The Café


‘Talk and tea is his specialty, said Giles. Come along inside...
We'll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place.’

The Wind in the Willows


Offering a fine selection of the best teas and coffees from around the world, served with mouth-wateringly delicious cakes.

Fresh and seasonal light lunches are served from Wednesday to Monday, and cater for every palate.


Our lunchtime menu changes regularly and with the seasons. Here’s a taster of what you can expect…


Red lentil and tomato with a crème cheese and basil garnish, served with seven-seeded crusty bread. An intensely flavoured and richly coloured soup.


Homemade caramelised onion quiche with two salads; a salad of roasted baby beetroot, walnuts with yogurt dressing and a seasonal green salad with home-grown apples.




Courgette with a lime curd and pistachio - an unusual, but delicious cake from Nigella.

Chocolate and ginger - a gorgeous mix of chocolate with a hint of fresh ginger makes this a very popular cake in the tearoom.

Our gluten-free chocolate and almond cake has been a real hit with customers.


From our delicious house green tea (the best we have ever tasted, no bitterness at all) to our revitalizing feng-shui, our comprehensive list of choices from all over world ensures there’s something for every palette.


In partnership with the great guys at Roasted in Brighton we serve the highest quality of coffee in every combination.


We stock a great range of snacks with a focus on tasty, healthy treats to keep you going.

Up Coming Events

12 October 2019 to 13 October 2019

A great afternoon of storytelling, sword fighting, prize giving and tea.

The romantic eight-acre gardens of King John’s Lodge are as beautiful as they are tranquil, and have captured the hearts of many a garden writer, both in the UK and abroad.

A delightful and deceptively large rustic café serving fresh, home-cooked lunches, cakes and a great selection of fine teas and coffees. With a roaring fire to warm you up on winter days!

The shop offers an eclectic mix of garden tools, ornaments, vintage finds and great ideas for the home. With such a diverse range it’s worth popping in to see what words can’t describe!

The nursery grows a selection of perennial plants with care and expertise. Varieties are chosen because they are the most beautiful, the hardest to find or are the most exciting new introductions.