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People and dogs at a table in the Coach House cafe at Hatchlands Park, Surrey
Two- and four-legged visitors in the Coach House cafe at Hatchlands Park, Surrey | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Places to eat in Surrey

Feeling peckish? We've picked a few of our favourite tea-rooms and cafés in Surrey – tuck in to delicious meals and snacks, often handmade using local ingredients. Or if the weather's good, pack a blanket and seek out a picnic spot with a view.

Cafés and tea-rooms in Surrey

A family in the Gardener’s Bothy café at at Claremont Landscape Garden
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Eating at Claremont Landscape Garden 

Find out about the Gardener's Bothy café and the range of food you can eat when you visit Claremont Landscape Garden in Surrey.

Plates of food being served in a National Trust tearoom
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Eating and shopping at Polesden Lacey 

Whether you want to grab a picnic, eat a hot meal or snack, or browse unique gifts and local products, we've got plenty to tempt you at Polesden Lacey.

A close up of a Victoria sponge cake on sale in a cafe
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Eating and shopping at Hatchlands Park 

Treat yourself and support conservation work on your visit to Hatchlands Park with delicious refreshments at the courtyard cafés and pre-loved books at the second-hand bookshop.

A staff member is using tongs to place a chocolate brownie on to a paper plate in the servery at Box Hill, Surrey.
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Eating at Box Hill 

Discover where to stop for a bite to eat at Box Hill, in the beautiful Surrey Hills. Sit down to a light meal in the café or pick up a snack from the servery as you cycle past.

Visitors buying a pot of tea in the Magna Carta tea-room at Runnymede and Ankerwycke, Surrey
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Eating at Runnymede 

Stay refreshed with hot and cold drinks, light meals, snacks and cakes in the Magna Carta tea-room at Runnymede.

A halved fruit scone on a plate topped with jam and clotted cream, and a plate of fruit scones
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Eating and shopping at River Wey 

Enjoy a range of refreshments at the tea-room or browse the second-hand bookshop at Dapdune to discover your next favourite read.

Perfect picnic spots in Surrey

Visitors in the garden on a sunny day in August at Polesden Lacey, Surrey
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Polesden Lacey 

The South Lawn at Polesden Lacey is a glorious setting for a picnic. Go for a saunter through the formal gardens afterwards and pretend it's all yours.

near Dorking, Surrey

Fully open today
A family walking through the garden at Claremont Landscape Garden in Surrey surrounded by purple rhododendron flowers
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Claremont Landscape Garden 

Bring your cucumber sandwiches and experience Claremont Landscape Garden as Princess Charlotte and Prince Leopold might have in the early 19th century.

Esher, Surrey

Fully open today
A family exploring the grounds of Hatchlands Park, Surrey, walking through long grass with the house on a hill beyond
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Hatchlands Park 

With a picture-perfect mansion and an expanse of parkland, Hatchlands is an enticing place to unroll your picnic blanket.

Guildford, Surrey

Partially open today
A child holding a baton jumping on grass at Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey, with children and adults nearby
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Winkworth Arboretum 

Throughout Winkworth Arboretum there are enchanting spots for pitching your picnic, overlooking the hillside and lake.

Godalming, Surrey

Fully open today
Three children, a dog on a lead and a woman with a pushchair walk through the long grass in meadows at Runnymede, Surrey
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Runnymede and Ankerwycke 

The stretch of the Thames at Runnymede provides picnicking with a view. Children and dogs can run off steam in the nearby water meadows, where Magna Carta was signed.

near Old Windsor, Surrey

Fully open today

Cafés and kiosks in the Surrey Hills

Our cafés in the Surrey Hills are great spots to relax after a walk or cycle ride, or to meet with friends and family.

Visitor having a drink in the garden at Sizergh, Cumbria
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Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl 

There's something for all appetites at the Devil's Punch Bowl café – freshly cut sandwiches, gluten free options, soups and hot lunches. There's plenty of outdoor seating too, and water bowls and treats for dogs too.

Hindhead, Surrey

Partially open today
A mother and her daughter sit on a picnic blanket on a grassy hill at Box Hill, Surrey.
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Box Hill 

The Box Hill servery is a great place enjoy a baked treat. There's dog-friendly outdoor seating in front of the café, with fresh water bowls. Head to the shepherd’s hut for a dog biscuit and the lowdown on the best walks.

Tadworth, Surrey

Partially open today
View across Frensham Little Pond, Surrey
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Frensham Little Pond 

Plan a break at the Tern Café – savour warming cups of tea and maybe treat yourself to a light snack. Sit by the pond and watch the visiting wildlife too.

Frensham, Surrey

Fully open today
Visitors at Leith Hill Tower, Surrey. Two people are sitting on a bench with their dog and two bikes.
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Leith Hill 

Whether you're exploring Leith Hill on foot, bike or horseback, stop off at the servery (not NT) at the bottom of Leith Hill Tower, for a selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Dorking, Surrey

Fully open today

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