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.
A small gift shop and art gallery is also featured in the building if you feel like picking yourself up a treat or souvenir to take home.
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