Eating and shopping at Castle Drogo
Just a stone's throw from the Teign Gorge, Castle Drogo's café is perfect for refueling after a walk around the estate. Afterwards, head to the National Trust shop, which is the perfect place to find gifts, treats for the home and garden, along with a wide range of Castle Drogo souvenirs.
Eating at Castle Drogo
The café at Castle Drogo has expanded its menu with some tastes inspired by Dartmoor, including their popular burgers using venison from the estate. There are also jacket potatoes, cheese topped potato wedges and pasties.
After a day exploring the Teign Gorge, castle or garden, reward yourself with a slice of cake and a cup of tea. Some favourites on offer include flapjack, coffee and walnut cake and freshly baked scones.
Something for everyone
For younger visitors, there are kids' lunch boxes, which come with a choice of sandwich, a snack and a drink.
The café also serves vegetarian and vegan options, as well as dairy-free and gluten-free items. A popular choice is the vegan ‘creem’ tea, featuring all the delicious elements of a local cream tea made from vegan ingredients.
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.
You're welcome to enjoy picnics on site. There are benches available in the Orchard and close to the Visitor Centre and car park. On warmer days, the Circular Lawn has lots of space for a picnic rug and room to run around.
Slightly further away from the Visitor Centre is Piddledown Common, which has some of the best views over the gorge and Dartmoor.
Please note, we ask that visitors take their rubbish home with them. You can find bins outside the café.
Shopping at Castle Drogo
If you’re looking for something different from the regular high-street shops, head to the Castle Drogo shop, which stocks a wide variety of gifts and treats. There’s always a great mix of local products as well as many National Trust favourites. With easy access for wheelchairs and buggies, you’ll receive a friendly welcome whatever the weather.
You can grab a memento inspired by Castle Drogo and the Teign Gorge, or pick up a book on its history and architecture. We also sell a guidebook, which can help you delve deeper into Castle Drogo’s fascinating past.
Gifts for you and your home
Brighten up your home with beautifully designed rugs, blankets, cushions and kitchen items from the shop. For something a little different, take a look at the ceramics from nearby Spreyton Pottery.
There’s a selection of sunglasses, hats, and accessories to brighten up your wardrobe, as well as contemporary bags and jewellery. The range is full of stylish options, inspired by special National Trust places.
Something for the little ones
Young explorers at Castle Drogo will find plenty of ways to make even more of their day, with games to play, story and sticker books, traditional toys, as well as lots of extras to help them tick off some of the '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' challenges.
The plant centre
Feeling inspired by the Drogo garden designed by Edwin Lutyens in collaboration with George Dillistone? We strive to stock some of the spring bulbs, summer perennials, roses, shrubs, trees and ferns that reflect our beautiful gardens. All plants are locally grown in peat-free compost. We also stock plant stakes and planters, pots, gardening tools, garden ornaments, locally sourced seeds and peat-free compost. Please call in for friendly gardening advice and tips.
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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There’s plenty of places to eat and refuel while you’re out and about exploring Devon. Discover great choices from pub lunches to the ultimate cream tea and there's lots of space for picnics too.