Eating & shopping

Our new Catering Pavilion on the lawn

Stop for a snack at our new catering pavilion

Stop for a snack at our new catering pavilion

This year we have opened our new catering pavilion, offering a choice of light lunches, refreshments and snacks. There is no seating inside the pavilion, but on a sunny day there is nothing nicer then enjoying your lunch on the lawn. Seats, tables and a special view are all provided.

And if the weather is a bit too wet or chilly to have your lunch on the tables outside, then do join us in the Tudor sitting room in Newark House and enjoy your refreshments in front of the fire.

Picnic in the park

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

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

Our favourite spot is on the banks of the lake, near the summer house.

If you'd like to go off the beaten track just ask for a map.

Retail therapy

Recycled woold rugs for sale at National Trust shops

Pick up a memento of your visit or a special Newark gift, such as our new jigsaw puzzles and comfy rugs.

Our visitor reception also sells ice cream, drinks and snacks, including tasty Cotswold fudge.

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.