Kingfisher cafe

Kingfisher cafe

Credit: Susan Freeman

Kingfisher Cafe @ The Wolseley Centre

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust's stunning Kingfisher Café at The Wolseley Centre HQ, near Rugeley, opened its doors as part of the centre’s major redevelopment in May 2019.

With amazing views over the lake at Wolseley to enrich the visitor experience, the café sells a range of fresh and delicious home-made hot meals, specials of the day, sandwiches and paninis, yummy cakes and a range of hot and cold drinks, including ethically sourced coffee and tea.

Covid 19 update

Our Kingfisher Cafe will reopen to the public on Saturday 27th March for a limited takeaway service only including cakes, sandwiches, ice creams and hot drinks. From Monday 12th April we will also be offering outdoor setting and members of the public will be required to undergo track and trace

The Wolseley Centre grounds remain open 8am-5pm seven days a week 

The Wolseley Centre gift shop will remain closed until Monday 12th April. The centre toilets will also reopen on this date, we have portaloos onsite for visitor use in the meantime. More information here


Kingfisher Cafe

Credit: Susan Freeman

The food is made using locally sourced produce, and vegan and vegetarian options are also plentiful, with all appetites catered for! There is also a children's menu available for little kingfishers. 

Guests can unwind and enjoy views as they look out onto our 26 acre site from inside the cafe and also out on the decking area at the back. Brought your pooch with you for a walk? There is a designated area in the cafe for you to sit back and relax with your four legged friend as well as 2 seating areas outside they are welcome in.  

Money raised from the café helps our charity raise money for vital conservation work in Staffordshire. Why not pay us a visit? Our friendly and welcoming staff would love to welcome you!

We are currently in the process of designing a new menu but we have a smaller menu running during the pandemic in the meantime

We also run additional menus at Christmas and are soon to be running themed food days such as Vegan and Curry.

Our menu

Please view our menu below by clicking on the links below 

Cafe Menu page 1

Cafe Menu page 2


The cafe sits in the grounds of 26 acres which are free to explore (we just ask for a donation).


 The centre also has a regular events programme for ages from 6 months to - 103 years and a shop with lots of wildlife themed goods on display from bird feeders to eco wax food wraps.

Conference rooms

There are also 2 conference rooms that can be booked out on request. 

Group bookings 

Group bookings are available in the cafe. Please contact using the details below if you wish to reserve a table for larger books

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Contact Kingfisher Cafe

Call on 01889 880114 or email

Opening times Kingfisher Cafe 

Our Kingfisher Cafe reopened on Saturday 27th March for takeaway only and iw open between 10am to 4pm on weekends and school holidays and 10am to 3.30pm on weekdays.  From Monday 12th April we are offering outdoor seating and members of the public will be required to undergo track and trace 

Special promotions

We often run a variety of special promotions. Keep an update on this page and on our social media channel for updates. 

Explore The Wolseley Centre

The Wolseley Centre grounds

The Kingfisher cafe sits within 26 stunning acres that are free to explore. Relax by the river, explore the woods and keep an eye out for our resident kingfiher. Discover wildlife themed delights in our new shop and unwind in our kingfisher cafe after experiencing our grounds. 

Get involved - family

Fun for all the family

The Wolseley Centre boasts an events programme throughout the year from bushcraft basics to photography classes there is something for everyone. In the holidays children can enjoy even more activities from our GetWild Club to our Wildfamilies Explore sessions. 

Check out events
The Wolseley Centre

Wolseley redevelopment

The Wolseley Centre has been Staffordshire Wildlife's HQ since 2003 and it underwent a redevelopment in 2019 for the Trust's 50th Anniversary. 

Find out more