Eating at Beningbrough Hall

Winter soups served in our restaurant

Enjoy the delicious range of seasonal and locally sourced food served in the restaurant and the Brew House. With all profits going back into the upkeep and conservation of Beningbrough, you can enjoy that extra slice of cake.

Opening times

  • Weekends from 9 November - 1 March 2020, 11am - 3.30pm
  • Plus 26 - 29 December and New Year's Day and Tuesday 18 - Friday 21 February 2020 for the local half term holiday.
  • From 3 March 2020, Tuesday - Sunday 10.30am - 5pm

See full opening times and admission prices or free entry to National Trust members and under fives. 

What's on the menu?

The winter menu is out with plenty of homemade delights created to warm you up. You'll find a hearty soup along with a pie or casserole to revive you after a walk around the gardens. Finish off with a fruit crumble and custard and your preferred choice of a fresh ground coffee.

One of the favourites on the menu at this time of year, and it helps out with gluts in the harvest, is frosted beetroot cake. Try a slice of this or one of the other cakes baked fresh in the kitchen or if you fancy having a go yourself, here's the recipe...

The Brew House

An exciting development for Beningbrough, the Brew House is open next to the hall and laundry during school holidays and weekends and serves hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, snacks and ice creams or mulled wine and soup as the days get colder.

There's seating indoors and picnic benches out, plus some adjacent toilets, so after a romp around the wilderness play area you can enjoy a latte while your children warm up with a hot chocolate. Dogs are allowed in the Brew House if you need a bit of shelter on your walk and there are dog friendly treats on offer too.

Visitors keeping warm on a winter walk with a hot brew
Visitors keeping warm on a winter walk with a hot brew
Visitors keeping warm on a winter walk with a hot brew

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 Restaurant, we have ample outdoor seating with all weather jumbrellas for shelter from the sun or rain. Indoor tables vary in size to accommodate all the family with high chairs available for the smallest members.
 
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 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.  Any surplus produce not used in the kitchen, or for tasting, is made available in the stables shop areas.   

 

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
  • 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.
  • The Brew House is open during the local school holidays and weekends.
  • Free wifi can be accessed in both the restaurant and the Brew House.
  • Dogs are welcome in the Brew House and the outside seating of the restaurant.