The Café

The family café in the visitor centre produces delicious fresh food every day. In fact, we reckon our sausage and bacon baguettes might just be the perfect food to fuel your adventure in the forest – but we’ll let you be the judge of that!

There’s a wide choice of food – you can keep it simple with our home-baked organic baguettes, filled jacket spuds, or opt for something a bit more substantial, like our red tractor-approved burgers, veggie lasagne or proper pies packed with the best British ingredients. You can also find lighter snacks on our menu with soups, sandwiches, tortilla wraps and salads. We have a great range of food whatever your tastes, with a wide selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes, as well as gluten free – please let our team know if you have any special dietary needs.

For our younger adventurers, we’ve got pick ‘n mix lunch bags- specially designed for you to grab and go, making sure you don’t waste another minute of your exploring time!

The views from our café are stunning – it’s a great place to kick back and enjoy a cuppa with a slice of cake whilst you drink in the glorious views of the forest. As well as a great range of hot and cold drinks, our café also sells locally brewed ales and wines for you to enjoy with your lunch.

And talking of brews, we’ve got some special coffee in our cups! Our unique triple certified coffee is fair trade, organic and bird friendly® but most importantly – delicious.

We use locally sourced ingredients wherever possible and we like to keep our packaging to a minimum to cut down on waste. Where we absolutely need it, our containers are made to easily compost. Look out for the special bins on site to dispose of them.

Once your food’s chosen – the next decision is where to enjoy it! As well as our café, we have plenty of easy-access tables outside and under the roof canopy – a great option for dog-owners, who want to keep your pets with you whilst you eat (dogs aren’t allowed inside the café.) There’s plenty of water bowls in this area too, to keep your four-legged friends happy.