Winter in the café at Hinton Ampner

Our café is the perfect place to warm up after a winter walk or a visit to our exhibit. Opening at 10am daily and serving hot food until 2.30pm, take a seat and relax whilst you choose from a variety of homemade tasty treats.

Housed in one of the oldest buildings on the Hinton estate, our café was formerly a stable.  Over the years it has had various uses including being the village Social Club.  Historically a hub of activity, our café is no different today.

If you are up early and fancy a spot of breakfast with us we offer tasty treats such as sausage rolls, savoury scones and pastries and of course a classic bacon bap. Yours to enjoy every day from 10am – 12pm.

Find a selection of pastries at the Hinton Ampner cafe
Find a selection of pastries at the Hinton Ampner cafe

As lunchtime approaches, indulge in our winter menu with a hearty soup followed by topside of beef with all the trimmings. This homemade meal is available every day during January as we know our visitors love a good roast dinner. 

All the beef we serve is from our local Coopers Foods based in Andover, Hampshire.  We cook Dawn Meadow Gold Beef which is 28 day aged meat from carefully selected Steer Cattle and is matured longer on the bone giving a high level of marbling and extra flavour.

Our menu changes regularly; choose from a varied lunch offer including plated salads and soups alongside a new dish of chickpea burgers with peanut sauce. You'll also find freshly made sandwiches with a variety of fillings, homemade cake and hot drinks all served on china.

Choose from a selection of cakes at the cafe at Hinton Ampner
Choose from a selection of cakes at the cafe at Hinton Ampner

If you fancy something sweet, treat yourself to our lemon and cranberry bake or tuck into our homemade coffee, brandy and orange cake.  Enjoy inside or have it to take away so you can continue to explore our grounds.

From plot to plate

With 70 percent of our food made on site with seasonal ingredients, our veg doesn’t have far to travel as it comes over from our Walled Garden.  Taken straight into our kitchen, delicious salads, soups and sandwiches are prepared onsite with our meat also being locally sourced.

From pot to plate at Hinton Ampner
From pot to plate at Hinton Ampner

Our chefs make all of our food fresh and also cater for gluten and dairy free visitors; just ask one of our café team members for more information.  The fully licensed café also sells a variety of local ales and a range of wines.

Pick 'n' Mix

For our younger diners, why not try one of our fun kids' pick and mix lunch boxes, full of tasty and balanced treats. Youngsters can make up their own packed lunch, choosing what they want from our range of sandwiches, drinks, fruit and snacks. On weekends and bank holidays, child sized hot meals are also available so all the family are catered for.

Visitors enjoying a treat at the Hinton Ampner cafe
Visitors sitting outside a cafe at Hinton Ampner, Hampshire.