Eating at Ickworth

Round Shortbread Biscuits with an oak leaf design.

Our West Wing and Porters Lodge cafés are both open with a variety of hot and cold drinks as well as light snacks and cakes. Grab something on the go or sit and enjoy a cuppa with friends.

Open daily | 10am - 4pm

Staying safe

The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our top priority. In England, wearing a face covering is a personal choice, although they are recommended in crowded and enclosed places.

We'll continue to provide hand sanitiser and stick to our high standards of cleanliness.

If you're showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 10 days, please don't visit.

If you want more information about National Trust Food and Beverage re-opening click here.


Cream tea
Close-up of a cream tea
Cream tea

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.  

Allergen information  

Most of the food and drink served in our cafés, restaurants and tearooms is prepared on site in our kitchens, using a wide range of ingredients. As a result, we can’t guarantee that any of our food and drink products are completely allergen free. If you have an allergy or intolerance, please speak to the café staff, who will be happy to advise you on the ingredients in your food and drink.