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image for Tea/Coffee Shop item typeThe Coach House Tearooms at Helmingham Hall Gardens

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Tea/Coffee Shop


Helmingham Hall Gardens

Helmingham Hall Gardens


Jacqueline Bargewell



Helmingham Events Office,
IP14 6EF


A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at The Coach House Tearooms, set adjacent to The Stable Shop within the courtyard.

Opening at 12 noon, join us for a light lunch before a stroll around the beautiful gardens. We remain open until 5pm, allowing plenty of time for afternoon tea too!

Maybe you’re simply looking for a place to meet friends for a coffee and a chat? The Coach House provides the perfect back drop with a spot of retail therapy only a few feet away.

Should you wish to sit outside amongst a wonderful array of flowers and plants, the courtyard offers a sun trap during the summer and provides shelter on a bright but breezy day.

From soups to salads, we use local, seasonal ingredients where possible, with much of our produce being grown here in the gardens at Helmingham Hall.

Afternoon tea sees a forever changing selection of hand made cakes, and of course the quintessential English cream tea, using the finest Cornish Clotted Cream and our own baked scones.

For a special treat we offer an opportunity to enjoy a Traditional Afternoon Tea, served on beautiful vintage china. Quarter cut sandwiches, savouries, cakes and scones, with a pot of loose leaf tea or a Cafetière of coffee. Selected dates are available for pre-booking during normal opening hours and can be combined with or without a garden pass.

A Vintage Tea experience makes an excellent choice for a Birthday party, a baby shower, a special Anniversary, in fact, any celebration! Exclusive use of The Coach House can be arranged. Gift vouchers are also available.

We are happy to accommodate groups and coach parties by pre-arrangement.

Booking details are available here.

We can generally cater for most dietary requirements including diabetic and gluten free, any others can usually be met with a little forward planning. If you wish to discuss your requirements please call Jacqueline at Jacob & Jacs on 07514 687505. We’re here to help!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Education/School Visits: Pre-booking required. Suitability for Dogs: Dogs on leads only.

Opening details

Open when the gardens are open. May - September Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun 12:00 - 17:00 and all special events day.



See location of Helmingham Hall Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 186576  Lat: 52.17410 Long: 1.19668

By Road:
At jct with A140 (to Norwich) turn north towards Norwich, and after approximately 200m turn right onto B1078. Continue on this road to Ashbocking and at the crossroads follow the signs by turning left on B1077 to Helmingham.

By Public Transport:
From Ipswich station it is 9 miles to Helmingham Hall Gardens.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Education/School Visits: Pre-booking required. Suitability for Dogs: Dogs on leads only.