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The National Herb Centre

The National Herb Centre


The National Herb Centre guarantees that visitors can expect a warm welcome, with a host of attractions for all the family.
Attractions include: A plant centre with a wide range of herb plants with freshly grown herbs from our farms, which will delight the chef
and intrigue the gardener. The Bistro provides a full range of food, and our friendly staff ensure that visitors looking for a snack or full
meal will have the opportunity to enjoy herbs at their best.
For the children, parties are catered for and, we have a wide range of workshops throughout the year. The display gardens and nature trails, which run through a spectacular valley setting is a delight to the visitor. Guided Group Tours are available from May to September. The Herb Centre Shop is perfect for unusual and sophisticated gifts, and items associated with herbs and their uses can be purchased there.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Business supportLeisure facilities onsiteMobile phone coverageGrounds for outdoor activitiesChildren welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedWedding receptions

Opening details

Summer Opening and closing times:
Open 7 days per week
Monday to Saturday
From 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Sundays & Bank holidays from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm
Each day the Bistro closes at 5.00 pm

Winter opening & closing times are:
Open 7 days per week.
During the Winter months
The Centre is open Monday to Saturday
From 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sundays & Bank holidays from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm
Each day the Bistro closes at 4.30 pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day


Free entry


Banbury Road,
Near Banbury,
OX17 1DF



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Map reference: SP 414473  Lat: 52.12264 Long: -1.39598

The National Herb Centre is located on the B4100, 5 miles north of Banbury, just outside the delightful village of Warmington, with easy access from junction 11 or 12 of the M40

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Business supportBusiness support
  • Leisure facilities onsiteLeisure facilities onsite
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Grounds for outdoor activitiesGrounds for outdoor activities
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu