White’s Cafe/Bistro

White’s cafe/bistro is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy great homemade food!

Situated in our Stable Yard entrance in Gilbert White's 18th Century Stable Block. The Cafe serves fantastic locally sourced food for all the family! Perfect for morning coffee with friends, lunch with the family, afternoon teas and special occasions!

The perfect place to relax after a day exploring Gilbert White’s House, Selborne and the surrounding countryside. We are open from 10.30 until half an hour before the museum closes.

Afternoon Tea

We are the perfect place to come for an afternoon tea. Our Afternoon Teas feature a selection of sandwiches, warm home-made scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, and your choice of cake and tea for £13 per person. An upgrade to a prosecco afternoon tea is also available. Typically we serve afternoon teas between 2pm and 4pm.

Please book in advance the number to call is 01420 571063 or info@gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.


Special Events

Join us for an evening of great food and drink! To find out more or to book email info@gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk

Sunday Lunch Sunday 23rd & 30th

Champagne & Canapés Evening Friday 5th July

Friday night at White’s Friday 19th July

Friday night at White’s Friday 20th September


Sunday Menu

21st July

Starters/Light Bites

Stilton, Port and Walnut Pate with Granary Toast (v) £4.50

Halloumi Fries with Sweet Chilli Dip (v) £4.50

Warm Chorizo and Roasted Tomato Salad £6.95


Roast Leg of Lamb with Redcurrant Gravy, Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and Mint Sauce £9.50

Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Cider Gravy, Apple Sauce, Roast Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables £9.50

Grilled Salmon on Nicoise Salad £9.50

Tomato, Goats Cheese and Pesto Tart served with Roast Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables (v) £8.95


Warm Chocolate Brownie with Salted Caramel Ice Cream £3.50

Cherry and Almond Tart with Clotted Cream £3.50

Selection of Homemade Cakes

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