Food

Our signature dish

The Stourhead beef cobbler

The Stourhead beef cobbler

After working up an appetite taking in our fabulous house and gardens, head to the restaurant to try our succulent home made beef cobbler.

This tasty dish was first created to celebrate the restaurant's achievement of the gold Food for Life catering mark, highlighting our use of local and organic produce.

Indulge yourself...

Why not give one of our favourite recipes a go and enjoy a slice of indulgent chocolate orange cake at home.

Our bakers' best

Time for a cake stop

All our delicous cakes and traybakes are lovingly made in-house by our brilliant bakers.

There's something for everyone's sweet tooth - including gluten and dairy free options.
 

Tempting traybakes

Temptingly chocolatey

Here at Stourhead our bakers work their magic creating the tastiest traybakes around.

We've fruity flapjack to rich chocolate brownies and florentine slices.
 

Let them eat cake

Try a slice of our Victoria sponge

171,000 slices of Victoria sponge are sold each year across the Trust.

Not only do we bake and sell Victoria sponge, we also have dairy free carrot cake, Stourhead's apple cake and many more for you to try.

The walled garden

The walled garden supplies fresh fruit and vegetables all year round © National Trust

The walled garden supplies fresh fruit and vegetables all year round

The three-tiered walled garden looks magnificent year round and there is always something interesting growing.

It is managed by our garden team and a great team of volunteers who supply local, seasonal and yummy produce for the restaurant all year round.

We sow we grow we eat

Harvesting the vegetable goodness © Paul Harris

Harvesting the vegetable goodness

Some of the produce we grow and serve includes, the 'purple tepee' french bean, runner bean, lettuce, tomatoes, 'Beauty of Bath' apples, rhubarb, beetroot and surprisingly we also grow grapes and kiwis.

What can you see in the walled garden?
 

Seasonal all the way

The pick of the crop © John Millar

The pick of the crop

Once grown, many of the sesonal fruit and vegetables go to the restaurant and are used to feed the 400,000 visitors we have each year.

Some of the produce also goes to the Stourhead farm shop. Why not take a bit of Stourhead home for your tea?

Farm shop

Local cheese on display at a farmers’ market, Stourhead

Take the taste of Stourhead home with a selection of local meat, fruit and vegetables, pies and cakes available from the farm shop.

Everything is locally sourced, mostly from the farms on the estate.

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