Food and drink at Lydford Gorge

A child about to eat a delicious slice of cake

Whether you fancy a cuppa after a long car journey, a snack to boost the energy levels half way through your hike or an indulgent cream tea at the end of the walk we can offer it all.

The tea-rooms at Lydford Gorge can be found at each of the two entrances to the gorge – the Devil’s Cauldron and Waterfall entrance.

Visitors to the gorge have been taking refreshment after their exertions since Victorian times. When the railway arrived in 1865 it was the first time ordinary Victorians could experience for themselves the spectacle of Whitelady Waterfall.

Whitelady Waterfall flowing into the glistening river Lyd
Whitelady Waterfall flowing into the glistening river Lyd
Whitelady Waterfall flowing into the glistening river Lyd

Both tea-rooms serve a selection of sandwiches, soup, paninis, cakes, cream teas and ice-cream. Indoor and outdoor seating is available to help you make the most of the weather. Well behaved dogs are allowed in the tea-rooms and there are colouring materials to help keep the children entertained.

Enjoy a cuppa with your four-legged friend
A couple enjoying a cuppa in the tea-room with their dog
Enjoy a cuppa with your four-legged friend

The Devil's Cauldron tea-room serves an additional lunch menu between 12 noon and 2.30pm including one-pot specials, jacket potatoes and pasties. New for 2019 is the Lydford Stack - a griddled cheese scone stacked with hot bacon, melting brie and garlic mayonnaise. A lunch time indulgence to see you through whatever you’ve got planned.

The Lydford stack
A Lydford stack with bacon, brie and garlic mayo in a toasted cheese scone
The Lydford stack

In the waterfall tea-room second-hand books are available for a donation. All proceeds go towards preserving the unique landscape of the gorge and looking after the wildlife that call it home.

Second-hand books
Second-hand books
Second-hand books