Magna Carta tea-room at Runnymede

A tempting array of cakes in the tea-room

Take a break and indulge your taste buds with a bite to eat in our Magna Carta tea-room. From coffee and cake to sandwiches and light lunches you’ll find something delicious for the whole family.

Our charming tea-room is open 363 days a year. If you’re visiting us between April and October you’ll find us open every day from 10am until 5.30pm, till 4.30pm in February, March, October and November, and till 3.30pm in December and January.

Drop in and enjoy a hearty bowl of soup on a cold day, or chill out and cool down with a refreshing ice cream when the weather’s warm. For all the other days in-between you'll find tasty sandwiches made fresh on-site every day by our friendly team.

Classic cream teas

This year we're bringing back the cream tea, a huge favourite at so many of our places. You can enjoy this quintessentially English tea-room experience with scones, jams, clotted cream and a pot of tea, on your own or take tea for two.
A cracking cream tea
Cream tea
Cakes on display

Sweet tooth?

It wouldn’t be a visit to the National Trust without sampling a slice of cake. Our tea-room is no exception, serving our traditional round cakes and tray bakes. You can enjoy: Victoria sponge | Coffee cake & Walnut cake | Carrot cake | Lime & coconut cake | Fruit scones | Shortbread | Flapjacks | Oatmeal cookies | Blueberry slices. There’s also a gluten-free option.

 

Shopping and gifts

Once you're fully refreshed drop in on our small, but perfectly formed, gift shop. We've got a great range of National Trust favourites, from jams and marmalades to picnic rugs and cookbooks, as well as wooden toys made from yew grown right here at Runnymede. You can also pick up a range of souvenirs and books celebrating Runnymede's unique spirit as the birthplace of modern democracy.