At a Glance
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Eating at Hever Castle
Takeaway and indoor and outdoor seating are available at the Moat Cafe. Picnicking is welcomed and picnic benches can be found around the site. Other options are available seasonally for eating at Hever Castle.
There are plenty of places to picnic in the grounds and new picnic areas have been created around Lake Walk.
Water fountains are available, these are for filling up water bottles only.
N.B. all of our outlets are cashless/card only.
Ice Cream Kiosks
Scattered around the grounds in peak periods, you will find kiosks offering delicious ice cream just when you need them.
We sell a vast array of Solley’s Ice Cream which is made on a family farm in Deal, Kent.
Normally open during school holidays and weekends.
The Loggia Bar
A prosecco bar is now open on the Loggia terrace overlooking the Lake in the Italian Garden at Hever Castle.
Tudor Towers Kiosk
You can purchase food, hot and cold drinks and ice creams here.
You are welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy at one of the many picnic areas in the grounds. Horse Shoe Lawn provides a perfect setting with sun and shade and a picturesque Castle view. Half Moon Lawn is another popular choice with views of the pond, fountain and pretty bridges across the moat. Venture further afield and you will discover Two Sisters’ Lawn adjacent to the Theatre which is surrounded by delightful flower beds and an abundance of ornamental trees. Or follow signs for Lake Walk and choose a secluded spot.
Enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea served in the Anne Boleyn Wing, a room flooded with natural daylight with views through leaded windows across the orchard to the Castle. This experience includes access to the Castle & Gardens (depending upon the ticket type chosen). You should arrive in the grounds at least 30 mins before your afternoon tea session time.
Sittings are at 30 min intervals between 13:00 and 15.30 and last for 1.5 hours.
TBC for 2024. There are no further dates scheduled for 2023.
Before booking please read the Important Information below.
Afternoon Tea – Important Information
Afternoon Teas must be pre-booked and are subject to availability. Booking closes at 3pm on the Friday before the Afternoon Tea date. Please read the Important Information below before booking.
Prices (Apr 2023 onwards)
£30.60 + admission for Adults and Children 12 and over
£15.30 + admission for Children 11 and under
Please remember to book a seat for children under 1, no charge.
We are happy to cater for any special dietary needs or allergies, please contact us to advise of any requirements you have by email to Keelieann Wasyliw at [email protected]
Before booking, please contact the Estate Office to discuss accessibility – call 01732 865224 09.00 – 17.30 (Mon – Fri) or 01732 861800 (Weekends and Bank Holidays). Due to the historic nature of the building, wheelchair access is via a back of house area. Standard charges apply to visitors with accessible needs, general admission for carers is free of charge. See details below.
Carers – Standard charges apply to visitors with accessible needs, carers are free of charge and should select a Carer ticket under the Day Visitors/Non Members option. Proof of disability will be requested on arrival, which may include a Blue Badge, statement of special educational needs from LEA or NHS, or a letter from a medical professional on NHS headed paper or a DLA letter from the department of Work & Pensions.
Please enter your membership card number when booking and remember to bring a valid membership card with you on your visit.
Existing Ticket Holders
If you are in possession of a hard copy Hever Castle ticket that has been sent to you by Hever Castle, won as part of a competition/raffle or you have received as a member of Hever Castle Golf Club, you can book online using the option for Existing Ticket Holders when making your booking or book on arrival (subject to availability). Please remember to bring your ticket with you, otherwise you will be charged in full and may be refused entry.
These offers are not valid for this experience.
Please use the Existing Ticket Holders ticket option.
Afternoon Tea Voucher Holders – Please use the Afternoon Tea Voucher Holder ticket option. Please remember to bring your voucher with you, otherwise you will be charged in full and may be refused entry.