The Carpenters tea-room

Something for lunch

Sandwiches, freshly made each day 

Sandwiches, freshly made each day

Hot food served from 12noon to 3pm

Pop in to the tea-room for a hot or cold light lunch. Sandwiches, salads and cakes are all prepared freshly each day using produce from the garden. A range of seasonal light lunches are also available included, flans, jacket potatoes and soup of the day which usually features seasonal vegetables from the garden. Children's lunchboxes are also on offer and we serve children's or half-sized portions of everything on the menu.


For a sweet tooth

Treat yourself to a delicious cream tea © David Levenson

Treat yourself to a delicious cream tea

Open daily from 10am to 5pm

Our tea-room serves an irresistible choice of freshly made cakes and desserts. We've got everything from chocolate tiffin, flapjack, scones and shortbread to name a few. Dessert favourites include lemon drizzle and seasonal fruit pavlova and summer crumbles complete with fresh cream or custard.  So whether it's a treat with your morning coffee or after lunch or a full afternoon tea we will have something to tempt you.



From plot to plate, fresh vegetables grown in the walled garden © Eddie Hyde

From plot to plate, fresh vegetables grown in the walled garden

Did you know that nearly all of the fruit, salad and vegetables served in the Carpenters tea-room are grown in our very own walled garden?

Our garden team have been busy growing parsnips, carrots, potatoes and swedes and we're now starting to use them in our autumn menu. You can ask a member of the team what we're using each week or look out for our seasonal board near the counter.

Take it away

Enjoy a coffee whilst walking the dog © John Millar

Look out for the take away hot drinks and snacks menu, great for walkers. Bacon and pork baps are favourites along with other irresistible options to enjoy before, during or after your visit to the parkland. Our snack menu is ideal for wildlife watching in our bird hide this summer.

Don't miss

  • Enjoy our new indoor glazed seating area. You can still bring our dog in with you to enjoy your meal away from the elements
  • Take one of our speciality coffees with you, down to the new bird hide
  • Our new autumn menu options are made using fresh local and seasonal produce.
  • Try our new seasonal fruit cakes and desserts.
  • Sunday roasts are still being served every weekend, call for more details.
  • We can make anything to order, all you need to do is ask.
  • Ask about our walkers menu for snacks and drinks to take with you.

Fully licensed

Raise your glass for a toast with your lunch 

Ask for a glass of Croft wine

With a choice of red or white wine, Croft wine or local real ales and ciders you're sure to find the perfect accompaniment to your meal. You can choose to just have a glass or order a bottle of wine; just ask a member of our catering team who will be happy to help.



Enjoy your bash with us

Something to celebrate?

The tea-room can be booked between 10am and 5pm, Monday to Friday from November to February, if you want to celebrate with a Christmas, birthday or anniversary meal for your work party or family and friends.

Email us for more information about booking functions and parties.

For families

Mind how you go; there could be crocodiles in there. © Ruth Brookes

Mind how you go; there could be crocodiles in there.

The castle play area and natural playground are open when the grounds are open. Children's portions are available in the tea room on anything from the menu and we sell some great lunchboxes so they can keep fuelled for a full day's play.