Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10.30AM to 5PM & Bank Holidays

White’s Cafe/Bistro

White’s cafe/bistro is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy great homemade food!

Situated in our Stable Yard entrance in Gilbert White's 18th Century Stable Block. The Cafe serves fantastic locally sourced food for all the family! Perfect for morning coffee with friends, lunch with the family, afternoon teas and special occasions!

The perfect place to relax after a day exploring Gilbert White’s House, Selborne and the surrounding countryside. We are open from 8.45 until half an hour before the museum closes.

Afternoon Tea

We are the perfect place to come for an afternoon tea. Our Afternoon Teas feature a selection of sandwiches, warm home-made scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, and your choice of cake and tea for £13 per person. An upgrade to a prosecco afternoon tea is also available. Typically we serve afternoon teas between 2pm and 4pm.

Please book in advance the number to call is 01420 571063 or


Special Events

Our Cafe turns into an evening restaurant one evening a month with a fabulous menu and a different theme each month.

17th January- Indian
21st February- French
20th March- British Classics
24th April- Thai
12th June- Italian
24th July- Tapas
21st August-Summer Favourites
18th September- Greek
16th October- Pie and Mash
20th November- Winter Warmers
18th December- Festive Menu

To book your table contact or call 01420 511275

Newspapers & More

The cafe is now selling newspapers, bread, milk and a few other essentials for the village. Email or call if you would like to reserve a paper. We are open 8:45am-16:00 Tuesday till Sunday. On Mondays we will be open just for paper collections between 8:45 and 11am.

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