Eating & shopping

Servants' Hall shop

Something for everyone in the shop at Charlecote © National Trust

Something for everyone in the shop at Charlecote

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.

Cutting down the road miles

Delicious local produce available in our Pantry shop © Jana Eastwood

Delicious local produce available in our Pantry shop

The local produce shop in the Pantry is where you can find flour produced in the next village, plus jams and chutneys, and even wine from an award-winning vineyard just 15 minutes away. We’re stocking locally-made craft items too.

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.

Charlecote venison

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

Find a wide range of frozen venison packs in our Pantry shop

You know exactly where our venison has come from! Our venison 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 in the Pantry shop. If the Pantry is closed, do ask in the Servant's Hall shop which is open every day.

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

Just for bookworms

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

Take a moment to browse in our second-hand bookshops

We have two well-stocked second-hand bookshops, both run by our volunteers and both open every day.

There's one in the Gatehouse and another larger one in the stable block across the courtyard from the brewhouse and laundry.

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

Plants from Charlecote

Find plants for sale in the tea garden near the stables © Jana Eastwood

Find plants for sale in the tea garden near the stables

The gates to our little tea garden are kept closed to keep the deer out. However, visitors are very welcome to come in and stroll around to enjoy the plants in here.

We've now put our plant sales tables in here for you to browse and you can pay for your plants in the Pantry shop if it's open, or in the Servants' Hall shop. We'll pop them in a bag for you to save getting compost in your car.

On busy days the catering cabin is open in here for snacks and drinks so that you can beat the queues in the Orangery restaurant.

Cheers! It's Charlecote beer

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

We have three new 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 now from the Servants’ Hall shop and the Gatehouse shop, as well as in the Orangery restaurant in the new year.

Find lots of things to help you tick off some of your 50 Things... list © National Trust

Find lots of things to help you tick off some of your 50 Things... list

Something special for spring

Enjoy lunch or a cream tea in the Orangery restaurant, a stroll around the gardens, and then find a lovely gift or a treat for yourself from our Servants' Hall shop.

There's plenty of inspiration for children to get started on some of their 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ .

Indoors or outside?

Enjoy a snack or a hot meal in the Orangery restaurant © Mary Gleaves

Enjoy a snack or a hot meal in the Orangery restaurant

The Orangery Restaurant at Charlecote is open from 10.30am every day.

There's seating indoors and plenty of tables under cover outside too. On busy days you can beat the queues with a snack from the tea garden by the stables or an ice-cream from the local produce shop in the Gatehouse.

You're welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy at the picnic benches by the river, but please remember our wildlife and clear everything away when you've finished.

Savoury or sweet?

Pause for refreshments in the Orangery restaurant  © National Trust

Pause for refreshments in the Orangery restaurant

We have tasty soup, sandwiches and a wide selection of cakes, with a full hot menu every day except Wednesdays. Enjoy a taste of our own venison, hogget and pork in season and our beers are available here to enjoy too.

Children can select their own lunch box from our range of items. Please feel free to bring your own food for babies.

 

Gluten free?

Gluten-free cakes are among the tasty options in the Orangery restaurant © National Trust

Gluten-free cakes are among the tasty options in the Orangery restaurant

We have a number of gluten-free options on our menu although we can't guarantee that our food is prepared in a gluten-free environment.

Our tasty soup every day is gluten free and we always offer one hot meal that's gluten free too.

We also have sealed, wrapped gluten-free cakes for you to enjoy.

 

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 shop for this delicious hearty casserole. If the local produce shop in the Gatehouse 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.

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 see them cooking dishes from the book when you come into the kitchen. Don't worry - you don't need a fully functioning open-fire range to cook them though.

Scones

Delicious scones, warm from the oven © Paul Deavall

Why not try making our scone recipe when you get home?

There's a wide selection of jams in our Servants' Hall shop, including Tipsy Strawberry and the National Trust's award-winning Blackcurrant Curd. You'll find our new Hedgerow Fruits jam in stock too - they'd all taste lovely on a warm scone.
 

'Loved my visit to Charlecote Park yesterday... Lovely brownie in cafe too!'
 

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