Seasonal eating and drinking at Killerton

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

The Stables Coffeeshop and our outdoor tea trailer have reopened and are serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks.

Staying safe 

In line with the further easing of restrictions, outdoor seating is now available at some of our cafés and food outlets in England. Where outdoor seating is available, we are legally required to participate in the NHS Test & Trace programme by asking those visitors over 16 who ‘eat in’ at our outlets to check in with the NHS COVID-19 app, scan their membership card or leave brief contact details. Details are not required for visitors who purchase items for take-away.

Our cafés and food outlets continue to prioritise the health and safety of staff, volunteers, suppliers and visitors. We continue to maintain social distancing measures, screens at our till and collection points, waymarked routes and will have hand sanitiser available, to ensure that everyone can enjoy their visit as safely as possible. In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces, unless exempt. Please bring one with you. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

Killerton Kitchen and the Dairy café remain closed.

Thank you

We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone. Whilst we still prefer contactless payment, we can take cash.

Did you know, every penny you spend goes directly into conservation, helping us to keep caring for Killerton.

Children enjoying their picnic on the grass

Best picnic places at Killerton

Feel the grass between your toes or find shade under a canopy of trees. There's plenty of perfect places for an outdoors feast at Killerton; here's four of our favourites.

Bring a blanket for the gardens or take advantage of the picnic benches in the orchard to enjoy your al fresco feast. All picnic spots are open to the elements so you can enjoy the fresh air and sounds of nature with your lunch.


1. The garden lawn

A great place in beautiful setting of the garden. On the main lawn, little ones can roll down the hill, or there are plenty of quieter spots to find.


2. Sparrow Park orchard

Just a stone's throw from the main car park, you'll find picnic benches scattered among the apple trees. It's full of wildlife all through the year, and is dog friendly, too.


3. Columbjohn

This quiet corner of the estate is full of history. Columbjohn Chapel enjoys a riverside setting and the banks are an idyllic spot for a picnic. It's about a half an hour stroll from visitor reception - follow the below walking trail to find it.

4. Deodar Glen

This secret valley was originally designed to resemble an alpine scene, and takes its name from the Deodar cedars that were brought here from the Himalayas. The glen has amazing views of Dartmoor, and is a great place to escape the world for a bite to eat.