The café at Castle Drogo

A bowl of seasonal spring minted pea and lettuce soup.

Situated just a stone's throw from the Teign Gorge, the café is the perfect place to refuel after a long walk on the estate. The café serves hot and cold drinks, light snacks and of course cake.


Spring in the café​ 

The cafe is open everyday serving a range of hot and cold drinks, lunches, snacks and most importantly cake

Warming treat when there is a spring chill
Spicy chilli jacket potato
Warming treat when there is a spring chill

Something for everyone

For those with special dietary requirements, we have vegetarian and vegan options as well as a selection of lactose and gluten free cakes. Gluten free bread rolls are also available. For small tummies we have kids lunch boxes, with a choice of sandwich, snack, and a drink. There is also easy access for wheelchairs and buggies. 

A tasty vegan cream tea with scones, vegan clotted cream and jam
Vegan cream tea with jam and vegan clotted cream
A tasty vegan cream tea with scones, vegan clotted cream and jam

Who's for cake?

After a day exploring the Teigen Gorge, or garden, reward yourself with a slice of cake and a cup of tea. Some of our favourites include, cherry bakewell flapjack, millionaires shortbread and of course chocolate brownies. 


If you're lucky enough to visit on a dry day your welcome to enjoy picnics on site; there are benches available close to the visitor centre and car park.

Second-hand bookshop

The second-hand bookshop is open and is located at the back of our cafe.You can browse through a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction bargains as well as a good selection of jigsaw puzzles. All proceeds from the bookshop go directly towards the care and conservation of Castle Drogo and the wider estate.