Refreshments are available from the open-sided loggia next to the Great Dixter Shop and include filled baguettes, salad pots, quiches and cakes, delivered daily from a local delicatessen, extra large green gordal olives, packaged snacks and biscuits, ice creams, freshly ground coffee, and a selection of teas and cold drinks. We do not serve hot food.
Seating is located at picnic tables in the shop garden and under cover in the Loggia. Tables are provided on the grassy car parks for those wishing to bring picnics with them.
Please note: no picnics in the garden.
This year we have introduced a small deli section, serving packaged goods to take home with you.
Packaging and the environment
We have sourced a range of packaging that is compostable, recycled, recyclable or degradable for serving our food and drinks.
The items above that look like plastic (salad containers, cold drink cups, straws, cutlery, hot drink lids etc.) are made from plant-based PLA and are compostable and carry 79% less embodied carbon than plastic. The plates are made from recycled sugar cane and carry much less carbon than paper plates. The napkins are made from recycled fibres and are unbleached. The carrier bags we use in the Shop are made from corn starch and are degradable.
The milk we use for teas and coffees comes from a mile down the road at Northiam Dairy.