Eating and shopping at Ham House and Garden
Treat yourself when you visit Ham House and Garden to a delicious range of seasonal food options in a family-friendly environment. Sit outside in the Kitchen Garden or get cosy in the historic Orangery. Visit the shop to find the perfect gift or souvenir, housed in one of the 17th-century outbuildings, then stop by the second-hand bookshop to find a bargain.
The Orangery Café
From seasonal soups to delicious scones, there's a tasty treat for everyone at the café using fresh ingredients and produce harvested from the Kitchen Garden all year round. Food is prepared fresh daily, with a selection of treats to eat in or take away.
When you order a hot drink and bring your reusable cup, we'll give you 25p off as a thank you for helping the environment. (This replaces the hot drinks loyalty card scheme, which closed in February 2021.)
From plot to plate
The historic Kitchen Garden is currently one of the most productive walled kitchen gardens in London. It provides the café with produce all year round, from pumpkins to peppers, and raspberries to redcurrants.
Please ask the team for more details or some recipe inspiration. All coffee grounds and takeaway cups from the café are composted and used in the garden.
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 Ham House
Housed in the old bakehouse and laundry, our gift shop is the perfect place to pick up a treat for yourself or a loved one. Think cosy wool throws, evocatively scented candles, and gorgeous home and gardenware.
Take a look at our present-friendly range of books on cookery, lifestyle, gardening and history. If it's an edible treat you're after, we've got an array of mouthwatering jams, curds or pickles, as well as goodies for all tastes. Children love our selection of pocket money toys and sweets.
This season we have diffusers and candles featuring patterns inspired by Delft tiles found in Ham House.
Our potted plants and bulbs have been selected by our experienced gardeners and we also have seasonal fruit, herbs and vegetables harvested from our kitchen garden.
Why not remember your visit with an exclusive Ham House and Garden souvenir or postcard? Every penny spent in our shop helps us to look after our incredible house, collection and gardens.
The second-hand bookshop
The second-hand bookshop always has something new and the books are ever changing as new donations are received. Come in and have a peek to see if there’s anything that might take your fancy today.
All proceeds generated by the bookshop go directly towards the care and conservation of Ham House and Garden.
It is through your purchases and support that we are able to continue to care for nature, beauty and history for everyone, for ever.
Explore the well-preserved interiors of one of the grandest Stuart houses in England, created to impress in the 17th-century by the Duchess of Lauderdale and her husband the Duke.
Wander around the riverside landscape surrounding Ham House and explore parkland, meadows and wetland.
Explore the formal gardens at Ham House, a celebration of the past with a modern sensibility. Enjoy a historic Kitchen Garden, recreated to provide food and cut flowers all year round.
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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.