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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

With its selection of cakes and lunches, it’s not hard to see why the Bothy Tearoom is a favourite with locals and visitors alike. It came out top in the 2019 National Trust scoring for quality of food in Wales.

Run for the last 10 years by a local family, the team of Penny, Sam, and Charley have created a menu full of delicious dishes and imaginative flavours.

What’s on the menu

Sweet treats

The menu features a wide range of lunches with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options available, so there is something for everyone. Penny’s cakes are made daily, with tasty treats such as ginger and pecan, courgette and lime, and dark chocolate and orange. There are usually 20 varieties available daily, so plenty to choose from. For extra sweet treats, try a scone with clotted cream or enjoy local dairy ice cream.

Selection of drinks

For drinks, enjoy hot and cold beverages including locally roasted coffee, herbal tea, smoothies that are blended to order, and local apple juice. Alternatively, why not choose from their complete hot chocolate menu.

Allergen information

The menu features a wide range of food. When you visit, please speak to one of the team to check the current allergen information for your favourite dish.

Two children with mugs of hot chocolate at the cafe at Osterley Park
Visitors enjoying a refreshment. | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

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.

Children at the fountain in the walled garden Colby Woodland Garden

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 

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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.