Eating and shopping at Hughenden
Step into the grand red-brick surroundings of the Stableyard where you will discover the café and shop. With its cobbles and warm enclosure, this is an ideal place to have a pit stop and refuel or browse the shelves in the shop. Don’t forget to drop by the second-hand bookshop in the west wing of the manor too.
Visiting the café at Hughenden
The café serves a selection of sandwiches and soups, sausage rolls and pasties, jackets and one pots. Tuck into sweet treats, homemade cakes and traditional tray bakes including brownies and flapjack slices, all prepared in Hughenden's kitchen.
Enjoy coffee made with freshly ground beans and a full range of Clipper teas, soft drinks, Bensons apple juice and Luscombe sparkling fruit drinks. Wall’s ice creams and Jude’s ice cream tubs are available for the sweet-toothed.
There are children’s portions and kids’ lunchboxes for young explorers to choose their own sandwich, fruit and drink to fuel their adventures.
Many ingredients are locally sourced, and we use home-grown produce from the walled garden whenever we can. The menu changes regularly to reflect the seasons but National Trust favourites like cream teas, flapjacks and Victoria sponge are always available.
All drinks and food are available to take away if you prefer to snack and stroll or pick up supplies for a picnic.
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.
Shopping at Hughenden
The shop is open every day. Whether you're buying for yourself, a loved one or your wildlife neighbours, your support enables us to care for nature, beauty and history.
Gifts for them, treats for you
Create a space to enjoy with gifts or treats for yourself from the range of home and garden essentials and accessories.
Draw inspiration from a varied range of books on how to get started looking after the environment, beginning with small steps from the sustainable cleaning, home and kitchen ranges. Nurture nature with peat-free plants, gardening books for beginners to enthusiasts, and wildflower seed cards and gift tags.
Pick up a memento of your visit from the Hughenden collectables range. There are magnets and notebooks, pin badges and bags celebrating Queen Victoria’s favourite Prime Minister and the house he loved, along with special items linked to the Manor's secret Second World War mapping operation.
We have a dedicated local range featuring some of the region's best artisan producers, from jewellery and candles to ales and honey.
Malt The Brewery
Two handmade real ales stocked at Hughenden are brewed in Great Missenden, at the heart of the Chiltern Hills. Malt The Brewery uses the finest traditionally floor-malted Maris Otter barley from the oldest working maltings in the UK.
Home County Candle Co
Owners Hannah and Oli created this luxury home fragrance brand in 2018. Their unique products are each inspired by and named after a home county. The beautifully scented soy candles and reed diffusers are hand-poured in their workshop in Hertfordshire. The candles are produced from sustainable soy wax, which is biodegradable and vegan friendly.
Buckinghamshire designer Angela’s small family business specialises in one-off pieces of gemstone jewellery. Find gifts or treats for yourself from this beautiful range of necklaces and earrings.
When you shop local you support small businesses in Buckinghamshire and pick up unique, handcrafted items.
The second-hand bookshop, in the west wing of the manor, is a great place to pick up a new read. You’ll find fiction, autobiographies and a variety of specialist titles, from gardening and cooking to history and travel.
If you have any good quality pre-loved books, preferably fiction, that you can donate please contact the office to arrange a drop off.
It is through your purchases and support that we are able to continue to care for nature, beauty and history for everyone, for ever.
Visit the house at Hughenden and discover its many stories, from being a famous prime minister’s home to a top-secret war base
Enjoy the symmetrical flower beds, clipped topiary and stonework of the formal garden design, or take a wander through the productive beds of the walled garden.
Explore the parkland on one of four colour-coded walks, with its carefully designed views, rare chalk stream and medieval church.
Hughenden is a two pawprint rated place. Discover where your dog can join you while you enjoy your visit, including the garden, parkland walks, woods and Stableyard Café.
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Pick up a book from a second-hand bookshop to keep or share. Every purchase will raise funds for conservation projects at the places in our care.