Coach House Café. Next to the Visitor Centre, our Coach House Café serves a range of delicious hot and cold refreshments.


The Coach House Café lies at the heart of Dumfries House estate and is a favourite destination among visitors in all weather. Warming soup, paninis and hot drinks are served as welcome relief when the temperature drops or the rain arrives, while dining al fresco on the expansive patio area or opting for takeaway refreshments to be enjoyed throughout the estate proves a popular choice on warmer, sunny days.

The café, a beautiful converted coachhouse and stables, is typically open seven days a week from 10.00am-4.30pm. Opening hours may vary during Winter or when restrictions are in place.

A selection of homemade soups, scones, sandwiches, paninis, and jacket potatoes can be complemented by an array of cold drinks or freshly-brewed coffee or tea and followed by traybakes and cakes. All of these staples of the menu are freshly prepared on the day, and many are made from scratch in the café by our talented bakers and kitchen staff. Seasonal specials grace the menu throughout the year. As a licensed premises, the café also serves a small selection of beers and wines.

The Coach House Café is easy to reach on foot or by car, with car-parking available outside and the estate’s main public car park just a short walk away. Adjacent to the café lies The Adventure Playpark, The Maze, The Visitor Centre, The Arboretum and Dumfries House itself.

Booking is not required but customers may have a short wait for a table on busier days.