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 Thursday-Sunday, from 9am – 3pm offering a delicious selection of homemade food and beverages to takeaway. Cyclists and dogs welcome!

The Chapel

On selected dates, when visiting The Courtyard Café you are also able to view our beautiful chapel, located off the courtyard free of charge.

Private Gardens Open Dates

On selected weekend dates when we do not have a wedding and events at Ashridge House, you will also be able to purchase an entry ticket to our beautiful private gardens. Tickets for the gardens will be available to purchase from The Courtyard Café from 9am-2pm on the below dates:

Tickets to our beautiful private gardens are currently available on every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday in January and February 2021 between 9am and 2pm each day.

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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