New Forest Heritage Centre Café


New Forest Heritage Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7NY

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Tel023 8028 3444

A large range of cakes, vegan and gluten-free options are available.


A warm welcome awaits in our café!

Conveniently located on the ground floor of the New Forest Heritage Centre, this relaxed café offers a wide range of tea, fresh ground coffee, hot and cold lunches, cream teas and a selection of scones and cakes.  Gluten free and vegan options are available.  There is seating both inside and outside.

We are delighted to have sourced many of our products locally, and we are proud members of the New Forest Marque.

Dogs are always welcome, and we even sell ice creams for them!

Open 7 days a week during museum hours.

Happy hour!

Every day from 3pm to 4pm, buy any hot drink and a slice of cake for only £5.95!


Once you've treated yourself in our café, why not explore the rest of the New Forest Heritage Centre? We have a fascinating Museum, Gift Shop, Reference Library and Exhibition Gallery. The New Forest Heritage Centre if the perfect place to start your New Forest Adventure!



  • Afternoon tea
  • Children's menu
  • Serve lunch
  • Take away service


  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Locally sourced produce
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Special diets available - Vegan and gluten free options available.
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Outside seating
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Takeaway available

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Parking with charge - In the adjacent car park.

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Passenger lift
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access - Free Wi-Fi for visitors.

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Special Offers

  • Happy hour! Every day from 3pm to 4pm, buy any hot drink and a slice of cake for only £5.95!

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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      Follow signs to the New Forest Heritage Centre. The Centre is signposted with brown heritage signs on all the major routes into Lyndhurst.

      Public Transport Directions

      The nearest railway station is Ashurst, which is 2 miles away.


      • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018

      Opening Times

      Open New Year

      * Monday 28th March to Sunday 30th October 2022
      10.00am - 5.00pm

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