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Eating and shopping at Coughton Court

Close-up of a girl holding a sandwich close to her mouth
Make time for refreshments | © National Trust Images/John Miller

A trip to Coughton Court wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the café and shop. Indulge in a delicious cream tea, pick up a souvenir in the shop or grab your next read from the second-hand bookshop.

Eating at Coughton Court

The Coughton kitchen café is located in the old Tudor kitchens. Now a place for relaxing with family and friends, this area would once have been a bustling hive of activity with a dedicated team of servants preparing banquets for the Throckmorton family and their guests.

The café serves a range of hot and cold food and drinks, including sandwiches, sausage rolls, pasties and a selection of cakes and bakes. This is the main café on site but in our peak times look for our BBQ to grab a rarer treat.

Stables Mini café

The stables mini cafe and ice cream parlour are situated across the courtyard from the café. The ice cream comes from Bennetts Farm in Worcester, a family run business who create excellent quality ice cream. As well as serving firm favourites, there are a range of frozen sorbets on offer, including more unusual flavours. The stables mini Café offers a takeaway quick service offer on site for the people who want to grab a bite to eat or drink on the go!

Eating and drinking sustainably

Food and drink will be served with café crockery if you're eating or drinking at the main café. Takeaways come in plant-based disposable tableware, all of which is composted or recycled, there is an extra charge for takeaway drink cups. Every time you present a reusable cup when you order a hot drink at one of the cafés, tea rooms or kiosks, we'll give you 25p off as a thank you for helping the environment by reducing the number of disposable cups used. This promotion replaces the previous hot drinks loyalty card scheme.

Hot and Tasty meals

The National Trust is well known for coffee, cakes, pasties and sausage rolls but did you know that in the main café we also serve hot meals. Scroll through the pictures for a flavour of what is on the menu.

Meat and Vegan Sausage rolls at Coughton Court, Warwick
Meat and Vegan Sausage rolls at Coughton Court | © NT/Kitty Evans

Sausage Rolls

We have sausage rolls. They are among our visitors favourites and delicious!

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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.

Picnic spots

Help us to look after the gardens for everyone to enjoy; if you have brought a picnic please use the areas where there are picnic tables placed for your convenience.

You will find picnic tables by the stableyard, under the shade of the nearby trees and also by the car park.

Shop in spring at Coughton Court
The shop is a bright and cheerful place to visit on your way back to the car park | © National Trust/Bill Alloway

Shopping at Coughton Court

The shop can be found on the left as you come over the bridge from the car park. Treat yourself to beautiful accessories for your home and garden, pick up exclusive Coughton tea towels and mugs, or browse the selection of cards and stationery.

We would like to welcome you into to the shop for spring season. It is full of new and exciting stock. At this time of the year we are specialising on the spring with Easter and the gardening season on the way with all the opportunities they bring.

Check this page regularly for new additions including plants which are looking good outside.

There is also a range of books to browse through, from cooking and baking delicious spring treats to gardening and children's stories for rainy days.

Shop Highlights

The stock in the shop is constantly changing. We will post some of our favourite items here.

Outdoor plants at Coughton Court
Take home some plants from Coughton Court | © National Trust/Bill Alloway

Outdoor Plants

We keep a range of outdoor seasonal plants here. You may even find something you have admired in the garden as you have meandered around.

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The second-hand bookshop

The second-hand bookshop at Coughton is in the corner of the stable yard. Pop in to pick up a holiday read, cookery book, browse books about history or gardening or seek out something a little more specialist.

Every book has been donated and the money raised from sales goes towards funding vital conservation work here at Coughton. In recent years, funds raised by the bookshop have gone towards repairing seventeenth-century window glass in the Potting Shed and buying a specially made eyemat to protect our Dining Room carpet.

Book donations welcome

We are always seeking good-quality donations for the bookshop. You can drop books into the shop any time that Coughton is open, or give us a ring in the office on 01789 400777 if you have a large number to leave with us.

Paperbacks on a shelf in the second-hand bookshop at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire
Find great quality books in the second-hand bookshop at Coughton | © National Trust Images/David Goacher

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.

Visitors walking along a hedge-lined path with the house behind them in the garden at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

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Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop.