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Eating and shopping at Ickworth

Coffee being freshly brewed to order in the barn Cafe at Springhill
Grab a tasty treat on your visit to Ickworth | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

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.

West Wing

Open 10am to 4pm daily, serving lunch, a varity of cakes, snacks, lite-bites and drinks. Plenty of indoor seating and fully accessible.

Porter's Lodge

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.

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.

Our values

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.

Thank you

Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.

Visitors in the cafe having afternoon tea at Ickworth, Suffolk
Visitors in the cafe at Ickworth, Suffolk, enjoying afternoon tea | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

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.

Folded throws in a selection of springtime colours
Shop our selection of woollen throws, made in the UK | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

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.

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.

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