Eating and Shopping at Sheffield Park

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

*Please note this is an old page relating to COVID opening* Our Coach House tea-room is open 10am - 4pm, serving a selection of cakes, sandwiches and a limited hot food menu of soup and one pots. The seating area is re-open and to ensure social distancing we have removed many of the tables. Unfortunately during peak times this does mean that queues may be longer than usual. The Shant in the gardens is also open for takeaways.

Our shop has now re-opened selling a wide array of Christmas gifts, homeware, plants and National Trust favourites.

Our Coach House tea-room is open, serving a selection of cakes, sandwiches and a limited hot food menu of soup and one pots. You will find the Coach House located a short walk to the west of the main entrance - just follow the signposted path. You can leave the garden to use the tea-room throughout the day.  

Our opening times are 10am - 4pm.

We've reorganised things to help keep everyone safe

  • To ensure social distancing we have removed many of the tables in the tea-room and we aren't able to reserve tables in advance. Unfortunately this does mean that queues in the Coach House may be longer than usual. Staff will be on hand to help during busy times.
  • Please wear a face covering when in the Coach House, unless you are seated at a table or exempt.
  • We are pleased to be offering compostable tableware. Please help us by placing it in general waste after use where it will break down naturally. 
  • The toilets are open and we have put in place a queuing system to help ensure everyone's safety. During busy times this may involve queuing outside. 
  • We are currently only accepting card payments. Please use contactless where possible. 

If you're wandering in the garden, why not visit The Shant for teas, coffees, cold drinks, sandwiches, scones, cream teas and snacks. 

The Shant will be open from 10am - 3.30pm and accepting card payments only. 

Following government advice we have removed the seating in The Shant but please do feel free to find a quiet bench or picnic spot within the gardens. 


Whether you're buying a gift for yourself or a loved one, your support enables us to care for the nature, beauty and history here at Sheffield Park. 

We've reorganised things to help keep everyone safe. You can visit the shop without booking for the gardens. 

•    Our shop is open and can be found in the reception building. 
•    Please wear a face covering when in the shop and reception building.
•    We are operating a one-way system throughout the shop. 
•    We are limiting numbers to maintain social distancing
•    We are currently only accepting card payments. 

Special offer - our calendars, diaries and advent calendars are currently on special offer (whilst stocks last).

Rhubarb Ginger Gin Liqueur and Chocolate display at Cragside Shop

Festive Food & Drink

Christmas is the time for a little indulgence and there are plenty of tasty treats to choose from including biscuits, delicious nibbles and a cheeky tipple or two.

As well as old favourites, such as the Christmas pudding chocolate bar and National Trust mince pies, look out for the Christmas sheep biscuits - the kids will love them.

For festive drinks this year, pick up a bottle or two of National Trust gin, Christmas mead or ginger wine, the perfect accompaniment to your celebrations.

Cards and decorations for your home

There's plenty of choice for festive cards to send to friends and decorations to bring a lovely Christmassy feel to your home. Look out for beautiful wintery notecards inspired by our local East Sussex countryside, elegant strings of fairy lights, crafted wreaths and beautiful bunting. We even sell Christmas stockings. 

A selection of Christmas cards available from the National Trust Online Shop

Spread some Christmas joy with our selection of Christmas cards. All whilst supporting Sheffield Park.

Christmas tree decorations in the shop at Sheffield Park

Dress your tree in style with our selection of unusual Christmas decorations.

A selection of scarves and a bag hung up on some hooks

Accessorise for Spring/Summer

The range includes hats, scarves and bags to suit many tastes and any weather. There are also items for the discerning gentleman, with design inspiration for all ranges taken from our special places. It’s easy to look and feel good - supporting our cause by treating yourself to a new accessory.

Christmas Poinsettia in the shop at Sheffield Park

Perfect plants

Plants are the ideal present for nature lovers and we have a variety of both indoor and outdoor plants to choose from, including the classic Christmas Poinsettia.

We also stock gardening accessories, from tools to décor and wildlife accessories, there are plenty of gardening gifts to buy your green-fingered loved ones.

Percy the Park Keeper

Gifts for kids

This winter, young visitors will love our Percy the Park Keeper winter trail. Look out for toys and books to take home as a souvenir after discovering our winter wander.

And there is more. From crafting kits to outdoor adventure sets, gardening tools, books, soft toys and pocket money toys - ideal for Christmas stockings, there's a great selection for kids of all ages. Or maybe a game for the entire family to play? We've a selection of traditional favourites as well as jigsaw puzzles that can keep a young mind occupied for a few hours on a rainy afternoon. Plus a few tasty treats to slip into a stocking as well.