Polesden Lacey National Trust Café

There are three places to buy tasty snacks, light meals, hot and cold drinks and ice cream at Polesden Lacey. So whether you're looking for a hot meal after a long walk, or a cream tea just as Mrs Greville enjoyed, we've got a variety of food and drink to tempt you.

Our Cafe and Coffee shop are offering a limited service at the moment, please read below for further information.

Coffee cup

The Coffee Shop

As you arrive from the main car park you'll see the Coffee Shop, serving hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks to take away. Like many other food and drink places, we’re affected by staff shortages and supply chain problems.To ease pressure on our staff, we’re making some temporary changes and serving food and drink in our compostable containers. Don’t forget to bring your reusable cup to get 25p off hot drinks.

Dogs are welcome in the coffee shop and there are seats both inside and outside.

A visitor eating a sandwich at a National Trust café

The Café

To ease pressure on our staff, we’re making some temporary changes. We’ll be serving a smaller menu so we can focus on the things you love the most, including our famous scones, cakes and bakes.

Like many other food and drink places, we’re affected by staff shortages and supply chain problems. Thank you for your kindness towards our team at this time.

Children enjoying hot chocolate drinks

Feeling peckish?

In the heart of the gardens, our 'Beech Hut' is the perfect pit stop for hot and cold drinks, as well as snacks and cakes. There are also swings and a small play area here.

Please see the Opening Times tab to find out when the Beech Hut is open.

Bowl of pumpkin soup, with bread roll accompaniment

Seasonal menu

Our menu is inspired by what’s growing in our kitchen garden and seasonal produce in our local countryside, from fresh spring veg and summer fruits to hearty soups and festive flavours as the days grow colder.

The volunteer gardeners at Polesden Lacey standing in the Vegetable Gardens

Sustainable food 

Wherever possible, we use fruit and veg grown in the gardens which is sown, nurtured and harvested by our fantastic garden volunteers. That means our menu isn't just seasonal, it has a low carbon foot print too. We buy delicious meat from our tenant farmer, Steve Connisbee who was the winner of the 'Farming with Nature' award in 2018.

A lady dressed in colourful clothes enjoys a coffee

Working to reduce waste

We use crockery in the Café. In our other outlets we use compostable packaging which is plastic free, produced ethically using less virgin material and creating less Co2. When you order a hot drink and bring your reusable cup, we'll give you 25p off as a thank you for helping the environment. (This replaces the hot drinks loyalty card scheme, which closed in February.)

Fruit scone

Thank you

All profits from our cafe go towards funding essential conservation work - so every time you eat or shop here at Polesden, you're helping us look after this special place. Thank you.

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