Eating & shopping

Eat your fill in the Billiard Room

The Billiard Room tea room 

The Billiard Room tea room

Originally the billiard room and smoking room, this building was added to the house in the late 1890s. The hangings on the walls were specially made for the tearoom, they illustrate trees found in the park. See if you can spot them on your walks.

The window seats are ideal for viewing the White Park cattle which spend most of the summer in the inner park.


Seasonal meals

Tasty venison dish © National Trust

Tasty venison dish

Wherever possible, we adapt our menu to suit whatever is in season at the time. In some months of the year we even serve Dinefwr venison.

Talk about knowing where your food comes from, the fallow deer at Dinefwr have grazed this ancient woodland pasture since the year 1660.

Light bites and children's meals

Well-filled sandwiches © David Levenson

Well-filled sandwiches

We serve child-friendly meals with bite-sized portions and healthy options. We also have sandwiches, salads, jacket potatoes and high tea to tickle your taste buds on our regular menu.

Gluten free options

Enjoy a cup of tea at any of our three tearooms © Arnhel de Serra

Enjoy a cup of tea at any of our three tearooms

We know how difficult it is to eat out when you have specific dietary needs. That's why we have adapted our menu to suit so you never have to miss out again. From soups to puddings there's plenty to choose from, just ask a member of staff what we can offer you today.

Al fresco refreshments

Refreshments available in the visitor car park © Chris Murphy

Refreshments available in the visitor car park

If it's quick refreshment you need, we have a cabin in the visitor car park with ice creams, tea, coffee and cold drinks for sale.

Book us for your party

Waiting staff will tend to your needs at your private function © Wimpole

Waiting staff will tend to your needs at your private function

You can book Maryellen's after visiting hours for your private function or party. We'll provide a tailor-made menu with a choice of alcoholic and soft drinks and a team of waiting staff to tend to your every need.

For more information please email us or call today on 01558 825923.

Friendly staff, wonderful atmosphere and delicious food. Only wish my cooking was as good

Janet Thomas, from Llanelli

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Shop online

Now you can buy rare Welsh Gold jewellery from our online shop. Or you could visit the shop at our sister site Dolaucothi Gold Mines

Gifts galore

Spending pocket money

Spending pocket money

Browse in our shop where locally produced crafts mingle with a wide range of carefully sourced gifts and souvenirs. There is a range of books covering history, cookery and wildlife. There's also jewellery, blankets and our quirky wooden ducks. Finding it hard to choose? Our friendly staff are here to help.

Award winning produce

Dinefwr venison available to the public

Dinefwr venison available to the public

We're proud to say that our venison is a winner of the prestigious National Trust Fine Farm Produce award.

Our fallow deer can be traced back to the year 1660. They graze on the fallen leaves of veteran oaks and on an ancient woodland pasture that hasn't been altered by man for centuries. Dinefwr is the only parkland National Nature Reserve in Wales too - can you think of a better place to get your venison?

We have a good working relationship with local suppliers cnwd and Cwmcerrig Farm Shop and Grill where visitors can taste and purchase Dinefwr venison. Our venison is also available in Fortnum and Mason in London and intermittently in our own tearoom.

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    Second-hand bookshop

    Our second-hand bookshop is full of treasure. Pick up a bargain book or a long-forgotten video.

  • Trying on one of the many gold rings in shop © Keith Morris

    Dolaucothi shop

    Dolaucothi Gold Mine have the largest selection of Welsh Gold Jewellery in Wales.

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