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Eating and shopping at Stowe Gardens

A mother sits with her baby at a table in the café at Stowe, Buckinghamshire, where they're eating a slice of cake.
A family having a snack at Stowe | © National Trust Images / James Dobson

Whether you have a ticket to visit the gardens or not, you're welcome to visit the café and shop at Stowe Gardens. Choose from a selection of food and drinks from the café every day, or visit the Potting Shed Café Kiosk on peak weekends. Before you leave, be sure to take a look in the shop and plant centre for year-round inspiration for gifts and souvenirs.

Eating and drinking at Stowe Gardens

You can find the café at the back of the New Inn, via the plant centre.

Enjoy your refreshments inside or take a seat in one of the two outdoor courtyards. You can also buy your food and drinks to take away.

The Potting Shed Café Kiosk is on the corner by the shop, serving takeaway hot and cold drinks, ice creams and refreshments on peak weekends.

The menu

We serve hot and cold food and drinks as well as light refreshments. Food is prepared at Stowe Gardens each morning and hot food is served daily between 12pm and 2.30pm.

Freshly made sandwiches, sausage rolls and pasties are all on the menu and you can choose from a selection of freshly baked cakes, confectionery and crisps. There are also breakfast baps each morning – perfect before a walk.

We bake daily here at Stowe Gardens, so why not reward yourself after a walk with a cream tea, or piece of cake? Take a look at our seasonal specials or perhaps try a classic Victoria sponge.

There’s also children’s hot chocolate, Pom-Bear crisps, chocolate bars and cartons of fruit juice available, so you can make up a lunchbox for your adventure at Stowe Gardens.

Plants not plastic

The takeaway packaging we use is made from a plant-based material, not plastic. This makes it fully compostable after it's been used and helps the environment in the future too.

Help us to recycle as much as we can at Stowe Gardens by placing your Vegware takeaway containers in the bin for composting. This waste gets composted here at Stowe Gardens and in 12 weeks’ time will be back in the ground, enriching the soil on the estate.

Close up of several butterfly cakes on display in the café at Stowe, Buckinghamshire.
Butterfly cakes on display in the café at Stowe | © National Trust Images / John Millar

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.

Shopping at Stowe Gardens

Treat yourself to beautifully themed accessories for your home or take home something for tea with a range of jams, chutneys and plenty of fudge for treats during your visit. You'll find the shop at the back of the New Inn, through the plant centre.

Shop local

Among the products on sale, you can buy natural soy wax candles. Hand-poured by the Home County Candle Co. in Tring, they're inspired by counties local to Stowe Gardens.

Or maybe you'd prefer to pick up a bottle of locally brewed beer? We stock a selection of beers to suit different tastes, made just down the road at Silverstone Brewery.

Treats for your four-legged friends

We sell a range of dog chews, plus Forthglade treats and accessories, including leads and biodegradable poop bags – essential for enjoyable walks around the garden and park. Dogs are welcome in the shop on a short lead.

Two women standing outside and browsing the plants on sale in the shop at Stowe, Buckinghamshire.
Visitors browsing plants for sale at Stowe | © National Trust Images / Chris Lacey

Stamp your National Trust passport

As seen on George Clarke’s ‘National Trust Unlocked’, a passport is a great way to record your visit to Stowe Gardens. Bring your National Trust passport to the shop or purchase a new one and get Stowe Garden’s unique property stamp. Collect 30 stamps and receive a certificate of your travels.

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.

A little girl is sitting on her father's shoulders with the house at Stowe, Buckinghamshire, in soft focus in the background.

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