The Carpenters tea-room

Light bites

On the go? Grab a sandwich © National Trust

On the go? Grab a sandwich

Visit the Carpenters tea-room between 10am and 5pm every day until 2 November for hot and cold beverages, cakes, sandwiches or light snacks. Try a selection of freshly ground coffee, speciality teas, hot chocolate or a variety of cold drinks. We've also got a selection of Herefordshire ciders, local ales and wines to enjoy along with our new spring menu of seasonal meals. If you can't see what you want on the menu, all you need to do is ask and we'll be happy to help.


What's for lunch?

Fresh from the oven © Ana Vaughan

Fresh from the oven

Don't miss our hearty roasts served every Sunday from 12noon to 3pm

Our tea-room serves a menu of seasonal hot and cold lunches to suit every taste. Choose from freshly made soup of the day and sandwiches or one of our cooked lunches. Look out for the menus available on arrival which includes the full choices of what's on offer including the vegetarian options.

For a sweet tooth

Ripe and ready with fresh fruit from the garden © William Shaw

Ripe and ready with fresh fruit from the garden

Our tea-room serves an irresistible choice of freshly made cakes and desserts. We've got everything from chocolate and local stout cake and lemon drizzle to summer fruit Pavlova and seasonal crumble complete with fresh cream.

If you want a gluten-free option just ask one of our catering team and they will be happy to help.


Freshly picked salad is always on the menu © Paul Watson

Freshly picked salad is always on the menu

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 purple sprouting, rhubarb and lettuces and we're now starting to use them in our spring menu. You can ask a member of the team what we're using each week or look out for our seasonal board.

Take it away

Take it with you wherever you want to go © J 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 new bird hide this spring.

Four legged friends

Treat your dog to a day out too © NTPL/Arnhel de Serra

Thirsty dog? Find one of our dog bowls outside the tea-room so your dog can enjoy a drink with you after one of our long walks. The tea-room is open every day until 2 November to keep you and your dog refreshed.

If you need some advice on where to walk, ask a member of our team about the best trails to follow with your dog.

Don't miss

  • Our outside seating area is due to become an indoor glazed area in late Spring 2014.
  • Take one of our speciality coffees with you, down to the new bird hide
  • Our new spring 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

Enjoy a crisp and refreshing glass of wine © David Levenson

Go local with a taste of Herefordshire ale.

With a choice of red or white wine, local real ales and Herefordshire 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

Fuel for a full day's play © Ian Grafton

Fuel for a full day's play

The castle play area and natural playground are open daily until 2 November. Children's portions are available on anything from the menu and we sell some great lunchboxes so they can keep fuelled for a full day's play.