The café at Castle Drogo

Enjoy a coffee and slice of cake, Castle Drogo, Devon

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 warm up after a long walk.
Our traditional cream teas, with homemade scones, locally made 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.

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 which we buy locally wherever possible such as jam from Waterhouse Fayre based in Tiverton.

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We use venison from the estate in the cafe. You could enjoy a venison burger with wedges (available most days) or venison stew in the colder months. It doesn't get more local than that.

Something for everyone

For those with special dietary requirements, we have a range of vegetarian 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 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 local free range eggs.

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 on the stained glass windows in the chapel. The lead on these windows which holds the panes in place has deteriorated over time and needs work during 2019.

At the back of the Castle Drogo café you'll find a second hand book shelf.
A book shelf at Castle Drogo.
At the back of the Castle Drogo café you'll find a second hand book shelf.