From Garden to Plate: Our Seasonal Menu with Hot & Cold Drinks, sit in or take-away, with free parking (Garden Entry not required).

We pride ourselves in freshly made food, scones & cakes, complemented by our own chutneys & balsamic vinegar along with garden produce and of course our own apple juice. We operate a table service, entry without garden entry, dog friendly outside patio and all major credit cards taken.

Changing variety of home made soup, hot mains, treats of the day and cake.

Our Backhouse Coffee named after William O. Backhouse who spent many years in South America:  Fresh Barista coffee made from 100% organic, fairtrade Artisan blend of arabica beans from Central American (El Salvador) Brazil (Minas Gerais) Ethiopia (Djimma) Honduras (Santa Barbra) Uganda (Gumutindo), freshly ground for your shot – and served as a Latte,  Flat White, Americano (all 9oz), and of course double or single Expresso.

 Cheese on Toast  add ham or tomato +50p per item  £3.00

Toast, butter with jam or marmalade                             £2.00

Bacon Roll                                                                     £2.50

Sausages in a Roll (Vegetarian Sausages available)   £2.75

Homemade Soup with bread of the day                        £3.50

Homemade Soup with cheese scone                            £5.25

Homemade Soup and sandwich with bread of the day £6.50

Sandwiches either/or                                                    £4.00 

  • Orkney Cheese & Homemade Apple Chutney

  • Honey Roast Ham & Vine Tomatoes


Smoked Salmon, with bread, oatcakes or rice cakes  £6.75

Chicken Liver Pate with homemade onion & chilli chutney, with bread of the day or oatcakes or rice cakes          £5.75

Hummus with bread, oatcakes or crackers                 £5.25

Hot Main Special of the Day                                       £7.50


Homemade scone with butter & strawberry jam         £2.25

Clotted cream when available                                     £0.75

Cake of the Day                                                          £2.50

Treat of the Day                                                          £2.25


Soup of the Day, Hot Main of the Day, Bread of the day, Scones & from the Garden Specials


Single Espresso  £2.00                 Double Espresso £2.50

Americano             £2.25               Cappuccino         £2.50

Latte                      £2.50               Hot Chocolate   £2.80

       Flat White  £2.75

Extra Shot £0.50, Decaffeinated £0.50, Marshmallows £0.25, Soya milk £0.50

The Backhouse speciality loose leaf teas, our own brands of Teas, all named after our horticultural forebears: black, green & caffeine free teas:  

£2.00 single pot / £3.60 pot for two

William Backhouse’s Earl Grey Tea, a Chinese black tea, scented with Bergamot oil, a traditional classic tea.

James Backhouse jnr Scottish Breakfast Tea, a blend of high quality Assam teas, full flavoured and dark in colour.

The Backhouse Walled Garden Green Tea, blended with rose blossoms and dried strawberry pieces.

 Caffeine free Backhouse Teas, all named after our horticultural forebears:

Thomas Backhouse Peppermint Tea, is a naturally Caffeine Free infusion made from the leaves of the peppermint plant.

James Backhouse’s Botanical Tea – share in his Australian missionary & botanical expeditions – apple pieces, freeze-dried kiwi and sour cherry pieces, sour cherry, freeze-dried cranberry slices, coconut flakes, flavouring.

Sarah Elizabeth Backhouse – Rooibos Tea with subtle lavender & flower petal mix.


Our own apple juice from the walled garden heritage apples cold pressed – naturally                              £2.00

Bottled water, still or sparkling, 500ml         £1.25

Original or Diet Coke, 330ml                        £2.00

Glass of Milk, 250ml                                     £1.25

Child’s Ribena, 250ml                                   £1.00 

FENTIMANS, 275ml     ALL £2.25

Traditional Ginger Beer, Rose Lemonade, Dandelion & Burdock, Victorian Lemonade, Curiosity Cola, Elderflower, Raspberry, Lime & Jasmine, Mandarin & Seville Orange Jigger.