The café at Castle Drogo
From hearty soups to sandwiches and sweet treats there's something for all tastes.
Situated just a stone's throw from the Teign Gorge, the café is the perfect place to rest after a long walk.
Our traditional cream teas, with homemade scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam, are a popular favourite. You also won’t want to miss our wide selection of mouth-watering cakes, all freshly made on site. There is also a wide range of grab and go items if you're in a hurry.
Our food and beverage team work hard to prepare specials which reflect the seasons, so there is always something new to try. We use seasonal produce, free range eggs and cook from scratch, so the meals you eat are free from additives and sweeteners.
Something for everyone
For those with special dietary requirements, we have a range of vegetarian and vegan options as well as a selection of lactose and gluten free cakes. Gluten free bread rolls are also available. There is easy access for wheelchairs and buggies. High chairs for young children are also available.
Who's for cake?
After a day exploring the castle and grounds, reward yourself with a slice of cake and a warming cup of tea. Our favourites include fruitcake, lemon drizzle, Bakewell tart, Victoria sandwich and coffee & walnut sponge, all freshly made with free range eggs.
After a long walk why not cool down with an ice cream from Salcombe Dairy? Other ice creams such as Magnums and Calippos are also available.
Second hand book shelf
At the back of the café you'll find a second hand book shelf stocked with books from all genres including crime, gardening, travel and fiction. These have a suggestion donation of £1 for a paperback and £2 for a hardback. If you're on holiday it's the perfect place to stock up on some books. The money raised from these books goes directly to fund conservation projects around the property. This year we are trying to raise funds to support projects like buying new garden benches, restoring the chapel organ, as well as continuing to undertake conservation work for butterflies on Piddledown common.