Eating and shopping at Chirk Castle
Whether you enjoy the best in Welsh and British produce, or have a passion for homemade cakes, there’s something for all tastes at Chirk Castle. With a variety of items to browse in the shop and a second-hand bookshop, it’s just the place for book lovers to spend some quality time.
Situated in the West Wing, with overflow seating in the Distil Tower (Northwest Tower) and outdoors in the Courtyard, the tea-room occupies a space that has once housed a Tudor range and served the State Dining Room in the main castle. Today you can enjoy a variety of hot and cold dishes from our seasonal menu.
We buy local and Fairtrade products wherever possible, and all our cakes and treats are baked daily by our own baker. With savoury snacks, tasty cakes, cream teas and local ice cream, there's something for everyone, and always something new to try.
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.
Home Farm Kiosk
The Home Farm Kiosk is situated in the Home Farm area, close to the Ticket Office, and serves hot drinks, ice creams and hot and cold snacks. With ample outdoor seating it’s a great place to stop for a break as the kids explore our playground, or why not pick up a hot drink or tasty snack to take with you as you explore our vast estate?
Home Farm Kiosk is open seasonally, please see opening times for details.
Shopping at Chirk Castle
Looking for a present for that special someone, or a souvenir for yourself? Our gift shop, located at Home Farm, sells a wide range homeware, plants and gardening accessories, eco-cleaning products, jewellery, books, toys and delicious, tasty treats.
Knights and princesses
A castle gift shop wouldn't be complete without children's swords and shields, but for something less traditional, try our books, games and toys.
Garden and outdoor
The garden range has everything you need to indulge your gardening hobby, from plants and tools to garden ornaments and inspirational gardening books. For outdoor explorers, start your journey with our maps, books, clothing and walking accessories.
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 Second-hand Bookshop
Also located in Home Farm, you’ll find the Second-hand Bookshop which is more than just a place to find a great read. All money raised goes towards ongoing conservation projects, helping us to look after Chirk Castle for ever, for everyone.
From modern fiction and crime, to gardening, natural history and children’s favourites - hundreds of titles are regularly updated so pop in to find the perfect page turner and help us to continue telling Chirk's amazing story for years to come.
Want to donate some pre-loved books?
We rely on donations to stay well stocked and our team will be delighted to receive small boxes in the Gift Shop. If you wish to deliver a large amount, please contact in advance so a member of staff can be on hand to help you.
The Courtyard Shop
The seasonal shop is also located in the castle courtyard in the old south range 'Boot Room'. This smaller shop is a great place to browse some of the more unique and playful stock that we sell.
The Courtyard Shop is open seasonally, please call us for more details.
Chirk Castle was never planned as a family home. It was one of several medieval Marcher fortresses along the Welsh-English border, built to keep the Welsh under English rule.
Indulge your senses and refresh your spirit with a gentle wander amongst the scents and seasonal colours of the rare shrubs and flowers in this lovely five-and-a-half acre garden.
Take a walk around Chirk's fascinating 480-acre parkland, and discover a working landscape full of ancient trees, wild flowers, birds and bugs.
The 480-acre estate can be a great place to explore with your pooch whatever the weather. Find out more about where you can take your dog and where you can stop for a tasty treat.