Porcupine Pantry

Join us at one of Kent's top 10 places for an afternoon tea, serving hot and cold light menu choices, with sweet pastries and savoury items baked on the premises.

Located outside the main Visitor Entrance, The Pantry is next to our popular Gift Shop, and both are accessible to non ticket holders daily all year.

There is seating inside and out of this licensed premises with take away options also available.

Why Is It Called The Porcupine Pantry?

The Sidney family that own Penshurst Place have a coat of arms - and part of their arms is a Porcupine. A pantry goes back to medieval times, and was a room located next to the main kitchen where the utensils and food was stored - it is believed the word derives from the French word for bread - pain.