New Wood Yard café at Charlecote

Charlecote's brand new wood yard cafe is finally in position

Over the next two years we are bringing Charlecote into the 21st century with a major project to benefit visitors from the moment they arrive to sitting down with a nice cup of tea, and ensuring that the unique collection in the house is preserved for future generations.

New restaurant

The first phase of the project is to build a much-needed new restaurant to complement the existing Orangery tea-room. The much-loved Orangery will remain open when the Wood Yard Cafe opens.

We're developing the Wood Yard at the centre of Charlecote's buildings near the stables into our new café - have you ever wondered what's behind the Carriage houses?

We'll be opening up some of these old buildings for the first time, to show visitors the work that went on here in centuries past.

We are working with award-winning architects and modular building providers, IPT Architects and Ecospace for this project. The work should be completed towards the end of April 2019 and you can follow updates on our progress below.

We discovered hidden corners when we cleared the ground for the new cafe
Preparing the ground for Charlecote Park's new restaurant
We discovered hidden corners when we cleared the ground for the new cafe

Latest updates

28 Feb 19

Clad all over

Wooden cladding has been installed to the exterior of the cafe - this larch will mature over time to a beautiful shade and mirror the wood textures inside.

The internal fit-out has also started and we can see that you'll have a lovely new view of the house while you enjoy your coffee and cake.

The wooden cladding is fixed on Charlecote's new cafe

07 Jan 19

Bigger on the inside

The pieces of the modular build for the new cafe have been lowered into place. Work can now begin on fitting out the building, ready for opening later this spring.

The interior of Charlecote's new wood yard cafe begins to take shape

14 Dec 18

The crane gang

No-one could miss the crane towering over the wood yard as the modular sections of the new Wood Yard cafe are lowered into place. This will be (literally) wrapped up over Christmas and internal work will begin in January.

The crane moves in to lower in the pieces for Charlecote's new restaurant