The Vine House Cafe

The Vine House Café is owned and run by siblings Mollie and Sam Chapman.

They aim to serve fresh food using quality ingredients from the Walled Garden where possible. This has proved a winning formula with the café being voted Visit England’s’ Visitor Experience Award winners in Yorkshire within the food and drink category.

The seasonal menu includes dishes such as feta and green bean frittata; Yorkshire ham and mature cheddar melt with lashings of onion marmalade or lamb rump served on flatbread with salsa and a mint raita, accompanied by home-made salads. In the winter you will find hearty and warming food such as a tasty home-made soup or a pie on the menu.

Cakes, cakes, cakes…

Our scones are freshly baked each morning and we always have a good selection of homemade cakes and slices which can be enjoyed with a cup of tea from our selection of speciality teas, or a mug of freshly ground coffee.

With plenty of seating inside and out and fabulous views of the castle you can relax and enjoy your meal.

Planning an event

Birthdays, wedding parties, fundraisers or anniversaries: if you’d like to hold your party here, please contact The Vine House Café’s event coordinator Sue on 07887 402688.

For more details about The Vine House go to their website.

Exclusive Visiting

Enjoy exclusive access on a Tuesday when the garden is closed to the public. Have a guided tour with the garden manager and discover how the garden is continuing to develop. Meet and chat to the volunteers who make it all happen.

For more details and costs please contact Tricia on 01439 772314.