Eating & shopping

A bite to eat

Stop for a snack at Newark

Stop for a snack at Newark

Grab a breakfast bap or lunchtime burger and a cup of steaming hot coffee from our temporary catering outlet. There're tables to sit at and picturesque spots outside to enjoy your snack, or you can take a seat in front of the woodburner in the sitting room.

Look out for our new catering pavilion which we'll be opening in the summer.

Picnic in the park

Polesden Lacey is a perfect place to picnic with the family.

Immersed in an unspoilt landscape, Newark Park is perfect for picnics. 

We have picnic blankets available to hire - ask a member of the team.

If you want to go off the beaten track just ask for a map.

Retail therapy

Recycled woold rugs for sale at National Trust shops

Visit our brand-new visitor reception to pick up a memento of your visit to Newark or a gift for that special someone.

You'll also find icecreams and nice cold drinks on sale here.

Our second-hand bookshop

Browse the shelves in our second-hand book shop © National Trust

Browse the shelves in our second-hand book shop

This year we have opened up a new room at Newark: the Reading Room houses our ever-growing second-hand bookshop. Browse our shelves and then sit awhile and enjoy your new book while taking in the feel of the house.

Donations of old books to help keep our shelves stocked would be much appreciated.