Magna Carta tea-room at Runnymede

A slice of victoria sponge cake

Our tea-room and shop is currently closed for refurbishment works. This is part of the Runnymede Explored project. The works are expected to last for up to a month, although timings may change. Please check our website for updates.

The Runnymede Explored project

The Heritage Lottery Fund have awarded us a grant of £1.6m so we can transform the way in which visitors experience Runnymede. As part of this we are refurbishing the tea-room to ensure that it is fully accessible for all of our visitors. 

The tea-room will be open again soon so that you can 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.

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. Choose from delicious treats such as Victoria sponge, fruit scones and shortbread along with brownies and flapjacks. 

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. 

Fruit scones
Try our fluffy fruit scones
Fruit scones

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. You can also pick up a range of souvenirs and books celebrating Runnymede's unique spirit as the birthplace of modern democracy.