The café at Castle Drogo

Scone with jam and tea

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. Eat alfresco on our patio area; during the warmer months, our café doors open wide joining the outdoors with the inside.
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 catering 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.

Ice cream

Cool down after a sunny day by enjoying an ice cream in a tub from the café. The ice cream is from Salcombe Dairy, based in south Devon with the small factory on the harbour, the ice cream produced contains only natural flavours and colourings.

Cool down with an ice cream on a sunny day
Girl eating an ice cream