Food and drink

A selection of homemade cakes

With tasty homemade treats, light lunches and refreshing drinks, Ightham Mote's café is the ideal place to relax during your visit or reward yourself at the end of a walk.

A barista frothing milk for a cappuccino

Specialty coffees and teas

How do you like your coffee? Our friendly team of trained baristas serve espressos, lattes, cappuccinos and more. But never fear, we also serve tea – and lots of it.

Carrot cake ready for serving in the Mote Café

Cakes and bakes

Choose from a selection of mouth-watering cakes, bakes and scones, with seasonal options throughout the year. The Mote Café is open daily from 10am.

Large baked quiche with salmon and watercress filling

Tasty meals

Enjoy delicious, freshly prepared sandwiches, light lunches and hot meals from 12noon - 2.30pm, with many of the ingredients sourced locally.

A little girl excited with a National Trust lunchbox

Children's meals

We cater for all the family to make your visit as easy as possible. Choose from our children’s lunch boxes or enjoy a child-size portion of any of our main meals.

Visitors relaxing with a pinic

Al fresco eating

Relax and enjoy an al fresco experience on the Mote Café outdoor patio. If you’d like to enjoy a picnic, then ask us for a take-away option and recline in the deck chairs at the north end of the garden. Dogs on leads are welcome on the patio.

Table set for a function with napkins, wine glasses, plates, cutlery and wint

Private functions

To book the Mote Café for private parties and functions, contact the Catering Manager on 01732 810378.

Thank you

We couldn't do this without you

Every sip you take and every bite you make in the café helps us care for Ightham Mote for ever for everyone.