Eating at Belton

A pot of tea in the stables cafe at Belton House, Lincolnshire.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing lunch with friends, a sweet treat with family, or a rewarding breakfast after a long walk, there’s always something to tempt you at Belton.

The Stables Café

Open daily, 9.30am-5.30pm.

This summer, Belton’s newly conserved and refurbished Stables Café will offer you an entirely different dining experience within this beautiful historic setting. The café will open daily serving regularly changing menus, which promise to reflect the seasons.

Re-fuel in Belton’s Stables Café after your adventures.
The stables cafe at Belton House, Lincolnshire.
Re-fuel in Belton’s Stables Café after your adventures.

Brunch

Served from 9.30am-12noon, enjoy bacon and sausage baps, sausage rolls and hot or cold drinks to get your day off to a great start.

Enjoy our succulent sausage rolls
Sausage roll
Enjoy our succulent sausage rolls

Lunch

Served from 12noon-3.30pm, choose from a range of freshly prepared hot seasonal dishes,sandwiches, salads and light bites. A selection of children’s meals are also available.

Our crisp summer salads are made with local, seasonal produce
Feta and pea salad
Our crisp summer salads are made with local, seasonal produce

Afternoon treat

From 3.30pm-5.30pm, re-fuel after your adventures and tuck into cream teas, cakes, soup and sandwiches.

Stop by for a homemade scone
Cheese scones in a baking tray at a National Trust property
Stop by for a homemade scone

Private hire

The Stables is home to new function room facilities, available for private hire. For more information, please email belton@nationaltrust.org.uk.

The Pup & Saucer dog café

Open daily, 9.30am-5.30pm.

After a long stroll in the fresh air with your four-legged friend, it’s nice to sit back and put your feet (or paws) up.  Belton’s new dog-friendly indoor seating area is located at the rear of the Stables Café. It’s not only a space to escape any sudden showers but the Pup and Saucer also offers a tasty menu for canine visitors as well as a tennis ball vending machine.

On warmer days, the stable yard also offers extra outdoor seating so you can sit out and enjoy the sunshine.

After a long stroll in the fresh air with your four-legged friend, it’s nice to sit back and put your feet (or paws) up.
A dog relaxing in the outside seating area of the cafe, at Trelissick, Cornwall.
After a long stroll in the fresh air with your four-legged friend, it’s nice to sit back and put your feet (or paws) up.

Ride Play Café

Open daily, 9.30am-5.30pm.

Hot food is served from 10am-3pm on weekdays and 10am-4pm weekends and school holidays.

Families are fully catered for in the Ride so you can relax and enjoy your time together. We offer special menus, indoor adventure play, highchairs, a microwave to warm baby food, baby changing facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Visit the Ride Play Cafe for an indoor adventure
Child dressed up as a ladybird at Belton's Ride Play Cafe
Visit the Ride Play Cafe for an indoor adventure

Please note that a timed ticket system operates on busy days. Interested in celebrating a birthday party in the Ride? Find out more here.

Muddy Hands Kiosk

Open weekdays, 10am-4.30pm.

Open weekends and school holidays, 10am-5.30pm.

Located in Belton’s outdoor adventure playground Muddy Hands is open daily. Choose from a selection of snacks, ice creams and hot and cold drinks while the children let off some steam in National Trust’s largest outdoor playground. 

A boy enjoys ice cream
A boy enjoys ice cream
A boy enjoys ice cream

Allergen information

We take allergies very seriously and we work hard to provide a wide choice to suit a range of dietary needs. If you have a food intolerance or allergy, please ask a member of the team about suitable items on the menu.

Food for life served here

We’re proud that our restaurant and café bear the Bronze Food for Life Served Here Award. The award recognises our commitment to serving local, fresh and honest food made using ethical and sustainable ingredients.

Thanks for your support

Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy at Belton helps us to continue looking after this special place for everyone to enjoy, thank you.