Stables café and Courtyard tea-room at Lacock

Lacock, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2LG
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Where to eat and drink in Lacock


Find out where to eat and drink whilst visiting Lacock Abbey, Village And Fox Talbot Museum.

Whether you're in the village and in need of refreshments, or you've worked up an appetite walking in the woodland gardens and abbey grounds, both the Stables café and the Courtyard tea-room will be ready to welcome you.

Tuck in to delicious meals and snacks, often handmade using local ingredients. What's more, every cup of tea or tasty treat you buy helps the National Trust continue looking after special places for everyone to enjoy.

Stables café 
After a hard day exploring the village and abbey, the National Trust invite you to take a moment to relax in the historic Stables cafe on Lacock's High Street. There is a range of premium dairy ice cream flavours from Marshfield Farm made with their own super-fresh milk and all-natural ingredients, with flavours including Salted Caramel, Honey And Stem Ginger, Chocoholic Heaven and Funky Banana!

Courtyard tea-room
Ambitious Tudor courtier, William Sharington, purchased Lacock Abbey in 1540 after it closed as a nunnery. Sharington converted it into his family home, keeping much of the original building and adding some of the earliest Renaissance-inspired architecture in Britain, including his iconic octagonal tower. 

He added the courtyard (or Stable Court), reportedly using stone from the demolished abbey church. The original entrance was through a two storey medieval gatehouse, which was later replaced with the current entrance. 

The courtyard that you see today is much as Sharington’s Stable Court would have been, including his bakehouse, brewhouse and stables. Later owners made some alterations including William Henry Fox Talbot who added the low range of coach houses in around 1838.

In 2017 the National Trust introduced the Courtyard tea-room, with hot drinks, warming soups and daily specials, right in the heart of the abbey.  

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