Eating at Mottisfont

National Trust pot of food

Treat yourself to something tasty from one of our cafés when you visit. Whether you’re seeking a full meal or a light bite, we have a variety of different outlets to suit all cravings.

The Old Kitchen

Open from 10am - 5pm (last orders 4.45pm) daily, hot food served from 12noon - 3pm

Discover delicious, seasonal food in the Old Kitchen, located in our former Victorian kitchens. You'll find this on the lower corridor of our historic house, near the Cellarium. There's indoor seating within the historic surrounds of the kitchen, or take a riverside seat outside the porch.

This is the place to visit for the full range of hot meals, plated salads, home-made cakes and hot drinks, all served on china.

Take a seat in our atmospheric Old Kitchen
A plated scone, teapot and two cups on a table in the Old Kitchen cafe at Mottisfont, Hampshire
Take a seat in our atmospheric Old Kitchen

The Coach House Café

Open from 10am - 5pm (last orders 4.45pm) daily, hot food served from 12noon - 3pm

The Coach House Café, located in the Stables, serves lighter bites: lunches, snacks and treats. Try a bowl of soup or stew, find hot and cold sandwiches to eat in or take away, and stock up on cakes and drinks.

Treat yourself to something tasty from the Coach House Cafe
Cakes and biscuits on display in the Coach House Cafe at Mottisfont, Hampshire
Treat yourself to something tasty from the Coach House Cafe

Everything is served on plant-based disposable tableware, all of which is composted or recycled. This café is very accessible for families, with seating both indoors and outside.

If you're looking to picnic - or if you want to save a treat for later in the day - both our cafés offer takeaway options. Just ask the team and they'll package food up for you. There are plenty of picnic benches dotted around the grounds, especially in the paddock areas to the east of the Stables.

Additional outlets

These can all open up on busy days. Our Visitor Welcome team will be happy to advise on what's available when you visit.

The Kitchen Garden kiosk serves drinks, sandwiches, cakes and ice cream. There's outdoor seating here under the shade of a bean tree, and lawn areas for picnics.

The Coffee Shop serves hot drinks and a small range of snacks alongside the Coach House Café in the Stables. It’s perfect for a quick refreshment stop, and there’s dog-friendly indoor seating, too.

We serve scoop ice cream from a Jude's horsebox located at the top of the main driveway near the walled gardens. Tubs of Jude's ice cream are also available from the Coach House Café.

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.