Welcome to The Coach House Tea Rooms, set in the former Coach House and adjacent to The Stable Shop. Whether you’re a keen gardener wishing to view the gardens, or you simply want a quiet place to relax with a cup of tea and some cake, our peaceful tea rooms are just what you’re looking for.
The Coach House Tea Rooms are open when the gardens are, between 12 noon and 4:30pm (last orders at 4.00pm), giving you ample time to sample our range of dishes from our light lunch menu, or to try an afternoon tea treat from our constantly changing array of freshly baked cakes. The quintessential English cream tea is usually on offer, and we use only the finest Cornish clotted cream and jam for our handmade scones.
We have plenty of seating inside, or maybe you’d prefer to take advantage of our flower-filled courtyard which acts as a sun trap during the summer and provides shelter on bright and breezy days – simply ask at the tea rooms for the loan of a knee blanket if you need a little extra protection!
Coach parties and large groups are welcomed by pre arrangement. Coach parties and large groups are welcomed by pre arrangement; simply fill out the form for group bookings and return it to us in advance. We can generally cater for most dietary requirements, especially with a little forward planning. Coach parties and large groups are welcomed by pre arrangement. The Coach House is also available to hire for private parties and events.
Vintage Afternoon Teas
For a treat we offer a Vintage Afternoon Tea served on beautiful vintage china, complete with a variety of quarter-cut sandwiches, savouries, cakes and scones, as well as lashings of loose leaf tea or coffee. Available during normal week day opening hours, our Vintage Afternoon Tea is available by pre-booking only and can be combined with a garden pass if you wish. Vintage Afternoon Tea gift vouchers are also available.
For enquiries or to book please call Jac on 07514 687505.
“There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.” – Bernard-Paul Heroux
“If you are cold, tea will warm you. If you are too heated, it will cool you. If you are depressed, it will cheer you. If you are excited, it will calm you.” – Gladstone
“Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cosy, doesn’t try it on.” – Billy Connolly
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C.S. Lewis
“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” – Henry James
Cool Beans – Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop
Open from 11:00am, Cool Beans is located in the courtyard next to The Stable Shop, stocking a range of locally produced ice creams & dairy-free sorbets – we even have a diabetic ice cream! Whether you want small, medium or large, cone or tub, flake, sauce or sprinkles, we have it all! We can even mix your favourite flavour into a deliciously thick milkshake!
If you’re looking for something to warm you up, we offer coffees using freshly ground, locally blended and roasted beans, with our menu ranging from amazing Americanos to creamy cappuccinos. We’ll even use soya milk if you prefer, and you can make your drink your own with a splash of flavoured syrup.