Eating & shopping

A spot of shopping

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Eating in or out?

Indulge yourself with a wide variety light refreshments, full meals and cakes - let's not forget the cakes.

With table service our fully licensed West Wing restaurant is a perfect setting.

Or prefer something less formal? Why not try our delightful outdoors café and takeaway behind Porter's Lodge visitor reception.


West Wing restaurant

Sit back and relax in our licensed restaurant © National Trust

The restaurant serves a wide variety of homemade treats, snacks and full meals.

Wherever possible we use local, seasonal produce including fruit and vegetables grown in our own walled garden.

Porter's Lodge outdoors café & takeaway

Sit back and relax in our licensed restaurant © David Richardson

Our newest café can be found in its woodland glade setting behind the Porter's Lodge visitor reception.

Ideal for a post-walk snack or quick bite, treat yourself to hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, light refreshments and ice creams. Four-legged visitors are also very welcome. Open every day except Wednesdays from 10am - 5pm.

Great choice

Whether you're looking for great food or great shopping, a warm welcome awaits you at Ickworth.

The shop and restaurant are open 7 days a week and can be found in the West Wing visitor centre.

Quirky and fun

Our hand carved ducks are all individually named and like to live indoors

There's always a wide variety of great gifts and treats in the shop for you, your home, and your friends and your family. So come along and have a coffee and spend some time having a browse and a chat.

Good to know

  • West Wing restaurant open from 10.30am to 5pm every day
  • Porter's Lodge café open every day except Wednesdays from 10am - 5pm
  • West Wing shop open from 10.30am to 5pm every day
  • Plant centre open every day from 11.30am - 5.30pm
  • We cater for most dietary requirements - just ask us
  • Above times change on 2 November
  • 2 - 17 November catering offer will be limited