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Eating and shopping at Powis Castle and Garden

A plate of Welsh cakes on a counter, with a sign saying 'Welsh cakes/Cacen gri', and a pile of scones, in the cafe at Powis Castle, Wales
Welsh cakes and scones in the cafe at Powis Castle, Wales | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

After you’ve been exploring the castle at Powis or traversing the terraces, refuel with a tasty treat from the Courtyard Café, take home a gift from the shop, or grab yourself a bargain from the second-hand bookshop.

Eating at Powis Castle and Garden

The chefs are proud to serve a seasonal menu, using local and fair-trade products wherever possible. Whether sweet or savoury, we’re guaranteed to have something to tempt you.

Courtyard Café

Located in what was once the stable, our Courtyard café is open daily serving hot lunches, sandwiches, savoury snacks, cakes and hot and cold drinks.

If the weather is good, you can dine al fresco and enjoy a beautiful view of the castle from our courtyard tables. Why not take a hot drink or sandwich into the garden and find the perfect spot to picnic?

Garden Coffee Shop

Wander down to our Garden Coffee Shop nestled in the Edwardian formal garden. It’s the perfect spot to treat yourself to a cream tea or light snack, whilst admiring the beautiful scents and scenes of our garden.

Children’s menu

Kids love picking their own colourful lunch boxes, and choosing which healthy and delicious snacks they’d like to fill them with. They can enjoy their lunch inside or if the weather’s good enjoy a picnic outside.

Children can also choose from our seasonal menu and enjoy mini versions of all our main meals.

Tasty Welsh treat

Enjoy a traditional taste of Wales by treating yourself to a slice of our delicious bara brith when you visit. The recipe is a closely guarded secret and we think it’s rather special.

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.

Green and blue blankets and throws
There's a good selection of items to browse in the shop at Powis Castle | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

The Courtyard Shop

Take inspiration from Powis' exceptional collection and breath-taking landscape and find the perfect memento or gift in one of our shops. Located in the castle’s former Tack Room, our Courtyard Shop sells a wide range homeware, eco-cleaning products, clothing, jewellery, accessories, books, toys and delicious food and drink.

Locally produced treats

If you’re looking for a stylish throw to brighten up your home, a new scarf featuring a unique print or you want to stock up your cupboards with fruity jams, tasty curds, crunchy biscuits or locally produced treats, then step inside and explore.

We often have samples available so be sure to stop by and take advantage of our latest offers that change throughout the year.

The Garden Shop

Located in the castle’s stables, Garden Shop sells a wide range of garden furniture, bird feeders, sculptures, outdoor lighting and all the tools you need to indulge your gardening hobby.

Home grown blooms

If you’ve been inspired by the vibrant blooms and rich green shrubbery in our garden, we have a large selection available to buy.

From Artemesia ‘Powis Castle’ to evergreen Laburnums you’re sure to find the perfect peat-free plant for your own garden, many of which have been grown in the Nursery here at Powis.

Embrace the outdoors

It’s not all about gardening either. Whatever the weather, we’ve got plenty to help you embrace the great outdoors with picnic and walking accessories, sunhats, umbrellas, ponchos, and waterproof rucksacks.

Brighten up your garden with a selection of blooms from our Garden Shop.

The Garden Shop is open seasonally, please see the home page for current opening times or more information.

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.

Second-hand bookshop at Stowe, Buckinghamshire
See a selection of second-hand books at Powis Castle, Wales | © National Trust Images/Emily Roe

The Second-hand Bookshop

Located between the Courtyard Shop and Restaurant, our Second-hand Bookshop is more than just a place to find a great read.

All money raised goes towards our ongoing conservation projects, helping us to look after Powis for ever, for everyone.

Page turners for all ages

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 Powis’ amazing story for years to come.

Donating your pre-loved books

We rely on donations to stay well-stocked and our team will be delighted to receive small boxes in the Courtyard Shop. If you wish to deliver a large amount, please contact us in advance so a member of staff can be on-hand to help you.

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Facade of Powis Castle showing the sequence of garden terraces below featuring massive clipped yews at Powis Castle and Garden, Wales

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