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Eating and shopping at Hidcote

A close up of a scone covered in cream and jam
Choose from a wide range of seasonal refreshments | © National Trust Images / William Shaw

A visit to Hidcote would not be complete without a visit to Winthrop's Cafe or the National Trust Shop. Tuck into light bites and hot and cold drinks at Winthrop’s or The Barn Café (takeaway only). Afterwards, head to the National Trust shop, plant centre and second-hand book store, where you'll find a huge range of gifts and souvenirs to take home with you.

Places to eat and drink at Hidcote

Choose from a delicious selection of hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals on your visit to Hidcote, or bring your own lunch to enjoy in nature. Every cup of tea and slice of cake goes straight into helping us to look after the garden at Hidcote for everyone, for ever - thank you!

Winthrop's Café

Find a selection of homemade cakes, pasties, salads, sandwiches and hot food to sit in or takeaway on your visit to Hidcote. Wish to bring your own cup? Our team are happy to prepare you a hot drink in your own reusable takeaway cup, providing it is clean and in good condition, and as a thank you for helping us to reduce our production of waste, we will give you a 25p discount on your hot drink.

If you have any allergies or require assistance on your visit, please speak with a member of the team at the till and they can assist you with product information. We have a selection of dairy and non-dairy alternative milk, and a small selection of gluten-free and vegan cakes available. Large cutlery, cups and straws are available, please ask a member of staff at the till. Our staff are happy to warm up pre-packed baby food for you.

A water-refilling station is available and free to use, for visitors wishing to refill water bottles, or looking to cool down. Located in the indoor seating area of Winthrop's Cafe.

Visitors to Winthrop's Café will need to pay the normal admission fee for Hidcote. Please see the home page for current opening times and booking arrangements.

The Barn Kiosk

The Barn Kiosk, Hidcote's takeaway eatery, is located in the thatched barn by the Plant Centre and is open at peak times in the summer. The kiosk has a selection of hot and cold drinks, snacks and soft scoop ice cream to takeaway. A great refreshment stop for visitors taking in one of the local walks or browsing the plants in the Plant Centre. There is a small selection of seating for the Barn Cafe located at the back of the Plant Centre.

If you have any allergies or require assistance on your visit, please speak with a member of the team at the till and they can assist you with product information.

We recommend checking the Barn Kiosk opening times before visiting, found here.

Picnic area

You may wish to bring your own food and drink to enjoy on your visit or take your food out into the garden. Our dedicated picnic area, with beautiful views of the Cotswolds countryside and picnic benches, can be found under the Lime Avenue and is accessed by top gravelled car park.

If you wish to enjoy your food in the garden, we have a small number of benches and picnic benches located around the garden. Or if picnicking with a blanket, perhaps the Great Lawn would make an ideal location for lunch. In these areas, we kindly ask all visitors to help us to look after the gardens and wider estate at Hidcote by following the countryside code and taking away any litter. We also ask that any gazebos, tables or other outdoor picnic equipment are not brought into the garden.

Litter, rubbish and recycling

The wildlife in the garden and on the farming estate would be very grateful if you could leave nothing but your footprints behind. Please dispose of all your rubbish in the bins provided, or take it home with you to recycle.

Our takeaway hot drinks are served in paper-based cups which are biodegradable, compostable, recyclable and plastic-free. All of our cold drinks are served in plastic-free and recyclable materials. Recycle bins can be found on the pation of Winthrop's Cafe, including glass and paper cups. At Hidcote, we compost all our food waste and takeaway cups from the cafe and staff areas and use the compost in the garden as mulch for the plants.

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.

Calendars and diaries with colourful pictures and illustrations from the places in our care
Take home a souvenir of your visit | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Places to shop at Hidcote

From local produce, National Trust inspired gifts and treats, to plants and gardening tools, or second-hand books, the retail outlets at Hidcote have everything you need for you to take home a slice of Hidcote. Every item you purchase when you visit helps to fund the conservation of the gardens here at Hidcote for everyone, for ever, thank you.

The National Trust shop

Inside this converted barn, you'll find lots of lovely National Trust gifts and treats to choose from. Each season we stock beautiful, nature-inspired household items, clothing and scented ranges, with designs that have been inspired by National Trust places. You can find a delicious range of local food products and drinks to tempt you, it's the perfect place to pick up something different for your home or as a gift or treat.

Located in the main Courtyard of the gardens, you can access the shop via a ramp from the Main Courtyard, or via a level access entrance in the Gardener's Courtyard. The shop is open daily from 11am until 4pm. If you would like assistance on your visit, please let a member of the team know and they will be happy to help.

Visitors enter the shop via the garden, and therefore the normal admission fees apply.

The plant centre

As one of the National Trust's largest plant sales, the Plant Centre at Hidcote has a treasure trove of wonderful garden products and a delightful selection of plants, inspired by the garden at Hidcote, for you to enjoy. From seasonal plants, to outdoor furniture, wildlife accessories and garden decorative products, find something for every type of garden.

The Plant Centre is open between 11am and 4pm between mid-February and late October, we recommend checking the Plant Centre opening hours.

Three hanging bird houses in a tree
Watch wildlife at home with your own bird house | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

The Chapel Bookshop

The Chapel second-hand bookshop is a reader's delight, with a wide selection of genres to choose from. from general fiction, to gardening, special interest, children's books, hobbies or biographies, the second-hand bookshop has something for everyone. And if you're not sure what your next read should be, why not take a chance and try our blind date with a book.

Located in The Chapel, next to the Manor House in the main courtyard, our second-hand bookshop is open daily from 11am until 3pm.

To donate and arrange delivery of books to Hidcote's second-hand bookshop please email or phone 01386 438333. Alternatively, drop them off at Visitor Welcome between 11:30am and 1pm.

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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