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Eating and shopping at Tyntesfield

A young boy and two adults sit in the cafe at Tyntesfield
Visitors in the Cow Barn Café at Tyntesfield | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart

Looking for some refreshments during your visit? Both the Cow Barn Café and the Pavilion Café serve hot food, snacks and drinks. Afterwards, browse for gifts and souvenirs in the Cow Barn Shop, which is stocked with a huge range of products for the home and garden.

Eating and drinking at Tyntesfield

The Cow Barn Café

Set in the Grade II-listed Victorian dairy at Home Farm, the Cow Barn Café is the perfect place to grab some refreshments at the start of your visit, or refuel and relax after exploring the estate.

Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, the café serves a range of hot and cold drinks, lunches and Marshfield Farm ice cream.

The Pavilion Café

For lighter bites, try the Pavilion Café. Please note, though, that it only offers outdoor seating.

Using local produce

Many of the ingredients we use in our recipes come from the Tyntesfield estate, including wild garlic from the woodland in the spring, wild berries in the summer, and fruit and vegetables from the Kitchen Garden throughout the year.

The produce is freshly picked by our harvesting volunteers, and then walked up the drive to our kitchen less than a mile away.

Allergen information

Most of the food and drink served is prepared on site in our kitchen, using a wide range of ingredients. As a result, we can’t guarantee that any of our food and drink products are completely allergen free.

If you have an allergy or intolerance and would like ingredient information about the food and drink served, please ask the staff, who will be happy to help.

Always check when you visit

Visited before? We sometimes change our recipes to improve quality and flavour, including the ingredients. When you visit, please speak to one of our team to check the current allergen information for your favourite dish.

Thank you

Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.

Volunteer picking from rows of french beans at Tyntesfield
A volunteer picking beans at Tyntesfield | © National Trust Images/Peter Hall

Places to picnic in the summer

You are welcome to picnic anywhere on the Tyntesfield estate, apart from in fields containing livestock. Here are some places that visitors say are their favourite spots to picnic.

On the lawn

The lawns of Tyntesfield's formal gardens are perfect for picnics – you can choose to sit in the sun or shelter in the shade of one of the trees.

A favourite spot is on the bank above the Croquet Lawn. Here, you can catch the sun and enjoy the views across the valley.

By the orchard

At the bottom of the estate behind the Pavilion Café is a quiet lawn with picnic benches and space for blankets.

By the car park

You can find picnic benches by the main visitor car park, and tables and chairs up the slope by the Piggery.

Behind the aviary

Enjoy one of the best views of the house and its surrounding landscape from the grassy bank behind the aviary. On a clear day, you can see the Mendip Hills and Chew Magna.

Preserves on sale in a National Trust shop
You'll find a wide range of souvenirs in the shop | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Shopping at Tyntesfield

The Cow Barn Shop

Tyntesfield's shop is one of the largest in the National Trust. Within the open atrium space, you'll find a range of handmade gifts, homeware and garden products, as well as food and drink items

If you're a real fan of Tyntesfield, you can grab a memento inspired by the house and estate, as well as books on its history.

You can also explore the range of ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ products. Each has been selected to encourage children from any background to engage with nature.

Thank you

It is through your purchases and support that we are able to continue to care for nature, beauty and history for everyone, for ever.

The grand outside of Tyntesfield with a child walking towards it

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