Food and drink at Lydford Gorge

A child about to eat a delicious slice of cake

Due to the coronavirus crisis this information is not up to date for 2020.

The tea-rooms at Lydford Gorge can be found at each of the two entrances to the gorge. The Devil’s Cauldron and Waterfall entrances are linked by the full Lydford Gorge trail.

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 3pm including seasonal specials, jacket potatoes and pasties. The Lydford Stack - a griddled cheese scone stacked with hot bacon, melting brie and garlic mayonnaise is 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
Second-hand books

Second-hand books

Head to the waterfall tea-room to browse the range of second-hand books for sale. All proceeds go towards preserving the unique landscape of the gorge and looking after the wildlife that call it home.

Visitors sitting outside the cafe at Standen House, West Sussex

Allergen information 

Most of the food and drink served in our café’s, restaurants and tea-rooms is prepared on site in our kitchens, using a wide range of ingredients. As a result, we can’t guarantee that any of our food and drink products are completely allergen free. If you have an allergy or intolerance, please ask the café staff who will be happy to advise on the ingredients in your food and drink.