The Brewhouse Café at Knole

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.

Opening times

Monday - Sunday 10am – 5pm (The gates will close at 4.30pm to serve the last customers)

Address: Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1HX
Tel: 01732 462100

Where to find the Brewhouse Café

The Brewhouse Café is the perfect place to soak up Knole’s historic atmosphere over a drink and a bite to eat. An important part of the estate since the 17th century, it was the original site for the production of beer and ale, but now you’ll find that there's much more on offer.

As you stand facing the entrance to the house, the Brewhouse Café is down to the left-hand side of the building. Follow the path down the hill and enter through the large wooden gates.

Tuck into a delicious sausage roll
Tuck into a delicious sausage roll
Tuck into a delicious sausage roll

What can you choose at the Brewhouse Café?

The Brewhouse Café is curently serving a limited range of drinks and food. There are sandwiches, hot baps, savoury pasties, one-pot stews, snacks, cakes, biscuits and hot and cold drinks. There's always a plentiful supply of scones too, baked on the premises daily. Children's lunch boxes are also available.

We’ve safety measures in place at present, including the closure of the indoor seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, plus waymarked routes. We ask that just one member of your family or group come in to place your order to keep numbers down inside. You can choose to takeaway your refreshments to sit on the rooftop terrace.

Pop in to our café to browse our great selection of cakes
A selection of cakes at one of the National Trust's cafés
Pop in to our café to browse our great selection of cakes

Remember your reusable cup

Every time you present a reusable cup when you order a hot drink at one of our cafes, tea rooms or kiosks*, we'll give you 25p off as a thank you for helping the environment by reducing the number of disposable cups used. This promotion replaces the hot drinks loyalty card scheme, which closed in February 2021. You can also purchase a National Trust reusable cup in the shop at Knole.

Find your new favourite reusable cup!
Three of our reusable cups, two in green and the centre in blue on a shelf in the shop
Find your new favourite reusable cup!

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 drink.

Take a seat on the rooftop terrace at the Brewhouse Café
Two visitors sitting on a bench in the sunshine on the Rooftop Terrace of the Brewhouse Café
Take a seat on the rooftop terrace at the Brewhouse Café

We've had to introduce a few new procedures to keep the roof terrace Covid-compliant. We're still asking just one person from each group to come into the café to keep numbers down inside so when you get to the counter, our team will ask you to scan a QR code to check in to the seating area upstairs. This doesn’t guarantee a table for you up there, but if you do find a space, everyone in your group (over the age of 16) will then need to check in via the Track and Trace app, or fill in a contact details form and post it in the box by the café exit. They’ll be QR codes on each table for you to scan as well as one at the bottom of the stairs.

Please help us keep this space open by sticking to the current rules of gathering in no more than 2 families or a group of 6 individuals. It would help us too if you could tidy away your rubbish as you leave.

Please ensure you check-in to the rooftop terrace at Knole
A QR code on a table on the rooftop terrace at knole
Please ensure you check-in to the rooftop terrace at Knole

Picnic in the park

Don't forget there is also our dedicated picnic area, just a short walk from the Brewhouse Café towards the car park. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy at Knole, although we recommend you use this dedicated area and not the general park to avoid being interrupted by the deer. Please do not feed the deer if they approach you at anytime whilst visiting Knole.

We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone. In line with government guidance, visitors will be required to wear a face covering inside the café.