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Eating and shopping at Glendurgan Garden

A close up of a Victoria sponge cake on sale in a cafe
Enjoy a slice of Victoria sponge at Glendurgan Garden | © National Trust Images/Steven Barber

Whether you’ve strolled through the garden, got lost in the maze or trekked through the North Helford countryside, Glendurgan Tea-House is the ideal place to take a break, offering light lunch and other treats. Afterwards, browse the second-hand bookshop or head to Durgan Beach for an ice cream.

Eating at Glendurgan

Glendurgan Tea-House is a cosy venue offering hot and cold drinks, light savoury snacks, range of cakes and Callestick ice creams. Enjoy a cream tea with proper Cornish clotted cream and a dollop of jam.

We cater for different dietary needs, offering gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan options. Have a chat with the helpful staff about any dietary requirements you have and they’ll make sure you're catered for.

Durgan Fish Cellar

In Durgan, enthusiastic volunteers sell tubs of delicious Cornish Callestick Farm ice cream for visitors to tuck into while enjoying views across the Helford River.

Check opening times

The Fish Cellar is open most days from 11am–4pm depending on volunteer availability. Please contact to check.

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.

Paperbacks on a shelf in the second-hand bookshop at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire
Pick up a literary gem in the second-hand bookshop at Glendurgan | © National Trust Images/David Goacher

Second-hand bookshop

Glendurgan’s bookshop is stocked with a variety of pre-loved fiction and non-fiction books, including rare, collectable and vintage books. Please feel free to come and browse for a treasure.

How to donate books

We’re grateful to accept donations of quality books. By donating, you will help to raise vital funds to care for this special place.

Limited storage space means that we can only accept small quantities of books during opening hours. Please drop your donations at the main entrance. For large donations, please phone 01326 252020 or email in advance.

Please note:

We’re unable to accept encyclopaedias, magazines, abridged Reader’s Digest novels, DVDs or CDs.

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.

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