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 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 - 5:00pm.

Our menu's are regularly updated to reflect the season. Sunday roasts are served throughout the year.

    Sunday Lunch Sample Menu

    Christmas 2023

    A special Christmas menu is available for group bookings in November and December. All food is prepared in-house by our talented team of chefs and can be served in a variety of beautiful settings.

    We will work with you to achieve the perfect team lunch or meal with friends and family.

    Email juliewhite@hestercombe.com to find out more.

      Christmas Menu


      Served daily from 10am-11.30am, our relaxed brunch is a great way to start the day.

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


      Enjoy lunch from 12pm – 2.30pm, with options for a range of dietary preferences such as vegan, vegetarian and gluten free. Head Chef Cos Lobb-Miller’s menus are renowned for their beautiful presentation, fresh inspiring flavours and creative use of seasonal ingredients. The desserts are worth a trip to Hestercombe on their own!

      Lunch Menu
      Inside the Stables Restaurant at Hestercombe Gardens

      Desserts & Afternoon Tea

      Treat yourself with a sumptuous afternoon tea in the stylish settings of the Stables. Perfect to share with family and friends, our afternoon teas are available with both sweet and savoury options, and served between 12pm – 4.30pm.

      Sweet Menu
      Afternoon Tea at Hestercombe's The Stables

      Caffè + Gelato

      Caffè + Gelato is now closed for the winter.

      Located in the former Gift Shop, Caffè + Gelato offers 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!

      If you bring your own travel cup and purchase from Caffè + Gelato, you will receive 10% off your hot drink.

      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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