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Eating and shopping at Petworth House and Park

Scones with clotted cream and jam at Tyntesfield, Somerset
Enjoy delicious scones at Petworth | © National Trust Images/Jason Ingram

Set in the atmospheric Servants’ Quarters, the Audit Room Café serves a range of delicious homemade food and drink options. Seating is available both inside and outside so you can enjoy your pitstop whatever the weather. From gifts and treats to locally made products, art books and materials, plants and second-hand books, shopping at Petworth House and Park has a lot to offer.

The Audit Room Café

The café serves a range of hot and cold drinks and food, including sandwiches, pasties and light meals. You'll also find something to satisfy your sweet tooth with different cakes and scones to choose from. You can sit in the café or order a takeaway to enjoy outside in the Pleasure Garden where courtyard seats and benches are available.

A varied history

By taking a seat in the café and enjoying the refreshments on offer you are continuing a long tradition of merry-making here. Originally built as a sculpture gallery in 1836, the room later became a space for hosting large dinners for tenant farmers and even Christmas parties for the servants.

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.

A cushion with a floral decoration and colourful pastel throws
Decorate your home for spring with throws and cushions | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Servants’ Quarters Shop

Situated in what was the Upper Servants' Dining Room, our shop is full of beautiful homeware, accessories and gifts for all ages. Find a range of souvenirs to remind you of your visit to Petworth, including a selection of products featuring an intricate Petworth design by Brighton-based artist Sarah Jones. Products from local makers are also available, including local honey, food and drink, wooden home accessories, felt brooches and pictures of some of our amazing trees.

Petworth plant sales

Before you leave us, stop off at the car park reception area to see our plants and garden accessories.

We stock many of the plants that you will find in Petworth's Pleasure Garden so that you can take a touch of our floral beauty back to your own garden. All the plants are UK-grown and 100% peat free. Peat bogs are amongst the rarest and most fragile environments in the UK and we've been committed to selling peat-free plants for over 10 years. We also have a small number of plants that have been propagated and grown on site.

Petworth House shop

Discover a range of art and history books that complement the works of the painters and makers displayed throughout the house and tell the stories of the people who lived here. You will also find paints, sketching materials and other art products to help you create your own masterpieces.

The book 'Grinling Gibbons: The Painter in Wood' by Peter Thuring is available exclusively from us. To arrange for purchase and postage please email or call 01798 342207.

Thank you

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

Paperbacks on a shelf in the second-hand bookshop at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire
Pick up a pre-loved bargain at the second-hand bookshop | © National Trust Images/David Goacher

Second-hand bookshop

Located opposite the Servants' Quarters Shop, in what was the Lower Servants' Dining Room, the second-hand bookshop is run entirely by volunteers and all the money raised goes towards the conservation of the beautiful House and Park.

From works of fiction to reference books, children's books, DVDs and a selection of special collectible titles, there is something for everyone.

You're welcome to take a seat in the bookshop and enjoy a takeaway coffee from the café while you browse.

We're always grateful for donations of good quality books, and you can bring your books to the Servants' Quarters Shop during open hours. For any large donations, please email to arrange delivery.

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.

The rotunda with yellow daffodils in the foreground in Petworth's pleasure garden.

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