Inside the Glasshouse Café at Walmer Castle.

Food and Drink

After you've explored the castle and its wonderful gardens to your heart's content, rest your feet with a visit to one of our tearooms. With options both in and out of doors, an ever changing seasonal menu ensures there's always something new and delicious to enjoy.

Roast chicken, served in Walmer Castle's Tea Room.

The Lord Warden's Tea Room

Strolling the gardens at Walmer can help you work up quite an appetite. Luckily, our tea room offers hot lunches, sandwiches, snacks and cakes to get you ready for more exploring.

Benefitting from the produce of the Kitchen Garden, our caterers freshly prepare seasonal dishes to liven up our menu, ensuring we always have something new and exciting for you to try. Growing our own produce provides fresher ingredients and a positive environmental impact through reduced food miles.

On select weekends, join us for Sunday lunch at the Lord Warden's Tea Room. We serve a traditional roast alongside vegetarian/vegan options. Booking is not essential, but can be made by calling the castle during our opening hours on 01304 364288. Normal site admission applies.

A cup of tea, served in the Glasshouse Café at Walmer Castle.

The Glasshouse Café

Built as part of the Rediscovering Walmer's Pleasure Grounds project, the Glasshouse Café allows visitors to enjoy refreshments in the beautiful setting of the Kitchen Garden.

Relax and sample a selection of sandwiches, snacks and afternoon teas, and enjoy the opportunity to watch our gardeners tend produce that can be seen growing just metres away.

Rediscover Walmer's Lost Pleasure Grounds

From Plot to Plate

Growing vegetables on a three-year rotation, with a new design each year, means there is always something new to admire at the Kitchen Garden. Unusual vegetables and plant combinations offer unique ornamental value, with the added benefit of a fresh and regularly changing seasonal menu for the castle tea room and Glasshouse Café.

'step into englands story