The Courtyard Café & Gardens at Ashridge House

The Courtyard Café

We are delighted to announce the opening of The Courtyard Café because who doesn’t love tea, coffee and cake! The Courtyard Café is open every day, from 9am-3pm midweek and 9am-4pm at the weekend and offers a delicious selection of homemade food and beverages with indoor and outdoor seating available. Cyclists and well behaved dogs on leads welcome! 

Private Gardens Open Dates

Tickets for the gardens at Ashridge House are available to purchase Monday – Friday except for when we have a wedding or event at Ashridge House, the gardens are also open on selected weekend dates when we do not have a wedding. Tickets to our beautiful private gardens are available to purchase on the day from The Courtyard Café. Entry time is from 9am with the last admission at 3pm midweek and 4pm at the weekend.

November & December 2021 Garden Closure Dates

Saturday 6th November – gardens closed

Sunday 7th November – gardens closed

Friday 12th November – gardens closed

Saturday 13th November – gardens closed

Friday 19th November – gardens closed

Saturday 20th November – 9th January – gardens closed unless attending The Enchanted Woodland Walk

Further dates added soon, please note café opening times are subject to change.

Entrance to The Courtyard Café is via the front archway at Ashridge House and includes access to the courtyard and the café only.

Visitors will not have access to the Main House unless attending an event.

To find out more information regarding upcoming events at Ashridge House, please see here


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