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Eating and shopping at Springhill

An overhead shot of a table with brightly coloured cakes on plates and two cups of tea ready to be drunk with hands on the cups of tea
Tea and cake at Springhill, Northern Ireland | © National Trust/Annapurna Mellor

Visit the Barn Café at Springhill to enjoy a range of hot drinks, light bites and sweet treats before browsing the Well-Read Bookshop to find your next read.

Coffee being freshly brewed to order in the barn Cafe at Springhill
Enjoy lunch in the Tea Room at Springhill | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

The Barn Café at Springhill

The café is open to sit in or take away, serving a range of hot and cold drinks, some light snacks and sweet treats. .

Whether you just need a quick stop for hot drinks or a light lunch, we have something to suit all appetites here at the Barn Café at Springhill.

From conversations with visitors, we knew bringing a cafe offer back to Springhill was something they wanted as much as we did.

The Barn Café at Springhill has reopened with a new look and is ready to welcome visitors for refreshments. Located in the Visitor Centre, the Barn Café at Springhill is a perfect place to enjoy a pre or post-walk refreshment.

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.

Visitor browsing the shelves of a secondhand bookshop
Browse the shelves the Well Read Bookshop | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

The Well Read bookshop

You'll find the second-hand bookshop is located in the Laundry yard at Springhill . It's a great place to steal away some quiet time during a visit.

We have a large selection of fiction and a wide variety of non-fiction including cookery, gardening, history, travel and much more. We also have a lovely children’s corner.

The bookshop at Springhill has been in operation since the 1980’s. It resided in the 18th century Gate Lodge since 2014 and recently made the move to in its current location in 2023.

The shop is run and cared for entirely by volunteers. A large group of regular customers and contributors have been established. The money raised is used for various projects across the property. Most recently the rejuvenation of the shell house wall in the Dutch Garden, as well as the restoration of dining room chairs in the main house.

Funding conservation

The books are simply priced and generally our suggested donation is £1 for paperback and £2 for hardbacks. All profits from the sale of books go towards our conservation projects across the Springhill estate.

Donate your old books

Without the donation of books; paperbacks, hardbacks, fiction, non-fiction and children's books, we wouldn't be able to keep the shelves stacked and shop going.

If you'd like to donate some books, please give our main office a call on 028 86 748 210 or email to arrange to drop them off, or simply bring them with you on your next visit to Springhill and our welcome staff in Visitor Reception will be happy to help.

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.

The Entrance Front of Springhill, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland showing both pavillions and part of the garden at sunset

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