Eating & shopping

A bite to eat

Stop for a snack at Newark

Stop for a snack at Newark

Grab a bite to eat from our temporary catering outlet in front of the house. If it's a bit too chilly to have your lunch on the tables outside, then do join us in the Tudor sitting room and have your refreshments in front of the fire.

We are currently building our new Newark catering pavilion next to our croquet lawn. The pavilion will be opening on Wednesday 18th February 2015, in time for our snowdrop season.

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.