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Eating and shopping at Greyfriars

Two visitors sat at a table chatting on the terrace in Greyfriars' garden
Visitors enjoying refreshments in the garden at Greyfriars House and Garden, Worcestershire | © ©National Trust Images/James Dobson

The Old Oak Cafe serves a range of light meals, sandwiches, cakes, hot and cold drinks. Visit our second-hand bookshop across the road at No.14 Friar Street, stocked full to the brim with some fantastic titles, ready for you to pick up.

The Old Oak Café

The Old Oak Café is open from 10am - 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Indoor seating can be found inside the Hall, adjacent to the Cafe.
Outside seating can be found on the garden terrace, which overlooks the English walled garden with its Italianate features, is a perfect place to soak up the sunshine and witness the changing of the seasons.

Reusable cups

Every time you present a reusable cup when you order a hot drink at one of our 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 hot drinks loyalty card scheme, which closed in February 2021. *Discount not guaranteed at food outlets operated by third parties.

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.

A visitor enjoys afternoon tea at The Argory
Treat yourself to a cream tea in the Old Oak Cafe | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

No.14 Friar Street

The second-hand bookshop is located in No.14 Friar Street, just across the road from Greyfriars and is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10.30-4pm.

With the Old Oak Café close by, visitors can pick out a book and settle down with something delicious to eat and drink, while relaxing in the tranquil walled garden.

You'll find selection of winning titles, comforting classics, helpful local history and children's books, and with prices starting from as little as 10p, there is plenty to choose from and many bargains to be had.

Making a donation

We're incredibly grateful for all the donations given to the Greyfriars bookshop and their sale helps directly with the upkeep of our special place.

We're currently accepting donations of:

  • General fiction (chick lit, thrillers, crime, teen drama etc)
  • Non-fiction
  • Travel books - please note these must be under 5 years old
  • Jigsaws (complete)

If you'd like to make a donation to the Greyfriars bookshop, please pop in, we'd love to see you. If you need any assistance or further information, please call the Greyfriars office on 0190523571.

Paperbacks on a shelf in the second-hand bookshop at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire
There's a huge selection of second-hand books to browse | © National Trust Images/David Goacher

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