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Restaurant, cafe and shops


The menu at the Savile restaurant changes seasonally.

Photo of the Savile Restaurant at Rufford.

Savile Restaurant

The Savile Restaurant, set in the original kitchen of the old country house, serves cooked lunches, salads and afternoon teas. It opens all year round except in the winter low season.

The restaurant is open from 11am to 3pm, Monday to Saturday, and 11am to 4pm on Sunday. Hot meals are served from 12noon until 2pm. Booking is recommended, tel: 01623 821310.

Private functions

The Savile Restaurant can be booked for private functions. For more information tel: 01623 821310 or email: rufford.park@nottscc.gov.uk

Talbot Suite

For further information and to book call 01623 821310. 

Coach House Café

Light snacks and drinks are on sale at the nearby Coach House Café.

The Coach House Café is open daily in summer from 10am until 5pm, and in winter from 10.30am until 4.30pm.

Mill Teashop

At the north end of the park we have the Mill Teashop (open seasonally), which is a great place to go for a warming hot drink after a stroll around the lake.


At Rufford Abbey there is a gift shop and a craft shop, and an Outdoor Living Shop at Rufford Mill.

Shops are open from 10.30am-4.30pm in the winter and until 5pm in summer.

For more information about the gift and craft shop tel: 01623 821346 or for the Outdoor Living shop tel: 01623 827311.

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