A relaxing bite to eat in Mottistone Gardens

Located by the Shack, our tea-garden offers a range of tempting treats for you to indulge in. So take a well-earned break from wandering the gardens and relax with a refreshing drink, a slice of homemade cake, a cream tea, or even a light lunch.

Although now positioned in a peaceful corner of the gardens, the area that our tea-gardens occupy was once the tennis court for Mottistone Manor. Thankfully, no tennis balls should come flying past, but a few butterflies may come fluttering by. It makes the perfect place to sip a freshly brewed tea or coffee, and to enjoy a quintessentially British cream-tea.

Responsibly chosen and locally sourced

Our menu changes seasonally, and reflects the produce that is available at the time of year. All our food is freshly made and, when available, uses ingredients grown in Mottistone’s organic kitchen garden by our team of gardeners and volunteers.

Freshly made carrot cake with carrots from the gardens at Mottistone
Squares of carrot cake on a plate with a label detailing ingredients from the garden at Mottistone

Range of foods

We always offer a range of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches with a variety of fillings, light lunches, warming soup and sausage rolls for cooler days, and a selection of scones and cakes. We also have a choice of seating areas, either in our undercover sheltered area or outside. 

If you’d prefer to carry on exploring the gardens, or fancy having an impromptu picnic, then we have various snacks and drinks that can be taken away. One of our favourite places to enjoy a bite to eat is on the benches located on the terraces and banks that encompass the gardens. From here you get a panoramic view of the gardens, the village and all the way to the sea. 

Harvesting fresh, organic produce for the tea garden at Mottistone
A catering assistant picking vegetables in the organic garden at Mottistone