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 Sunday, 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, and baked to perfection by Fleur, our resident baker.

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.


From cappuccino to decaf espresso, we have got high-quality coffee covered.


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

Up Coming Events

26 October 2018 to 27 October 2018

Nightwatch is back! a fun and informative evening of everything in the night sky and countryside.

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.