Eating at Goddards

Visitors enjoying a meal in the Terry family dining room

A trip to Goddards is only complete once you have eaten in the Terry family’s beautiful dining room.

Opening times

  • 27 February - 29 March 2020, Thursday - Sunday 10.30am - 5pm
  • 1 April - 1 November* 2020, Wednesday - Sunday 10.30am - 5pm
  • 18 November - 20 December 2020, Wednesday - Sunday 10.30am - 4pm

* Open bank holidays in spring and summer. See full opening times and admission prices or free entry to National Trust members and under fives.

Time for a treat

The menu includes imaginative daily specials using seasonal ingredients. Enjoy table service from the friendly staff for a delicious lunch or a freshly-baked slice of cake and a scone. After wandering the house and garden, it's the perfect spot to take a moment and re-hydrate.

Take tea on the terrace or in the historic space of the house
 Two women sitting drinking on a sunny garden terrace
Take tea on the terrace or in the historic space of the house

Take time out on the terrace

The lavender terrace is a wonderful overspill from the dining room. Relax outside with your refreshments on a warm day or sit in the luxurious drawing room. Enjoy the papers or simply pour yourself a sherry; we just ask for a donation in the pot

" ...one of the nicest National Trust tea rooms in existence. I would still be sitting there now if I could...the Goddards scone was one of the finest National Trust scones I have ever tasted."
- National Trust scone blogger

Afternoon tea in style

If you've got a celebration coming up or just plan to treat yourself, relax in the beautiful drawing room or out on the terrace overlooking the gardens with your traditional afternoon tea. 

Treat yourself to afternoon tea in the drawing room
Two women seated with a three tiered afternoon tea tray in front
Treat yourself to afternoon tea in the drawing room

For that special occasion to book afternoon tea, or you've got a large group and want to ensure a reservation, please contact the food and beverage team or call 01904 771956 ahead of your visit.

Goddards for hire

Do you fancy having the place to yourself? Generally bespoke hiring is only available on closed days, primarily Mondays and Tuesdays; however it can be the perfect place for a corporate function or family get together. Contact the events team with details of what you're looking for and they will be in touch to discuss further.