Sample Restaurant Menu

Lunch Time 12 - 2pm

Carvery with Vegetables or Salad Bar - £8.80
(We serve our own home reared Bodenham Herefordshire Beef,
Lamb and Pork unless otherwise stated)

Small Carvery - £7.20

Childs Plated Carvery - £6.20
(We are happy to plate very small portions for young children,
price to be agreed)

Homemade Vegetable Flan or Vegetarian Option - £8.80

Salad Bar - £7.80

Hot Meat Baguette - £4.20
with garnish (lettuce,tomatoes,cucumber,red onion)- £5.00
with Salad Bar - £8.80 ( served on one plate)

Jacket Potato - £2.80 - with garnish +80p,
with coleslaw +£1.30, with cheese + £1.30

Homemade Vegetable Soup and Baguette - £4.00

Homemade vegetable soup with a half hot meat baguette - £5.30

with a full baguette - £6.90

Children's Lunch Box - £4.20
(sandwich, cake, fruity pot, crisps, carton drink)


We do a variety each day such as Beef in Beer Cobbler,
Turkey and Ham Pie,
Pork Lattice, Chili etc - £7.80

Sunday Lunch
12 - 2pm

Sunday Lunch Carvery - £9.30

Small Carvery - £8.00

Childs Plated Carvery - £7.00

Homemade Vegetable Flan or Vegetarian Option - £9.30
(with vegetables or salad bar)

Hot Meat Baguette - £4.20 with garnish - £5.00
with salad bar £8.80 (served on one plate)

Salad bar - £9.30

Homemade Vegetable Soup with Baguette - £4.00


Please see the board in the restaurant for our range of homemade puddings - £4.20

Our freshley baked cakes and pastries are served all day.

Food allergies and intolerances: Before ordering please speak to our staff about your requirements.


The Visitor Centre and Restaurant


Free Entrance to - Restaurant - Shop - Tree
and Plant Sales

The focal point of the Arboretum is the Visitor Centre where there is parking for 160 cars and two coaches.

4000 tons of earth was removed from the hillside to accommodate the building. The roof was insulated with soil and then grassed over to blend back into the hillside, making the whole building as unobtrusive as possible.

Visitors walking over the hill looking onto the oasis of pools and colour can only see a shallow dome protruding out of the ground. This unique building won the CLA award (Country Land & Business Association) for the best rural building in England and Wales in 1999 and provides wonderful views across The Big Pool as well as being environmentally friendly.

The Visitor Centre contains a gift shop, a quiet room, toilets, restaurant and kitchens.

All our food is prepared and cooked on the premises and we are pleased to serve our own Herefordshire beef, lamb and pork. Refreshments and home made cakes are served all day between 11am - 5pm and lunch is served between 12pm - 2pm. A full range of food is served - please see the sample menu on this page. We also cater for coach parties, Daytime Groups, Private Evenings Parties, Christmas Lunches, Afternoon Tea, Private Daytime Bookings on Mondays and Tuesdays (when we are closed to the public) and Wedding Receptions.

We also welcome School Groups and take private bookings for our Gazebo and Lakeside Room. For further information on bookings please go to the Information Page and click on the relevant information you require.




Visitor Centre




We recommend booking a table for lunch, especially on Sundays. We begin serving at 12pm and ask for booked tables to be seated by 12:45pm. We do not reserve tables for light lunches and snacks. Please note the latest we can take a booking is 11am on the day.



The Lakeside Room
The Lakeside Room is a wonderful new addition to the facilities at Bodenham Arboretum. Set to the side of the Visitor Centre on the corner of the terrace, it enjoys superb views diagonally over the Big Pool and across the dam to the farm. It is available for exclusive hire daytime or evening for most of the year- typical exceptions being very busy times of the year such as Bank Holidays, the month of October and Christmas Weekends. The room can accommodate up to 45 people. For more information please click on the following downloadable forms: Afternoon Teas in the Lakeside Room, Lakeside Private Evening and Monday/Tuesday Parties, Funerals in the Lakeside Room and The Lakeside Room Exclusive Lunchtime booking.


Thursday Evenings
From the first Thursday in May until the Last Thursday in September we open the Arboretum and Restaurant until 9:30pm with food served 5:30pm-7:30pm please click HERE for menu.

Picnic Area

You are most welcome to bring picnics and we have a map in the Visitor Centre highlighting picnic tables in the Arboretum. We request that picnics are not eaten in the Visitor Centre, The Terrace or the Lakeside Room which is reserved for restaurant customers.