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Eating at Mottistone Gardens

People sitting at a table in the tea garden at Mottistone Gardens, Isle of Wight
Enjoy a bite to eat in the tea garden at Mottistone Gardens | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Located by the Shack, the tea-garden at Mottistone Gardens offers a range of tempting treats for you to indulge in. So take a well-earned break from wandering the gardens and relax with a refreshing drink, a slice of homemade cake, a cream tea, or even a light lunch.

Open every day from 10.30am with last orders taken at 4.30pm (normal admission charges apply), our peaceful tea garden is positioned in what was once the tennis court for Mottistone Manor (PO30 4ED). Thankfully, no tennis balls should come flying past, but a few butterflies may come fluttering by. It makes the perfect place to sip a freshly brewed tea or coffee, and to enjoy a quintessentially British cream-tea.

Range of foods

We always offer a range of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches with a variety of fillings, pasties for cooler days, and a selection of scones and cakes. Our menu changes seasonally, and reflects the produce that is available at the time of year.

We also have a choice of seating areas, either in our undercover sheltered area or outside. Dogs are also welcome in the tea garden and a water bowl is provided.

A view of the wooden clad kiosk in the tea garden at Mottistone Garden and Estate
The tea garden at Mottistone Garden and Estate | © National Trust Images/John Miller

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.

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