Eat At Hever

Eat at Hever

From freshly made cakes and ice cream to light bites and fine dining, 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.*

Make your visit unforgettable with Afternoon Tea served in the Anne Boleyn Wing overlooking the orchard with views of the Castle.

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

Only one mile from the Castle’s main entrance is the Astor Bar & Restaurant in the Clubhouse of 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.

Served in the Anne Boleyn Wing in a room flooded with natural daylight with views through leaded windows across the orchard to the Castle.

Afternoon Teas must be pre-booked. Booking closes at 3pm the day before the Afternoon Tea date and is only available on selected dates. Children must be 12 years and over and visitors with accessible needs should contact the Estate Office before booking.

Afternoon Tea Menu

£19.50 per person (Admission fees to the Castle & Gardens apply)


£5.50 Glass of Prosecco per person
£7.50 Glass of Champagne per person
£30.00 Bottle of Prosecco per party
£40.00 Bottle of Champagne per party

Please read the Important Information before booking. 

There are no more dates available for Afternoon Tea in 2018, however, the dates for 2019 will be released shortly.

If you are wanting to make a group booking for 6 or more people, please contact Leith’s.

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 available to eat in or take away, plus hot and cold dishes and children’s meals.

View our Autumn Menu for the Moat Restaurant.

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.

View our opening times.

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.

The Café will be open on weekends and December 20 – 24.

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 seasonal menu of hot and cold dishes. Hot food typically served 12 noon – 3pm (last orders 2:30pm).

The Restaurant will be offering a seasonal carvery menu on weekends and December 20 – 23. View the menu here.

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

Pizza Van

Our 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. 

The Coffee Cart will be located on the Castle Forecourt on weekends and December 20 – 23.

Normally open during school holidays and weekends. Please ask for details on arrival or at the Information Centre.


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.


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 our opening times

Clubhouse - Astor Bar & Restaurant

At the Clubhouse, the Astor Bar & Restaurant offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere in which to enjoy drinks, lunch, a monthly Sunday carvery or even afternoon tea. All menu items are freshly cooked to order and where possible produce is sourced locally.

For those chilly afternoons and evenings, a brick fireplace and traditional log burner provide a cosy setting for a hearty seasonal meal. During the warmer months, the beautiful terrace that overlooks the course is the ideal setting to enjoy a glass of prosecco or a G&T at sunset.

Sunday Roast – enjoy a delicious Sunday roast at the Golf Club, pre-booking recommended by phoning 01732 701010. 
(20 Jan 2019, 17 Feb 2019, 17 Mar 2019)

Golf Club Menu