Enjoy delicious food and drink at Polesden Lacey

A mother and daughter eating ice cream at the coffee shop at Polesden Lacey

There are three places to buy tasty snacks, meals, hot and cold drinks and ice cream at Polesden Lacey. So whether you're looking for a hot meal after a long walk, or a cream tea just as Mrs Greville enjoyed, we've got plenty of food and drink to tempt you.

Visit the Coffee Shop

As you arrive from the main car park you'll see the Coffee Shop, a great place to buy hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks to take away. There are delicious sausage rolls, freshly made sandwiches, cakes and scones and hot light lunches.

Food here is served in compostable takeaway containers, so you can find a seat in the coffee shop or go for a walk in the grounds and find a spot for a picnic. There are picnic tables in Home Farm Orchard and Crab Apple Orchard. 

Dogs are welcome in the coffee shop and there are seats both inside and outside.

Visit the Café

In the Café you'll find our full menu, with a variety of hot and cold dishes including unique dishes that reflect the spirit of Polesden Lacey. We also have a range of delicious cakes and classic cream teas.

The Café in Stable Courtyard is bigger than the coffee shop with more tables and an outdoor seating area.  

A warming seasonal soup served with crusty bread
Bowl of soup with crusty bread
A warming seasonal soup served with crusty bread

Inside the grounds

You'll find another area where you can buy hot and cold drinks as well as snacks and cakes, by Admiral's Walk. There are also picnic benches here, swings and a small play area.

Children's meals

We offer a kids menu and pick-and-mix lunch boxes to take-away. If you're picking up a picnic box it might be worth buying this from the coffee shop on busy days, which is usually quieter.

Afternoon tea

Mrs Greville was a big fan of afternoon tea which was always served promptly at 5pm. Our pastry chefs keep her tradition alive with a mouth-watering selection of cream teas, cakes, flapjacks and more. You can even treat yourself to a glass of prosecco. 

Cream tea
Cream tea at Trerice
Cream tea

Delicious, home-grown food

Wherever possible, we use fruit and veg grown in the gardens which is sown, nurtured and harvested by our fantastic garden volunteers. That means our menu isn't just seasonal, it has a low carbon foot print too. 

We buy delicious meat from our tenant farmer, Steve Connisbee who was the winner of the 'Farming with Nature' award in 2018. All profits from our cafe go towards funding essential conservation work - so every time you eat or shop here at Polesden, you're helping us look after this special place. Thank you. 

The volunteer Gardener team at Polesden Lacey, by the no-dig beds
The volunteer gardeners at Polesden Lacey standing in the Vegetable Gardens
The volunteer Gardener team at Polesden Lacey, by the no-dig beds

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