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Shopping and eating at Cragside

Visitors looking at plants for sale at Wordsworth House, Cumbria
Visit the shop and the tea rooms at Cragside | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Shop 'til you drop at Cragside. Take home a souvenir from your trip, browse items by local designers and makers, or find a unique gift. You can also take a well-deserved break from exploring the grounds at one of the food and drink outlets dotted around the grounds.

Shopping at Cragside

Whether you're looking for a souvenir to take home or a present for a loved one, make sure you stop by the shop at the visitor centre. The shelves are bursting with gifts. Find colourful throws made from upcycled wool, home accessories inspired by nature, colourful handmade jewellery and prints by local artists. There are books for all ages and toys inspired by the great outdoors too.

Unleash your green fingers
Summer has arrived and gardens are in bloom. Dress your garden at home with a work of art, help to care for your local birds with a beautiful feeder and elevate your bedding with decorative pots. Plus, just outside the shop are an array of plants to choose from. Every time it flowers you will be reminded of your trip.

Creations by Cragside
Delve a little deeper into Cragside's pioneering past with a copy of the guidebook. Discover more about how the Armstrongs designed a huge garden created for beauty and function. You can also pick up a pin badge featuring the famous rhododendrons, the House sitting at the top of the Rock Garden and Joseph Swan's Incandescent Lamp as displayed in the Library at the House.

All wrapped up
Add those finishing touches to presents for friends and family with a roll of gift wrap and greetings card.

Gifts that do good
Everything in the shop, from the displays to the bags, and the items that we sell, are plastic free and ethically sourced so you know your gifts are doing some good to the planet too. Every pound you spend helps to care for Cragside.

Open 10am-5pm every day.

Thank you

It is through your purchases and support that we are able to continue to care for nature, beauty and history for everyone, for ever.

A halved fruit scone on a plate topped with jam and clotted cream, and a plate of fruit scones
Sweet treats and heart-warming lunches. | © National Trust Images/William Shaw

Eating at Cragside

You can also take a well-deserved break from exploring the grounds at one of the food and drink outlets dotted around Cragside. Indulge in a pre-walk pastry, tuck into a sandwich or warming bowl of soup, and choose from a variety of sweet cakes and bakes. All washed down with a hot drink or fruit juice.

The tea room

The tea room is the largest eatery at Cragside. Found at the visitor centre, it serves hot and cold lunches, including freshly baked jacket potatoes with a topping of your choice, hearty pasties and delicious daily specials alongside your favourite light bites such as sandwiches, cakes and of course….scones!

Open betweem 10am-5pm.

Crozier’s kiosk

Exploring Cragside can be thirsty work, especially if you’re following one of the waymarked walks on the grounds. Crozier’s kiosk, named after Andrew Crozier - the Armstrongs' dedicated Butler - can be found in Crozier car park. It’s perfectly situated at the very top of the grounds, next to Nelly’s Moss Lakes and the adventure play area, making it a great place to stop for a cuppa and refuel with a sandwich or scooped ice cream. You can tuck into your refreshments on a nearby picnic table before setting off for more exploring.

Crozier’s kiosk is open 11am-3pm, Monday to Friday and 11am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday.

The Still Room

Get the scoop... in any weather! At The Still Room, between the archways at the House, you'll be spoilt for choice with 8 tasty scooped ice cream flavours to choose from. There’s a selection of bakes, cakes, and sandwiches too. All are available to takeaway, or you can find a seat on one of the outdoor tables.

The Still Room is open 11am-3pm, Monday to Friday and 11am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday.

A guide to food and drink pricing

Below you’ll find some examples and prices of the tasty treats on offer to help you plan your next visit.

Tea from £2.70

Coffees from £2.30

Cold drinks from £1.80

Cakes and bakes from £2.20

Ice cream from £1.30

Scoop ice cream from £3.40

Sandwiches from £4.30

Hot food from £4.70

Hot snacks from £2.25

Thank you

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

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.

The Drawing Room at Cragside with its intricately carved fireplace surround, curved ceiling and dining room furniture, including tables, chairs and couches

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