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Eating and shopping at Belton

A hot cup of tea on a table in the Stables Cafe at Belton
Every cuppa you enjoy helps us to continue looking after Belton | © Instinctive Photography

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing lunch with friends, a sweet treat with family, or a special gift to take home, there’s always something to tempt you at Belton.

Eating at Belton

Stables Café

Belton’s refurbished Stables Café offers an historic setting to rest and refuel. The café is open daily, 10am - 5pm, serving seasonal menus.

Dog-friendly seating

After a long stroll in the fresh air with your four-legged friend, it’s nice to sit back and put your feet (or paws) up. The Stables Café welcomes dogs in all areas with one seating area remaining dog-free. It’s not only a space to escape any sudden showers, but also offers tasty treats for canine visitors.

The stable yard also has plenty of outdoor seating so you can enjoy the sunshine.

Someone holding a bowl of soup with bread on the side
Refuel after your Belton adventures | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

The Joinery ice cream parlour

Available from Belton’s historic carpenter’s workshop, our ice cream is made by the Brown Family in the Derbyshire hills, where they’ve been milking cows since 1953. With up to 20 flavours to choose from, which will you pick? Open seasonally.

Muddy Hands kiosk

Located in Belton’s outdoor adventure playground. Choose from a selection of snacks, ice creams, and hot and cold drinks, while the children let off steam in the National Trust’s largest outdoor playground.

Remember your reusable cup. Every time you present it when you order a hot drink at one of our cafés, tea-rooms or kiosks*, we'll give you 25p off as a thank you for helping the environment by reducing the number of disposable cups used. This promotion replaces the hot drinks loyalty card scheme, which closed in February 2021.

*Discount not guaranteed at food outlets operated by third parties.

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.

Two wooden reindeer in front of a Christmas tree
Fill your home with festive cheer with a selection of Christmas decorations | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Shopping at Belton

For a range of products inspired by the properties and places the National Trust cares for, visit Belton’s gift shop and support a great cause.

Coach House gift shop

Offering a selection of popular National Trust seasonal ranges as well as locally sourced artisan products, property souvenirs, children’s games and toys, and a wide choice of homeware and interesting books. All our food products are made in the UK.

Our seasonal collection is packed full of new designs, colours and styles inspired by the special places we look after.

Second-hand bookshop

Stop by Belton’s second-hand bookshop when you visit. From bestselling fiction to art, history and travel, there’s a selection of reads for every taste at bargain prices.

Our dedicated team of volunteers keep busy sorting through generous donations to ensure the shelves are always brimming with books. All funds raised from the bookshop go towards supporting Belton. Additional donations are always welcome.

Seasonal plants

If you like to spend time in your garden, why not be inspired by the many plants flourishing at Belton? Take home your favourites from the seasonal range of plants and herbs available outside the gift shop.

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.

Marble Hall at Belton decorated for Christmas, transformed into a winter wonderland with multiple snowy trees.

Discover more at Belton

Find out everything you need to know about visiting Belton, including how to get here, things to see and do on your visit, and more.

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Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop.