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

COVID-19 Announcement

White's Cafe will continue to provide a basic village shop service and a take-away meals and drinks service.

The village shop will continue to sell newspapers, basic provisions, ready meals and some luxury items. If there is something you would like us to stock, please let us know and if we can secure a supply we will stock it.

White’s Café-bar will be selling take-away food (breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas, and picnics) and drink and the outdoor tables will remain in the Stable Yard. If you have special requests for dinners, cakes, etc. please ask, we are here to help if we can.

For the time being the shop will continue with the current opening hours. However, we will have to review this once we understand demand and income in relation to our costs. We are fortunate to have the support of our wonderful friends, neighbours and visitors. Please keep supporting us in any way you can through this difficult time

Opening times


08.45-16.00 Daily

To help safeguard our staff, please pay by card!

You can also buy great take-away pub meals and real ales from the Selborne Arms – please support them too!

Take Away Menus

Daily Takeaway menu (Available Tuesday to Sunday 11am-3pm)

Soup of the Day served with Warm Crusty Bread and Butter, and Croutons £4.50

Macaroni Cheese £4.50

Sausage Roll (made with local Sausages) £2.50

Selection of Cakes (ask for daily specials) £2.50

Homemade Scones – fruit, plain, cheese and watercress £1.50

Daily Specials – ask for details

Sandwiches Served on White or Granary Bread

Smoked Salmon with Lemon & Pepper £4.00

Coronation Chicken £4.00

Hampshire Ham and Mustard £4.00

Avocado and Bacon £4.00

Mature Cheddar and Chutney £4.00

Tuna with Lemon and Herb Mayonnaise £4.00

Breakfast Sandwich (Sausage, Bacon or Egg) £4.00

We will be doing various takeaway nights during the next few months such as Pizza, Thai and Pie and Mash so please keep an eye on our Facebook Page as well as notes through your door with updates. Any suggestions very welcome!!

Shop Products

Bread delivered daily from Liphook Bakery



Bacon (other meat available to order)

Soft drinks



Dry Goods (including pasta, rice, flour, sugar)

Bring your containers & we will sell you the quantity you need


Tea and Coffee

Wine, Beer, Cider, Gin

Homemade Cakes and Scones

We will be selling a range of homemade meals from Monday 23rd March.

If there is anything you would like, we will do our best to get it for you so please ask.

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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