Tea Parlour

Enjoy our cafe any time of the day be it for morning coffee, brunch, Light Lunch, or afternoon tea.
We offer a delicious selection of drinks, home-made cakes and meals made fresh to order using locally sourced produce (often from our garden).


Apple and Cinnamon Puff Pastries using our home-grown apples

Gluten Free!

Gluten Free Lemon Polenta Cupcakes with Lemon Icing

Millionaires Shortbread

feeling like a million dollars already... What's next?

Layer Cake

White Chocolate and Strawberry Layer Cake
My fav!

Honey Cake

with Goats Cheesecake and Fresh Figs

Individual Quiches

Mushroom Spinach and Tomato Quiche


Baked New York Cheesecake


Chocolate Dipped Strawberries


Rosemary, Red Onion and Apple


Homemade Soda Bread for tea?


Caramelised Red Onion, Mushroom and Stilton


Salted Caramel Chocolate Button Cake

Our seasonal menu selections are inspired by the fruit, vegetables and herbs available in our garden.
The kitchen garden team work hard to ensure we are supplied with fresh ingredients. The vegetables and soft fruit varieties grown are based on the ones recorded by Gilbert White in his ‘Garden Kalendar’. Where the original 18th century varieties are not available other heritage varieties are grown, mixing some of the more unusual plants with those that can be supplied in bulk for use in the kitchen.

The perfect place to relax after a day exploring Gilbert White’s House, Selborne and the surrounding countryside. Entry to our Tea Parlour is free. We are open from 10.30 until half an hour before the museum closes.