Food & Drink at Painshill
Complete your day out at Painshill and join us for a spot of lunch or a cream tea. Delicious culinary delights to tasty treats, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee or a slice of homemade cake.
Please note, we are now a cashless site. Only contactless payments are permitted.
Where to eat at Painshill
Mr Hamilton’s Tea Room
Mr Hamilton’s Tea Room operates a takeaway service. Light lunches such as sandwiches and pastries are available as well as snacks and ice-cream. Grab a hot drink to go or collect a sandwich to eat in the gardens. Picnic benches are available outside with a covered area in case it rains. Vegan and gluten free options available.
We have currently stopped serving Afternoon Tea but it is likely to return in late autumn
Looking to organise that little treat from someone special? Why not book our fabulous afternoon tea? Relax in comfort as you sip a chilled glass of Prosecco and enjoy our homemade scones. Our afternoon tea consists of a selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches, mini scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, a mixture of mini cakes and dessert, freshly brewed tea or coffee and a glass of Prosecco. Afternoon Tea is served on Thur, Fri and Sun in the Abercorn Room within the Visitor Centre. It is only £22.50 per adult (minimum two people) £15.50 per child (under 12 years) and includes entrance to the Painshill landscape at any time during the day. Painshill members receive a discount.
Gluten free and vegetarian can be catered for – please confirm any dietary requirements when booking.
Picnics are very welcome at Painshill. Guests are allowed to bring along blankets and chairs. There are plenty of beautiful spots to sit on the meadows and lawns. Please do not bring alcohol onto site. Fires and BBQs are prohibited.
On summer days treat yourself to a ice-cream or a cold drink.
The ice-cream hut is outside the Tea Room meaning you can grab a treat to go without queuing inside.
Open weekends and school holidays over the summer.
In summer 2019 Painshill started making gin, in association with a local company, The Gin Kitchen Dorking. This unique product is flavoured with botanicals and fruits grown on site by the Painshill landscape team. The Kitchen Garden Gin is a refreshing summer taste made with lemon balm, rosemary and shredded rhubarb.
A winter gin, inspired by the Turkish Tent, combines our autumn plums and home-grown apples with rose and chocolate.
Our gin is made in small batches and is not always in stock. Please call in advance if you are making a special visit.
Painshill Sparkling Wine
Produced from the grapes grown in the Vineyard and lovingly picked by our volunteers, Painshill Sparkling Wine is an exclusive product.
Our 2 acre vineyard only makes a small number of bottles and wine is not always in stock. Please call in advance if you are making a special visit.
Visiting more than once?
Why not become a Painshill member.
Things to See & Do
Painshill is an award-winning 18th century landscape garden where you are invited to walk around a work of art. Winding paths will take you on a journey to discover a living canvas with beautiful vistas and dramatically placed garden buildings. Stroll around the Serpentine Lake, wander through woodland and promenade past follies, including the Ruined Abbey, Gothic Temple and Turkish Tent.