Food and drink at Lyme

A delicious scone at Lyme, Cheshire

During the colder months, there is nothing better than wrapping your cold fingers around a warming drink. If you are out in the park, head to the Timber Yard Cafe for a drink or a warm snack. If you are up at the house, call in the tea room for a delicious light lunch.

Ale Cellar

In the Edwardian era this is where Lyme's ales were left to mature; gradually developing their distinctive flavours. An Ale Cellar must be a constant temperature, which is why Lyme's is underground.

Now in the Ale Cellar, let a member of staff show you to your table and take your drinks order from one of our bottles of wine or locally brewed beers. A range of lunches to choose from including soup, sandwiches, sweet and savoury cream teas.

Timber Yard Cafe

The Timber Yard has been a hive of activity since its creation in 1904. During the Edwardian period the café was the joiner's workshop.

The Timber Yard Cafe serves hot and cold sandwiches, soup, salads, jacket potatoes, a one pot of chilli or stew and finally - what no National Trust property would be complete without - a selection of cakes and scones.

Ice Cream Parlour

This building once housed the engine that powered the estate. During the war years it was used as living quarters for the R.A.F.

Fancy an ice cream? Choose from many different flavours of scooped ice cream, topped with sauce and sprinkled with sweets. 

Cool down in the warmer months
Little boy enjoys and ice cream at Lyme, Cheshire

The Kiosk

Situated in the car park, the Kiosk is perfect  place to grab a quick drink or an ice cream before you start exploring. Forgotten your picnic? The kiosk also sells crisps, sweet treats, sandwiches and a variety of cold drinks. 

The Servant's Hall Tearoom

''Every servant sat down at the table. There wasn't one left in the kitchen, or anywhere when that meal was served. Everyone sat down.''

Join that tradition and sit down with sandwiches, hot and cold drinks or a slice of cake.

The Salting Room Tea Parlour


Enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea in the cosy and quaint Salting Room. With a delightful mixture of fresh sandwiches, mini cakes and of course our beloved scones all coupled with a pot of tea or coffee, relax and treat yourselves to this divine treat. Booking is always recommended to avoid disappointment.

To truly feel like a Lord and Lady of the Manor we are delighted to present to you our Regency Afternoon Tea offer. Dress in your finest Regency regalia and dine away the hours in the splendid surroundings of Lyme.

Regency Lyme Afternoon Tea - includes sandwiches, cakes, scones and tea or coffee for £15

The Thomas Legh Afternoon Tea - includes soup, sandwiches, cakes, scones and tea or coffee £18.50

The Indulgent Afternoon Tea - includes soup, sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea or coffee and a lovely glass of prosecco for £22.50

The Salting Room will be open again from the 27th of March 2017 Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 4pm (last booking 3:30pm) Booking advisable on 01663 761400.

Room hire also available, please call for more information.

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in The Salting Room
Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in The Salting Room at Lyme, Cheshire