As part of your visit to the Manor, visit our licensed Tearoom and enjoy morning coffee or delicious home-cooked food, including hot and cold light meals, soups, cakes and cream teas. We also offer vegetarian options.
We hold a five-star (excellent!) food hygiene rating and have a policy of sourcing—where possible—local and fair-trade supplies.
The Tearoom is open April to October, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. For more information on visiting the Manor, please see the Plan Your Visit page.
10.30am - 5.00pm: Enjoy the Tearoom on General Open Days (Wednesdays and Saturdays, April to October).
12.00pm - 2.30pm: Lunch is served.
2.00pm - 5.00pm: Cream teas are served.
We sell ice cream! (and a lot more)
When possible, our Catering Manager, Janet, uses freshly picked herbs and fruit from the Manor’s own garden, including apples, quinces, mulberries and damsons to supply visitors with delicious home-made refreshments.
Janet joined Kelmscott Manor in 2013. She was previously the Catering Manager at the National Trust's Dyrham Park. For any special dietary enquiries, please get in touch in advance of your visit; Janet and her team will try to help if they possibly can.
The Tearoom is located in an attractive old barn, accessible at ground-floor level and has no steps. We also have a tranquil tea lawn area with lots of seating located alongside a picturesque stream that runs throughout the grounds. We offer many wheel-chair accessible picnic benches and a high chair for our younger visitors.
We welcome well-behaved dogs, but ask respectfully that dog-owners use the picnic benches at the outer-edge of the tea lawn (nearest the stream) and keep dogs on a lead at all times. We offer water for our canine friends to the side of the exterior of our shop.
Cream Tea Review
Cream Tea Review gave our Tearoom a rating of 'Highly recommeded' (8.5 out of 10). They described our scones as 'pretty much perfect' with 'a lovely crunch on the outside and beautifully soft in the middle'. They also praised our 'flavoursome' tea and 'friendly staff'. Read the full review here.
"We thoroughly recommend the homemade vegetable lasagne…"
"A typically English cafe serving teas housed in one of the outbuildings of the Manor makes a pleasant end to a visit"
"This is a beautiful place, and it has a good restaurant!"
"The lunch on arrival was perfect with very fresh produce at a realistic price. It was so nice we stopped for a cream tea before leaving"
"The Tearoom were lovely with lots of home-made cakes and savouries. All the staff & volunteers were very helpful"
"Nice tea and cakes from the café…"
"The Tearoom was lovely with home-made cakes"
"The whole experience was great, sat in the grounds having lunch under a blue sky, sun shining"
"Hassle free visit at a good price, nice weather, pleasant surroundings, efficient, and friendly staff and nice cream tea"
"Great food in restaurant"
"The food was wonderful…"
"A really interesting trip, friendly enthusiastic staff...and yummy cakes! Have already recommended you to a number of friends"
"We were so impressed by the courtesy and helpfulness of the staff"
"Wonderful place to visit with friendly and informative guides and super lunches"
These images are taken from the Cream Tea Review website.