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Eating at Standen House and Garden

Someone slicing into a Victoria sponge cake
Freshly baked cakes at Standen | © National Trust Images/Steven Barber

Stop off at the 18th-century Barn Café for lunch, snacks 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. There's always a 'scone of the month' to try too!

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.

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.

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.

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