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Eating and shopping at Chartwell

A close up of a scone covered in cream and jam
Scone with cream and jam | © National Trust Images / William Shaw

Stop by the Landemare Café on your visit to Chartwell for tasty treats, snacks and hot and cold food or something to take away for a picnic in the garden. In the shop you will find seasonal National Trust ranges for the home and garden, plants, local products, books and souvenirs. The café and shop are located at the main entrance as you approach from the car park.

Eating at Chartwell

Landemare Café

The main café is situated in the car park and can be visited without paying for entry to the house and gardens. We serve fresh, seasonal, locally-sourced food as well as a selection of hot and cold drinks and children’s lunch box options. There’s a range of delicious hot lunches or lighter options including sandwiches, salads, soups, cakes and cream teas. Gluten free options are also available.

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 our 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 ingredients. When you visit, please speak to one of our team to check the current allergen information for your favourite dish.

Opening Hours

Our café is open 10am-5pm in summer and 10am-4pm in winter. The kitchen hours for full food service are 12:00 – 15:00pm between March and October and 12:00 – 14:30 between October and March.

As all our hot food and drinks are made to order there can be queues at peak times. If you want to avoid the queues, we recommend you consider either an earlier or later sitting. Outside these hours you’ll still be able to purchase snacks, sandwiches, pasties and pastries, scones, cakes, and biscuits, plus hot and cold drinks. We don’t take bookings for meals nor can we reserve seating.

Other outlets

Garden Cottage is open during busy periods only. The range on offer here is more limited but if you want to grab a quick takeaway cup of tea or snacks, ready-made sandwiches or ice-cream ( tub or cone ) this can be a good option. You can use any of the tables on the lawn area outside Garden Cottage or wander into the garden to enjoy your refreshments with a view. ( Please note there are no bins in the gardens or wider grounds and we don’t allow consumables inside the mansion ) .

Thank you

Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.

Maintaining the views

As Chartwell is known for its views, we do ask that you don't bring your own furniture such as tables and gazebos into the grounds so that everyone can enjoy the open spaces. Instead, please bring a picnic blanket with you.

A colourful, rolled up picnic blanket, sunglasses and water bottle
Make the most of the outdoors with a picnic in your favourite spot | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Shopping at Chartwell

The shop at Chartwell is one of the largest in the National Trust and is sure to have what you're looking for. Every purchase you make helps us to care for the nature, beauty and history that surrounds us here at Chartwell.

Spring/Summer 2024 collection

A cap, bag and water bottle on a table
Find everything you need for your adventures in our outdoor range | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Find everything you need for your adventures in our outdoor range.

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The Chartwell guidebook

Whether you're looking for an accompaniment to your visit or a memento of your trip, everything is covered in the Chartwell guidebook. It includes the history of Winston Churchill and his family, as well as information on what can be found in both the house and surrounding gardens at Chartwell. Guidebooks can be purchased from the shop or Visitor Centre.

Churchill and Chartwell memorabilia

There is a fantastic selection of Churchill souvenirs, books and exclusive Chartwell products available to remind you of your visit.

Second-hand bookshop

The second-hand bookshop is open for you to browse a range of donated books with volunteers on hand to help.

Please email us at to arrange a drop-off as we have limited space.

A long view of the red brick house at Chartwell in Kent with a sweeping lawn running up to the terrace of the house and trees surrounding the grounds

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