Cosy tea-rooms and cafés

As well as enjoying delicious homemade food made using local ingredients, every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us continue to look after special places for everyone to enjoy. We've picked a few of our favourite cosy tea-rooms and cafés for you to visit over Christmas.

Minces pies, National Trust

Barrington Court, Somerset 

Mulled cider will be served in the Strode dining and tearoom at Barrington Court this festive period. As well as warming drinks, the café team will be making a constant supply of home-made Christmas cakes, puddings and mince pies.

Christmas in a National Trust Cafe

Bateman’s, East Sussex 

The Mulberry tearoom at Bateman's will look splendid with all natural and handmade decotations from the estate. A visit this Chrsitmas will have you entering the world of Kipling’s imagination through the ‘Rewards and Fairies’ themed trails. Enjoy festive treats and feel as if Kipling’s characters have come to life.

Children enjoying cake at a National Trust cafe

Cragside, Northumberland 

Decorations will be up, carols will be playing and there’ll be a festive menu to choose from including Christmas lunches at Cragside this festive season. With mince pies a plenty, Christmas pudding, hot chocolate and mulled wine, the whole family will be spoilt for choice.

Visitors enjoying a hot drink in the crowd

Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire 

With two spots to choose from, the Billiard Tearoom and the Castle Walk Café, there is something for everyone at Dinefwr. Those visiting with dogs and muddy boots can sit a while in the Castle Walk Café or keep on with a take away winter warmer.

Visitor carrying tray to table in National Trust cafe

Ickworth, Suffolk 

Ickworth's traditional mince pie scone returns this year, best enjoyed with marmalade and clotted cream and washed down with an orange hot chocolate or a gingerbread latte. Tales of the foodie traditions enjoyed by the Hervey family here at Christmas will be told and be on the look out for cleverly stashed homemade chocolate orange coin.

Closeup of cakes

Hardwick, Derbyshire 

The creative team at Hardwick are busy planning this year's ‘gingerbread showstopper’. The kitchen keep the design a closely guarded secret until opening weekend. This year's showstopper, to rival any bake off, will be presented in the Great Barn Restaurant. Why not marvel at the piece whilst eating your own piece of cake?

Visitors enjoying a National Trust cafe

Mount Stewart, County Down 

The tearoom at Mount Stewart is the perfect start, middle or end to your Christmas visit this year. With punchy espressos and traditional teas to creamy hot chocolates, everyone will get their festive fill.