Coach House Tea Rooms, Swindon

Date visited: Thursday 27th September 2018

The Coach House Tea Rooms at Lydiard Park are, like the park and Lydiard House, run by Swindon Borough Council. Open from 10 am to 4 pm, but with only pre-prepared food available for the last hour and a half on some days. Fortunately that includes cakes, at least until the pre-cut slices wrapped in clingfilm have sold out. Whilst food is being served, a selection of hot and cold drinks, cream teas, light lunches, jacket potatoes, homemade soups, cakes and snacks are available.

A tuna mayou panini, and a chocolate and walnut cake, neither very filling, and a small pot of tea.

Tea can be taken either at benches to the front of the stables, or at stables to the rear between the stables and the park’s Georgian walled garden. There is also a room for taking tea when the weather is not so good. A tuna mayou panini, chocolate and walnut cake, and a pot of tea came to £10.90. Not the best value for money as neither item of food was very filling and the tea pot not very big.

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