Recipe ideas

Recipes for starters and soups

Browse our collection of recipes for starters and soups. We've got tempting tarts to sumptuous soups - the perfect start to dinner.

Recipes for main courses

Choose from a variety of main course recipes from our tea-rooms and restaurants and cook up a storm in your kitchen.

Recipes for puddings and cakes

If our tea-room cakes have left you wanting more, then why not have a go at making your own. We've put together a collection of pudding and cake recipes taken from our cafés and restaurants.

Recipes for bread, condiments and drinks

We've pulled together our favourite recipes for baking bread, making jam, pickles and sauces and mixing up some interesting, but quaffable, drinks.

Spring savouries

Watch & learn: steak and ale pie

Enjoy this warming winter steak and ale pie - the ideal hearty meal to follow a long winter walk.

Video recipes

If you've been tempted by our steak and ale pie, why not watch and learn with one of our other step-by-step cookery school videos and cook up delicious soups, delicate tarts and perfect puds.

What's in season?

Local and seasonal food is something that we are very passionate about. Use our month-by-month calendar to what's in season, with tips on growing your own and recipes from our chefs.


  • April

    Rhubarb is coming into season in April and that means one thing - it's crumble time.

  • May

     Britain has the best asparagus in the world, and May is when it really comes into season.

  • June

    Summer is in the air. Try our gooseberry and elderflower fool recipe as a tasty summer treat.

Food and farming

We're committed to supporting sustainably produced, local and seasonal food because it's better for the special places we look after, better for the environment and tastes better too.