Dragsholm Slot Food House | Café, wine bar and farm shop

Culinary experiences in heritage settings

Open all days between june 22nd and august 11th from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Dragsholm Slot 'Madhus' is a more informal alternative to the castle’s other eateries and a local meeting spot, where guests and visitors can enjoy a glass of wine and a light meal in magnificent surroundings.

Dragsholm Slot Madhus

Café and wine bar

Meals and drinks can be enjoyed in the relaxed countryside atmosphere of the castle eatery, while gazing at the amazing open views to the castle moat and surrounding nature.

The wine bar serves Danish and international wines by the glass or per bottle. Right now the café offers different pieces of "smørrebrød" (open faced sandwiches) prepared from the most delicious ingredients.


Open-faced Sandwiches - 95 

Matured spiced herring with rhubarb, creme fraiche, and dill

Fried fish fillet with tomato-flavored shellfish salad and herbs

New potatoes with pepper mackerel, herb mayonnaise, and cress

Mixed chicken salad with marinated romaine lettuce and herbs

Boiled smoked ham from butcher Jacob with Dragsholm summer salad and radishes

Cheese - 125 
3 selected cheeses with sourdough ‘knækbrød’ and compote.

Cake - 65 

Strawberry tart with sunflower mazarin and vanilla cream

The castle's carrot cake with cream cheese and walnuts

Rhubarb cake with crispy oats and whipped cream

Dragsholm Slot Madhus

The farm shop

Does the idea of bringing a taste of Odsherred home intrigue you? The castle farm shop lets you discover some of the very best produce the area has to offer. Here, you can purchase artisanal delicacies from our own production, Danish and international wines and from local producers.

Food Lab

Small artisanal food producers are emerging in Odsherred, and we consider it our proud responsibility to contribute to their journey. At our experimental Food Lab, we share our production facilities and special knowhow with local players seeking to develop processed foodstuffs. We aim to maintain the castle’s long-standing tradition of actively contributing to the development and modernisation of agriculture and food production in the local area.

Dragsholm Slot Madhus
Dragsholm Slot Madhus

Practical information


Opening hours
Open every Saturday and Sunday 11.30-17.00

It is not possible to book a table in the Madhuset, but walk-ins are always welcome.

Please note that when making purchases at Madhuset or the castle, the use of the castle carpark is free of charge.


Herskabsstalden (The Gentry Stable) was designed to architecturally mirror the dairy building constructed five years earlier on the opposite side of the castle driveway. The two neo-Gothic buildings flanked the gate to the castle and were centrally located in the complex of farm buildings. The dairy itself was demolished in the 1940s and what remains is the Stately Stable, which historically accommodated the castle’s riding horses and horse-drawn carriages.

Herskabsstalden is currently being transformed with a view to incorporating the building in the operations of the castle, while also developing it as an active asset in the living history of the castle and its surroundings. Just as the castle itself was historically a frontrunner in the development of agriculture in the area – such as with the introduction of agricultural drainage, steam power, profit-sharing with industrious farmers, and the damming of Lammefjorden (to reclaim the inlet from the sea) – then these stately stables are to become active players in the development of agriculture and processed food production in the area.

Facilities will be developed for food processing as well as the sale of local artisanal foodstuffs and regional crafts. The load-bearing structures of the building are also to be restored. The castle driveway gates are to be opened to welcome guests inside. The historic equine stalls for the castle’s riding horses are also to be restored and flexibly adapted to be used by guests. The entire building is to be refurbished in a way that conveys its heritage as well as its modern-day operations. Externally, the building is currently under restoration to recreate its classic exterior and secure the building for the future.

The project "Herskabstalden at Dragsholm Castle. innovation og udvikling" has received support from LAG Midt-Nordvestsjælland and from Realdania.
We are grateful for their generous support.