Yummy treats at Birling Gap
Perched on the cliff top at Birling Gap the café and shop are a haven for great food, coffee and shopping. With every scone or cuppa you buy you are supporting National Trust conservation work across the South Downs. Dogs are welcome (with their owners) throughout the visitor centre, shop and marked areas of the café. Check out our doggy dos and don’ts. So pop in before your walk and grab a hot drink to go or relax over lunch and a glass of wine with friends. Every penny of profit goes towards looking after special places.
Tummy yummy treats
Our licensed café is always busy although you can find a quiet spot most weekdays. Drop by before midday and enjoy a cheese scone alongside a latte from our bean-to-cup machines. From midday our offer varies and includes sandwiches, salads and soup that are all made from fresh ingredients in our kitchen here at Birling Gap. After 2.30pm our afternoon offer includes cream teas and a selection of traybakes and gluten-free cakes. The cafe is open from 10am until 5pm.
Doggy dos and don’ts
Reusable cups for hot drinks
As a conservation charity, the National Trust is committed to creating and maintaining a healthy and beautiful environment. We recognise that the use of single use plastic, with the associated environmental impacts in its manufacture and disposal, is incompatible with this objective and we are committed to phasing out the use of this material over the coming years.
To help reduce the use of single use plastic in our cafes and tea rooms the Trust is trialling a reusable hot drinks scheme, whereby visitors will receive a 25p discount off their hot drinks if they use a reusable cup (either their own or one of the bamboo cups for sale). There are 12 properties involved at this trial stage.
This move follows on from the replacement of the plastic wrapper for the magazine to one made from potato starch which can be composted, and free water in all cafes, to reduce the number of plastic bottles.