Eating and shopping at Flatford
Complete your visit to Flatford with lunch or an afternoon tea stop in the riverside tea-room and pop into the Flatford shop to discover unique gifts, cards and tasty treats to take home.
Treat yourself to a cuppa and a tasty treat in the Flatford tea-room. Looking for something more substantial? There's a selection of light lunch options, including sandwiches and sausage rolls. There’s also a great selection of homemade cakes and biscuits, and for a special treat why not indulge yourself with a hot chocolate?
Bake of the month
Keep an eye out for the bake of the month. Each month the talented kitchen team create a new recipe to surprise visitors. In the past, these have included both sweet and savoury bakes, so be sure to keep an eye out and perhaps even suggest your own original combinations!
Helping the environment
At the National Trust Vegware packaging is used, which means most disposables are made from plants, so they're fully compostable. The tea-room also accepts reusable cups – bring yours along to help reduce waste and receive 25p off your hot drink.
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.
Shop at Flatford
Visit the shop, set alongside the picturesque Bridge Cottage and take home a memento of your visit to Flatford. Stocking a range of gifts, local souvenirs, greetings cards, books and homewares, you’re sure to find a present for a loved one, or a treat for yourself. Every purchase helps to care for Flatford, for everyone, for ever.
Pop into the second-hand bookshop, The Book Nook, to browse a great range of books. The Granary Garden is a great place to take a seat by the River Stour and start your new read.
It is through your purchases and support that we are able to continue to care for nature, beauty and history for everyone, for ever.
Enjoy the newly styled Old Kitchen Café at Melford, or take in the riverside scenery of Flatford, coastal views from Dunwich Heath and the delights of the garden from Ickworth's Orangery.
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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.
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.
There is plenty for all to enjoy on a visit to Flatford. Take a self-guided trail or join a tour and discover the locations of major paintings by John Constable.
Flatford is home to a number of unique buildings which all have individual histories. Read on to discover more about the history of this special place.
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