Good Food, Doing Good

Find out more about the work of our brilliant Food and Beverage team on this page. They're a busy bunch, serving over 63,000 hot drinks and 31,000 slices of cake last year!

Remember, every penny you spend on your visit to Speke Hall goes towards the care of this special place, so keep tucking into our food and it'll keep supporting our conservation work across the hall, gardens and estate. 

Volunteers at work in the Kitchen Garden at Speke Hall

Kitchen Garden

Our fantastic team of garden staff and volunteers work hard throughout the year to grow a great range of crops in the Kitchen Garden which then feature in dishes down at the Restaurant. Drop in on Wednesdays to pick up gardening tips from the team and pick up produce from the market stall.

A warm welcome

Whether you're a regular in the restaurant or a first-time visitor, we want to make you feel welcome and at home. Here's what Brian, Julie and Alicia said about what their visits to Speke Hall mean to their family:

" We have been visiting Speke Hall as a family for the past seven years, at least once a week. It is a place for us to relax and we find it very stimulating for our daughter who is severely disabled. We really look forward to caching up with the team on our visits, they consistently go above and beyond for my family, often reserving a table during busy periods to accommodate Alicia’s wheelchair, enabling us to enjoy a stress-free day out. It means the world to us: there are not as many places as you might think that can offer this level of service, understanding and warm welcome."
Fresh vegetables on a stall at a British Food Festival event

Food for Life

We're committed to serving local, fresh and honest food made using ethical and sustainable ingredients, and that's why we're very proud to be holders of the Bronze Food for Life Served Here award. Click through to find out more about the award and what it means for the National Trust.

Takeaway cup outside Speke Hall

Getting Greener 

As a conservation charity, we work hard to care for green spaces and improve the environment. We're reducing our energy consumption, using compostable cups and have moved from plastic to glass bottles, as well as lots more.