The Cockpit Café

The Cockpit Café is the Museum’s onsite coffee shop offering a place to relax and soak up the aviation atmosphere. Whether you sit inside the cafe, on the covered terrace or at one of the picnic tables on the lawn, you’ll feel very welcome on board.

The Cockpit Café crew offer a range of delicious food and drink which is freshly prepared to order.

Choose from our delicious range:

  • Speciality coffee and tea, hot chocolate, & cold drinks
  • Locally sourced cakes, traybakes, cream teas, & toasted tea cakes
  • Sandwiches, toasties, paninis & savoury pastries
  • Crisps & snacks
  • Cooked breakfast menu
  • Award winning locally produced ice cream
  • Seasonal specials, homemade soup, jacket potatoes
  • Three-tiered afternoon tea (pre-booking required)

All of the food and drink is available to eat in or take away.

Group visits are welcome at The Cockpit Café and any dietary requirements can be catered for with advanced notice. For more information, please call 07471 686776 or email

The Cockpit Café is available for the use of Museum visitors and non-Museum visitors who can access the café via the terrace entrance. Visitors’ dogs are welcome on the terrace and the lawn, and assistance dogs are welcome in The Cockpit Café.

We accept payment via cash, debit or credit card and there’s free WIFI available for all guests.

The current Licensees are Ben & Georgina Laycock who can be contacted on 07471 686776 or via email


Our Menu


Photos: Carlien Photography and Ben Laycock


Talks by Tangmere

The Museum is able to offer speakers to interested groups or societies on a range of subjects connected with the history of operations at RAF Tangmere and other military aviation subjects.

Further details of the full range of presentations and the availability of speakers can be obtained by calling the museum on 01243 790090, by emailing your interest to or by letter marked for the attention of the Chairman.

Museum Development

The Museum car park has been enlarged and re-laid and audio guides provided with the assistance of LEADER – the European Agricultural Fund for Redevelopment.