Eating & shopping

Tea on the lawn

Only got time for a quick lunch? Our sandwiches are made fresh daily © NT/Morden Hall Park

Relax on the lawn and take in the summer sun whilst enjoying a cream tea or freshly made sandwich.


Plant sales

Melford Hall Garden

Don't forget to pop into our plant sale on the way out. We have lots of different plants, and our stock changes with the seasons.

Why not take a little piece of Melford home with you?

Gatehouse gift shop

Melford Hall's Gatehouse Shop

Small but perfectly formed. Our shop offers a wide range of gifts, local produce, second-hand books, Melford Hall's story book, and Beatrix Potter toys too.

Treat yourself or find a perfect gift…

Lots to choose from...

  • A natter in the tea room
  • A selection of homemade sandwiches
  • Comfy sofas in the Park Room
  • Freshly baked cakes and biscuits
  • A picnic watching the croquet
  • Delving into the detail with our story book
  • Borrowing a story bag and relaxing in our gardens
  • Beatrix Potter goodies in our shop
  • Beautiful plants and herbs to take home with you
  • And there's seasonal offers too!

Long Melford

Explore Long Melford High Street

Explore Long Melford High Street

A popular village for discerning tourists and shoppers, Long Melford was one of the great cloth towns of medieval Suffolk. Its very long high street (2.5 miles!) is lined with many lovely shops selling clothes, home furnishings, art, books and food, as well as the antiques for which the village is famous.

Tea room

The tea room at Melford Hall, Suffolk © National Trust

The tea room at Melford Hall, Suffolk

Designed by Ulla, Lady Hyde Parker, for her family following the fire, the tea room now serves over 30,000 cups of tea every year. Enjoy the hustle, bustle, and a slice of cake too.


A room with a view

Relax in the Park Room at Melford Hall, Suffolk © National Trust

Relax in the Park Room at Melford Hall, Suffolk

Relax and unwind in the peaceful Park Room; enjoy a slice of cake and a pot of tea on our comfy sofas. You get a wonderful view looking out towards the parkland where sheep graze in the fields.

Picnic on the lawn

Teddy bears' picnic at Melford © Melford Archive

Teddy bears' picnic at Melford

On a sunny day, there's nowhere better to relax than a picnic on the lawn. Enjoy a refreshing apple juice whilst you watch a game of croquet or read a book on the West Lawn.