Eating at Beningbrough Hall

Enjoying a scone in the restaurant

Enjoy the delicious range of seasonal and locally sourced food that we use in the restaurant and the Brew House. With all profits going back into the upkeep and conservation of Beningbrough, you don’t need to feel too guilty about eating that extra slice of cake!

The new summer menu is out and if you are going to have a slice of cake, why not make it Gin and Lime? It's proving very popular with the addition of Yorkshire made Sloemotion Hedgerow Gin. Here's the recipe from the National Trust Cookbook just in case you want to try it at home.

The Brew House

An exciting development for Beningbrough, we have recently opened the Brew House next to the hall which serves hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, snacks and ice creams. There's seating indoors and picnic benches out, so after a romp around the wilderness play area you can enjoy a latte while your children tuck into an iced lolly, there are even dog friendly ice creams to treat your four legged friend.

Stop off at the new Brew House for cake and a cuppa
Beningbrough's Brew House cafe
Stop off at the new Brew House for cake and a cuppa

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 and apples, just to name a few. We can even get our hands on a selection of berries if we are able to beat the squirrels to them!  We use this produce in our soups, quiches, light meals and main courses, reducing our food miles to literally metres. At the moment particular a favourite is are the shortbread with lavender from the walled garden.
Garden produce heading to the restaurant kitchen
Walled kitchen garden produce for the restaurant
Garden produce heading to the restaurant kitchen

Any surplus produce not used in the kitchen, or for tasting, is made available in the stables shop areas.   


Family friendly

Both the Brew House and the restaurant sell children’s picnic boxes and lots of snacks, sweet and savoury. For something more substantial, smaller portions of the main hot dishes are served in the restaurant, allowing our youngest visitors to tuck in with you.

Great food whatever the weather

Together with the Brew House and the Walled Garden Restuarant, we have ample outdoor seating. Indoor tables vary in size to accommodate all the family with high chairs available for the smallest members.

Useful information

  • Unfortunately we are unable to take reservations for the restaurant but with ample seating and hot food served from 11.30am until 2pm there’s plenty of time to enjoy the food.
  • All major credit and debit cards accepted
  • Gluten-free options available and other dietary requirements are catered for.
  • Plenty of spaces in the gardens for picnics or walk a little further and find the picnic bench in the parkland down from the farm shop.
  • Free wifi can be accessed in both the restaurant and the Brew House.
  • Dogs are allowed in the Brew House.

The National Trust is proud to be a part of the food for life scheme.