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Eating and shopping at Hardwick

A member of staff smiles as she pours steamed milk for a customer at the Courtyard Café at Nostell Priory
Enjoy a drink in the Great Barn Restaurant | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Enjoy a light bite or warming drink in a historic setting, or pick up treats to take away from our restaurant and shop.

Hardwick's Great Barn Restaurant

The restaurant serves a great selection of refreshments. Enjoy hearty breakfast cobs, soup, main meals, light snacks, hot and cold drinks, cakes and scones.

The restaurant is accessed through the main visitor entrance. For non-members there is a small charge of £6 to access this area, it does include car parking and access to our shop, cafe and facilities. There is the option on arrival to upgrade this to the standard admission fee which will also grant access to the Hall and Gardens.

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.

A number of items available to purchase at the gift shop including a scarf, bath salts and glasses
The gift shop hosts a range of treats | © National Trust Images/Rachel Whiting

Stables Shop and second-hand bookshop

The shop has a range of seasonal gifts and tempting treats, some of which are sourced locally. Even better, all profits go back into the conservation of this special place.

Whether you’re after some retail therapy, a last-minute gift, to stock up on greetings cards or your favourite jam, you’ll find it in the Stables Shop. The shop is open every day.

Get in the garden

Check out the range of gardening stock and plants for sale. The Hardwick gardeners grow some of the plants and there’s always a good choice available so you can add something interesting to your garden.

The perfect gift

From cosy throws to candles, local handmade jewellery to items for gardening and more, we've got a wide range of options if you're looking for a special gift for your loved one or those difficult to shop for friends and relatives. Why not chat to the team for some help and inspiration?

Preloved page turners

Discover our second-hand bookshop, where you'll find a great selection of preloved books.

We’re always grateful for any books in good condition and in need of a new home.

If you have books that can be easily carried, feel free to bring them along at any time while the shop is open.

If your books are too heavy to be simply dropped off and walked across from the main car park, please call in to the shop on 01246 858407 to arrange a closer parking space and time for collection.

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 along the Yew Alley towards the hall at Hardwick, Derbyshire

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