Eating at Attingham
Our Carriage House Cafe has reopened and will initially be serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. You can only visit our cafe as part of your pre-booked admission ticket. In line with government guidance you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces, including the cafe. Please bring one with you. Please bring one with you. You'll also find a new outdoors hot drinks and snacks takeaway kiosk located in the Field of Play.
Open from 9am daily, the Carriage House Cafe is located in our Stables Courtyard, just as you come into the main site. Our welcome team will be able to give you directions if you're not sure where to go. In line with government guidelines you'll be required to wear a face covering in indoor areas including our shops, cafes, food outlets and toilets. Please bring one with you.
How it works...
We've introduced new measures to help keep everybody safe. As you enter the Carriage House Cafe, you'll find a one-way queueing system for placing and collecting orders. There are protective screens at the till and collection points, and hand sanitiser available. We can only accept card payments, contactless whenever possible.
We're serving hot and cold drinks, and some light lunches and snacks. Our menu includes sandwiches, hot pasties (including vegetarian and vegan) and sausage rolls, cakes, scones, crisps and confectionary. We have ice cream for sale for those warmer days and our Baker is back and making fresh scones for enjoying takeaway cream teas in the parkland. Please note that all items are subject to availability.
If you have dietary requirements you may prefer to come prepared, as with a limited offer we can't guarantee that we'd have what you need. We do have a small range of gluten and dairy-free food available, and soya or oat milk for hot drinks.
We're offering take-away only, served on plant-based disposable tableware, all of which is composted or recycled. At this stage we aren’t serving hot drinks in personal re-useable cups. You're welcome to picnic in the grounds where it's safe to do so - there is some limited seating around the site but for safety we have removed café tables and picnic benches.
Amongst our other drinks and snacks we’re offering children’s hot chocolate, Pom-Bear crisps, chocolate bars and cartons of fruit juice.
New takeaway kiosk at Field of Play
The Field of Play, located at the top of the Mile Walk, has re-opened as part of a pre-booked visit to Attingham, but things will be a little different to normal. To access the Field of Play you can either follow the longer one-way route along the river walking the Mile Walk and entering the field through the first Field of Play entrance gate, or we have opened access to the wood chip path which runs up to the Field of Play nearer the carpark and provided a shorter route through the Walled Garden 'Repton Gate' to the Field of Play. The wood chip path means a one-way system is in place but doesn't require walking the full Mile Walk route. Please note that the wood chip path may not be suitable for some buggies, pushchairs and wheelchairs, please speak to one of the team if you are unsure.
The new food kiosk which was commissioned last year in response to visitor demand, is serving takeaway barista coffee, teas, hot chocolates, cakes and bakes, ice-cream and savoury snacks and is open daily from 11am – 4pm. For everyone’s safety at this current time drinks will be served in our takeaway compostable containers which are made from plants.
We have undertaken work to ensure that the re-opening of our food outlets will prioritise the health and safety of staff, volunteers, suppliers and visitors and this will continue with the opening of the takeaway unit. There will be a one-way queueing system to place orders and for order collection and we’ll only be able to take card payments.
Closed for now:
Lord Berwick’s Tea Room at the Mansion remains closed for the time being.
We look forward to welcoming you back, and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone. As we’re turning cakes and coffees into conservation; you’re helping us protect and look after Attingham and the estate. Thank you.