Eating at Wimpole

Wimpole Restaurant terrace

Our Old Rectory Restaurant is open daily serving a limited menu of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and light snacks. We will continue to maintain high standards of cleanliness and till and collection points will be screened. Hand sanitiser will be available should visitors wish to use it. Thank you for making this a safe experience for everyone.

Due to staff shortages, we currently have limited teams in our kitchens and front of house, and as a consequence will be unable to open all of our outlets, and will offering a reduced menu. Thank you for your patience if you have a to wait a little longer, and for your continued support. 

The Old Rectory Restaurant with pink cherry blossom on the tree

Old Rectory Restaurant

Our Old Rectory restaurant has now reopened, serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, light snacks, cakes and bakes and ice creams. Both our indoor seating area and outdoor terrace are open for restaurant customers. 

Visitors eating outside a cafe 

Farm Cafe

Please note, the Farm Cafe will be closed from Monday 13 September. Located at Wimpole Home Farm, the Farm Cafe serves children's lunchboxes in addition to a range of hot and cold drinks, light snacks and soft-scoop ice cream. You can also enjoy a picnic in our large picnic area at the Farm Cafe, with toilet facilities nearby. 

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Stables Cafe

Our Stables Cafe is currently closed. Please check our opening times for information about re-opening.

Please find the opening times for the Old Rectory, Stables and Farm Cafe's here.  Last orders are 30 minutes before closing time. 

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.

We also have 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.

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.