Eating at Wimpole

Visitors drinking tea at Kedleston Hall

Discover our range of seasonal and locally sourced treats on sale in both our shop and restaurant. What's more, with all profits going back into the conservation of Wimpole, your spend can be guilt free too.

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday:

Old Rectory Restaurant 10am-4pm (from 9am on Saturdays)
Farm Cafe 10.30am-3.30pm
Stables Cafe 10am-4pm

Last orders half an hour before closing.

Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW
For more information please contact our Food & Beverage team on 01223 206001

Stop for a treat with your little ones

Our restaurants and cafes serve hot and cold food, delicious bakes and treats, hot drinks and ice creams and the Farm Cafe is particularly popular with families. There are picnic and toilet facilities very close by and a play area for our younger visitors.

At the stable block there is also a small cafe, a book shop, and a toy shop if you would like a different sort of treat or memento from your visit.

If you have an allergy or intolerance, please let us know 

Food made here in our busy kitchen is made using a wide range of ingredients. Whilst we do our best, we can’t guarantee that any of our dishes are totally allergen free. We’d love to help you with your choice by telling you about our ingredients. Please speak to a member of our team when you visit.

Bringing a picnic

Sunny days, weekends and bank holidays can be busy, however you’re always welcome to bring a picnic. You'll find picnic benches in an area close to the car-park, or you can picnic in the Church field whilst the kids enjoy playing on the grass.

Farm also has picnic benches in front of the Farm cafe. Why not pop into one of the cafes or restaurant when you arrive and pick up everything you need for later?

Dogs are welcome 

We know dogs are part of the family too, so if you’re visiting with your four legged friend head for the Stables Cafe or sit outside the Restaruant on the terrace, you can also pick up a tub of doggie ice cream to quench their thirst too!

Doing our bit for the environment

At the National Trust we use Vegware packaging made from plants for our disposables, which means that our takeaway cups and lids are fully compostable, low carbon and completely free from plastic. We also sell reusable bamboo cups, or you can bring your own and receive a 25p discount off your next hot drink with us. 

Where our food comes from

Today the National Trust is the UK’s biggest farmer, looking after over 600,000 acres of farmland with our tenant farmers and our farm here at Wimpole. 

Whether it’s for our own Wimpole apple juice in your glass or the butter you put on your scones, we require all our farmers to use nature friendly farming techniques. For things we can’t produce ourselves we apply these same regulations to all our suppliers too.