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Eating and shopping at Stourhead

A family group wearing winter coats sit at a wooden outside table with takeaway hot drinks cups
Warm up after a winter walk with the family at Stourhead | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

With so much to see and do at Stourhead, you're bound to work up an appetite. Handily, there's a choice of dining options on the estate, meaning you'll be able to grab something to eat and drink after you've finished exploring. Don’t forget to stop at the shops, plant centre and bookshop for a unique gift or reminder of your visit.

Eating and drinking at Stourhead

The National Trust restaurant

At lunchtimes, the National Trust restaurant serves a range of savoury treats, including pasties, sausage rolls, soups, sandwiches and jacket potatoes. There are plenty of options for little ones, too, including special lunchboxes to take away.

After exploring the house and garden, why not settle down with a freshly baked scone or a slice of cake, washed down with a choice of hot or cold drinks.

Food miles really matter to us, so we aim to source all of our ingredients from local producers. Indeed, the vegetables we serve often come straight from Stourhead's walled garden.

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.

Thank you

Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.

Baskets of apples, pears, carrots and cabbage for sale at the farm shop at Stourhead
The farm shop sells a range of locally sourced products | © National Trust Images/David Levenson

The Spread Eagle Inn

This beautiful 18th-century inn serves lunches, snacks, evening meals, cakes, tea and coffee, as well as a great selection of wines, beers and gins. Also look out for some indulgent treats appearing on the menu, as the managers are chocolatiers.

For bookings, please phone 01747 840587 or visit the website.

Shopping at Stourhead

The farm shop

Located next to the main car park, this traditional butcher, cheesemonger and delicatessen offers a range of tasty snacks to take away. Treat yourself to the famous Stourhead pasty, a choice of cold drinks, or a cup of tea or freshly ground coffee.

The kiosk

The kiosk sells a selection of take-away products from the restaurant, as well as delicious ice cream from Marshfield Farm.

Inside the National Trust shop at Stourhead
Inside the National Trust shop at Stourhead | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

The National Trust shop

Whether you're looking for the perfect gift or a memento of your visit to Stourhead, you're sure to find something in the National Trust shop.

There are seasonal products inspired by the places we care for, foodie treats such as sour cherry curd and blood orange marmalade, books, stationery, fashion accessories and environmentally friendly cleaning products.

The shop sells a selection of handmade artisan goods, all of which were made within a 30-mile radius of the Stourhead estate. And there's also a stylish range for dogs, including leather collars and leads, as well as toys and treats.

The plant centre

The plant centre sells a wide variety of plants and herbs, all of them sourced from local independent suppliers and grown in peat-free compost.

These are complemented by a range of tools, pots and decorative garden items, including mirrors, ornaments and garden stakes.

The Studio

Open from Thursday to Sunday, The Studio offers a range of gifts, either for someone else or yourself.

The bookshop

A treat for literature fans, the bookshop houses a huge collection of pre-loved tomes, from classic novels to map books, and everything in between. There are comfy leather chairs to sit in, too, meaning you can browse the shelves for a rare gem before settling down for a good read.

All proceeds from the bookshop go towards an annual fundraising project.

The First View Gallery

Housed in a light and airy space, the First View Gallery offers a selection of original artworks by creatives in the West Country, from sculptors, carvers and potters, to glass blowers and silversmiths. Visitors are free to browse at their leisure.

For more information, please call 01747 840747 or email info@first-view.uk.

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.

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