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Eating and shopping at Claydon

A plate of scones being served
A plate of scones being served | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Stop and take time to relax and unwind at Claydon. Enjoy a drink or a bite to eat at the Phoenix Kitchen, found in the Claydon Courtyard, along with independent shops and businesses for you to enjoy while on your visit.

Phoenix Kitchen

The Phoenix Kitchen serves fresh, wholesome food to enjoy within the beautiful surroundings of Claydon Courtyard, and is run by Claydon Estate. Visit the Phoenix Kitchen website.

It’s open daily between 10am and 5pm, serving a selection of breakfasts, lunches, homemade cakes, organic tea and Fairtrade coffee. With delicious daily specials and a children’s menu, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste.

If you’d like to treat yourself to afternoon tea or Sunday lunch on your visit, please book your table here.

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.

Plates of food being served in a National Trust tearoom
Plates of food being served in a National Trust tearoom | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Visit Claydon Courtyard

Open throughout the year between 10am and 5pm, Claydon Courtyard has an excellent eatery, exclusive independent businesses and charming holiday cottages.

Visitors to Claydon Courtyard can eat, shop, relax and stay in the peaceful open space of this 18th-century courtyard, home to a range of local, independent businesses. Here you can enjoy freshly cooked food, buy something unique and beautiful, book a spa experience or learn new skills in a workshop. 

Claydon Courtyard is run by Claydon Estate. Visit the Claydon Estate website for more details of all the businesses in the courtyard, and their opening hours.

Visitor carrying two plants into the shop
Visitor with plants in the shop at Stowe, Buckinghamshire | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Visit the online shop

There’s no longer a National Trust shop at Claydon, but you can browse National Trust homeware and gifts online.

Explore our online shop for beautiful and practical gifts, books, gardening essentials and sustainable kitchenware. Your support enables us to care for the nature, beauty and history that surrounds us. Thank you for helping us look after these special places for everyone, for ever.

Every purchase helps keep places like Claydon special. If you prefer to browse in person, you could pop into the shop at Stowe.

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 haha (a type of sunken fence) and manor at Claydon House, Buckinghamshire

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