Winter Opening Times – 12th January 2024 to 31st March 2024

10.30am till 3.30pm


Opening Times – Summer (1st April to 31st October)

Our café is open indoors and out – Tuesdays to Sundays

We open at 10.30am and close at 4.30pm

Garden admission applies if visiting the café.

Fresh, local and seasonal food is what we specialise in!  The café offers delicious freshly baked cakes, cream teas, barista coffee, a selection of teas and during our summer opening times, a light menu for lunch.   During our winter opening times, we offer a selection of homemade cakes, soup of the day, cheese scones or cream tea.

All dietary requirements can be catered for and a range of gluten free cakes are always available.

Tables are available both inside and more out on our beautiful south facing terrace.

Afternoon Teas available with pre-booking.  (Minimum 48 hours notice required.)

Please note:  Garden admission applies for use of the café or free entry for members of The Garden House.

Afternoon Tea

Why not enjoy a visit to the garden with a pre- booked speciality Afternoon Tea!

Enjoy a beautiful cake-stand filled with finger sandwiches and a selection of home-made cakes and scones. A pot of tea or coffee.

Buy an Afternoon Tea Voucher(s) through our online shop

Afternoon Teas must be pre-booked with the office – giving at least two days notice. 

Please contact us:  01822 854769 or email

Group & Private Bookings

Our cafe and Fortescue rooms are the perfect venue for private occasions or group bookings.

Our Fortescue Room can be used for group or private bookings during our public opening times and seats up to 25 people. (More for a stand up buffet).

For larger occasions (weddings, anniversaries, office parties, corporate events etc.) the cafe rooms, Fortescue Room and terrace can be combined for private use, outside of our published opening times.  These larger occasions will also give exclusive access to the gardens for visitors to roam at leisure.

Our experienced catering team are happy to offer their services but you are more than welcome to use your own private caterers if required.

Please call the office on 01822 854769 for any enquiries and to discuss your plans.  Or please use the enquiry form below and we’ll get back in touch to talk about the details.

Please note that unless we have confirmed the booking – it is not in our diary!

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The cafe had lovely cake and coffee and the menu was very appetising. Can’t wait to visit again and soon!

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