Eating and shopping at Tyntesfield
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.
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.
Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.
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.
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.
It is through your purchases and support that we are able to continue to care for nature, beauty and history for everyone, for ever.
Discover some of the best cafés, restaurants and tea-rooms located at National Trust places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop.
Pick up a book from a second-hand bookshop to keep or share. Every purchase will raise funds for conservation projects at the places in our care.
The Gibbs family bought Tyntes Place in 1843 and transformed it into the Victorian Gothic masterpiece that exists today. Step inside the house to see rooms that reveal what life was like for those who lived and worked here.
The garden at Tyntesfield is an ever-changing landscape, home to beautiful borders, ancient trees and tasty produce that's used daily in the Cow Barn restaurant.
Enjoy panoramic countryside views, vast woodland, heritage trees and rolling parkland on the Tyntesfield estate – a diverse area that contrasts designed landscape with wild areas.
Tyntesfield is a two pawprint rated place. Discover more about bringing your dog on a visit to Tyntesfield, including which areas your four-legged friend can explore, and read our Canine Code.
Looking for fun family activities to do this autumn? Whether you're after outdoor games for the kids or just a relaxing picnic in nature, we've got plenty for you to enjoy.