Christmas at Barn Café

Christmas in the cafe

An 18th-century barn is home to the Barn Café which serves a range of seasonal dishes. On a chilly winters day, come and warm up with a hearty Christmas meal, a cosy wood burner and a glass of mulled wine. You can also share your day with friends with the free wifi available.

This Christmas there’s plenty for you to enjoy all through the day including roast turkey with our Kitchen Garden vegetables and warm Christmas pudding with brandy sauce. You can also warm up with mince pies and mulled wine from the Potting Shed. We'll also be serving lighter snacks made with seasonal produce as well as a wide selection of hot drinks, a deliciously tempting array of cakes and children's lunch boxes.

Enjoy a warming drink and a mince pie in the cafe
Visitor enjoying a warming drink in the cafe at Christmas time, Standen House and Garden, West Sussex
Enjoy a warming drink and a mince pie in the cafe

Specific requests

There's no need to miss out on a treat at Standen. The menu includes options for vegetarian and gluten free diets with soya milk available for hot drinks.Please ask one of our team if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Twilight afternoon tea

Enjoy a Twilight afternoon tea at Standen

On twilight evenings we'll be serving Twilight afternoon tea for two in Barn Cafe with a warming glass of mulled wine and a selection of festive treats. £20 for two people. Served from 3pm on twilight evenings. See What's on for details of twilight evenings.

From plot to plate

Last year the kitchen garden supplied over 400kg of fresh fruit and vegetables to our café. Try a tasty seasonal dishes made with produce straight from the kitchen garden.

Strawberries for sale at the Brockhampton Estate

Seasonal food and growing 

Local and seasonal food is something that we're passionate about. You'll find our month-by-month calendar of what's in season, with tips on growing your own and recipes from our chefs, essential reading for a low-food mile lifestyle.