We love sustainably produced, local and seasonal food because it's better for the special places we look after, better for the environment and tastes better too

 Visitors making orange pomander decorations at Attingham Park, Shropshire.
Enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch at Sizergh

Tips for a greener Christmas dinner 

Have yourself a greener Christmas feast with our development chef Clive Goudercourt's top tips for using less energy and being more environmentally friendly in the kitchen.

A father and son do some Christmas baking

Festive food events 

Whether you consider yourself a baking pro, or are looking for tips on how to get started, our Christmas food events will teach you something new. Stir up a Christmas pudding, learn how to make sweet treats and start new baking traditions while supporting our places.

Countdown to Christmas

Mince pies on a plate

Recipes round-up 

We love food and we've got some great recipes to prove it. Take a look through all of our recipes for some culinary inspiration.

Visitors enjoying a slcie of cake and a cup of tea at the Kitchen Cafe at Allan Bank and Grasmere

Cosy tea-rooms and cafés 

Whether you’re looking for a warming soup or the perfect scone, a place to relax with a cuppa or lunch with a view, our tea-rooms and cafés have got it covered.

What's in season: winter

Growing gardens

Gifts for gourmets

Looking for that perfect gift for a foodie or food lover in your life? Browse our tasty range in the online shop.

National Trust Cookbook

From classics like Steak and Ale pie, to newer favourites like Vegetable Tagine, our cookbook is packed with over 100 tried and tested recipes from our cafés.