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Our Café is housed in Charleston’s charming historic outbuildings. Open on the same days as the House and Garden, the café at Charleston is the perfect spot for a pre-tour lunch or a post-tour afternoon tea.  Charleston is situated at the foot of the South Downs Way. We welcome ramblers.

Seasonal and local produce

We aim to cook with seasonal ingredients and locally sourced produce where possible.

Light Bites

Pea and Mint Soup served with artisan bread £ 5.95

Handmade sandwiches or toasties using artisan bread with hand cooked crisps  £ 5.95

Larger Bites

Salads: Goats cheese, feta or ham served with olives £ 8.50

Quiche of the day served with coleslaw and herby salad  £ 9.95

Apricot chicken and ham pie served with coleslaw and herby salad £ 10.95

Charleston Cream Teas

Homemade scone and butter £ 2.00

Homemade scone and specialist jam £ 2.50

Homemade scone served with clotted cream, specialist jam and pot of tea for one £ 4.95

Variety of Cakes and Sponges

Selection of cakes and sponges  £ 3.95

Piece of cake and pot of tea for one  £ 5.50

Why not hire the Café for your next event?

The Café is also available to hire for your next event whether it be for a meeting, a training day, drinks reception or birthday party, we can offer something unique and inspiring. Find out more about venue hire at Charleston.

Expressions of Interest

The Charleston Trust invites expressions of interest from individuals or catering companies interested in the opportunity presented by the new café space as part of our Centenary Project
More information here.

What's on

27 Nov
Woodcut Christmas Card workshop

Due to popular demand we’ve added a second Woodcut Christmas Card session with artist Helen Brown. Helen More

Paper Cutting workshop 01 Dec
Paper Cutting workshop

Tutor Su Blackwell will guide you through the delicate art of paper cutting and sculpting, working More

Christmas wreath workshop 04 Dec
Christmas Wreaths and Garlands workshop

This day long workshop will guide you step by step through the art of Christmas wreath More

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