Wattle & Daub cafe interior


Wattle & Daub cafe

Enjoy waterside dining at the Museum’s stunning new Wattle & Daub café, with fantastic views across the millpond from the cafe and deck.

We champion local food producers and use some of the best products that south-east England has to offer. We are passionate about offering fresh, locally sourced and seasonal produce on our menu, accented with herbs and vegetables from our historic gardens. We also favour the use our stoneground flour, milled at our 17th century watermill, where possible.

We work in collaboration with local artisan craft producers and suppliers, including South Downs Water, Hairspring Watercress, Picnic & Hamper, More Foods, plus many more. Crafted Coffee, based in Funtington, make our “Lazy Dog” bespoke blend. We guarantee that the food we serve you is of the very best quality. We produce a range of high-quality products that you can take away with you today, including stoneground flour, biscuits and our unique blend of coffee.

The cafe is dog friendly, with pets accepted in the first section of the café space and on the deck.

View the Wattle & Daub café menu here.


Looking for a drink or snack?

The Museum’s cafe kiosk, situated behind the Market Square, offers a range of hot and cold snacks and drinks, plus delicious cakes and more. Please note that the kiosk is shut 30 minutes before the Museum closes. View the kiosk food menu and kiosk drinks menu.

For visitors wishing to picnic, you will find plenty of benches and picnic tables around the mill pond and in many quiet spots around our 40-acre site. Indoor seating is provided in the nearby Medieval house from North Cray (and occasionally the Building Crafts Gallery).