Porcupine Pantry

The hot lunch service runs until 3pm, with a selection of hot and cold drinks, cakes and sandwiches available all day

‚ÄčLocated just outside of our visitor entrance, the Porcupine Pantry is the perfect place for walkers, cyclists and visitors to the house and gardens to stop off for some lunch, all through the year.

Offering a range of hot and cold drinks, beers, wines, cakes, paninis, jacket potatoes and sandwiches, the Pantry offers just what you need after a long walk through the parkland, and your four-legged friend needn't miss out - dogs are welcome to sit alongside the outside seating.

The Pantry is well-stocked with allergy-friendly foods, including gluten free and dairy-free alternatives. If you're unsure whether we will have something to cater to you particular requirement, please give us a call on 01892 871277 and we'll be happy to help.

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.