Eating & shopping

Snowshill's Tea Room

Relax on the terrace at the restaurant

Relax on the terrace at the restaurant

Whether you fancy a frothy coffee, a hot lunch or afternoon tea, our Tea Room is a lovely spot to stop. It’s cosy inside and the patio outside is a suntrap – weather permitting, obviously. The homemade cakes are delicious and our team delights in using produce from the kitchen garden when available.

Taste the garden

Delight in local produce at Stourhead this springtime © Arnhel de Serra

In the Tea Room we often have special seasonal treats on sale, made with our very own fruit and veg grown here at Snowshill. Pop in and see the team to find out what's on offer. And don't forget to visit the kitchen garden too, you might find inspiration for your own patch at home.


Snowshill shop

Come and see our new unique Snowshill range of goodies

Come and see our new unique Snowshill range of goodies

Our spacious shop is the ideal place to stock up on local goodies and Snowshill souvenirs, along with the best of the National Trust’s own range of gifts. One of our best sellers is our recently-rewritten guidebook – we heartily recommend you buy and delve into it in advance to get the most from your visit. If you'd like to buy a guidebook in advance head to the National Trust online shop.

Buy a Snowshill guidebook

Days Far Away

A sketch by Charles Wade from Days Far Away © Claire Reeves and team

The ultimate book for any lover of Snowshill, this is a rare collection of Mr Wade’s writings and illustrations. The story of his remarkable life is revealed through his own writings and drawings. Intriguing, endearing and revelatory, this small book is the ideal Wade-ian reference volume. Order by emailing our shop team here.

Plants and produce

Pick up something special for your garden

Outside our shop we have a small but top notch selection of plants, all grown locally. Depending on the season, you may also be able to pick up some freshly-picked fruit or veg from our garden, subject to availability.

Second-hand bookshop

Browse for a good read

Our bookshop is the ideal place to pick up a bargain book to feed your holiday reading need or to broaden your knowledge with an obscure reference book.

Volunteer or donate

  • The bookshop opening hours are subject to volunteer availability
  • To find out about volunteering in the bookshop call 01386 842810
  • If you would like to donate books to Snowshill, you can drop them off at reception during our open hours or to arrange a time outside of these hours, call 01386 842810 or email