Eat At Hever
Eat at Hever
A simple takeaway offer of cake, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks is available at the Moat Restaurant (from 8 June).
There are plenty of places to picnic in the grounds whilst maintaining social distancing. New picnic areas have been created around Lake Walk. Water fountains are available but these are for filling up water bottles only. A map showing the locations is available here.
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.
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.
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 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.
DATES (weekends only)
- March 2020 – For Mother’s Day Weekend Afternoon Tea – Cancelled
- April 2020 – Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 – Cancelled
- May 2020 – Sunday 17 – Cancelled
- June 2020 – Sunday 14 – Cancelled
- July 2020 – Saturday 25 & Sunday 26
- August 2020 – Saturday 15 & Sunday 16
Please read the Important Information before booking.
Afternoon Tea – £26 per person
A glass of Champagne – £7.95
Bottle of Champagne – £42.50
Booking Temporarily Suspended
(Admission fees to the Castle & Gardens apply)
If you want to make a group booking for 8 or more people, please contact Leith’s.
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.
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.
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 closes at least 30 minutes before the grounds close.
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 new 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.
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
At Hever Castle Golf Club, The Waterside Bar, Restaurant & Terrace 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.