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Eating and shopping at Trerice

Two visitors sat eating sandwiches outside the cafe at Gibside Tyne & Wear.
Visitors sat outside the café | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Head to the vast barn café for a delicious snack, cream tea or light lunch. Afterwards, stop off at the National Trust shop for gifts and souvenirs of your visit. Don't forget to spend some time browsing the second-hand bookshop for a bargain read to take home.

Eating at Trerice

The café in the barn serves a wide range of refreshments. Fancy something savoury? Choose from sandwiches, soups, pasties and other light snacks.

For a sweet treat, try one of the delicious seasonal bakes, which range from raspberry bakewell slices and homemade cookies, to chocolate brownies and flapjacks. A particular favourite at Trerice is the classic Cornish cream tea, which includes a fresh scone, jam and local clotted cream.

When the sun breaks through, take the opportunity to sit outside and take in the country air whilst you eat. Look out for local swallows that nest at Trerice.

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.

Inside the giftshop at Trerice
Inside the giftshop at Trerice | © Hilary Daniel

Shopping at Trerice

The National Trust shop

Take home a memento of your visit, or a gift for a loved one. The National Trust shop stocks a huge selection of goodies that bring the spirit of Trerice to life, from jigsaws and tea-towels, to calendars, diaries and delicious local produce.

If you’ve been inspired by the garden, you'll love the range of gardening tools, pots, kneeling mats and gloves. There is also a small selection of plants available in the rear court.

The second-hand bookshop

The little second-hand bookshop is located beneath the barn in the undercroft. Browse the selection of fiction, non-fiction, gardening and history books.

If you have books to donate, please get in touch by calling 01637 875404 or emailing us to arrange a time to bring them in. All money raised from second-hand book sales goes towards conservation at Trerice.

A group stand outside while children play in the garden to the east front of Trerice, Cornwall

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