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Eating and shopping at Corfe Castle

Outside the tea-room at Corfe Castle, Dorset in summer
Tea-room at Corfe Castle | © National Trust Images / Will Wilkinson

Situated in an 18th century former cottage, the Tea-room at Corfe Castle serves a delicious menu of hot and cold food, drinks, cakes and bakes. Afterwards, stop off at the Shop to discover beautiful collections of homewares, gifts and locally made ranges to take home with you. The second-hand book shop located in Castle View is also filled with literary treasures.

The Tea-room

Situated in the heart of the village, the cosy Tea-room is a picture-perfect place to refuel after a walk around Corfe Castle or its surrounding area. The interior of this former cottage still contains many of its original features, as well as indoor of seating. If the weather's good, you may prefer to sit in the rear garden, which offers uninterrupted views of the castle ruins.

Wherever you sit, you'll be able to choose from a selection of hot and cold meals, lighter snacks and beverages. View our menu here:

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 selection of soaps and balms with fairy lights and a Christmas tree
Treat your loved ones with calming soaps and scents for self-care and wellness | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

The National Trust Shop

The main shop is set in the heart of the village, in a unique heritage building. Browse the wide range of gifts, items for the home and garden, and Corfe Castle souvenirs. You’ll also find books, maps, castle guides, outdoor clothing and much more.

For younger visitors, there’s a large selection of toys to fire the imagination, including helmets, swords and medieval models.

Castle View second-hand bookshop

The second-hand bookshop is located at Castle View Welcome Centre, next to the car park. It's an ideal place to pick up a your next page turner, and help Corfe Castle's story continue for generations to come. Stock is constantly changing, so there's always a wide variety to browse through. Why not find yourself a pre-loved treasure?

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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