Eating and shopping at Ickworth
The West Wing and Porters Lodge cafés offer indoor and outdoor seating with a variety of hot and cold drinks as well as light snacks and cakes. Or bag a bargain in the shop or plant centre as a souvenir of your visit.
Grab a bite to eat
Stop by the West Wing or Porters Lodge cafés and grab a hot drink and a light snack to fuel your visit exploring the estate.
Open 10am to 4pm daily, serving lunch, a varity of cakes, snacks, lite-bites and drinks. Plenty of indoor seating and fully accessible.
Open 10am to 4pm daily, serving lite-bites, hot snacks and drinks. Dog-friendly indoor seating with plenty of home comforts for your four-legged friend.
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.
Sustainable production is at the heart of our values. The National Trust are the winners of several awards for the pioneering use of sustainably produced food in our cafés.
As a conservation charity we are unique in how we cater for millions of visitors every year by putting welfare and conservation, not profit, at the heart of everything we do.
The National Trust is the UK’s biggest farmer looking after over 600,000 acres of farmland with our tenant farmers. We require all our farmers to use nature-friendly farming techniques.
For things we can’t produce ourselves we apply these same regulations to all our external suppliers too. That’s why you will see labels such as ‘farm assured’, ‘free range’ and ‘rainforest alliance’ throughout our cafés.
Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.
Shopping at Ickworth
Whether you're looking for beautiful gifts or a treat for yourself or a special occasion, there's something for all ages. From locally sourced food and treats, to books, rugs and home accessories, you’re sure to find inspiration in the shop.
From colourful scarves and throws to delicious gins and jams, there's plenty to suit all tastes. There's a great selection of books too, including the National Trust School of Gardening, the perfect gift for any budding gardener.
The plant centre
Don't miss a visit to the plant centre too, with an array of spring plants as well as garden tools, furniture and ornaments to keep your garden looking beautiful.
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.
Discover some of the best cafés, restaurants and tea-rooms located at National Trust places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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.
Discover the house and the treasures collected by the flamboyant 4th Earl of Bristol at Ickworth, a magnificent Italianate palace in the heart of Suffolk.
Ickworth is a three pawprint rated place. Let your four-legged friends lead you on a voyage of exploration around miles of parkland, offering new and exciting discoveries.
Find out more about cycling at Ickworth, including the cycle hire hub available in the car park. Pack a picnic and start your adventure.