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Eating and shopping at East Riddlesden Hall

Staff at work in the tearoom at East Riddlesden Hall, Yorkshire
Staff at work in the tearoom at East Riddlesden Hall, Yorkshire | © Annapurna Mellor

Drop in for a drink or a light bite in the historic surroundings of East Riddlesden Hall, or grab a spot at a picnic bench and enjoy your own snacks. You'll find plenty to browse and buy in the shop, downstairs in the Bothy. With gifts, homeware, plants and treats all inspired by National Trust places or locally sourced.

Eating at East Riddlesden Hall

What's on the menu?

From Saturday to Wednesday each week, the East Riddlesden Hall tearoom serves up a selection of drinks and savoury snacks, as well as sweet treats and bakes. We also offer kids’ sandwiches, crisps and drinks.

The stars of the tearoom are undoubtedly the homemade scones. The talented kitchen team bake up a batch of these National Trust classics every morning. Savour them fresh from the oven, served with clotted cream and jam.

Seating and access

Seating is available inside the historic Bothy, as well as outside. Please note that dogs are not allowed upstairs in the Bothy, there is indoor seating downstairs and picnic benches outside where dogs are welcome.

Access to the tearoom is via a staircase, but there's limited accessible seating on the ground floor, as well as a number of accessible picnic tables outside. If you need to order food from downstairs then please let our shop staff know.

Afternoon tea with fruit scones, clotted cream and jam in the restaurant at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent
Scones are freshly baked at East Riddlesden Hall every day | © National Trust Images/David Levenson

Visiting the tearoom

You can access the tearoom even if you're not visiting East Riddlesden Hall, so feel free to call in for a drink, a tasty sandwich or a freshly made traybake if you're passing by.

Plants not plastic

As a conservation charity, we’re committed to keeping the environment healthy and beautiful for everyone. All the disposable cups, plates and cutlery we use are made from plant-based materials and are fully biodegradable.

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 family having a picnic by the lake at Stourhead, Wiltshire, are visited by an inquisitive duck
Enjoy a picnic and take in the historic surroundings | © National Trust Images/Nick Daly

Bring along a picnic

Pack up your snacks, sandwiches, drinks and treats, and settle down in the gardens or lower fields for a picnic with a view. Relax in a deckchair in the formal gardens in summer or pick a picnic bench at the front of the Hall or in the trim trail. The lower fields are the perfect place to run, play or enjoy a picnic, and it's free to visit.

If you run out of food or drink, you can visit the tearoom for a top up - or cool down on a hot day with one of our ice creams.

Shelves containing childrens books and toys
Discover new stories with a variety of children's books | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Shopping at East Riddlesden Hall

For foodies

There’s a wide selection of delicious jams, chutneys, pickles and marmalades to choose from to either treat yourself or gift to someone who is a food-lover. For those that have a sweet-tooth, you can choose from a tempting range of fudge, chocolate and sweets. Working with specialist producers all our food products are locally sourced and UK made.

Refresh your home

Our new collection has arrived to brighten up your home, with refreshing fragrances inspired by our places, colourful British-made throws and Fairtrade, eco-friendly accessories handmade by skilled artisans in Nepal.

For those that are eco-conscious we have a wide range of sustainable and plastic-free products. Wrap your lunch in our exclusively designed beeswax wrap and swap out single use alternatives.

Gifts for all occasions

We have everything you need to make your next gift special, including our wide range of greetings cards and notelets, sustainably sourced gift bags and seeded pens and pencils. There is something for everyone including bird feeders for nature lovers, inspirational cookery books for enthusiastic foodies, and bug hunting kits for those intrepid explorers.

Thank you for supporting us

Did you know that the money raised from selling 30 scones pays for four hours of intricate repair work to a 400-year-old wall hanging at East Riddlesden Hall?

Everything you buy in the tearoom and shop will support the work we do here. So, while you’re catching up with friends over a coffee or buying a gift for someone special, you’re also helping to keep centuries of history alive for generations to come.

A-board sign outside of the second-hand bookshop at Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Derbyshire
Find your next page-turner | © National Trust Images/John Millar

The second-hand bookshops

Here at East Riddlesden Hall we have two seperate second-hand book shops, the general books are displayed upstairs in the Kitchen Chamber, children's books are for sale in the Discovery Room. So if you're looking for a bedtime story, a sci-fi adventure or a book about gardens - you might discover your next page-turner at East Riddlesden Hall.

The funds raised by booksales go directly into the conservation of East Riddlesden Hall, including the grounds and collections. So by picking up an exciting read, you'll be helping look after this special place for future generations.

Book donations

Books can be dropped off with the Welcome Team, Saturday - Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00.

Visitors looking at a tapestry in the Great Hall at East Riddlesden Hall

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