The Docky Hut Café

Girl enjoying a sandwich

The improvements to the Docky Hut Café are now complete – enjoy tasty light bites and relaxing new surroundings.

Opening times

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 - 16:30 1 January 2019 to 14 February 2020

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00 15 February 2020 to 1 November 2020

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve, Lode Lane, Wicken, Cambridgeshire. CB7 5XP

For more information, please call 01353 720274

Enjoy the new surroundings in the Docky Hut Café
New wall mural and lighting at Wicken Fen's Docky Hut Café
Enjoy the new surroundings in the Docky Hut Café

The transformation of Wicken Fen's Docky Hut Café is now complete.  Having listened to feedback from our visitors, a new, more spacious and inviting seating area has been created, with a larger kitchen equipped to produce an exciting range of food.

Inspired by the unique and beautiful natural environment, the menu of light lunches and treats will feature tasty seasonal dishes, including our own traditional fen speciality: the Docky Lunch.  

Pay a visit for coffee and homemade bakes, a delicious lunch or afternoon tea, and enjoy the new surroundings including our stunning wall mural, which reflects the tranquil waterways and verdant landscape surrounding the cafe. 

A bowl of pumpkin soup

Docky Hut Café menu at Wicken Fen

Just like the landscapes we look after, our menu changes with the seasons. From fresh spring veg and summer fruits to hearty soups and festive flavours as the days grow colder.

Eating with your four-legged friend

Take your dog into the café – on a short lead – while you choose and order your food.
As space is limited, though, we ask that you don’t sit inside the café with your four-legged friend. You can find a space at our outside tables, or a cosy place in the Visitor Centre to enjoy your food and drinks. Our friendly café team are always happy to help by bringing your food to a table for you.

We always have a dog biscuit on offer at the desk in the Visitor Centre, and water bowls around the outside seating area.

You can grab a coffee to take out on your walk if you prefer.  We’d be really grateful if you can bring your own cup (the Visitor Centre has bamboo EcoCups for sale if you need one) so that we can minimise the use of compostable cups.  You’ll get 25p off your cuppa if you do.

We've also got picnic tables in front of the boat shed opposite the Cycle Centre if you want to bring your own refreshments.

Staff making barista coffee in the Docky Hut Café

Our award-winning food

We've achieved a Bronze Food for Life Served Here award from the Soil Association, the UK's leading food and farming charity. The accreditation shows our supporters our commitment to serving great food which we know is an important part of a good day out. We believe in serving fresh, local and honest food.


Larger Parties

Organisers of large parties are requested to call the Visitor Centre in advance (01353 720274) to discuss their requirements.

If you have an allergy or intolerance, please click here.