Eating at Beningbrough Hall

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Pick up a drink or light bite during your walk. Refuel and support the charity knowing profits go back into the upkeep and conservation of places like Beningbrough.

What to expect on your visit

There are a few changes in the restaurant to help with social distancing and reduce contact. 

  • In line with government guidance, the restaurant is takeaway only with a changed menu just now.
  • A one way system is in place and you might need to wait to enter. 
  • Card payments are preferred.
  • Please wear a mask when ordering and use the hand sanitiser on entry.

When to visit

  • Open 10am - 5pm on open days.
  • Normal admission applies or free to National Trust members.
  • You will need to pre-book tickets to visit Beningbrough and the restaurant.

What's on the menu?

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Along with your morning brew or coffee, treat yourself to one of the freshly baked pastries on offer. Or if you prefer something savoury try one of the sausage rolls...when in season, made with apples from the garden.

Two bowls of homemade soup at a National Trust property


You can pick up a light lunch as a takeaway with hot sandwiches, loaded wedges and soup on offer. Favourite flavours at the moment include cauliflower & stilton or pumpkin and red pepper using the autumn harvest.

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Cream tea

If you prefer to eat after your walk, choose from one of the popular scones or bakes. Fruit or cheese? Flapjack or brownie? Decisions, decisions.

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.

Treat yourself to something sweet and bubbly

Let's celebrate blossom

Treat yourself to an orchard fizz cream tea for two for £12.95 - two apple and honey scones, Tiptree honey and clotted cream - served with apple and elderflower fizz.

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.

Better still, bring your own re-useable cup and get 25p off the cost of your drink. 

If you have an allergy or intolerance 

Most of the food and drink served in our café’s, 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.

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.