Ilex Bar & Brasserie

The Ilex Bar & Brasserie is a fresh dining experience set in the opulent surroundings of Holker Hall, a modern refurbished extension to the Courtyard, giving guests a sense of occasion.

Our executive Chef has designed a unique menu combining the heritage of great British food with a fresh twist with a modern wine and drinks menu that suit any taste.

People and food are our passion and the experience we deliver is as a result of the best of both and makes us the restaurant of choice for local Cumbrian’s and visitors alike.


The Ilex offers a brasserie style lunch menu, our famous afternoon tea and our vey popular Sunday Roast.


By night the restaurant becomes an event venue perfect for that special occasion or corporate function.  The restaurant can seat up to 70 people for a sit down meal or buffet but we can accommodate more with additional use of the Courtyard Cafe.


To book a table, telephone The Ilex on 015395 58999 or email

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Friday 23rd March to Sunday 28th October 2018


Hall (11am-4pm) & Gardens (10.30am-5pm) : Wednesday – Sunday (+ Bank Holiday Mondays)


Gift Shop (10.30am - 5pm): Wednesday - Sunday (+ Bank Holiday Mondays)


Café, Food Hall & Park (10.30am-5pm) :  Daily


Occasionally the Hall opening may vary to accommodate special events. Please check the website before visiting.