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Eating and shopping at Wallington

A family enjoying the café in summer
A family enjoying a café visit | © John Millar

Treat yourself to a hot drink and a tasty bake at the Clocktower Café, then stop by the National Trust shop and browse the inspiring ranges to pick out a souvenir or a gift for someone special. From homewares and garden accessories to books, toiletries and pocket-money toys, there’s something for the whole family.

Eating at Wallington

The Clocktower Café

A visit to Wallington wouldn't be complete without a refreshing drink or a tasty treat from our Clocktower Cafe, which overlooks the grassy courtyard at the heart of Wallington. Drop in and choose from a range of hot and cold drinks, hot food and snacks, sandwiches and homemade cakes and scones. Open daily 10am-5pm.

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 ( Single Espresso)

Cold drinks from £1.80

Cakes and bakes from £2.20

Ice cream from £1.20

Scoop ice cream from £3.40

Sandwiches from £4.30

Hot food from £4.70

Wood-fired pizza van

Open 12pm-3pm every day in the school holidays and on weekends just off the Courtyard offering four fab options;

  • Margherita
  • Chorizo, Jalapeno and Red Onion
  • Oak-smoked Sausage and Red onion
  • Spinach, Feta, Olive, Pepper

Prices start from £8


There are two kiosks at Wallington. The Dragon Kiosk is next to the play areas in West Wood – perfect for getting a drink or snack while the kids are busy having fun. This is open on weekends in term time and every day on the school holidays 11am to 3pm. The Garden Kiosk in the beautiful Walled Garden is open every day 11am-3pm.

Ice cream parlour

The Ice cream parlour in the Courtyard is open on weekends and every day in the school holidays from 12-4pm.

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.

A cushion with a floral decoration and colourful pastel throws
Decorate your home for spring with throws and cushions | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Shopping at Wallington

Treat yourself in the shops during your visit or take some time to pick out that perfect gift for someone special from our inspiring ranges. From home and garden accessories to tasty treats, books and pocket money toys, the whole family can enjoy a spot of shopping at Wallington.

If you're left inspired after a visit to the gardens, the Plant Centre situated in the Courtyard next to the shops offers a wide variety of flowers and shrubs, many of which can be found in the gardens here at Wallington.

Wallington's shops are open 11am-5pm.

Shop local

We believe it's important to support local businesses and in our main shop we sell a selection of hand picked products. Read more about some of the local suppliers we're working with.

Emily Ward Art

Emily Ward is a professional artist based in Tyne & Wear. Emily has painted murals, commissions and artwork for many large charities in the North East, as well as personal portraits for hundreds of families around the world. Emily now offers you the opportunity to own one of her stock images of the North East coastlines, landscapes, woodlands and National Trust properties in a choice of beautiful products, from framed printed tiles to large canvasses, all available to purchase from the shop at Wallington.

Connell & Hart

Diane Hart and Paul Connell live and work in Northumberland. Making jewellery since 1989 they use a method based on the Pâté de Verre technique involving arranging grains of coloured and clear glass in hand carved moulds and fusing them in a kiln.

The Pure Candle Co.

The Pure Candle Company craft hand-poured 100% soy wax candles in their Northumberland studio, using soy wax and fragrances sourced and created in the UK. The candle fragrances are inspired by nature to calm, soothe and delight your senses and are environmentally friendly in every way.

They use 100% soy wax which is ethically produced from sustainable sources. The candles are clean burning, with no smoking or leftover wax and it’s not just the candles themselves that are environmentally friendly. As soy wax is biodegradable and water soluble, it means the glass containers are easily washable, making them recyclable or reusable - they make perfect drinking glasses!

Lucy Clayton

With over 20 years’ experience in jewellery and design, Lucy collaborates with the artists in the North East where she lives and works, to make this unique jewellery collection.

The designs are inspired by the country around Hadrian’s Wall, the wildlife and seascapes of our beautiful coastline.

Each item is supplied on a card with details about the artists’ work that has been transferred onto nickel discs by Lucy.

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 corner view of Wallington showing the south front and side of the house

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