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Eating and shopping at Hinton Ampner

Three nest boxes hang from a tree
Grab a hot drink on your visit to Hinton Ampner | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

With seasonal produce grown in the walled garden and served in the café, there is always something to enjoy when you visit Hinton Ampner. A wide range of homewares and locally made crafts are available in the shop, ideal for picking up a gift for someone special or a treat for yourself.

Shopping at Hinton Ampner

Looking for something different from the regular high street shops? Visit the shop for a range of unique gifts. You will discover a variety of presents and treats, as well as items for the home and garden. There is always a great mix of local products as well as National Trust favourites.

Loving local

We are committed to supporting local businesses and stock a range of locally made bath and beauty products as well as delicious jams, honeys, preserves and a range of craft beers and ciders all made within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Why not try a soap from Cyril's soap shed, an award winning handmade natural goats’ milk soap made using the raw milk from a small herd of happy goats, who live on a New Forest smallholding?

Garden essentials

If visiting the garden fills you with inspiration, you’ll find a practical and stylish range of garden essentials. Make your garden even more wildlife-friendly and encourage birds to stop by with a range of bird houses and feeders.

Plants from the shop

Stop by the shop to discover a range of beautiful and seasonal bedding and pot plants, some of which feature here in the garden, meaning you can create your own Hinton Ampner at home.

Home and kitchen

Bring the outside into your home with a range of unique homeware and kitchen items. We stock a wide choice of eco-friendly kitchen and cleaning products as well as beautiful woollen blankets - the perfect finishing touch for any sofa or bedroom.

Second-hand bookshop at Hinton Ampner

Pick up your next page turner in the second-hand bookshop. All books have been kindly donated by you, and every purchase supports the work we do to care for Hinton Ampner.

Eating in the café

The café is the perfect place to relax and satisfy your taste buds during your visit. Housed in one of the oldest buildings on the Hinton estate, the café was formerly the stable block, as well as the village Social Club, making it a historic hub of activity that's no different today.

There are indoor and outdoor seating areas in the café, and you'll also find plenty of picnic places to spread a blanket on our lawns. Dogs are welcome under the Jumbrella seating areas which is heated.

What’s on the menu?

Spring food

We have a fantastic Walled Garden where we use the best of the seasonal ingredients, including our delicious rhubarb and honey loaf cake. There is also perennial favourite lemon drizzle as well as classic fruit scones and also cheese scones, both available as sweet and savoury cream teas.

Our brunch menu includes sausage and bacon baps, filled croissants with smoked cheese, ham or sundried tomatoes. Freshly baked pastries like cinnamon swirls, vanilla crowns and pain au chocolat.

We serve hot and cold drinks and light lunches. Hot food is served from 12 noon-2.30pm. There’s a small range of gluten and dairy-free food available, and soya or oat milk for hot drinks. If you bring your own re-usable cup, you can take advantage of a 25p discount on your hot beverage and why not bring a water bottle to fill up for your walk.

Children's choices

For younger diners, grab a fun kids' pick and mix lunch box, full of tasty and balanced treats. Youngsters can make up their own packed lunch, choosing what they want from the range of sandwiches, drinks, fruit and snacks. Child-sized hot meals are also available every day.

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.

School of Gardening book in the shop at Saltram, Devon
Pick up a book of gardening tips to help you get your outdoor space in order | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

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.

The south front at Hinton Ampner, Hampshire

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