A tea-room with a view at The Needles Old Battery

The Needles Old Battery tea-room
The Needles Old Battery tea-room ©National Trust Images/John Millar

The Needles Old Battery has one of the National Trust’s most unusual tea-rooms.

Our menu

The menu is in keeping with the Old Battery: simple home-made food for snacks and light lunches. This includes soup, baguettes and sandwiches as well as cakes and ice-cream and of course, hot and cold drinks.
As well as the first floor seating area there are two tables downstairs by the entrance and picnic tables on the Parade Ground.

A winter walking refuge

The tea-room is also open most winter weekends. As the rest of the Battery is closed admission is free. Where better to stop and rest when walking on the headland?
And when you are in the tea-room don't forget to look for the Met Office's recording equipment.

The refreshment kiosk

The refreshment kiosk at the Needles New Battery sells hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and ice-creams. All are packaged so they can be taken away. The kiosk is in the entrance tunnel to the underground exhibition rooms, next to the bus turning point and just off the Tennyson Trail. It provides a useful facility during the season for walkers on the headland and for people who do not wish to visit the Needles Old Battery for a refreshment stop.
Opening times vary, so please check our website first.  Please note there are no toilet facilities.