Eating and shopping at Canons Ashby
Grab a bite to eat in the tea-room at Canons Ashby or find a souvenir to remember your visit in the Coach House shop. Head to the old brewhouse, where you'll find the second-hand bookshop with a range of great new reads to suit adults and children alike.
The tea-room is ready to welcome you and has seating both indoors and outside in the picturesque couryard garden. The menu changes regularly, but there's always a tempting range of cakes, bakes, hot snacks and sandwiches on offer along with a choice of hot and cold drinks.
Please note, to visit the tea-room, you'll need to come through visitor reception after purchasing your ticket or showing your membership card.
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.
The Coach House shop
We welcome you to The Coach House Shop, whereby you can complete your visit to Canons Ashby.
From National Trust product ranges, including Fashion, Homeware, Food, and Garden products, The Coach House Shop has plenty on offer to make an ideal gift for any special occasion. Plus, we have plenty of treats and souvenirs in stock, including locally sourced products, uniquely made for us as a site.
We have plenty of seasonal products, so whatever the time of year, you’ll be sure to find something perfect to remember your special day out, here at Canons Ashby. Every purchase you make supports the care of Canons Ashby for everyone, forever - thank you.
Browse through the plants for sale on the day of your visit, with some varieties grown right here in the garden. Find the plants you've admired in the gardens at Canons Ashby to take home and continue to enjoy in your own garden.
The Brewhouse bookshop
From science fiction to gardening books, cross stitch instructions to murder mysteries, there are plenty of second-hand books to browse in the Brewhouse bookshop.
The books have been kindly donated by visitors and supporters and the money raised has gone to support the conservation and continued running of Canons Ashby.
Small donations of books are now being accepted. If you plan to make a donation, please email the team: email@example.com.
The Brewhouse was used to brew beer between the 17th and 19th centuries, supplying the house, estate and workers. In the 20th century, it was best known for featuring an old picture of famous goldsmith Louis Osman with Prince Charles’ crown of investiture, which he created at Canons Ashby in the 1960s. It is believed by some this may have been the sapce where it was worked on.
Some visitors remember having a brew in the Brewhouse when Canons Ashby first opened, as it was the location of the first tea-room.
It is through your purchases and support that we are able to continue to care for nature, beauty and history for everyone, for ever.
Canons Ashby was home to the Dryden family for over 400 years and has a rich history. Discover how the house developed and about the people that made the house we see today.
Explore the historic house at Canons Ashby with grand rooms, stunning tapestries and plasterwork which contrasts with the servants' quarters. Find out more about what you can see.
The garden provides plenty of space for the family to have a great day out and enjoy the fresh air. You can also stretch your legs with one of the walks in the wider grounds.
Canons Ashby is a two pawprint rated place. Dogs are welcome at Canons Ashby, whether it's a walk in the parkland with the family or lunch in the tea-garden whilst your pup companion relaxes. Find out more about bringing your four-legged friend for a visit.
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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.