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Eating and shopping at Coleton Fishacre

A colourful, rolled up picnic blanket, sunglasses and water bottle
Browse the ranges in the lifestyle shop at Coleton Fishacre | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Need some refreshment after exploring the house and grounds at Coleton Fishacre? Then why not tuck into a light meal or a cup of tea and a cake at Café Coleton? Elsewhere, the National Trust shop is filled with gifts, fashion accessories and locally made food. And there's even an outdoors bookshop filled with pre-loved titles.

Refreshments at Coleton Fishacre

Café Coleton

Refurbished in March 2024, the improved café has new indoor seating and a more streamlined and functional till area. Designed to reflect the colours of the coast, the light and airy interior is fresh and welcoming. Oustide, there's plenty of seats and tables and the terrace have had new weather protection panels installed, so you can enjoy the outside come rain or shine.

Fresh menus include a range of hot and cold drinks to enjoy inside or to take away, plus a choice of light lunches, kids' meals and homemade cakes. There's lots choice to whet your appetite, and in the summer months, you can also grab a scoop of locally made ice cream.


You're more than welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden or at the picnic tables around the car park.

Please note: Dogs on leads are welcome in the café, National Trust shop and garden (only assistance dogs are allowed in the house). There are water bowls and waste bins in the visitor courtyard, and the shop is stocked with everything you might need for your dog.

View of the cafe with booth seating to the right, grey square chairs to the front and a counter at the back.
The newly refurbished café at Coleton Fishacre | © National Trust / Lauren Hutchinson

25p off when you use a reusable cup

Every time you present a reusable cup when you order a hot drink at our cafe and kiosk, we'll give you 25p off as a thank you for helping the environment by reducing the number of disposable cups used.

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.

A patio dressed with blue themed garden décor, including bunting and cushions
Decorate your outdoor space with bunting, cushions and garden art | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

National Trust shop

The gift shop at Coleton Fishacre is the perfect place to pick up a treat for yourself or a loved one. Think sustainable gifts, nature-inspired household items, clothing and scented ranges, with designs that have been inspired by National Trust places.

Flutter this way

Celebrate the magic of bees and butterflies with our summer range. From wildlife houses and wildflower seeds, to beautiful cushions and accessories. Every purchase helps us to care for the landscapes on which pollinators depend.

Explore the great outdoors

Whether you like to explore the coast and countryside, or love to be transported somewhere with a book, there's a great selection for outdoor lovers. From books inspired by wild escapes and recommended walks, to a range of hiking equipment and more. Ideal for exciting adventures whatever the weather throws at you.

Local producers

We have a dedicated local range featuring some of South Devon’s best artisan producers, from beautiful jewellery and scented soaps, locally made cider and gin and greetings cards.

Coleton Fishacre stories

Pick up a memento of your visit from the Coleton Fishacre souvenir range. There are magnets and notebooks, pin badges and bags celebrating the Arts and Crafts house with its timeless Art Deco furnishings.

Plant shopping

After looking around the RHS-accredited garden, you may feel inspired to make some changes to your own plot. Browse a range of stylish plant pots, tools and garden accessories, or – for a donation – pick up a planting list and recreate your own slice of Coleton Fishacre's garden at home. Outside, the courtyard is full of seasonal plants chosen to reflect what's growing in the garden.

Shopping for young explorers

There are plenty of games, story and sticker books, and traditional toys to help children tick off some of the '50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ challenges this season.

Wooden shelves filled with books, with a black chalk sign and the word 'Fiction' in white chalk paint, hanging in the foreground.
Gardener's hut turned second-hand bookshop at Coleton Fishacre | © National Trust / Lauren Hutchinson

The second-hand bookshop

Found on Seemly Terrace overlooking the Rill Garden, the second-hand outdoors bookshop is a garden shed paradise. There are pre-loved fiction books, walking maps and titles focused on nature, travel and the outdoors.

Donating pre-loved books

Are you clearing your shelves after Christmas and have a few books you no longer needed? We'd love to have them. Please bring your unwanted books with you when you visit, and leave them with the team in the Visitor Reception. Or if you have more than a few, get in touch via email or by calling 01803 843235. Every penny raised through second-hand book sales goes to the conservation of this special place.

A view of the flowers in the garden with the house in the background at Coleton Fishacre, Devon

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