Opening Times

In November and December the Courtyard Café, Gift Shop and A Day’s Walk Food Hall will be open, however,  The Hall is closed to the public over the Winter months.

Café, Gardens, Gift Shop, Food Hall Hall
Fri - Sun 10:00am - 4pm Closed

Dining At The Courtyard

It is said the kitchen is the heart of any home. Ours is within an 18th Century converted stable Courtyard overhung with wisteria and jasmine, complete with the original mounting block and carriage doors. 

The Courtyard Café  

Our Head Chef’s seasonal menus concentrate on locally sourced ingredients with delicacies such as Morecambe Bay Potted Shrimps, Artisan Breads and Venison from our own estate. 

With the option of indoor and outdoor seating the Courtyard Café is the perfect setting to enjoy freshly brewed tea or coffee and delicious home bakes or something more staple from the ever-changing lunchtime menu. For a special occasion why not try one of our sumptuous afternoon teas with a glass of fizz. 

Every Saturday in July and August the courtyard also plays host to the Bess & Barrel, our pop-up pub offering a tempting selection of wood-fired sourdough pizza and local brewed craft ale. 

Please click below for our core menu – we also have a range of delicious specials that change daily.

A Day’s Walk

The Food Hall is a gastronomic delight, with every item in the generously stocked shop sourced from over forty vendors in Cumbria. ‘A Day’s Walk’ is perfectly named, as everything we sell can be found within a day’s walk of the shop. You can expect to find local meats and cheeses, milk, bread, ice cream, cakes & biscuits, fish, vegetables, chocolates, ales, beers, spirits and even cocktails. For a true taste of the Lakes, our Food Hall is the ultimate Lake District larder. 


Here at Holker we love to celebrate and we have the ability to cater for a variety of occasions from small, intimate gatherings to larger events, making use of our expansive grounds. To discuss your requirements and what we can offer in more detail, please contact the Events Team on 015395 58328 or email