Food and drink at Lydford Gorge

Whether you need to rehydrate after a long car journey, re-energise half way through your hike in the gorge or indulge at the end of the walk our two tea-rooms will be able to satisfy your needs.

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. There have been refreshments sold to tourists at the gorge since the railway brought Victorians eager to experience for themselves the spectacle of the Whitelady Waterfall.

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 now allowed in the tea-rooms and there are colouring materials to help keep the children entertained.

Ham and Cheese Panini
Ham and Cheese Panini
Ham and Cheese Panini

The Devil's Cauldron tea-room serves an additional lunch time 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, fresh tomatoes and onion chutney. A lunch time indulgence to see you through whatever you’ve got planned.

In the waterfall tea-room second-hand books are available for a donation. The selection ranges from nature and gardening to art and history. 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