Thirlestane Castle Tea Room

Visiting a wonderful place like Thirlestane just wouldn't be the same without popping in to the warm and friendly Tea Room which is conveniently located on the Lower Ground Floor next to the main entrance of the Castle.

It's a good opportunity to enjoy a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee and an irresistible treat whilst reading the Castle's guidebook. 

The Tea Room serves a tasty selection of drinks, light meals and home baking.

The Tea room can be visited without purchasing a Castle or Grounds ticket.

There is free wifi in the Tearoom if you want to stay and catch up with the outside world over a cup of coffee.

We even offer take away food and drinks if you would prefer to go out and enjoy our beautiful grounds with your refreshments.


Our menu is available to download. 

Download Menu

Special catering packages are available for larger groups. Please visit our Groups page to download our Groups Catering Options.


Why not pre-book a table and enjoy our Afternoon Tea Experience? With its cake stand brimming with sandwiches, pastries, scones and cakes our Traditional Afternoon Tea is an indulgent treat after wandering around the castle.

Available every Sunday throughout opening season, apart from special event days.

Afternoon Tea is £12.50 per person and a High Tea (available for groups of 20+) is £15 per person.

Places must be booked in advance by calling 01578 722430 or emailing


Our Tea Room staff are also happy to prepare a picnic for you to pick up - very popular during our outdoor theatre performances and other special events. These include tasty items such as Homemade Red Onion and Brie Quiche and Eton Mess.

A day picnic is available for £12.50 per person and our evening picnics, created especially for our evening events, are £15 per person.

These must be booked in advance by contacting the castle by calling 01578 722430 or emailing

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