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 very 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.

Click here to view the menu.

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

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2nd to 25th November 2018


Cafe, Food Hall & Gift Shop - 10.30am-4pm


Hall & Gardens closed

Christmas Opening

30th November - 2nd December, 6th - 9th & 13th - 16th December 2018


Hall - 11am - 4pm


Cafe, Food Hall & Gift Shop - 10.30am - 4pm