Eating and shopping at Arlington Court

Takeaway cream tea at Attingham Park Shropshire

Everything you need to know about eating and shopping at Arlington Court.

The Old Kitchen tea-room

Staying safe 

In line with the further easing of restrictions, outdoor seating is now available at some of our cafés and food outlets in England. Where outdoor seating is available, we are legally required to participate in the NHS Test & Trace programme by asking those visitors over 16 who ‘eat in’ at our outlets to check in with the NHS COVID-19 app, scan their membership card or leave brief contact details. Details are not required for visitors who purchase items for take-away.

Our cafés and food outlets continue to prioritise the health and safety of staff, volunteers, suppliers and visitors. We continue to maintain social distancing measures, screens at our till and collection points, waymarked routes and will have hand sanitiser available, to ensure that everyone can enjoy their visit as safely as possible. In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces, unless exempt. Please bring one with you. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

If you have specific dietary requirements or are visiting with children, please take the time needed to check the menus before reaching the till points.

Takeaway offer:

  • Hot & cold drinks, including luxury hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows
  • Crisps
  • Selection of cakes
  • Pasties and sausage rolls (including vegan pasty - chickpea and cauliflower in a curry sauce)

We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone. You can take a look at our food and drink FAQs by clicking here.

Second-hand bookshop

The second-hand bookshop is reopening on Monday 19 April.

The second-hand bookshop has now moved to the fresh and airy building alonside the toilet block. There will be a one way system in place with sand hanitiser on the way in. Even if we do say so ourselves, it's looking very smart. Pop in and have a look and browse through a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction bargains. All proceeds from the bookshop go directly towards the care and conservation of Arlington and the wider estate.

The Vine Cafe

Please be aware that the Vine Cafe is closed until further notice.

The seasonal Vine Cafe tucked behind the house offers a great alternative for quick pick-up and go snacks, drinks and ice-cream. With beautiful seating under the sprawling vines of the pergola, this dog-friendly cafe is a great place to sit and relax.


Bring some character to your garden with our range of garden decor, available on the online shop

Treat yourself 

Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop. Your purchases and support enable us to continue to care for the nature, beauty and history we all miss.