Christmas tea room and shop

After a crisp walk on a frosty winter’s day take the time to relax, unwind and thaw out in our Mulberry tea room or visit our Oast gift shop for some great walking gifts and maps to help you on your way.

Festive treats in the tea room

This December we'll be offering a selection of festive treats with delicious warmly-spiced scones and cakes as we give our usual fayre a Christmas dusting.

Our light lunches will include a traditional Turkey roast and some other seasonal treats to get you in the festive spirit. Come along and visit our beautifully decorated house and then enjoy a delicious lunch with friends or family. Our quintessentially English Cream Tea will still be on offer as well as a variety of hot and cold drinks.

Bateman's Christmas
A selection of Christmas cakes at the Mulberry tea room at Bateman's
Bateman's Christmas

Walkers' respite

If you've just completed one of our estate walks, the Mulberry tea room is the perfect place to stop, catch your breath and warm up before you head back up the hill to your car.

We have freshly made coffees - latte, cappuccino, expresso and filter, or steaming mugs of creamy hot chocolate and a selection of teas which will quickly warm you through. Our tempting freshly baked sweet and savoury scones are a great light snack before your journey home and there's always an array of delicious cakes and sandwiches on offer.

Festive shopping in the Oast gift shop

Our Oast gift shop sells a wide range of items from postcards to remind you of your visit and locally sourced products that are particular to this area to some of the great ranges of Trust-wide products, such as hats, scarves and gloves in great warming colours and our special 2018 Christmas range, which sees the return of some old favourites - Christmas pudding chocolate to name but one - and some great new festive additions.

We've plenty of Christmas tree decorations in stock and lots of great gift ideas, a good selection of cards and some tasty Christmas food. Call in at the end of your visit and tick some things off your Christmas shopping list. 

Christmas decorations from the 2018 Christmas shop range hanging in a tree at Bateman's in East Sussex

We usually have special promotions running so there's always a chance of a bargain when you pop in. Our expert team are always pleased to help you select that special gift. Their knowledge of our ranges is extensive, so please do ask them for their suggestions.