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Eating and shopping at Hughenden

Fresh scones in a baking tray
Enjoy a sweet or savoury scone at Hughenden Cafe, where you can treat yourself to a new, exciting flavour every month with our Scone of the Month offering. | © National Trust Images/Emily Roe

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.

Season’s best

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.

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.

Metal garden ornaments of a welcome sign and a metal pig
Discover our spring summer collection, bursting with unusual gift ideas, unique homeware and fashion favourites inspired by the places in our care. | © James Dobson

Shopping at Hughenden

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

Explore our range of home accessories from throws and cushions, to diffusers and mugs.

Inspired by our special places, find a range of fashion accessories perfect for gifts or as a treat for yourself.

Create an outdoor space to enjoy; nurture nature with seasonal plants, gardening books for beginners to enthusiasts, and wildflower seed cards.

Hughenden's stories

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.

Local producers

We have a dedicated local range featuring some of the region's best artisan producers, from jewellery and candles to ales and honey.

Chiltern Brewery

Founded in 1980, the Chiltern Brewery is a family run brewery located on an old working farm in the heart of the Chiltern Hills and is the oldest independent brewery in the Chiltern Hills and Buckinghamshire.

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.

Posh Pebbles

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.

Second-hand bookshop at Stowe, Buckinghamshire
Pick up a good read at the second-hand bookshop | © National Trust Images/Emily Roe

Second-hand bookshop

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.

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.

View of the house from the parkland at Hughenden, Buckinghamshire

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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.