Heelis National Trust Cafe

Family lunch at the National Trust cafe in Swindon

Escape the hustle and bustle to the peaceful surroundings of our Heelis café, tucked away in the National Trust's award-winning, eco-friendly headquarters. Enjoy delicious seasonal treats, some grown in our very own vegetable garden and sourced locally where we can, or pop in for a coffee on our café terrace, where doggy pals are welcome too.

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 17:00

Saturday to Sunday: 10.00 - 16:30

National Trust HQ, Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2NA

For more information, please call 01793 817400​

The National Trust cafe in Heelis with an outdoor seating area.

National Trust Heelis café

Hidden away from the crowds at the heart of Swindon, our eco-friendly café is the perfect spot to catch up with friends over afternoon tea or relax amongst the flowers on the terrace. Enjoy a menu guided by the seasons, with many fruit and vegetables grown in our own kitchen garden and meat sourced from local farmers.

Fresh scones and homemade cakes over afternoon tea in Swindon

Afternoon tea in Swindon

Nothing beats the aroma of baked treats straight from the oven. Spend some quality time with the family or catch up with friends over fresh cream scones, homemade cakes and a delicious cup of tea. Afternoon tea is by bookings only (48 hours in advance). Contact us on 01793 817400​ to book.

Lots to choose from at the Heelis café

Something for everyone's taste

With our special children's menu, as well as a daily selection of vegan and vegetarian options, there's something for the whole family at the National Trust Heelis café. One of our staff members will be happy to tell you all about our ingredients and advise on any other dietary requirements. Your four-legged friends needn't miss out either, with our outdoor, dog-friendly seating area.

Soup of the day at the Heelis café

Seasonal menu at Heelis café 

Just like the landscapes we look after, our menu changes with the seasons. Our meals are inspired by what’s growing in our kitchen garden and seasonal produce in our local countryside, from fresh spring veg and summer fruits to hearty soups and festive flavours as the days grow colder.

Our commitment to great food
Home-grown produce from the Heelis kitchen garden

Homegrown in the Heelis kitchen garden

Welcome to our hidden, green oasis in the heart of Swindon at the National Trust's unique and sustainably-designed head office. Many of the delicious fruit and vegetables served at the Heelis café are homegrown in our kitchen garden, tended by head gardener Philip Osman. From salad leaves to seasonal herbs, rhubarb to tomatoes, you can enjoy a sustainable experience at Heelis.

Our trusted suppliers working hard on local farms

Fresh from our local, ethical farmers

We are committed to working with local farmers to source local, high-quality food in an environmentally sustainable way. All meat served in the Heelis café is sourced from our trusted, local supplier, Jon Thorners, or from British butchers. As one of the South West's very first farm shops, established in 1979, Jon Thorners is founded on providing locally-sourced, high welfare meat.

Contact us

For queries about our ingredients, facilities or general enquiries please contact us