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Eating and shopping at Standen House and Garden

Family sitting inside the cafe at Standen, West Sussex
Visitors in the cafe at Standen House, West Sussex. | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Stop off at the 18th-century Barn Café at Standen for a seasonal lunch, snack or delicious homemade cake, made with produce from the kitchen garden. Complete your day with a visit to the shop and plant centre, where you’ll find a range of Arts and Crafts, and Morris & Co. inspired gifts, souvenirs and locally produced products so you can take a piece of Standen home with you.

The Barn Café at Standen

Visit the Barn Café for lunches, snacks, ice creams and drinks. Come and enjoy homemade cakes, some made with produce from the kitchen garden.

Our summer menu is full of seasonal treats such as strawberries & cream cake, za`atar chicken & pearl barley salad, and whipped feta & pea bruschetta. We've a 'scone of the month' too, so there's always something different to try.

The café is open every day from 10am to 5pm (until 31 October) and 10am to 4pm during the winter (1 Nov - 31 Jan, closed 24 & 25 December). Last orders are half an hour before closing. You must have a ticket to Standen to gain access to the Barn Café which is located by the main entrance.

Seasonal home-grown produce

Try tasty seasonal dishes made with produce straight from the garden here at Standen.

A true plot-to-plate story, last year the kitchen garden provided 663kg of fresh fruit and vegetables to the Barn Café, including 242kg pumpkin and squash, 75kg apples, 66kg beetroot, 62.7kg rhubarb and 26.4kg potatoes.

Cushions and throws with a William Morris pattern in blues, yellows and greens
William Morris inspired products available in the shop at Standen | © National Trust / Lawrence Perry

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 pile of books in the second-hand shop at Stowe
A range of second-hand books are available | © National Trust Images/Emily Roe

Shopping at Standen

Arts and Crafts gifts

Find the perfect Morris & Co. inspired gift for your home from cushions to stationery, homeware and gift collections.

Celebrating local makers and suppliers

Products made locally are also available in the shop, including Sussex-based Auntie Val’s marmalades, chutneys and jams made without artificial flavours or preservatives; soaps from the English Soap Company, Crumbs beers, plus products from In the Loop including vermouth and cocktails.

Standen souvenirs

Look out for an exclusive range of souvenirs only available at Standen. Don't forget to pick up a guidebook to find out more about the history of the house and garden, as well as the Arts & Crafts movement.

Plant centre

The plant centre offers a range of garden accessories and seasonal plants inspired by original plants from Mrs Beale's garden.

Second-hand bookshop

Browse the second-hand bookshop in the old Apple Store. From fiction, to cookery, gardening, autobiographies, children’s books and classics you’re bound to find something to suit you.

Every time you donate and take away a book to enjoy, you’re helping to conserve Standen’s collections, garden and estate for everyone, for ever. Last year the bookshop raised over £15,000 to go towards conservation projects such as supporting Standen's Garden Revival Project which restored the grounds to the original Arts & Crafts inspired vision designed by Margaret Beale.

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.

Visitors in the gardens of Standen House, West Sussex

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Treat yourself 

Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop.