Eating and shopping at Mottisfont
Grab a light snack or treat yourself to a hot drink and a cake from one of our cafés as you wander around Mottisfont. Be sure to drop by the gift shop and plant centre to browse a selection of gifts or perhaps a treat for yourself to remember your visit. Visit the second-hand bookshop to explore a range of genres and titles.
Eating at Mottisfont
Located on the lower floor of the house, the Old Kitchen Café serves up hot and cold drinks, lunches, cakes, snacks and sandwiches for you to enjoy during your visit. You'll also find the Coach House Café or Coffee Shop in the Stables, serving drinks, cakes, sandwiches, light lunches and snacks. There’s a small range of gluten and dairy-free food available, and soya or oat milk for hot drinks.
We’re serving up our festive menu until 7 January, including homemade mince pies, an orange and cranberry blondie, and turkey baps. On weekdays, full turkey or vegan Christmas lunches are available from the Old Kitchen Café.
Hot food is served from 12 noon-2.30pm. This is our busiest time, and can lead to queues; if you’re just looking for something to takeaway, we’d recommend popping in earlier in the day. There’s limited indoor seating for both cafés, which can full up quickly on busy days. There’s plenty of outdoor seating. Dogs are welcome in outdoor seating areas and inside a dog-friendly area of either the Coach House Café or Stables Coffee Shop.
Food and drink at the Old Kitchen is served on china, while refreshments from other outlets are served on compostable, plant-based tableware. If you can bring your own re-usable cup, you can take advantage of a 25p discount on your hot beverage.
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.
Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.
Shopping at Mottisfont
Next to the visitor welcome centre in the car park you will find the shop and the plant centre. A little further on, in the stables, is a second-hand bookshop.
Whether it's a present for a loved one or a treat for yourself, the shop and plant centre are packed with great gift ideas. From homewares to cookbooks, children's toys to garden tools, organic toiletries to eco-friendly kitchen products, plants, herbs and flowers, there's a broad range on offer, which is also kind to the planet.
The second-hand bookshop sells contemporary fiction, classic novels, children's books and non-fiction as well as some rare and collectable books.
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Enjoy every season at Mottisfont, with its ancient trees and babbling brooks, from rich autumn foliage and the scented Winter Garden, to spring bulbs and, of course, the world-famous Rose Garden.
Mottisfont is a two pawprint rated place. Dogs on a short lead are welcome to explore most of the garden.
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Pick up a book from a second-hand bookshop to keep or share. Every purchase will raise funds for conservation projects at the places in our care.