The Brewhouse Café at Knole

Enjoy a cream tea at Knole in Kent.

Knole’s brewhouse has been an important part of the estate since the 17th century. It originally only produced ale and beer but it is now home to the Brewhouse Café.

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.

So, what's on offer?

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

Offering a range of snacks, ice creams, 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 to September), plants are also on sale in the Brewhouse Courtyard.

Visit the Bookshop

Or if you prefer historical novels, walking guides and cookery books, why not browse the shelves of our Bookshop, which you'll find in Green Court next to the Visitor Centre. Knole has many famous literary connections and the Bookshop is the perfect place to unwind and discover your new favourite read. Families can settle down for a story in the designated children’s area, which is full of books, games and cuddly toys to keep your little ones busy. 

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.