Houghton Mill Tea room

Come and relax in our friendly tea-room overlooking the historic mill and enjoy a light lunch, hot drink or one of our delicious treats baked with our very own Houghton Mill stoneground flour. If the weather is kind, take a seat outside and enjoy being next to the River Great Ouse.

Opening times:

Monday to Sunday: 10.30-17.00 (until Sunday 27 October 2019) 

Friday to Sunday: 10.30-15.30 (from Friday 1 November 2019 to Friday 13 March 2020) 

Over the Christmas break the tea room will be closed from Monday 23 December 2019 and will reopen on Friday 10 January 2020.

Houghton Mill tea room, Mill St, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 2AZ. Tel: 01480 301494 

In the tea room you can choose from:

  • Freshly ground coffee, speciality teas and hot chocolate
  • Breakfast baps and croissants (Sundays 10.30-11.45)
  • Soup and one-pot meals, made with fresh ingredients in our on-site kitchen 
  • Jacket potatoes, toasted paninis, sausage rolls, sandwiches and savoury snacks
  • Traditional or savoury cream teas made with our own Houghton Mill stoneground flour
  • A delicious range of cakes and bakes (we cater for dietary requirements, some of our cakes are gluten and/or dairy free)

The tea room is fully accessible. High chairs and children's lunches are available.

If you have an allergy or intolerance, please let us know

Food made here in our busy kitchen is made using a wide range of ingredients. While we do our best, we can’t guarantee that any of our dishes are totally allergen free. We’d love to help you with your choice by telling you about our ingredients. 

Visited before? Please speak to one of our team as ingredients sometimes change. Please see here for more information.

Our values

Sustainable production is at the heart of National Trust values today.  The National Trust team are the winners of several awards for the pioneering use of sustainably produced food in our cafés.  As a conservation charity we are unique in how we cater for millions of visitors every year by putting welfare and conservation, not profit, at the heart of everything we do.

Today the National Trust is the UK’s biggest farmer looking after over 600,000 acres of farmland with our tenant farmers.  Whether it’s for the Bensons juices in your glass or the butter you put on your scones, we require all our farmers to use nature friendly farming techniques.  For things we can’t produce ourselves we apply these same regulations to all our external suppliers too.  That’s why you will see labels such as ‘farm assured’, ‘free range’ and ‘rainforest alliance’ throughout our cafés. 

Every sip, nibble and crunch helps us to look after special places.