As well as the spectacular Victorian house, chapel, gardens and woodland (National Trust), Tyntesfield re-opens for 2011 on 28 February with a brand new visitor centre, complete with a restaurant, café, shop and family play area. The original model farm buildings have been converted with agricultural details in tact, which creates a pretty unique dining experience. In the restaurant for example the iron cattle stalls that once held prized Alderney cattle have been adapted into seating areas.

The menus in the caf?© and restaurant are inspired by working with the best local suppliers in the area and showcase what is in season. Virtually everything has been sourced locally, with most of the producers based in Bristol and the rest within 30 miles or less. Food will be served throughout the day, with menus constantly changing depending on the produce that comes in from the suppliers and the garden team who will be delivering freshly picked fruit, veg and herbs from the Kitchen Garden.

Opening times:
Restaurant, shop and café
28 February-31 December 10.30am-4.30pm (Closed Christmas Day)

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