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Eating and shopping at Kinver Edge

Kinver Rock Houses tea-room
Pick up a treat from the Rock Houses Tea-room | © ©National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

The Rock House café serves everything from light bites to sandwiches and soup, all in a unique rock-cut setting. Inside you’ll also find a small nook filled with second-hand books for sale.

The Rock House café

Fruit and vegetables from the Rock House allotments are used in the freshly made scones and sandwiches where possible, and the menu changes through the year to reflect the seasons.

There’s always a selection of cakes and bakes, soup if you need warming up after a stomp on Kinver Edge, or local Bennet’s ice creams for those sunny days.

A range of coffee, specialty teas and cold drinks are on offer to quench your thirst, or try a luxury hot chocolate for a decadent treat.

Come rain or shine

Outdoors there is seating on a terrace with views of the local countryside – you can even peek down into the rock houses below as you sip your brew. Your pooch is also welcome to join you outside – there are water bowls for dogs and sheltered outdoor seating for rainy days.

Inside the café you can cosy up by the stove and admire the sandstone construction of this rock-cut building, which used to be a row of terraced houses lived in until the 1950s.

The families who lived here used to serve tea, bread and jam in their front rooms for people visiting Kinver Edge – so you can be part of a long tradition of enjoying a cuppa in the rock houses.

Getting to the café

The café and toilets are located on the top level of the rock houses and there are quite a few steep steps to climb.

There is a picnic bench on the lower level, which is accessed just by a gentle slope, and the team will be happy to bring food and drink down there for people with limited mobility.

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.

The Book Nook at Kinver Edge

It must be the only bookshop in a cave... surely? Discover the second-hand bookshop in this quirky little cavern.

Donations of more books for the shelves are welcomed, and all money raised goes straight back into caring for the rock houses.

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 visitor in the distance seen through a rock doorway exploring the red rock formations at Kinver Edge

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