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Eating and shopping at Beningbrough

Three visitors and a small dog sit around a bench outside, enjoying hot drinks at Castle Drogo, Devon
Find time to reconnect over coffee...and cake | © National Trust Images/John Millar

The walled garden restaurant serves up a wide range of food and drinks, while the brew house – open on the busiest days – is a great choice for refreshments on the move. Visit the stables shop, where you'll find a large selection of products inspired by National Trust places or locally sourced.

The walled garden restaurant

Take a seat indoors or out, or take your snack or drink away with you to enjoy as you explore the garden. All profits help to fund essential conservation work and the upkeep of Beningbrough, so you can refuel knowing that you’re helping to look after this special place. Opening times match the garden so you can make it your first or last stop of the day.

Brunch and lunch

If you prefer something savoury, tuck into soup, a sandwich or see what the seasonal special on the menu is. Several recipes make the most of the day's harvest using ingredients grown at Beningbrough.

What's on the menu?

The daily selection varies depending on product availability. For a flavour of the season, let us whet your appetite with...

  • Savoury turnovers
  • Warming soups and one pots
  • Bakes including apple and blackberry flapjack using the day's garden harvest
  • Cakes made fresh on site
  • The latest scone of the month.

Close up of a tray of chocolate and cherry scones
February's scone is chocolate and cherry flavoured | © National Trust / Elizabeth Cushing

Sweet treats

At any time of the day, enjoy a freshly baked scone or cake to have with your hot drink. For a spot of indulgence choose from a selection of syrups to add extra flavour to your coffee. The tray bakes are always popular and complement your choice of beverage.

Drop into the brew house

Conveniently placed by the play area, and dog friendly, the brew house is a great place to pick up refreshments to take away and serves scoop ice cream. Open on the busiests days, look out for the timing on the board near the restaurant.

Dog friendly

Both eateries have outdoor seating and space inside where dogs and humans alike can rest and refuel. In the restaurant these tables are at the rear and are cleary maked. When visiting with a dog, visitors are asked to use the door closest to these tables and when feasible, not to bring the dog to the service counter.

Please keep your dog under close control when seated in the restaurant.

Remember your reuseable cup

You are more than welcome to bring your own reusable cup – you'll get 25p off your hot drink as a thank you.

Beningbrough is also part of the reusable cup scheme. If you're picking up a drink on arrival ask for a resuable cup so that you can take it with you as you explore the garden. When you've finished, simply drop your cup in the cup bins provided and we'll wash and reuse them. Or better still...bring back for another brew.

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.

Home Farm Café is closed

Please note the café at Home Farm, operated by the estate tenant farmers, not the National Trust, is closed. To access the restaurant at Beningbrough, normal admission charges apply or free to National Trust members.

The stables shop

Complete your day out with a visit to the large shop - filled with gifts inspired by the unique places cared for by the charity, and treats made by local artisans. The shop is open right up to closing time to allow for that perfect purchase ahead of heading home.

A little retail inspiration...

A selection of wildlife houses
Make space for nature this season | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

The great outdoors

There's a large outdoor shop in the stables with everything you might need for your garden from pots and ornaments to tools and bulbs. Browse the range of bird feeders and houses to help wildlife thrive in your outdoor space, no matter how small. Any surplus harvested produce not used in the restaurant is available through the shop to enjoy at home.

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Second-hand book sales

Find a large selection of second-hand books in the library on the ground floor of the hall. Browse for a while and grab a new story to get lost in or biography from a favourite character. Leave your cash donation in the tub or donate with a card at any till.

Stocks are regularly refreshed so it's worth popping in each time you visit. Not to mention if you're looking to donate pre-loved books, we'd readily accept to keep the shelves supplied.

Opening times match the hall.

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.

Overhead shot showing countryside, gardens, hall, walled garden and tree lined avenue

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