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Eating at Runnymede

Visitors buying a pot of tea in the Magna Carta tea-room at Runnymede and Ankerwycke, Surrey
Time for tea in the Magna Carta tea-room at Runnymede and Ankerwycke, Surrey | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Stay refreshed with a visit to the Magna Carta tea-room at Runnymede, serving a range of hot and cold drinks, light meals and snacks. With indoor and outdoor seating, you can enjoy a cosy cuppa inside or make the most of the meadow views.

Magna Carta tea-room at Runnymede

The tea-room at Runnymede serves a range of hot and cold drinks, light meals, snacks and cakes. The menu changes seasonally, with lighter meals and ice creams available in summer, and warming soups and jacket potatoes for those cool winter days. You’ll also find freshly made sandwiches available year-round.

Sweet treats

It wouldn’t be a visit to the National Trust without sampling a slice of cake. The Magna Carta tea-room serves traditional cakes and traybakes all year round, from Victoria sponges and fruit scones to fruit flapjacks and chocolate brownies.

Indoor and outdoor seating

There’s plenty of seating inside the tea-room, as well as outdoor picnic benches enjoying views over the meadows.

Remember your reusable cup

Every time you bring a reusable cup to the tea-room, we’ll give you 25p off your hot drink as a thank-you for helping the environment by reducing the number of disposable cups used.

This promotion replaces the hot drinks loyalty card scheme, which closed in February 2021.

Accessibility for all

The National Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the National Trust a grant of £1.6m to transform how you experience Runnymede. As part of this, the tea-room has been recently refurbished to ensure full wheelchair accessibility.

There’s also free Wi-Fi available so you can stay connected while you enjoy a cuppa both indoors and outdoors.

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.

A young girl with a dog exploring the Magna Carta Memorial, Runnymede, Surrey, showing the inscription 'To commemorate Magna Carta, symbol of freedom under law'. The memorial marks the spot where the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215.

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