Eat At Hever

Eat at Hever

There are plenty of places to picnic in the grounds whilst maintaining social distancing. New picnic areas have been created around Lake Walk. A map showing the locations is available here. Water fountains are available but these are for filling up water bottles only. 

24 Oct – 1 Nov:

  • Moat Restaurant – Hot Food, Sandwiches, cakes and snacks
  • Moat Kiosk (Grab and Go) – Hot and Cold Drinks, Sandwiches, snacks and ice cream
  • Pizza Van (12noon – 3pm) – Pizza
  • Tudor Towers Kiosk – Hot and Cold Drinks, snacks and ice cream
  • Pavilion Café – Hot and Cold Drinks, Sandwiches, Cakes and Snacks
  • Pavilion Restaurant (12noon – 3pm) – Table Service Menu (See menu)

2 Nov – 20 Nov:

Wednesday – Friday

  • Moat Restaurant – Table service only
  • Grab and Go – ice cream, sandwiches, kids picnic bags and cakes – Takeaway service only

Saturday & Sunday

  • Moat Restaurant – Table service only
  • Guthrie Pavilion Café – open 10:30am to 5:30pm – Takeaway service only
  • Guthrie Pavilion Restaurant – Table service only
  • Grab and Go – ice cream, sandwiches, kids picnic bags and cakes – Takeaway service only
  • Tudor Towers kiosk* – ice cream, hot and cold drinks

*Weather dependent 

N.B. Face coverings must be worn in the Guthrie Pavilion and at the Moat Restaurant when you are not seated.


From freshly made cakes and ice cream to light bites, there’s something for everyone, whatever your appetite.

Discover a choice of restaurants, a cafe, and kiosks dotted around the grounds*. Or bring your own and picnic at one of the many areas in the grounds.*

For special events, please see the appropriate ‘What’s on‘ page.

If you are planning a group visit to Hever Castle, discover the various group lunch offers here

Only one mile from the Castle’s main entrance is The Waterside Bar, Restaurant & Terrace at the Golf Club.

*Some catering facilities are seasonal, please check at the Information Centre on arrival.

 


Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea made in the Castle kitchen and served in the Tudor Suite Dining Room and Sitting Room.

Afternoon Teas are served on weekends only and must be pre-booked. Booking closes at 3pm on the Friday before the Afternoon Tea date and is only available on one weekend per month (excluding Nov/Dec). Sittings are at 1pm and 3.30pm. Children must be 12 years and over and visitors with accessible needs should contact the Estate Office before booking.

Only Gardens Tickets are currently available. Visitors can upgrade to a Castle ticket at the Castle Entrance.

DATES (weekends only)

  • October 2020 – Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 – SOLD OUT

Afternoon Tea Menu

VEGAN & Vegetarian Menu

Please read the Important Information before booking. 

Maximum number per booking is 6 persons.

PRICES

Afternoon Tea – £26 per person
A glass of Champagne – £7.95
Bottle of Champagne – £42.50

(Admission fees apply)

N.B. Face coverings must be worn in indoor areas when you are not seated in the Tudor Suite.


Moat Restaurant

Whether you are looking for a quick cup of coffee, afternoon tea, or a meal, the Moat Restaurant is a great place to eat and drink for all the family. With beautiful views of the Castle, here you can enjoy a variety of freshly made sandwiches and a large selection of freshly baked cakes.

There will be a takeaway offer of fish and chips, sausage rolls, salads, sandwiches, cakes, snacks and hot and cold drinks. Some outside tables will be available

Opening days in line with the Castle and Gardens; hot food served 12 noon – 3 pm. 

After 3 pm deli sandwiches are still available.

Closes 30 minutes before the grounds close.

Opening times are subject to short notice change/closure – if unsure, please enquire on the day of your visit.

 


Guthrie Pavilion Cafe

The Guthrie Pavilion Café offers a range of snacks including sandwiches, hot and cold drinks as well as fresh cakes made in our castle kitchen.

There will be a limited offering of sandwiches, cakes, snacks, hot and cold drinks.

The Café closes at least 30 minutes before the grounds close.

Opening times are subject to short notice change/closure – if unsure, please enquire on the day of your visit.


Guthrie Pavilion Restaurant

The Guthrie Pavilion Restaurant offers a Guthrie Pavilion Menu of hot and cold dishes. Hot food typically served 12 noon – 3pm (last orders 2:30pm).

Opening times are subject to short notice change/closure – if unsure, please enquire on the day of your visit.

Please note, we do not take bookings for the Guthrie Pavilion Restaurant. All tables are available on a first come first served basis.


Pizza Van

Hever’s Pizza Van offers freshly made wood fired pizzas.

Prices start at £8.00.

Opening times are subject to short notice change/closure – if unsure, please enquire on the day of your visit.


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

Opening times are subject to short notice change/closure – if unsure, please enquire on the day of your visit.


The Loggia Bar

A new prosecco bar is now open on the Loggia terrace overlooking the Lake in the Italian Garden at Hever Castle.

Visitors to the historic attraction will be able to enjoy a glass of something bubbly in the stunning lakeside location and the bar can also be hired out for corporate events and weddings.

Opening times are subject to short notice change/closure – if unsure, please enquire on the day of your visit.


Tudor Towers Kiosk

A former shipping container has been transformed into a crenellated kiosk for those visiting the Tudor Towers and Acorn Dell play areas.

You can purchase food, hot and cold drinks and ice creams here.

Opening times are subject to short notice change/closure – if unsure, please enquire on the day of your visit.


Picnics

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 over the pond. Venture further afield and you will discover Two Sisters Lawn adjacent to the Theatre which is surrounded by delightful flower beds, or follow signs for Lake Walk and choose a secluded spot.

Picnic benches can be found outside the Hever Shop, plus there are a number of benches dotted around the estate. New furniture has also been placed by the Loggia, providing the most spectacular view whilst eating lunch!

View Hever Castle’s opening times


The Waterside Bar, Restaurant & Terrace

Located one mile from the Castle & Gardens at Hever Castle Golf & Wellbeing.

The Waterside Bar, Restaurant & Terrace offers casual alfresco dining, overlooking the newly landscaped garden, golf course and the beautiful Kent countryside.

Enjoy drinks, breakfast, lunch, dinner or even afternoon tea, seven days a week. All menu items are freshly cooked to order and where possible produce is sourced locally.

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