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The Café at High Lodge

The Cafe serves fresh, hot and cold food and drinks throughout the year. It is open every day (excluding Christmas Day). Seasonal opening times apply - please visit High Lodge Today for current opening times. This facility is managed by Churchill Catering Ltd.

Please visit to view menus and the Events and Functions offer.

The Pantry  

This is the place to stop by for sandwiches and snacks to take out. It is open subject to demand on holidays and at peak times. This facility is managed by Churchill Catering Ltd.

The Ice cream Parlour

The Parlour serves a wide range of ice cream flavours and ice lollies. It is open on holidays and at peak times and is managed by Churchill Catering Ltd.

Picnic facilities

There are 35 picnic benches and tables situated around High Lodge and close to the car parking areas. It is not possible to reserve these facilities, so please arrive early if you have a favourite spot.


What do other visitors say?

Hi, I am planning to come to high lodge for a little picnic party for my daughter's birtday and was wondering whether you have any restrictions on the use of gazebos. We hope to set up one for a bit of shelter.

Cecile Larrieu, 11/Jun/2016

Hello, Standard domestic gazebo's are permitted on site, however marquees are not. On the day it is advisable to check in at the information point to ensure that your gazebo can be sited appropriately. Have a great birthday party.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

Hi Just wanted to comment on our regular visits to the high lodge' my husband and I cycle through on a regular basis we always stop for lunch in the Pantry which is excellent, always a warm welcome and very good food. Thank you

Anonymous, 1/Feb/2016

Is it OK to bring disposable BBQ's?

Chris Jennings, 18/May/2015

Disposable BBQs are not allowed on site due to the fire risk. It is possible to hire fixed BBQs but they are currently fully booked at weekends until mid September. Please enquire at the High Lodge Information Point.

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Last updated: 13th October 2016

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Postcode: IP27 0AF

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High Lodge Thetford Forest

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