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Winter Season 2021 - Opening Hours

The Forest Café will be open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 9.30am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm

The Coach House Tearoom will be open Monday to Sunday 10am to 4pm

Cafe Facilities: The Coach House Tearoom is now offering a service from the main counter.  We are operating a one way system in and out of the premises in order to maintain safe distancing, and we ask that customers please wear a face mask whilst inside the facility, and observe distancing signage to keep customers and our colleagues safe. Indoor seating at this outlet will only be available on wet weather days.  

The Forest Café is now offering a service from the main counter and has limited seating available inside the café.  Again, a one way system is in operation and we ask customers to please wear a face mask whilst inside the café, except when seated eating food or consuming beverages.

Please note - Forest Cafe lunch menu served until 3.30pm.  Coach House Tea Room serves lunch until 2.30pm. 

Card payments are preferred at our outlets.

When it comes to eating, Lydiard Park has a great range of options to choose from. We have two cafes situated within the park as well as a designated BBQ and picnic field.

Forest Café

The Forest Café is located near the Hook Street entrance, next to the children’s play area. The café has plenty to offer including hot and cold drinks, snacks and light lunches, freshly baked pastries and a tempting selection of cakes. If you fancy some of our tasty ice cream, look out for the Ice Cream Parlour, situated next door to the café (only open during high season).

Coach House Tea Rooms

The Coach House Tea Room is located near the Hay Lane entrance, in between the Walled Garden and Lydiard House. Enjoy the atmospheric setting of the restored horse stalls and stable buildings with a selection of hot and cold drinks, cream teas, light lunches, jacket potatoes, homemade soups, cakes and snacks.

Afternoon tea is available by advance booking only.

(Open subject to weather conditions. If it is very wet or there are high winds, it will close, but the takeaway window at the Forest Café will remain open.)

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BBQ and picnic field

If you would prefer to bring your own food, Lydiard Park has plenty of picnic spots, as well as a designated BBQ area. 2022 BBQ season bookings are not yet open.  Please keep an eye on social media/website for updates on the start of the season.