The Tearoom at the Gardens offers

  • Seasonal lunches with freshly prepared food
  • Home-made scones
  • Irresistible sausage rolls (meat and vegetarian options)
  • Tempting home made cakes
  • Gluten free, vegan and dairy free options available
  • Specials menu 
  • Afternoon tea*

We also have our very own Beth Chatto Gardens coffee: this blend has been selected by the coffee connoisseurs in our Team and they deem it to be the best local coffee around!

The Tearoom was built in 2006 with the stipulation that you must be able to enjoy a view of the gardens while you relax. And the Gravel Garden Room does just that. We also have a licence so of course we offer Pimms in summer and mulled wine in winter (as well as a carefully selected range of wines and beers throughout the year).

We have a range of gluten and dairy free options, and if you have any specific dietary requirements, please do get in touch before your visit.

We have extensive outdoor eating areas and visitors are able to enjoy their meals outside under the cover of the polytunnel as well as outside eating areas.

Access to the Tearoom, Plant Nursery and Gravel Garden is FREE.

Tables can be booked in the Gravel Garden Room from September through to April. They can only be booked from May to August for a special occasion or Afternoon Tea. Please email tearoom@bethchatto.co.uk or call 01206 822007 option 5.

The Gravel Garden room is available for private hire: workshops/corporate events, christenings, wakes, parties.  We also have the Willow Room for private hire, our specially built lodge which looks out on the serene Water Garden.  For more information on an event or private hire booking please contact events@bethchatto.co.uk or call 01206 822007 option 6. 



Our Location Elmstead Market
Opening Hours
March-October 10am to 5pm (Sunday 10am to 5pm)
November-February 10am to 4pm
Tearoom Opening Hours
March-October 10am to 5pm (Sunday 10am to 4pm)
November-February 10am to 4pm