The Stables

The Stables offers visitors an historic space to enjoy a delicious, home-made brunch, lunch or afternoon tea. It’s free to enter (no gardens admission required), whether you sit indoors within the warm and welcoming original stables, or outdoors in the stylish, light, glass-covered courtyard. Perfect for a birthday tea, a celebratory lunch, a special catch up with friends or just a casual brunch.

Enjoy full table service and a seasonal, unique menu that won’t disappoint.

Hestercombe is now a fully cashless venue - only payments by debit or credit card, contactless, Apple Pay and Google Pay are accepted.

Reservations: call 01823 414197 between 10am - 5:30pm.


    Served daily from 10am-11.30am, our lazy brunch is a great way to start the day; with bottomless option at the weekends (NB full table must order).

    Brunch menu
    Food at Hestercombe - the new menu, May 2021


    Lunch service takes place from 12pm – 2.30pm, with a range of options for meat and non-meat eaters. Head Chef Mathew Taylor’s menus are renowned for their generous portions, beautiful presentation and simple, home-made finger-licking comfort. Just make sure that you leave some room for dessert!

    Lunch menu
    Inside the Stables Restaurant at Hestercombe Gardens

    Desserts & Afternoon Tea

    Nothing beats a sumptuous afternoon tea, especially in the stylish settings of the Stables. Great value, with plenty to go around, afternoon teas are available in both sweet and savoury options, and served between 12pm – 4.30pm.

    Sweet Menu
    Afternoon Tea at Hestercombe's The Stables

    Caffè + Gelato

    Now located in the former Gift Shop, Caffè + Gelato is open daily, offering a varied assortment of sweet and savoury lunch options, hot and cold drinks and delicious, locally-made gelato by Baboo. It's also dog-friendly!

    Caffe Gelato Cafe Hestercombe Gardens
    Food at Hestercombe ~ cakes and sweet treats, May 2021 The Stables at Hestercombe, Taunton Photographer : Chris Lacey Food at Hestercombe - the new menu, May 2021 Stables Restaurant interior, Hestercombe Gardens ~ Food at Hestercombe Stables Restaurant, the Lutyens Room at Hestercombe Gardens

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