Eating & shopping

New look for our Wharf tea room

We'll be getting a new look for our tea room during November © Seth Gulliver

We'll be getting a new look for our tea room during November

We'll be starting work on a new look for our tea room and this will mean that it will be closed from Mon 2 Nov to Fri 4 Dec. During this time we'll be offering light refreshments from Castle View Coffee Shop, Mon to Fri and from our Terrace Room on Sat and Sun. Pop in and grab a light bite, we'd love to see you.


Sunday roast lunches are a favourite at Bodiam Castle

Come along and sample our hot & cold lunches, prepared by Phil, our chef.  Our main dishes include National Trust favourites and our own local specialities including a children's menu and vegetarian options.

Afternoon tea

Anyone for afternoon tea?

There's always 'time for tea' at Bodiam Castle and especially when Marilyn has been baking some of the National Trust favourite cakes and scones.  Why not treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea in our tea room?

Local produce

Try this tasty local brew in the tea room

The tea-room is proud to support local producers and we have regular deliveries of locally sourced food and drink. Why not treat yourself to a locally brewed beer or delicious fruity ice cream?

Visit our gift shop

Take a look at the delicious jams on sale in our Gift Shop © Lucy Harries

Take a look at the delicious jams on sale in our Gift Shop

Our Castle Gift Shop is just the place for that special gift or last minute present. From books to scarves and jewellery, from kitchen to garden, there's plenty to choose from. Pop in and see our experienced staff who'll be happy to help you select the perfect item.

Something for all ages

Children love our range of medieval toys.

We have a wide range of gifts for all ages, including books and toys for the children.  Why not come and find that inspirational gift for someone special, or treat yourself to something?

Plenty of variety

  • A wide range of stock provides lots of ideas for gifts
  • Extensive range of children's castle-themed toys
  • Buy honey from the bees at Bodiam
  • Books on history, nature and the outdoors
  • New ranges each season - come and see what's new now
  • Specially chosen herbs, plants and outdoor ornaments on sale

Second hand bookshop

Do you like a good read?

Our second hand bookshop has a fantastic selection of good quality books for sale, both fiction and non-fiction.  Prices start from 50p and all money raised helps to support Bodiam Castle.