The Barn Cafe at Standen

Try a slice of delicious carrot cake

An 18th-century barn is home to the Barn Café which is open for seasonal lunches, snacks, ice creams and drinks. Come and enjoy homemade cakes, some made with produce from our Kitchen Garden.

  • We’ve introduced new safety measures including screens at our till and collection points.
  • In England, wearing a face covering is a personal choice, although they are recommended in crowded and enclosed places.

We look forward to welcoming you. 

Opening times

Spring, summer & autumn (01 Mar-31 Oct)

Daily, 10am-5pm

Last orders 4:30pm

Winter (01 Nov-29 Feb)

Daily, 10am-4pm

Last orders 3:30pm

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Standen House and Garden, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4NE

For more information, please call 01342 323029 or email

  • Visitors must have a ticket to Standen to gain access to the Barn Café which is located by the property entrance. National Trust members have free entry to the property.

Our commitment to great food

Gardener and catering assistant selecting produce from the Kitchen Garden at Standen, West Sussex

Seasonal home-grown produce

A true plot to plate story, in 2018 our Kitchen Garden provided 663kg of fresh fruit and vegetables to the Barn café, including 242kg pumpkin/squash, 75kg apples, 66kg beetroot, 62.7kg rhubarb and 26.4kg potatoes. Try tasty seasonal dishes made with produce straight from the garden here at Standen.

An award-winning menu

Did you know that 187 of our cafés, restaurants and tea-rooms have received the Food for Life Served Here Award? The award recognises that we serve fresh, local food that is ethically and sustainably produced. Find out more about the food we serve and the farmers and suppliers we work with.