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Eating and shopping at Packwood House

A selection of items in the shop at Packwood, Warwickshire
There's lots for you to browse through in our shop | © National Trust/John Bayley

The café at Packwood is open with outdoor and indoor seating and takeaway food and drink every day. Have a browse in the shop for year-round inspiration for gifts and souvenirs, and take a little piece of Packwood home with you with a seasonal bloom from the plant sales.

Eating and drinking

How it works

  • The Garden Kitchen café is located in the New Build, next to the shop.
  • The café is accessed via automatic doors from the shop. Access is step-free and induction loops are available at the till.
  • You can enjoy your food and drink as a takeaway from the café, or take a seat inside or out on the café terrace.
  • Accessible and family toilets are available at the café.
  • A children’s menu is available from the café. There are highchairs and a microwave for warming food.
Tempting items on display in the Garden Kitchen Café at Packwood, Warwickshire
Something to tempt you in our Café? | © National Trust/John Bayley

The menu

We're serving hot and cold food and drinks, and some light snacks. The menu includes sandwiches, cakes, crisps, and confectionary. Please note that all items are subject to availability.

Breakfast is served every open day throughout the year, so you can enjoy a hearty breakfast in the café after starting your day with a walk around the grounds. Enjoy a Packwood breakfast which includes all your favourites, or bacon and sausage baps, toasted teacakes, toast and jam. Danish pastries and warming porridge are also available.

If you have dietary requirements you may prefer to come prepared, as with a limited offer we can't guarantee that we'd have what you need.

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.

The Kitchen Garden

Some of the ingredients used in our dishes are home grown just metres away in the Kitchen Garden.

Inspired by a survey of the house carried out in 1723, the garden team took the opportunity to regenerate a forgotten area of the garden and recreate the Kitchen Garden as it might have been in the 1700s, when Packwood was owned by the Fetherston family. The family were gentleman farmers, and their Kitchen Garden was a combination of beauty and commodity, designed to be enjoyed.

After eating, look around the Kitchen Garden, where lots of the fruit, vegetables and herbs that go into our menu are grown.

Picnics at Packwood

With beautiful herbaceous borders, towering yew trees and wildflower meadows, Packwood has lots of picturesque spots to enjoy an al-fresco lunch whatever the season.

Picnic area in the barnyard

This is the perfect spot if you need to pick up a chilled drink or ice cream from the café to go with your picnic. Nestled beneath the trees there’s lots of shade to keep you cool on a warm day or to provide shelter on a drizzly day.

Picnic benches by the car park

This is the perfect spot to look out over the Warwickshire countryside and watch the lambs playing in the field in spring. Enjoy this spot with your four-legged as well as two-legged friends and enjoy a walk around the estate after your al fresco feast.

The Tennis Lawn

One of our favourite spots to enjoy a picnic is on the tennis lawn at Packwood. Surrounded by views of the house, the lake and Packwood’s famous yew garden, spread out your picnic blanket and enjoy your food in historic surroundings.

Items to help wildlife in the shop at Packwood, Warwickshire
Choose something to help wildlife in your own garden | © National Trust/John Bayley

Shopping at Packwood

A visit to the shop here at Packwood is a great way to find the perfect gift or take home a reminder of your visit. You’ll find year-round inspiration for gifts and souvenirs. Treat yourself to beautiful accessories for your home and garden, pick up exclusive Packwood tea towels and mugs, or browse our selection of cards.

Discover local products

You’ll find a range of locally sourced food, drink and gifts in the shop, including delicious honey produced at nearby Solihull.

Visitors looking at items for sale in the Plant Centre shop at Packwood, Warwickshire
Visitors looking at plants for sale at Packwood House | © National Trust Images/Megan Taylor

Plant sales

The plant sales area is located in the barnyard in front of the shop. All the plants are grown in peat-free compost, and there are seasonal blooms galore to help brighten up your garden. Many of the plants have been grown here, so you can take a little piece of Packwood home with you.

If you catch one of our friendly gardeners, they’ll even tell you how to plant and look after it.

A view inside the new Sundials Bookshop at Packwood, Warwickshire
Inside the Sundials Bookshop | © National Trust/Amy Bromage

Sundials - Packwood's Second-Hand Bookshop

Packwood now has its own second-hand bookshop, known as Sundials due to its location under the sundial in the East Court. There are hundreds of second-hand books for you to buy, whether you're searching for the perfect holiday read, a long forgotten classic or a bedtime story filled with adventure.

Sundials came from a vision that was held for many years, but it wasn't until 2023, following the enthusiasm from staff and volunteers alike, that Sundials was born. Hosting a variety of books from science and medieval history to cookbooks and gardening. There’s sure to be something for everyone’s taste and many of them are as good as new.

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.

The house seen from across a lawn at Packwood House, Warwickshire

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