Garden tea-room at Mompesson House

Cream tea

The tea-room is an oasis of tranquillity in the corner of Mompesson's beautiful garden.

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The garden tea-room serves tea, coffee and light bites throughout the day, including soup, sandwiches or a savoury tea. We offer child-sized portions of our sandwiches. 

You can indulge in some delicious locally-made cake or a cream tea. Some gluten-free cakes are available. We also have a variety of tubs of ice cream and passion fruit sorbet from Purbeck Ice Cream. 

Speciality cream tea

Why not treat yourself to a prosecco cream tea? You'll get two scones, jam, clotted cream, a pot of tea and a small bottle of prosecco.

Enjoying tea and cake in the garden tea-room
Visitors having tea and cake in the garden tea-room
Enjoying tea and cake in the garden tea-room

Soil Association’s Bronze Award Food For Life

We're delighted to have been awarded this accreditation which recognises restaurants, cafés and caterers who serve fresh, sustainably sourced produce which is free from controversial additives and also conforms to animal welfare standards.

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.