Eating and shopping at Basildon Park
The tea-room at Basildon Park serves a range of hot and cold drinks, and seasonal meals and sweet treats. Whether you’re popping by for a takeaway coffee, staying for lunch or collecting supplies for a picnic, you’ll find something that hits the spot. From gifts and seasonal treats to gardening must-haves, the shop at Basildon Park has everything covered.
Located on the ground floor of the mansion, the tea-room is the perfect place to stop and relax on a visit. With delicious treats and a seasonal menu, as well as traditional cream teas, there's sure to be something to tempt you. Hot food such as sausage rolls, jacket potatoes and soups is available, as well as sandwiches, cakes and drinks.
The Toolshed kiosk in the Stableyard is usually open at weekends and during school holidays, serving drinks and light refreshments to grab and go.
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.
Places to picnic
There are plenty of spaces for you to enjoy a picnic. The front lawn is an ideal, spacious place to lounge on or, for rainier days, there are some covered picnic huts near the Stableyard.
If you're feeling in the mood for a more adventurous spot for your picnic, why not find a secluded space along one of the four waymarked walks? There are several benches dotted around or bring a picnic rug with you to enjoy your al fresco lunch.
Shopping at Basildon Park
Complete your visit to Basildon Park with a visit to the Stableyard shop, just a few yards from the car park. You'll find a wide range of items, from seasonal gifts and accessories to garden furniture and plants.
If you've been inspired by the garden at Basildon Park you can pick up some beautiful plants and bulbs. There are also plenty of gardening tools available to help make light work of getting them in the ground when you are home.
A varied range of seasonal items are available in the shop, including kitchenware inspired by seasonal flowers and wildlife, and delicious chocolate and treats. Why not ask for the staff's monthly favourite items and discover our shop highlights?
Pick up a souvenir
If you're looking for something to remember your day with, you could pick up a souvenir from the range of Basildon Park stationery items or treat yourself to something special as a memento.
For children young and old there's something fun and interesting for them to buy from the range of pocket-money treats.
It is through your purchases and support that we are able to continue to care for nature, beauty and history for everyone, for ever.
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