Eating and drinking at Stowe
Our Cafe has reopened and will initially be serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. You can only visit our cafe as part of your pre-booked admission ticket. In line with government guidance you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces, including the cafe. Please bring one with you.
How it works
While the New Inn remains closed, you can find the café at the back of the New Inn, via the plant centre and next to the shop, on the way to and from the garden.
We've introduced new measures to help keep everybody safe. As you enter the Cafe, you'll find a one-way queueing system for placing and collecting orders. There are protective screens at the till and collection points, and hand sanitiser available. We can only accept card payments, contactless whenever possible.
We're serving hot and cold drinks, and some light lunches and snacks. Our menu includes sandwiches, hot pasties (including vegetarian and vegan) and sausage rolls, cakes, scones, crisps and confectionary. We have ice cream for sale for those warmer days and scones for enjoying takeaway cream teas in the garden. Please note that all items are subject to availability.
If you have dietary requirements you may prefer to come prepared, as with a limited offer we can't guarantee that we'd have what you need. We do have a small range of gluten and dairy-free food available, and soya or oat milk for hot drinks.
We're offering take-away only, served on plant-based disposable tableware, all of which is composted or recycled. At this stage we aren’t serving hot drinks in personal re-useable cups, or taking drinks loyalty cards. You're welcome to picnic in the gardens where it's safe to do so – or in the picnic area at the New Inn. Please follow the countryside code and take your litter home with you.
Amongst our other drinks and snacks we’re offering children’s hot chocolate, Pom-Bear crisps, chocolate bars and cartons of fruit juice. We have highchairs on request for your use.
Days out with the dogs
Stowe is a great place to bring your four-legged friend for walkies and when you're finished the cafe is the perfect place to refresh yourselves. You'll find the cafe courtyard area with tie up points and water bowls for your dog to take a rest whilst you pop into the cafe to purchase your refreshments. We welcome assistance dogs only inside the cafe.
Here to help
If you have an allergy or intolerance, please let us know. Food made here in our busy kitchen is made using a wide range of ingredients. Whilst we do our best, we can’t guarantee that any of our dishes are totally allergen free. We’d love to help you with your choice by telling you about our ingredients. Visited before? Please speak to one of our team as ingredients sometimes change.
Take a seat
While our seating isn’t in use inside the café, you’ll find a courtyard surrounded by the old coaching inn with a covered area perfect for sheltering under.