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Eating and shopping at Sheffield Park and Garden

Someone slicing into a Victoria sponge cake
Anyone for cake? | © National Trust Images/Steven Barber

Head to the Coach House Café for a snack or hot meal, or drop by The Shant, nestled between Ten Foot Pond and Middle Lake for a takeaway in the gardens. Our shop is home to an abundance of beautiful homeware, local specialities, quality accessories and creative gifts for all ages. Be sure to also pop along to our plant sales area - which stocks a wealth of plants - and visit the second-hand bookshop in the Coach House.

Eating and drinking

The Coach House Café

The Coach House Café serves cakes, bakes, sandwiches, soup and a hot one-pot lunch, with indoor and outdoor seating available.

Check the latest opening times here.

The Shant

If you're wandering in the garden, why not visit The Shant for a drink and a selection of snacks? Feel free to find a quiet bench or picnic spot within the garden.

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.


Our shop is home to an abundance of beautiful homeware, local specialities, quality accessories and creative gifts for all ages. Be sure to also pop along to our plant sales area next to the shop - which stocks a wealth of garden essentials and plants - and visit our second-hand bookshop in its new home in the Coach House.

Our collections

Our collections change with the seasons so there is always something fresh to see...

A person planting seeds into terracotta pots
Spruce up your green space with gardening essentials in store and online | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Gifts for green-fingered visitors

Inside our shop you will find a treasure trove of gardener's gifts and essentials from tools and twine to books with practical advice and inspiration to help create your own little bit of Eden. Or pop outside to the plant sales area to pick-up a new addition for the garden.

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Plant sales area

You can’t miss the plant sales area, conveniently located next to the reception and shop, and filled with a tempting selection of plants and garden accessories from colourful bedding and summer colour to shrubs, perennials, ferns and much more.

Stock changes with the seasons and there's always something new to take home for your garden. All profits from plant sales help to keep the garden beautiful for everyone to enjoy, thank you.

Secondhand bookshop

The secondhand bookshop is now situated in the Coach House Café building. From children’s classics to cookbooks, works of fiction from the highbrow to the easy-read – there is something for everyone. And it isn't just books. Look out for vinyl for the discerning music fan and a large selection of DVDs for the next family movie night

The bookshop is managed and run entirely by volunteers and all the money raised goes towards the conservation of the beautiful garden and parkland. Your donations all add up to make a big difference, helping to look after this special place.

Sit back and relax

You’re welcome to take a quiet seat in the bookshop, pick-up a book and enjoy a coffee from the café while you browse.

We’re always grateful for donations of good-quality books, so if you have any to spare, please bring them to the Coach House during any open hours.

Two people look at plants in wooden boxes in the plant sales area at Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex
Picking out plants in the plant sales area at Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

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.

View from First Bridge towards Middle Lake at Sheffield Park East Sussex

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