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The Tea-room at Nunnington Hall

Vegan 'creem' tea with jam and vegan clotted 'creem'
Freshly baked scones enjoyed with a hot cup of tea. | © National Trust Images/William Shaw

Enjoy fresh homemade food and drinks in what was once a family dining room or head to the walled tea garden to enjoy some fresh air and nature.

The Tea-rooms

Take a trip back in time in one of our quintessential tea-rooms. Here you will be well looked after by our welcoming team. We pride ourselves on our freshly made food and drinks, be it a bowl of warming soup, a freshly baked scone or one of our local delicacies.

All profits from our tea-room fund essential conservation work and the upkeep of Nunnington Hall, so you can refuel knowing that you’re helping to look after this special place.

The Tea Garden

Enjoy a rest and refuel in the idyllic walled tea garden. Situated on the banks of the River Rye, its the ideal place to relax and reflect. With regular appearances from otters, swans and kingfishers, it's well worth spending a bit of time here. Hot food and drinks are available to order from our kiosk window from 10.30am until 4pm.

Accessible for all

The Tea-rooms are fully accessible from the level access entry located at the rear courtyard of the hall.

Enjoy a picnic

Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic along with them to Nunnington Hall. There are idyllic spots on the river bank, around the garden and on the main lawn.

Two people enjoying drinks in Nunnington Hall's tearoom
Relax and enjoy your National Trust favourite hot drinks in Nunnington Hall's tearoom | © Chris Lacey

Our Returnable Cup Initiative - making a positive impact one cup at a time!

At Nunnington, we're dedicated to preserving our planet, whilst providing visitors with a wonderful experience. That's why we're thrilled to introduce our returnable cup initiative, launched last year with the aim of reducing waste and promoting sustainable behaviours.

Our commitment to climate action

Climate action is a top priority for the National Trust, and here at Nunnington we're committed to playing our part in the Trust’s goal to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

Impact of disposable packaging

The staggering increase in disposable packaging, particularly post-COVID, has highlighted the urgent need for sustainable alternatives. Disposable cups, made from virgin paper, are typically discarded after a single use.

In contrast, our returnable cups have a significantly lower embodied carbon, equivalent to 1 1/2 disposable cups. These durable cups can be reused up to 500 times, making them a sustainable choice that helps carbon and waste reduction.

Participating in our returnable cup scheme is simple and rewarding.

How does it work?

1. Order Enjoy a delicious tea, coffee or hot chocolate from our Tea-Room.

2. Opt for a Returnable Cup Choose to have your favourite beverage served in one of our returnable cups and save 15p on your drink.

3. Return Once you've finished exploring Nunnington, return the cup to one of our designated returnable cup dispensers.

4. Reuse Your cup will be washed ready to be used again by future visitors.

By opting for a returnable cup, you are not only saving money on your favourite beverage, but you are also contributing to our collective efforts in safeguarding our beloved heritage and protecting the planet for future generations.

Join us in making a positive impact - one cup at a time!

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.

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