What to expect from your visit to Coughton Court

Coughton from river in Autumn

The parkland and garden, café (serving hot and cold food and drink with indoor and outdoor seating), shop, house, bookshop, car park and toilet facilities are all open. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit. Please remember that only assistance dogs are allowed at Coughton.

Parking and arrival

Please have your membership card close to hand as you arrive. We've set up a welcome point with our friendly team in the car park, to welcome you onto site. There are designated Blue Badge spaces available if required. You'll then enter on foot over the bridge, if you need to pay for a ticket or purchase membership head into the shop on the left just after the bridge.

Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, face coverings are not compulsory but we recommend that you wear one in any area you visit which is enclosed and crowded.

You’ll find sinks for hand washing in the toilets. You will find hand sanitiser by the restaurant and shop.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.

Facilities

Toilets - including access and baby change facilities are available in the stableyard. These are sanitised by our team throughout the day.

Food and Beverage - the café, with indoor and outdoor seating, is open from 11am daily serving hot and cold food and drink, including paninis, jacket potatoes, sausage rolls and cakes and bakes. You are welcome to have a picnic on one of the picnic benches by the cafe, no folding chairs or tables in the gardens please.

Shopping at Coughton

The shop here at Coughton is now open from 11am on open days. Come and browse our selection of books, from gardening to cooking, tasty treats, items for your home and garden and special Coughton souvenirs. Our second-hand bookshop is also open to browse from its new home in the stableyard.

The house

The doors to the house here at Coughton are open from 11am (last entrance is 4pm) on open days. The dust sheets have come off the furniture and our volunteers are excited to be welcoming you back. Things are a little different in the house, but we're thrilled to be able to tell you centuries old stories and share with you this beautiful house. 

Entrance is on a first come first served basis, queueing, where necessary, outside of the main tower.

Accessibility

The gardens have some gravel paths and uneven areas but all the paths are suitable for wheelchairs. There are steps to the sunken gardens and over in the bluebell wood.

Dogs

Assistance dogs only at Coughton.