Eating & shopping

New management

On Wednesday 9 April, our brand new National Trust tea-room opens in the South Lodge, to replace the previous independently-run one. It's open every day of the week, 9am-5pm.

What does this mean?

A change of hands

 © NTPL/John Millar

We've always owned the building, and now the National Trust look after the tea-room too. We've refurbished our decor and our menu, so come along and have a look.

Looking after Runnymede

Getting to grips with ragwort © NTPL/John Millar

For the first time, thanks to the changeover we'll be able to put all of the tea-room's profits directly into helping benefit the conservation and management of this important historic site.

Quality of service

Our sweet National Trust biscuits go fantastic with a cup of tea! © NTPL/Jamie Boswell

By joining the National Trust family, Runnymede tea-room can benefit from improvements and staff training. This allows us to offer a high standard of quality and service.

A new beginning

Runnymede's South Lodge will follow the example of other popular tea-rooms

Runnymede's South Lodge will follow the example of other popular tea-rooms

Runnymede recently joined the Surrey Landscapes Portfolio, a group of special places that also includes Claremont Landscape Garden and Winkworth Arboretum. For over twenty years these two places have run very popular tea-rooms in-house, and we'll now be looking to carry that same success over to Runnymede.

Tasty treats

The tea-room is now open with a delicious range of food and drink once again. Come along and sample our cakes, sandwiches and other treats, prepared fresh on site for you to enjoy.