Eating at Goddards
Pick up a takeaway drink or a light bite to enjoy on the terrace at Goddards or on your garden walk and peruse the second-hand book shelves.
What to expect on your visit
The tea-room is takeaway only, with a few tables, chairs and service in crockery available on the terrace. Alternatively there are several benches around the garden for a takeaway.
The daily selection varies, depending on availability. Typically you can expect...
- Home-made scones, cakes and bakes including a chocolate orange inspired option
- Soup, wedges, sausage rolls
- Toasties and sandwiches
- Hot and cold drinks
Please note: we are only able to accept card payments.
All indoor areas are closed in the house, except admissions, second-hand book room and the toilet.
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.
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.
Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.
Pick up a second-hand book
Goddards doesn't have a shop however the sun room on the terrace has been transformed into an area for second-hand books. Have a browse whilst waiting for your brew and find your next page turner. Donations of books are also appreciated and your supports helps with the ongoing care of the garden.
Browse a selection of National Trust recipes, from classics such as cheese scones and family-friendly cakes to vegetarian and vegan dishes and seasonal delights.
Stroll through the gardens at Goddards, a private haven on the outskirts of York, and discover scented borders, a terrace, ponds and year-round wildlife.
Find out where to park near Goddards, accessible parking on site and your options for public transport or arriving by bike.
Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop.
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Uncover the story of the Arts and Crafts-style home at Goddards and its owners the Terry family, and chart the history of the family’s famous chocolate company, Terry’s of York.
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