Eating at Beningbrough Hall

Enjoying a scone in the restaurant

Eat in or takeaway to enjoy in the garden or as you explore. Refuel knowing profits go back into the upkeep and conservation of places like Beningbrough.

What to expect

Pay a visit to the walled garden restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating options. Drop by the brew house, near the play area, open on the busiest days. Perfect for a hot drink, or scoop of ice cream in the summer, to enjoy as you meander through the garden or on the benches outside. 

When to visit

  • Open 10am - 5pm on open days March - October.
  • Open 10am - 3.30pm on open days November - February.
  • Normal admission applies or free to National Trust members.

What's on the menu?

The daily options change depending on the availability of ingredients. Select from savoury pastry options including sausage rolls made from Beningbrough apples, when in season. Otherwise a selection of sandwiches and soup will always be available along with freshly baked treats. 

Close up of a victoria sandwich cake with a slice on top

Cream tea or cake?

If you prefer to eat after your walk, choose from one of the popular scones or cakes. Fruit or cheese? Is it jam or cream first? Or maybe a slice of cake? So many decisions, but each wonderful to make.

Mix it up a little

Add a flavour to your drink, choose from a selection of syrups - perfect for those with a sweet tooth. Of course you can still pick up your favourites including a good old cup of tea and hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows.

Plants not plastic

The takeaway packaging you will get your food and drink in are made from a plant based material - not plastic. This makes them fully compostable after they've been used and in turn, this will help future crops grow.

Refuel as you wander
A man with glasses in profile view drinks from a takeaway cup
Refuel as you wander

Remember your reusable cup

Every time you present a reusable cup when you order a hot drink at one of our cafes, tea rooms or kiosks*, we'll give you 25p off as a thank you for helping the environment by reducing the number of disposable cups used. This promotion replaces the hot drinks loyalty card scheme, which closed in February 2021.

*Discount not guaranteed at food outlets operated by third parties.

Fresh produce from the walled garden

Seasonal harvest and food miles

From plot to plate – we love local food, that’s why our walled garden is so important to us. Throughout the year we harvest a wide variety of fresh Yorkshire produce including rhubarb, asparagus, beetroot, berries and apples, just to name a few. We use this produce in our soups, quiches, light meals and main courses, reducing our food miles to literally metres. Any surplus produce not used in the kitchen, is made available in the shop.   

Useful information

  • Unfortunately, we are unable to take reservations for the restaurant
  • Hot food is served from 11.30am until 2.30pm March - October (2pm in winter), or sooner if it's sold out
  • All major credit and debit cards accepted
  • Plenty of spaces in the gardens for picnics or walk a little further and find the picnic bench in the parkland
  • Free Wi-Fi can be accessed in both the restaurant and the brew house

If you have an allergy or intolerance 

Most of the food and drink served in our cafés, restaurants and tea-rooms is prepared on site in our kitchens, using a wide range of ingredients. As a result, we can’t guarantee that any of our food and drink products are completely allergen free. If you have an allergy or intolerance and would like ingredient information about the food and drink served in our cafés, please ask the café staff who will be happy to help.

See the frequently asked questions for anything further.

Try a new recipe

It might be the 'Bake Off' factor or just that we're all spending more time in our homes, but baking has certainly taken off recently. Here are a few of Beningbrough's favourite recipes from our menu over the year and a few other northern delicacies.

Visitors baking together in a National Trust kitchen

Have a go at home

Fancy making something new or trying a different twist to an old classic? Have a go at some favourite National Trust recipes.