Eating & shopping

Sweet or savoury in the Orangery

Nothing beats a bacon butty or slice of cake after a walk in the parkland © Jana Eastwood

Nothing beats a bacon butty or slice of cake after a walk in the parkland

The Orangery tea room is open every day from 10.30 am. Free wi-fi.

Come along for snacks and drinks or enjoy a bowl of soup after a stroll around the park. We use our own award-winning venison, lamb and honey in our recipes and the National Trust scone blogger loves our scones. There's always a gluten-free option and you're welcome to bring your own food for babies.

Busy days can lead to queues in here - why not bring a picnic instead to enjoy at the picnic benches by the river in the parkland and make the most of our beautiful scenery.

Enjoy the exhibition by Jana, our volunteer photographer, this summer.

Sweet or savoury in the Orangery

There’s always something tasty on the menu © Jana Eastwood

There’s always something tasty on the menu

The Orangery tea room is open every day from 10.30 am. Free wi-fi.

Come along for snacks and drinks or enjoy a bowl of soup after a stroll around the park. We use our own award-winning venison, lamb and honey in our recipes and the National Trust scone blogger loves our scones. There's always a gluten-free option and you're welcome to bring your own food for babies.

Busy days can lead to queues in here - why not bring a picnic instead to enjoy at the picnic benches by the river in the parkland and make the most of our beautiful scenery.

Enjoy the exhibition by Jana, our volunteer photographer, this summer.

Sweet or savoury in the Orangery

Enjoy a hot meal or a drink and a snack in the Orangery today © Jana Eastwood

Enjoy a hot meal or a drink and a snack in the Orangery today

The Orangery tea room is open every day from 10.30 am. Free wi-fi.

Come along for snacks and drinks or enjoy a bowl of soup after a stroll around the park. We use our own award-winning venison, lamb and honey in our recipes and the National Trust scone blogger loves our scones. There's always a gluten-free option and you're welcome to bring your own food for babies.

Busy days can lead to queues in here - why not bring a picnic instead to enjoy at the picnic benches by the river in the parkland and make the most of our beautiful scenery.

Enjoy the exhibition by Jana, our volunteer photographer, this summer.

Honey layer cake

You can make this layered cake with Charlecote honey © Jana Eastwood

Our volunteer photographer Jana has shared this centuries-old Czech family recipe with us.

Jana makes the layer cake with Charlecote honey and tells us that there are variations on the recipe all around Europe. Her version is called 'Medovnik' and our staff and volunteers can definitely recommend it - it's worth all the time it takes to make.

Jana also shares how to make the cute icing bees here too.

Honey layer cake recipe.

Venison casserole

Cook a delicious casserole from Charlecote Park venison © National Trust

Just what you need on a chilly day, served with roasties, mash or a baked potato and your favourite veg.

Pick up a pack of ready-diced Charlecote venison from our Pantry shop for this delicious hearty casserole.

If the Pantry shop by the Victorian kitchen is closed, just ask in the Servants' Hall shop.

Venison is low in fat, rich in iron and high in protein and B vitamins - and it tastes great.

Honey ginger cake

A lovely summery treat - honey and ginger cake © National Trust

Try this delicious iced cake which is made with a whole jar of Charlecote honey.

It's a lovely tea-time treat with a cup of tea or try it with a glass of elderflower squash, the flavours work really well together.

It's flavoured with ginger and will probably serve more than 8 but that's the largest number that our system will allow!

Herby stuffing cakes

Try Mrs Horton’s recipe for herb stuffing cakes © National Trust

Try these delicious savoury accompaniments with any hot meal. They'd be especially tasty with our venison casserole.

The recipe is from Mrs Horton's Cookery Book, a book of recipes devised and collected by our Victorian kitchen volunteers. You can buy the book in our Servants' Hall shop.

See our volunteers cooking recipes from the book when you come into the Victorian kitchen (not Wednesdays).

Every purchase helps our work

Find something different in our Servants' Hall Shop © National Trust

Find something different in our Servants' Hall Shop

Our main Servants' Hall shop is open every day; just come through the Victorian kitchen.

You'll find lots of gifts and treats to suit all pockets and interests here with products you won't find on the high street.

There are books and greetings cards, scented ranges, quirky items, confectionery and plenty for enjoying the great outdoors, from walking to gardening.

Every purchase helps our work

Cutting down the road miles with local produce in the Pantry shop © National Trust

Cutting down the road miles with local produce in the Pantry shop

The local produce shop in the Pantry is where you'll find flour from Charlecote Mill, plus jams and chutneys, Charlecote honey and wine from an award-winning vineyard just 15 minutes away.

This is where you'll find our own frozen venison and hogget packs.

The Pantry is open at weekends and on busy weekdays - phone ahead if there's something special you'd like or just ask in the Servants' Hall shop.

Every purchase helps our work

Take a moment to browse in our second-hand bookshops © National Trust

Take a moment to browse in our second-hand bookshops

Our well-stocked second-hand bookshop is run entirely by our volunteers and is open every day.

You'll find it in the stable block across the courtyard from the brewhouse, laundry and tackroom, next to the little tea garden.

All the money from our second-hand book sales stays at Charlecote for our projects here, and donations of books are always welcome.

Give a gift that will last

Gift membership © Isabel Neugebauer, National Trust

Talk to our helpful Visitor Reception staff about Gift Membership and give friends and family free entry to a wealth of memorable days out.

Every membership helps our work.

Find National Trust gift cards in our shop from £5 to £20 (or multiples).  Use them in National Trust shops and restaurants, to buy membership, and for holiday cottage lettings.

Award-winning produce

Find a wide range of frozen venison packs in our gatehouse shop © National Trust

You know exactly where our venison has come from! Our venison, hogget and honey have won Fine Farm Produce awards - why not try them for yourself?

We have packs of frozen burgers, sausages, joints and diced venison for casseroles.

Please note that In the summer we often sell out before the new season stock comes in during October.

Cheers! it's Charlecote beer

You’ll find Charlecote ales in our Servants Hall shop and the Gatehouse © National Trust

We have three exclusive beers, specially brewed for Charlecote by Tunnel Brewery.

Enjoy Antler Ale, Shakesbeer and Charlecote Dark.

Try them singly or as a gift pack – they’re available from the Servants’ Hall shop and the Pantry produce shop. You can enjoy any of them with a meal in the Orangery restaurant too.

Add something extra special to your picnic from our Servants’ Hall shop © National Trust

Add something extra special to your picnic from our Servants’ Hall shop

Pack up a picnic

Make the most of our beautiful setting and bring a picnic to enjoy in the parkland. It's a great opportunity for some wildlife spotting and there's plenty of space for children to run around.

Pop in to the Servants' Hall shop for some extras to make your picnic extra special too - from a warm picnic blanket to an extra bar of chocolate for 'afters'.

Please - no barbecues, and clear away your rubbish which could harm our deer and wildlife.

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