Food & drink

Food & drink

Everything tastes better when you’re in the National Forest. From farm-grown foods, locally brewed beer to cosy pubs and quaint café’s, you’ll find something to tantalise your taste buds. So, whether you want a sumptuous lunch or the perfect cake stop, the Forest is bursting with local flavours.  

Tearooms & Cafes

Olivia's at the Outwoods

Olivia's Coffee & Bakery is an independent coffee shop and bakery, serving artisan coffee, speciality teas, pastries, cakes and cookies, located at the Outwoods woodlands in Charnwood and is the perfect post-walk pit stop.

The Deer Park Farm Shop & Café

A visit here is a feast for the senses; while the outdoor-reared beef cattle, sheep and dairy herd are enjoying the grass, the rustle of the leaves on your woodland walk, followed by a visit the Linhay Café for a hearty breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea.

Cattows Farm Shop

Established in 1899, Cattows Farm has evolved into a stylish farm shop, stocked with locally produced products and a large on-site tea room, serving meals, afternoon teas, and homemade desserts, whilst taking in the panoramic countryside views.

Pubs & Restaurants

The Milking Parlour

The Milking Parlour is the Tollgate Brewery Tap, set in a rustic interior of an old dairy shed, within the stunning surrounds of the Calke Abbey estate in the National Forest. From freshly brewed ales inspired by the Forest to woodfired pizzas and a weekly BBQ there's something for everyone.

Meynell Ingram Arms

A traditional country pub, in the ancient forest of Needwood, with a menu of stunning, locally sourced food and a vast range of drinks, including local ales, an array of gins and fine wine. The Meynell Ingram Arms offers relaxed dining, with a variety of different dining areas.

The Curzon Arms

The Curzon Arms is a good old fashioned village pub with a contemporary feel, with wood burning stoves, traditional bar area, wooden floors, large terrace and lawned beer garden, lounge bar and restaurant, real ales, seasonal British food and a very warm welcome to you and your four legged friend.

Walks with a café