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Eating and shopping at Colby Woodland Garden

External view of the Bothy tea room and gallery building with tables and chairs in the courtyard Colby Woodland Garden Pembrokeshire
The Bothy tea room and the Gallery Colby Woodland garden, Pembrokeshire | © National Trust Images/Sue Jones

The tea-room and gallery are located in a group of whitewashed barns where, once upon a time, the Colby estate workers lived, cooked and slept. Pop in and grab a bite, or buy a hand made gift before or after your visit to the garden.

Eating and Shopping at Colby

With so much to explore at Colby Woodland Garden, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Enjoy delicious dishes in the Bothy Tearoom, before shopping for souvenirs and gifts at the Craft makers Gallery or the Colby souvenir and second-hand book shop at the Visitor welcome Centre.

The Bothy Tearoom

A delightful tearoom full of historic character & charm, run by family team, Francesca & her daughters serving the very best of seasonal local produce.
The Bothy offers a welcoming shelter for all seasons, from a home-made soup next to the roaring fire on a cold winters day, to a delicious award winning Welsh ice cream amongst the blooming flowers in the summer sunshine. Alternatively treat yourself to a traditional afternoon tea served on delicate china.The Bothy family team are passionate about sustainable local produce, so you can also pick up a jar of homemade chutney or local honey to take home after your visit.

What’s on the menu

The Bothy serves breakfast, lunch or a sweet treat, from homemade pies, quiches and organic salad’s, to delicious cakes and ice cream sundaes.
The daily special’s board, includes vegan, vegetarian and GF options as well as a unique doggy menu for your furry friends, and the team aim to provide something for everyone’s tastes and budget.

Selection of drinks

For hot drinks and winter warmer drinks you can choose from locally roasted coffee, Pembrokeshire blended loose tea, and hot chocolate varieties.
During warmer times summer coolers include elderflower pitchers, ice tea, smoothies, milkshakes and so much more. Best of all fresh milk is delivered in churns straight from Trenewydd dairy farm just one mile away.

Allergen information

Please speak to one of the friendly team, who will assist you further, with up to date information on all allergens and ingredients.

The Bothy team looking forward to welcoming you throughout 2024

A close up of traditional cream tea outside the tea-room at Corfe Castle, Dorset
Visitors enjoying a refreshment. | © National Trust Images/David Levenson

Shopping at Colby

In the Visitor Welcome Centre you’ll find a range of Colby souvenirs, together with our second-hand bookshop which stocks a wide range of used books and helps raise funds to care for the garden. Come and shop, donate old books or become a volunteer.

A call out for used books.

We’re always looking for books that people no longer need. If you feel you could donate some, please call 01834 811885 (ext. 2) or email  It is through your purchases and support that we are able to continue to care for nature, beauty and history for everyone for ever. Thank you.

“Every book donated or purchased at our second-hand bookshop brings joy to volunteers and visitors alike, while helping us to care for this very special place.”

A quote by Ellen DaviesNational Trust Welcome Manager, Colby Woodland Garden
The Loft Gallery interior entrance Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire.
The Loft Gallery Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire. | © National Trust Images/Sue Jones

A warm welcome awaits you at the Loft Gallery, run by the Pembrokeshire craft makers, a community of local independent artists and craftspeople who have been running for nearly 40 years.

Choose from an eclectic selection of traditional and contemporary handmade crafts. You’ll find handmade pottery, jewellery, knitwear, leatherwork and original paintings and photographs on display. Meet some of the crafters and chat about their craft.

The Gallery is located in the courtyard area adjacent to the Bothy Tearoom and is accessed by the external steps at the end of the whitewashed barns.

To find out more about the Pembrokeshire craft makers visit their website here, or join one of the many workshops they run during the holiday season.

A view of the Walled Garden at Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire. It has a path running through it, alongside which are densely planted borders and a large mature tree with dark red leaves.

Discover more at Colby Woodland Garden

Find out when Colby Woodland Garden is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

Visitors using nets to catch specimens from the stream, at Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire

Family Days out at Colby Woodland Garden 

Enjoy a day out exploring Colby Woodland Garden and the wider estate with friends and family. Explore this special hidden wooded garden in a valley, discover its history and marvel at the trees and sky in the sky gazing glade.

Couple walking the dog over a bridge at Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire

Visiting Colby Woodland Garden with your dog 

Colby Woodland Garden is a one pawprint rated place. Find out more about bringing your dog to the wooded valley and when and where you can visit.

A large wheel lies on the woodland floor at Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire. Plants have grown in each section of the wheel.

History of Colby Woodland Garden 

Long before it became a garden, the Colby estate played an active part in Pembrokeshire’s coal industry. Discover more about the garden and the lives of its occupants.