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Eating and shopping at Nostell

A member of staff smiles as she pours steamed milk for a customer at the Courtyard Café at Nostell Priory
Enjoy a hot drink during your visit to Nostell | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Choose from a small but delicious range of seasonal and locally sourced bites in the Courtyard Café at Nostell. If you’re looking for a souvenir or a gift for a friend, head to the National Trust shop, where you’ll find a selection of products inspired by the places we care for. There's even a second-hand bookshop for picking up a pre-loved literary gem.

The Courtyard Café

The Courtyard Café is the latest occupant of an historic space that’s previously accommodated horses and horsepower – in the form of stables and an engine shed.

A recipient of the Soil Association's Food for Life sustainability award, the café serves food that's freshly prepared using local, seasonal and sustainably sourced ingredients, some of them coming from the estate's own kitchen garden. On some occasions, you may also find fresh surplus on the corner stall in the courtyard, which can be taken home in exchange for a small donation.

Both outside and inside seating is available, meaning you can enjoy that cream tea whatever the weather.

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 shelving unit displaying a range of National Trust retail items.
The National Trust shop has lots of gifts and souvenirs | © National Trust Images/Rachel Whiting

The National Trust shop

Whether you’re looking for a gift for someone special or simply want to treat yourself, you're sure to find something that inspires you in Nostell's National Trust shop. From delicate scarves, available in a variety of unique designs, to stylish homeware and tasty treats, it's a real treasure trove of goodies.

Looking for something extra-special to remind you of your visit to Nostell? We’ve sourced a range of delicious drinks and nibbles crafted by artisans in the local area. Made from cold-pressed white grapes, Sing Gin is a silky smooth tipple packaged in a delightfully elegant bottle. Or, for a yummy Yorkshire staple, try out Lottie Shaw’s parkin.

A little retail inspiration

A selection of blue and pink throws and cushions are displayed on a chair
Prepare for the cosy season with UK-made throws and cushions | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Home from home

Indulge yourself with the rich textures of the latest seasonal collection. Get ready for a cosy winter aesthetic in your home with warm wool throws and the signature scent of Blue Spruce filling the air.

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The second-hand bookshop

Neatly tucked away in the Stables courtyard, the second-hand bookshop is a great place to find some literary stimulation.

Donations of pre-loved books are greatly appreciated, so do bring any that you've finished with. Or, if you have more than a bag or a box, give us a call to arrange a good time to drop them in.

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

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.

The exterior of the mansion at Nostell Priory and Parkland on a damp day in winter

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