National Trust Packwood House – New Garden Kitchen Cafe

A couple of weeks ago I was very excited to receive an invitation from the National Trust to attend the launch of the Garden Kitchen Cafe at Packwood House on Friday November 29th.

The cafe was officially opened by Dame Helen Ghosh – Director General of the National Trust.

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Packwood House is located in a beautiful area of the West Midlands just outside Solihull and approximately 20 miles from the centre of Birmingham.

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Fantastic selection of cooked meals, soups, puddings, childrens menu, hot & cold drinks, local beer and CAKE!
The menu will feature seasonal produce from Packwood’s kitchen garden and local producers DSC_1408-1 c

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Packwood 1348 1352 1382National Trust & the press enjoying coffee with Dame Helen Ghosh after the official opening.
Packwood 1344 1356 1358 1389 1390 1391The cafe has a fabulous homely feel to it with comfortable sofas & chairs centered around am amazing log burner.
A perfect place to pause, relax & admire the stunning surroundings that the cafe is nestled in.
DSC_1394-1 cThe gorgeous blue and white tiles that line the walls are a new range of Delft, inspired by Packwood that were created with Fired Earth. Such beautiful images, inspired by the originals that can be seen inside the house.Packwood 1490 1491

The baby room has a great attention to detail with a lovely mobile hanging above the changing table.Packwood 1366 1376 1377
DSC_1497 cLove the Hungry Caterpillar draw with all the neccessary items for children to also enjoy their visit.Packwood 1387 1398 1496 1498

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Packwood 1413 1414 1416Lucy Reid, General Manager at Packwood House gave a guided your and explained it had taken 4 years to complete the new visitor centre and cafe along with designers Parc Signs Limited and Iwantdesign

Packwood 1388 1432 1434 There’s a great selection of Jams, Preserves, Chutneys & Honey for sale in the gift shop

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I continued onto Baddesley Clinton with Jana who I met this morning and feel like I have known for years.

I cannot wait to go back again for another visit.

More lovely photos of Packwood House Garden Kitchen cafe on Jana’s blog


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