Eating at Ickworth

The West Wing Restaurant counter covered in cakes and other snacks

Ickworth has always offered refreshment to its visitors every day. We offer a lovely menu in both our main eateries throughout the year. Whether coming just for a meal, or to make a whole day out our West Wing and Porter’s Lodge cafés serve delicious food for a quick snack or a relaxing break and a tasty meal.

The West Wing café

Our main eatery is our West Wing café, nestled next to our Orangery with views across the Italianate garden. Sit in either the Orangery or café interior on sofas, arm chairs or more formal dining tables and enjoy a host of meals, hotpots and treats from our seasonal menu.  Our café is open every day from 10.30am - 4.30pm

Enjoy a warming meal after taking a walk in the grounds
A warming meal in the restaurant



Our menu has something for everyone and is all made on site from fresh ingredients. Help yourself to sandwiches, cakes, scones and tray-bakes from the counter. Salads and hot dishes like our Italianate pizzas are ordered at the till, made fresh in the kitchen and brought to your table.

Porters Lodge outdoor café

Sit in our outdoor seating area or take your snacks out on a picnic. Perfect if you are enjoying the park and gardens, and of course dogs are very welcome.

Porters Lodge café sits behind our visitor reception in a woodland glade. We’ve placed bird feeders nearby so as you enjoy your treats, you can watch the birds enjoy theirs. We’ve a range of scones and bakes, sausage rolls, sandwiches, gelato and drinks all ready to take away. Porter’s Lodge Cafe is open at weekends from 10am – 4pm, unless inclimate weather.

A full meal or a lighter choice is available in the restaurant
A sandwich from the restaurant

Our values

Naturally the National Trusts ethos of conservation applies to how we source the produce for our cafés. Our eggs (including in our mayonnaise) are free-range, our meat is farm assured and freedom food accredited. Fruit and vegetables are brought in from our own walled garden whenever possible and we use Clipper teas and our own blend of coffee which are both Fairtrade and rainforest alliance accredited.