Houghton Mill Tea-room

Pumpkin, chilli and ginger soup

Come and relax in our friendly tea-room overlooking the historic mill.

Our menu includes:

  • Freshly ground coffee, speciality teas and hot chocolate
  • Breakfast baps and croissants (Sundays: 9.30-11.00 during peak season, 10.30-12.00 during the winter)
  • 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 and high chairs / childrens lunches are available.

There is an outside seating area overlooking the millpond.

Opening Times

September 2018: We are open 7 days a week until 30th September 2018 (10:30 until 17:00,  last orders 16:45. Early opening on Sundays from 09:30).

October 2018: We are open on  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday until 28th October (10:30 until 17:00, last orders 16:45. Early opening on Sundays from 09:30).

November and December 2018: We are open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 31 October – 30 December 2018 (10:30 until 15:30, last orders 15:15. No early opening on Sundays).

January and February 2019: We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday (10:30 until 15:30, last orders 15:15. No early opening on Sundays).

We will be closed for two weeks over Christmas from Thursday 19th December until Friday 4th January 2019 inclusive.

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.