Opening Times

We are open Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm
Café, Gardens, Gift Shop, Food Hall Hall
Wed - Sun 10:00am - 5pm 11:00am - 4pm

The Courtyard Café  

Our Chef’s seasonal menus concentrate on locally sourced ingredients from makers and suppliers across Cumbria.

With the option of indoor and outdoor seating, the Courtyard Café is the perfect setting to enjoy a relaxing break while exploring the estate from 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 a 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 sourdough pizzas and locally brewed craft ale.

At the Café you will find plenty of seating both inside and out. Even on a chilly day you will find warmth and shelter in the courtyard beneath our canopy and outdoors heaters.

We are proud to be dog friendly, welcoming your Holker Hounds with open arms, water bowls aplenty, and our ‘Canine Corner’ to keep them occupied.

Opening Times

Times and dates required here.

Wed – Sun 10:00am – 5pm

For group bookings and afternoon tea, please contact the office on either or 015395 58328

Afternoon Tea

Indulge in a delightful afternoon tea experience, featuring local produce – delicious finger sandwiches, tempting bakes and fresh fruit scones. Add a touch of luxury by adding a glass of prosecco.

  • £24.95 per person, or add a glass of for £6 per person
  • Vegan and gluten-free options are available

To allow us to prepare your afternoon tea as fresh and promptly as possible please make a reservation 24 hours prior to your visit. Please call the office on 015395 58328 or email