Welcome to Wendover Woods Café

We are a family run business that set out to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with amazingly good food and drink, all served with a smile from the heart of Wendover Woods.

From the beginning it was important to us to create somewhere we would go ourselves with our family, so we are pleased to welcome everyone, and our team really hope you’ll notice that our menu has been thoughtfully put together to cater for all tastes, appetites and dietary requirements. We also have a special menu for your little ones!
Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Chiltern Hills, Wendover Woods Cafe sits right on the Chiltern Hillside with an absolutely stunning view. It really is the ideal base for a family day out and great for cycling, walking, running and riding, adventure play, and Go Ape, and the café is a great starting point for all of these activities.
Bedgebury Cafe Team
Our dedicated team are here first thing every morning preparing our fresh ingredients for you to savour during your time at Wendover Woods Cafe. From front of house, to our dedicated kitchen staff, our team are constantly working hard to make sure you and your family have a memorable time, every time you visit. Whether it’s a quick coffee you’re after or a relaxing lunch, our staff are always on hand to deliver you good, fresh food, and excellent service. We look forward to welcoming you.
P.S. We don’t take pre-bookings as there is plenty of seating inside and out for everyone.
We do not provide bins on site. Forestry Research has shown that by providing bins we actually increase the amount of rubbish left. We do not have the resources to remove rubbish as soon as it’s deposited and this leads to an increase in vermin and pests like rats, wasps, crows and glis and glis. Please help us to keep the Forest looking beautiful by taking your litter home with you.
We’re proud to operate a number of cafés on Forestry England sites across the South of England – from the Lakes of the National Pinetum to the Forest of Dean, all of our cafés have the same simple mission – good sustainable food served as fast as possible, operating alongside some amazing site partners that work together for the best forest days out!
We’re proud to operate a number of cafés on Forestry England sites across the South of England – from the Lakes of the National Pinetum to the Forest of Dean, all of our cafés have the same simple mission – good sustainable food served as fast as possible, operating alongside some amazing site partners that work together for the best forest days out!
We do not provide bins on site. Forestry Research has shown that by providing bins we actually increase the amount of rubbish left. We do not have the resources to remove rubbish as soon as it’s deposited and this leads to an increase in vermin and pests like rats, wasps, crows and glis and glis. Please help us to keep the Forest looking beautiful by taking your litter home with you.
Bedgebury Cafe Breakfast. Chef preparing breakfast.

Our Food

The café is open daily from 8:30am, serving a wide range of tasty hot and cold locally sourced food (including superb daily specials), delicious cakes and freshly baked pastries, as well as a range of hot and cold Fairtrade drinks. Just chat to a member of the team who will be happy to assist you.

We also cater for Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarians and Vegans!

We don’t believe in serving fast food, but we do believe in serving good food as fast as we possibly can! Take a look at our menu to see what takes your fancy for your next visit.

Take a sneak peak of the Café and our Food

It’s hard not to be exceptionally proud about the friendly and pleasant environment which we’ve created at Wendover Woods Café. From the stunning natural scenery, wholesome food and warming drinks, we’re really pleased to welcome you.
But don’t take our word for it, take a closer look for yourself.

People relaxing in Bedgebury Cafe.
Fresh local produce used at Bedgebury Cafe.

Our Ethos

As a café, we’re committed to being as sustainable as possible. Working as an ambassador for Forestry England, we feel it is even more important to take action to help reduce unnecessary waste, pollution, and simply create minimal negative impact on the global and local environment wherever possible.

Find out more about the ongoing changes we’re making in the café to ensure our bit is being done by following the link below.

Facilities available at and around Wendover Woods Cafe

For more information about the facilities available, please follow the link.

Gruffalo at Bedgebury Forest and National Pinetum
History of Bedgebury Forest and Pinetum

A bit more about Wendover Woods

Wendover Woods has year-round interest, from beautiful displays of bluebells in the spring to barbecues and picnics in the summer followed by broad spectrum of autumnal colours as the trees turn and allows you to enjoy those crisp winter walks. In quieter areas you can watch woodland birds, including the rare firecrest and if you’re lucky and you may see a deer or two.

There is also archaeological interest in the form of Boddington hillfort and the Woods contain the highest point in the Chilterns (267m).Interested to know more about Wendover Woods? Have a further read here.

Things to do whilst at Bedgebury

Things to do on your visit to Wendover Woods Cafe

There’s lots to do whilst you’re here at Wendover Woods, from exploring the Forest, to swinging through the trees like a monkey at Go Ape, or grabbing your bike and exploring the forest on two wheels. Take a look at some of our partners on site and start planning your visit today.

Take a look at what’s on offer and start planning your visit today.