Barnsdale Gardens Tea Room

The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8AH, United Kingdom
Telephone01572 813200


We are proud to offer the very best fresh, seasonal food, served in generous portions. Wherever possible, we source our ingredients from local producers, so our sandwiches are freshly made using Hambleton Bakery’s award-winning bread and in season our salads come direct from our very own allotment. Quiches and cakes are home-made, while the huge ploughman’s platters feature happy ham and traditionally hand-raised pork pies from butchers in nearby Oakham and Melton Mowbray.

There’s a selection of nursery favourites and activity sheets to keep the kids happy and in the afternoon we offer a traditional cream tea with dainty sandwiches, cakes and scones, served on vintage china for a proper, old-fashioned treat.

The licensed Tea Room seats 120, with extra tables outside overlooking the Gardens for warm days, and we also offer visitors free wi-fi.

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Opening Times

Tea Room open: 9am-4:30pm
Gardens & Nursery: 9am-5pm/7pm

Gardens & Nursery: 10am-4pm
Tea Room: 10am-3:30pm

*Tea Room open weekends only in December & January

Closed: 24th and 25th December


Date From: 03/01/2014

Nov- Feb10:00 am3:30 pm
March-Oct9:00 am4:30 pm

Contact Details

Tel (1): 01572 813200

Email: [email protected]



Approaching Oakham on A6003 from Uppingham: turn right onto A606 at the first roundabout. Proceed along this road for approximately 2 miles. Turn left at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel towards Exton and our entrance is then 1 mile on the left.Approaching Oakham on A606 from Melton Mowbray: continue on A606 through Oakham, turn left at the roundabout towards Stamford and Barnsdale. After approximately 2 miles turn left at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel towards Exton- our entrance is 1 mile on the left.Approaching Oakham on A606 from Stamford: continue through Empingham and Whitwell. After approximately 1/4 mile from Whitwell turn right at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel towards Exton – our entrance is 1 mile on the left.

Public transport outside front entrance

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