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Eating and shopping at Hatchlands Park

A close up of a Victoria sponge cake on sale in a cafe
Victoria sponge cake on sale | © National Trust Images/Steven Barber

Within the historic buildings of the cobbled courtyard at Hatchlands Park you can enjoy sweet and savoury snacks, fresh cakes and hot and cold drinks at the Kitchen and Coach House Cafés. Find your next great read at the recently expanded Engine Room second-hand bookshop and raise vital funds for Hatchlands’ conservation projects.

Eating at Hatchlands Park

The Kitchen Café

You can find the Kitchen Café at the top of the cobbled courtyard close to the house, in spaces originally occupied by the house kitchens. You can enjoy snacks, cakes and bakes, hot sausage rolls, pasties and toasted sourdough sandwiches and a full range of hot and cold drinks to eat in or takeaway.

The Coach House Café

The Coach House Café is situated in the lower cobbled courtyard, where Lord Rendel’s carriages were once kept. Everything available in the Kitchen Café can also be found here.

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.

The stable courtyard at Hatchlands Park, Surrey, with tables and chairs, and umbrellas
The stable courtyard at Hatchlands Park, Surrey | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Pack a picnic

Looking to avoid the queues and stay outside? Why not bring your own food. There are picnic areas with benches provided all over the parkland, so you'll be able to find a seat away from the tables in the busy courtyard. Alternatively, you can just throw a rug down on the lawn and enjoy your homemade treats in spectacular surroundings.


Dogs on short leads are welcome inside both cafés. You’ll also find water bowls for your four-legged friends outside. We politely ask that dogs are not left tied up unattended in the courtyard.

A pile of books in the second-hand shop at Stowe
Stop by the second-hand bookshop to pick up your next great read | © National Trust Images/Emily Roe

The Engine Room second-hand bookshop at Hatchlands Park

The second-hand bookshop has moved and expanded. Thanks to generous contributions from visitors and volunteers, there’s an even greater choice, with all funds going towards vital conservation projects across the estate. You’ll find this treasure trove of pre-loved volumes located in the old engine room in the cobbled courtyard, close to the Kitchen Café.

From classic volumes and colourful children’s tales to modern fiction and biographical treasures, discover something new (to you) to keep or share.

An enduring love of literature

Fanny Boscawen, the original lady of the house, loved a good book. She wrote, ‘If I ever take off the embargo which I lay upon all novels, I am lost to all other employment whatever, and do nothing till I have got through all my adventurers’ adventures, and seen them all safely provided for.’

You can join in with her love of a long read and find yourself a new world to escape into from the Engine Room bookshop.

Please note

At the moment we're only able to accept cash inside the bookshop. You can pay for your books using the donation boxes located in the bookshop. Alternatively, if you'd rather pay by card, you can do so at visitor reception as you leave. 

Give your unwanted books a new home

You can share in our passion for second-hand books whilst supporting the buildings, nature and landscape on the Hatchlands Park estate, by donating your books and picking up a great read from the Engine Room. We're particularly in need of fiction books at the moment. Every book donated or purchased, directly contributes towards essential conservation work, indoors and outdoors.

You can drop off your unwanted books in-store whenever the shop is open. Alternatively, if you’re having a major clear-out, you can email us to arrange a drop off time or call us on 01483 222482.

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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