Spring flavours in our cafés

Expect to enjoy a riot of spring flavours in our cafés and restaurants with colourful mixes of seasonal veg making their way from plot to plate. Enjoy homemade scones, soups and salads from regional produce.

Cow Barn

Cow Barn café, Tyntesfield, Bristol 

Set in the unique surroundings of a converted Victorian cow barn, Tyntesfield’s café menu is based around local seasonal food, from wild garlic to bread and butter pudding. Wherever possible the team use produce from Tyntesfield’s kitchen garden, and also serve delicious homemade cakes and pastries.

Courtyard outside the Stables Cafe at Knightshayes Court

Stables Café, Knightshayes, Devon 

Using a range of organic ingredients, freshly picked from the walled kitchen garden and nearby farms, you are always guaranteed the taste of the West Country with every bite at Knightshayes. There's plenty of space to eat inside the renovated stables or out in the beautiful cobbled courtyard.

The interior of the Orangery Cafe at Ham House and Garden, Surrey.

Orangery café, Ham House, London 

Ham’s kitchen garden has existed since the mid-1860s, and is currently one of the most productive walled kitchen gardens in London. It provides the Orangery café with fresh ingredients all year round, and inspires the menu of light lunches and treats. Pay a visit to enjoy the new surroundings and taste Ham House's delicious home-grown produce.

Visitors sitting outside the cafe at Standen House, West Sussex

Barn café, Standen, West Sussex 

An 18th-century barn is home to the Barn Café at Standen, not far from the kitchen gardens. Last year the gardens supplied over 400kg of fresh fruit and vegetables to our café. Try tasty seasonal dishes made with produce straight from the kitchen garden. If there’s still a bit of a spring chill, head inside to warm with a hearty meal beside the cosy wood burner.

Picnic benches outside by the River Stour at Flatford, Suffolk

Riverside tea-rooms, Flatford, Suffolk 

Flatford lies in the heart of the Dedham Vale in Suffolk, made famous in the paintings of John Constable. After exploring the picturesque hamlet you can pay a visit to the riverside tea-room, next door to the beautiful 16th-century thatched Bridge Cottage. With an exciting menu, starring some old favourites as well as the ‘Bake of the Month’.

Houghton Mill Flour sacks

Houghton Mill, Cambridgeshire 

Houghton Mill is the oldest working water mill on the River Great Ouse, and is still used to produce stoneground flour. You can see the mill running on Sundays and Bank Holidays between March and October, or why not pop into the tea room to try the selection of cakes, bakes and cream teas made using the mill’s flour?

The Garden Tea House provides a stunning

Garden tea house, Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire 

Relax in the grand setting of the Garden Tea House and enjoy a selection of traditional roasts and homemade sweet treats. Where possible, the tasty dishes are made using produce and ingredients from our very own Walled Kitchen Garden.

A couple pour some tea in the sunny Tearoom courtyard

Stables tea room, Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire 

The Stables Tearoom is the perfect place to grab some homemade sweet and savoury treats for a light lunch or afternoon tea. Our menu uses the best of British ingredients to create delicious seasonal dishes. On a warm spring day you can even quench your thirst with one of our local ales.

Three adults seated at a table enjoying a drink of tea

The Walled Garden restaurant, Beningbrough Hall, Yorkshire 

We love local food, that’s why the walled garden at Beningbrough is so important to us. Throughout the spring we harvest a wide variety of fresh Yorkshire produce which we use in our soups, quiches, light meals and main courses, reducing our food miles to literally metres.

Parsnip and apple soup with a drizzle of oil and sprinkle of thyme

The café at Sizergh Castle, Cumbria 

With fresh, seasonal produce grown in the garden and other ingredients sourced from local suppliers, it’s easy to enjoy a taste of Sizergh when you visit. Tuck in to delicious light bites or main meals, or treat yourself to cakes and sweet treats baked fresh in the kitchen.

A couple enjoying a warming drink and bite to eat at Speke Hall

Home Farm Restaurant, Speke Hall, Merseyside 

At Speke, we use a lot of the produce from the Kitchen Garden to make tasty meals for the Home Farm Restaurant. We also run a stall on Wednesdays 11am – 3pm, where you can pick up organic fruit and veg in exchange for a donation. This spring, our new restaurant menu will include Chicken Bucknade – a recreation of a Tudor dish - and local speciality Wet Nelly fruit cake.

The Tea Room at Mount Stewart

The tea room at Mount Stewart, County Down 

At Mount Stewart, our Cook and Baker create delicious meals and bakes using the best local and seasonal produce. You’ll find all your favourite recipes from the National Trust Cookbook here, as well as a few local specialities.

A family at the Stableyard Tea-room at Castle Ward

Stableyard tea room, Castle Ward, County Down 

The Stableyard tea room is the perfect spot for lunch or a quick snack. Grab a coffee after a long walk on the trails, or restore your energy with a hot bowl of soup. Our gardener and volunteers have even cultivated a section of the Walled Garden to provide home-grown produce, so we can use the freshest ingredients in our dishes.