This vintage-style tea room is located at the southern end of the park in the handsome West Lodge building on Castle Street. Inside you can relax and indulge in the pleasure of taking tea in elegant surroundings or, if you prefer, sit outside on the terrace area with lovely views over the river Taff.
Pettigrew Tea Rooms boasts a comprehensive lunch menu including seasonal ‘high tea’. There are wonderful cakes baked daily on-site, a superb selection of loose leaf teas and fine, locally roasted coffee.
Toilets (including disabled and baby change) are available here.
Restoration of West Lodge (including Pettigrew Tea Rooms)
The grand West Lodge entrance to the estate was constructed sometime after 1860 and was originally used to accommodate Castle employees. After the park was gifted to the people of Cardiff in 1947 it was used for park and castle employees and as a mess room for the park rangers.
Following the restoration of the listed building, Pettigrew Tea Rooms was opened in 2012.
The beautiful reclaimed Victorian tiles from the site of the historic Blackfriars Friary are laid on the floor of the Tea Rooms
DirectionsBute Park directions
- Cardiff Castle
- Bute Park for the young-at-heart
- Pettigrew Tea Rooms
- Summerhouse Café
- Secret Garden Café
- Story Trail
- Nature Activity Trail
- Wildlife Explorer Trail
- Pedal Power
- Water Taxi
- The Visitor Centre
- Bee hives
- Bat Meadow
- Woodland Play Trail
- Seasonal Discovery Trails
- History Points (QR code) Trail
- Family tree trail