Polesden Lacey National Trust Cafe

There are three places to buy tasty snacks, 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 plenty of food and drink to tempt you.

A clump of daffodils in shade

Coronavirus update

Polesden Lacey is currently closed, to further restrict the spread of coronavirus. This includes the house, gardens, toilets, cafes, shops and car parks. Please check back on our website for updates, or follow us on social media. You'll find us on Facebook and Twitter @PolesdenLaceyNT

Coffee cup

The Coffee Shop

As you arrive from the main car park you'll see the Coffee Shop, a great place to buy hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks to take away. There are delicious sausage rolls, freshly made sandwiches, cakes and scones and hot light lunches. 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 Cafe

In the Café at Polesden Lacey you'll find our full menu, with a variety of hot and cold dishes including unique dishes that reflect the spirit of Polesden Lacey. We also have a range of delicious cakes and classic cream teas. There are plenty of indoor tables as well as an outdoor seating area.

Woman and daughter enjoying a hot drink outdoors in cold weather

Inside the grounds

You'll find another area where you can buy hot and cold drinks, as well as snacks and cakes, by Admiral's Walk. There are also picnic benches here, swings and a small play area.

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 Cafe. In our other outlets we use compostable packaging which is plastic free, produced ethically using less virgin material and creating less Co2.

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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