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 10.30 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 info@gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.


Special Events

Join us for an evening of great food and drink! To find out more or to book email info@gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk

Winter Classics Evening

Friday 15th November

Main courses - £9.95

Main course & pudding - £12.95

Main Courses

Hampshire Pork Sausages with Mash and Onion Gravy

Braised Beef and Dumplings

Smoked Haddock with a Rarebit topping, served with Champ

Glamorgan Sausages (Leek and Cheese) with Mash and Mustard Gravy (v)


Chocolate Chip Bread and Butter Pudding

Spotted Dick and Custard

Jam Tart

Christmas Lunch and Dinner Menu

Please book in advance for a party or festive get together.

2 courses - £20.00

3 courses - £25.00


Curried Parsnip Soup (v)

Goats Cheese and Cranberry Filo Tart (v)

Smoked Salmon Pate with Sourdough Toast and Pickled Cucumber

Crispy Duck and Orange Salad

Main Courses

Roast Turkey Breast with Sausage wrapped in Bacon, Chestnut and Herb Stuffing, Roast Potatoes, Vegetables and Gravy

Slow Roasted Pork Belly with a Dijon Mustard and Wild Mushroom Sauce served with Roast Potatoes and Vegetables

Baked Salmon with a Pesto and Parmesan Crust, served with Caramelised Leek Mash and Vegetables

Roasted Butternut Squash, Spinach and Pepper Filo Pie served with Roast Potatoes and Vegetables (vegetarian/can be made vegan on request)


Christmas Pudding with Brandy Butter

Cherry and Amaretto Trifle

Chocolate Tart with Honey Glazed Tangerine

Lemon Posset with Demerara Sugar Shortbread

Cheese Board

Followed by complimentary Tea or Coffee and a Mini Mince Pie

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