The Brewhouse Café at Knole

The new Brewhouse Cafe has opened at Knole in Kent.

Completely renovated, refurbished and expanded, the Brewhouse Café and shop are once again providing Knole’s visitors with food and drink – a tradition that began in the seventeenth century.

Knole’s brewhouse has always been an important part of the estate. It originally only produced ale or beer but is now home to the Brewhouse Café, which reopened in summer 2016 following extensive building work.

Located within magnificent, historic surroundings, the Brewhouse offers visitors a very special setting to enjoy the seasonal menu, purchase a souvenir from the gift shop or pick a plant in the Brewhouse Courtyard.

Relax in the new Brewhouse Café at Knole
The new Brewhouse Café and shop have opened at Knole, a National Trust property in Kent.

So, what's on offer?

The Brewhouse Café allows visitors the option of enjoying the full services of the main eatery or using the new Grab & Go facility.

Offering a range of snacks, ice creams, and hot and cold drinks, the Grab & Go is ideal for visitors who want a quick bite to take away. The main eatery serves a seasonal menu of hot dishes, as well as indulgent cream teas. Hot meals are served daily from 12pm-2.30pm and light lunches daily from 11.30am-3.30pm.

Relax on the rooftop terrace

With more than 1,000 acres of parkland and home to a wild deer herd, Knole’s estate offers many beautiful views. One of the best vistas can be enjoyed from the Brewhouse Café’s rooftop terrace, where you can take in the views while enjoying a leisurely lunch or simply sit and watch the deer go by with a glass of your favourite beverage to hand.

Enjoy lunch with a view on the Brewhouse Cafe's rooftop terrace
Enjoy lunch with a view on the Brewhouse Cafe's rooftop terrace at Knole, Kent.

Browse the gift shop

With a range of food items, kitchenware, home accessories, scarves and bags, gardening equipment and Knole souvenirs, there’s something for everyone. And for those inspired by a stroll through Lord Sackville’s beautiful private garden (open Tuesdays, April-September), plants are also on sale in the Brewhouse Courtyard.

Picnic in the park

Visitors are always welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in Knole's 1,000 acre park, although we ask that you do not feed the deer. We recommend enjoying your picnic in the enclosed outdoor seating area, located close to the car park, to avoid being interrupted by the deer.

Visitor information

The Brewhouse Café is open seven days a week, 10am-5pm.
During the winter, the café will close at the earlier time of 4pm.
Please note that Knole is closed on 24 and 25 December.