What we’re about
As a family run business, we wanted to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere with wonderful food – somewhere we would go ourselves with our family. That’s why you’ll find we welcome everyone and our menu has thoughtfully been put together to cater for all tastes and appetites – even little ones have their own menu. We don't take pre-bookings, as there is plenty of seating inside and out for everyone.
We believe that our food and refreshments should reflect our beautiful surroundings of Bedgebury Forest, that’s why our team has carefully selected and sourced the best local ingredients to serve you delicious breakfasts, lunches, light snacks and our tempting selection of homemade cakes.
Freshly prepared each morning, from our homemade lasagne to our signature 16 hour roasted pulled pork to our carefully selected local seasonal daily specials, we believe there's something for everyone - including Fairtrade Coffee and Rainforest Alliance Hot Chocolate.
Where are we?
Set in the beautiful surrounding of Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest and it's 2000 acres, Bedgebury Café sits on the edge of a stunning lake with breath-taking panoramic scenic views of the National Pinetum. Whilst you’re here why not have a look at the The National Pinetum. It is recognised as one of the most complete collections of conifers on one site anywhere in the world, and contains over 12,000 tree specimens growing across 320 acres including rare, endangered and historically important specimens. It provides a beautiful and tranquil setting to enjoy walks; giving enormous pleasure to all those who visit it all year round.
Bedgebury Forest features miles of trails for family cycling and mountain-biking, walking, running and horse riding, as well as Go Ape tree top adventure, and adventure play for all ages and abilities. Create your own adventure in a world of trees.
Welcoming you with her warm and friendly smile, Susie is keen to make sure our service exceeds your expectations. Susie has managed a variety of successful restaurants and takes pride in ensuring you have a superb dining experience. Offering a relaxed atmosphere, extensive menu, great service, and fabulous views, Susie is on hand to make sure your visit to Bedgebury Café is a memorable one.
If you’ve enjoyed exploring Bedgebury Forest you are sure to have worked up an appetite and our Head Chef, Kyall understands you want good food – fast! Kyall is the creative member of our team using his extensive experience to ensure that our menu is wholesome, fresh and full of flavour. Sourcing the best local and seasonal ingredients, Kyall and his dedicated team take care in creating amazing dishes for you to enjoy and unlike some Head Chef’s, Kyall doesn’t bite! Give him a wave as you pass by the kitchen!
Our dedicated team are here first thing every morning preparing our fresh ingredients for you to savour during your time at Bedgebury Cafe. From front of house to our dedicated kitchen staff, our team is constantly working to make sure you and your family have a memorable time, every time you visit. Whether it’s a quick coffee you’re after or a relaxing lunch, our staff are always on hand to deliver you good, fresh food, and an excellent service. We look forward to welcoming you.