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Eating and shopping at Wentworth Castle Gardens

Winter sunlight on the Long Barn Cafe at Wentworth Castle Gardens
The Long Barn Café caters to a wide range of tastes. | © Annapurna Mellor

Choose from a delicious range of seasonal and locally sourced bites in the Long Barn Café, located a short walk from the car park and perfectly placed to kickstart your day. Next to the café is the second-hand bookshop, a treasure trove of pre-loved reads to discover.

The Long Barn Café

The Café at Wentworth Castle Gardens serves a range of hot and cold drinks, as well as snacks including soup of the day, pasties, sausage rolls and sandwiches. You'll also find a selection of cakes and bakes.

We've just finished our refit of the kitchen and counter area, improving the experience for all our visitors. Do let us know what you think.

Family friendly

If you have kids, pick up a children’s picnic box, containing a sandwich, two snacks, a sweet treat and a drink. There are also plenty of highchairs available for our smallest guests.

Reusable cups

From December 2023, we will be introducing reusable cups at the Cafe. Once you've finished your drink, you can deposit it at one of several cup collection points around the gardens. Disposable cups will no longer be available. This is a huge win for the environment and will also be cheaper for you!

Dogs welcome

From Monday to Friday, well-behaved dogs are welcome to sit inside with you. During school holidays, bank holidays and weekends, dogs are allowed in the outdoor seating area only. There's a ‘doggy drinking station’ to quench their thirst after a day's exploring.

The weather for an ice cream?

During the summer months, look out for the Snugburys ice cream cart near the Conservatory, selling a variety of delicious flavours.

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.

Paperbacks on a shelf in the second-hand bookshop at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire
Pick up a pre-loved read for the journey home | © National Trust Images/David Goacher

The second-hand bookshop

Located inside the Long Barn, next to the café, the second-hand bookshop offers a huge selection of pre-loved reads, from literary classics to children’s stories. modern fiction to biographies. All the books are kindly donated by visitors and volunteers.

Donating second-hand books

We’re always happy to receive your pre-loved reads. Every book we sell provides vital funding for conservation work at Wentworth Castle Gardens. If you have any good-quality books you’d like to donate, please drop them at the visitor reception when you arrive on site.

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.

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