The Arboretum Café

Whether you're returning from a long walk around the arboretum on a chilly afternoon in search of a restorative bowl of delicious, nourishing, hot soup, or calling in to set yourself up for a day's exploring with a protein-packed bacon sandwich before even setting foot outside, you'll receive the warmest of welcomes in The Arboretum Café.

With seating available indoors, and outdoors on our terrace (where well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome), you're sure to find the perfect spot to enjoy your break. Perhaps afternoon tea will tempt you? Or a frothy coffee as you simply while away an afternoon enjoying the view?

Our dishes are freshly prepared to order and the quality of our food, coupled with the friendly service of our café team, mean The Arboretum Café enjoys an enviable reputation. All our food is home-made on the premises using only the very best local, seasonal produce. As a result, the menu varies according to the season. Gluten and dairy-free options are always available and our helpful team will do their best to accommodate any other dietary needs your party may have.

Our latest menu: Summer 2017

Private Parties and Functions

The Arboretum Café is available for private functions and parties. Whether you're looking for a lunch get together with friends, or an evening birthday party, we'll work with you to create the perfect menu for your event, using the same delicious, seasonal, local ingredients we use for our regular menu.

We can accommodate seated events for up to 50 guests, and standing buffets for up to 100. Please contact our team directly on 01653 648767 or email café

If you'd like to stay connected during your visit, free WiFi is available throughout our Visitor Centre - just log on to the "Arboretum Trust" network.

It is not necessary to buy an entry ticket to the arboretum to visit the café, but donations are always warmly welcomed.