Eating at Houghton Mill
Situated in a beautiful, riverside location, the tea-room at Houghton Mill offers a range of tasty homemade food, hot and cold drinks, snacks and light meals.
A menu for all seasons
The menu changes with the seasons and includes:
- Freshly ground coffee, speciality teas and hot chocolate
- Scones and seasonal cakes and bakes
- Sausage rolls and pasties
- Cold drinks and a range of snacks, crisps and confectionery.
There is both indoor and outdoor seating, with all food and drink items available for takeaway. Please check the opening times before you visit.
Sustainable production is at the heart of National Trust values today. The National Trust team are the winners of several awards for the pioneering use of sustainably produced food in our cafés. As a conservation charity we are unique in how we cater for millions of visitors every year by putting welfare and conservation, not profit, at the heart of everything we do.
Today, the National Trust is the UK’s biggest farmer, looking after over 600,000 acres of farmland with our tenant farmers. Whether it’s for the Bensons juices in your glass or the butter you put on your scones, we require all our farmers to use nature-friendly farming techniques.
For things we can’t produce ourselves we apply these same regulations to all our external suppliers too. That’s why you will see labels such as farm assured, free range and rainforest alliance throughout our cafés.
We look forward to seeing you soon and thank you for your support, which helps us care for Houghton Mill.
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.
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Houghton Mill was a regional powerhouse at the height of the Victorian era, producing flour on an industrial scale. It later welcomed artists and the YHA, as an unusual place to stay.
Houghton Mill is open for guided tours Wednesday to Saturday. You’ll need to pre-book your tickets for the guided tours only. No booking is required Sunday. If you're planning a visit, read this article to find out everything you need to know.
From paddling a canoe down the river to a scenic bike ride, there's lots for families to do at Houghton Mill.