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.

Open every Sunday from 12pm – 4pm for Sunday Lunch, The Ilex can also be booked for private events and is licenced for wedding ceremonies of up to 70 guests.

Our Executive Chef can create a bespoke menu combining the heritage of great British food with a fresh twist paired 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 venue of choice for local Cumbrian’s and visitors alike.

And, of course, our famous afternoon tea can be booked either online or in person on the day of your visit.

For online bookings click here to go through to the admissions page where you can select ‘Hall, Gardens & Afternoon Tea’ 

For more information and bookings, telephone The Ilex on 015395 58328 or email

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2020 Season

We are now temporarily closed until further notice due to the nationwide lockdown that came into force on 00:01 Thursday 4th November.












Dates and Times 

Opening times will be Wednesday - Sunday, 10:30am - 4:00pm