekends)

  • Roast Turkey and all the trimmings
  • Penne pasta with roasted cherry tomatoes, rocket and parmesan cheese
  • Venison sausage one pot
  • Hot Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
  • Apple pie and cream

Children's meals are also available.


Mince pies and mulled wine

Come and try some of our tasty mince pies  © National Trust

Come and try some of our tasty mince pies

If you're looking for a more informal place to eat, why not try one of our two cafes:

Muddy Boots | You'll find wholesome, hearty snacks served all day, in a relaxing environment, and it's the ideal place to warm up after a blustery walk.  Muddy Boots is next to the visitor welcome area in the main car park and you'll get a warm welcome from Chris and his team, whatever the weather.

The Courtyard Cafe | Perfect if you're in a hurry.  Grab a snack or hot drink and continue with your visit.  You'll find the cafe in our courtyard near the Book Shop.

Both cafes will be serving a variety of festive favourites including mulled wine, gingerbread latte's, mince pies, sausage rolls and festive baps.

Garden gifts

Although our plant centre is closed for the winter, you can still pick up some lovely garden gifts and accessories in our gift shop.

With gardening books, bird tables, gift packs and herb boxes, there's plenty for a garden lover this Christmas.

Stamp shop

Open Thursday - Sunday

10:15am - 3pm

Come and browse our incredible collection of over 150,00 stamps from across the world, and help us raise money for our walled garden restoration project.

Second-hand books

Open Thursday - Sunday

10:15am - 4pm

You'll find all sorts of treasures on the shelves in our second-hand bookshop.  Run by volunteers who are always willing to help and advise, the money raised goes to fund vital conservation projects.