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Eating and shopping at Kingston Lacy

Family visitors eating outside a café at Kingston Lacy, Dorset
Family visitors eating outside the café at Kingston Lacy | © National Trust Images/John Millar

After exploring the house and garden, refuel with a tasty treat from the Stables Café or Kitchen Garden kiosk. Then browse for gifts and souvenirs at the National Trust shop, garden shop or second-hand book store.

Eating and drinking at Kingston Lacy

The Stables Café and Kitchen Garden kiosk

Pop in throughout the day to keep refuelled and refreshed. You'll find a wide range of sandwiches and light snacks, cream teas, crisps, confectionery and ice cream.

There's a special children's lunchbox for little ones, as well as one-pot lunches served with a bloomer for heartier appetites. We've got a range of vegetarian options (try the vegan pasty), and you can pick up a fresh coffee or tea to take away with you.

Our commitment to sustainability

We're delighted to have been given a bronze ‘Food for Life’ award. This accreditation recognises restaurants, cafés and caterers that serve fresh, sustainably sourced produce that's free from controversial additives and also conforms to animal welfare standards.

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 woman looking at items on sale
There's always something new to find | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Shopping at Kingston Lacy

The National Trust shop

The National Trust shop is located in the original kitchen block, dating from 1776. It offers year-round inspiration for you, your home or someone special. Pop in to see a range of seasonal gifts, home and fashion accessories and stationery. There are delicious sweet treats and old favourites such as lemon curd and garlic pickle.

We support local makers and stock a range of products from Dorset, including honey made from our own bees when in season. Maintaining the hives on the estate is an important part of outdoor conservation at Kingston Lacy. The honey produced by the bees is bottled and ready to purchase in the shop.

Garden lovers will find books, ornaments and plants to add year-round interest to your outdoor space. All the plants we sell are grown in peat-free compost.

The second-hand book store

Located opposite the National Trust shop, Kingston Lacy’s second-hand book store has something for everyone, including children and adult fiction, and all categories of non-fiction.

The store is run by a team of knowledgeable and friendly volunteers, who enjoy creating a well-stocked book shop for you to enjoy.

We receive frequent donations of books and regularly restock the shelves, so there are always new gems waiting to be found.

All funds raised from second-hand book sales go towards conservation work at Kingston Lacy. If you're looking to clear some space on your shelves, please give us a call to talk about donating your books.

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.

Visitors exploring the Spanish Room at Kingston Lacy, featuring a collection of framed Spanish paintings, a large wooden table and chairs, and a visitors relaxing on a couch

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