Winter food at The Needles Old Battery
After a brisk winter walk on a frosty morning, the cosy surroundings of the Needles Old Battery tea-room offer a welcome retreat. With the inviting aromas of freshly brewed coffee and hot soup, and the sounds of the 1940s, you can sit and look out over the iconic Needles lighthouse as you enjoy a warming bite. And with every dish you try, you're helping to look after special places like this.
Come into the warm
Open each Saturday and Sunday (11am-3pm), you’ll find warming food that’s perfect for refuelling after a long walk over Tennyson Down on a crisp winter’s day. With dramatic views across the Solent, you can see the waves crash against the rocks and watch the ever changing winter light play across the waters as you tuck in to a hot and tasty lunch. Our downstairs seating area is dog friendly too, so no matter how many legs you have, everybody's welcome.
Something for lunch
Our dishes are all freshly prepared and filled with seasonal goodness. Some of our light lunches and sandwiches reflect the produce available at the time of year, and we also have traditional favourites such as warming sausage rolls or panini.
If you're feeling thirsty, we provide teas, including herbal, fairtrade coffee and hot chocolate, alongside a selection of cold drinks.
Just for winter
We change our menu seasonally and use local produce where possible. We always have a selection of cakes, cheese scones and fruit scones, during the winter months.
Our cream tea was recently awarded 5 stars in an online blog. The moist fruit scone is packed full of sultanas and served with jam and clotted cream. Why not also try our savoury tea with a cheese scone, cheese and pickle? You can ask for the cheese scone warm - it's delicious, and a truly indulgent way to warm up on a winter’s day.