Unfortunately the Kingfisher Café and Langford Lakes are now closed until further notice as we have not been able to complete essential works given current travel restrictions. The site also contains structures on which coronavirus can linger (e.g. play equipment, bird hides, toilets and the verandas) and with one main central path it is unsuitable for social distancing.

While humans are away, however, we can report that wildlife is thriving with nesting season well under way including, hopefully, a pair of buzzards who wouldn't normally choose a site with regular public access.

As soon as we know more about when the site can be opened we will let everyone know. Until then please stay safe and we hope to see you as soon as possible.

 

Coffee and cake with a view of the lake

The new Kingfisher Café at the Brockbank Centre at Langford Lakes Nature Reserve is now open! Enjoy a fresh, bird-friendly coffee roasted in Wiltshire and a range of local food freshly prepared. In time we will be creating our own herb and vegetable garden to supply the café.

The café offers a fantastic view of the lake:

Opening hours for winter will be Thursday to Sunday, from 10am to 4pm.

Alongside tea, hot chocolate, WWT apple juice, cakes, biscuits, bliss balls, and brownies, we are serving the following coffees:

Colibri Azul - This coffee is grown in a nature reserve in Nicaragua which is home to the blue hummingbird. Through buying this coffee you will be supporting small family-owned farms in the region which use organic practices with equal rights for women.
Served as Espresso, Macchiato, Americano, Cappucchino, Flat White, Latte and Mocha.

Café Femenino - this is a specialist grade 1 coffee, grown in Peru. Through buying this coffee you will be supporting the Café Femenino Program, which works to empower female farmers in the region and provides direct compensation to them to end the cycle of poverty in North West Peru.
Served as a filter coffee in cafetieres.


Our teas come from Iford Manor and are blended in Bradford-on-Avon.

  • The house blend comes from North India with a strong, warming and mildly aromatic flavour, it’s the prefect tea for a relaxed afternoon by the lake.
  • Our herbal blend, called Summer Fields Peppermint, is a calming combination of peppermint, blackberry leaves, camomile, lavender, rose and heath flowers.

Always loose-leaf and served in a teapot.

Our hot chocolate is from Zuma and is a blend of 25% West African cocoa and sugar, it's smooth and sweet – like a top-quality milk chocolate bar.

We are also serving a range of panini and soup of the day.

Our café shop sells a range of items selected from the Trust’s online shop as well as bird seed and bird feeders from Vine House Farm and a selection of local products, including bird house gourds and walking sticks, made in the Wylye Valley.