The tea-room at East Riddlesden Hall

A display of cakes and scones

A day out at East Riddlesden Hall isn’t complete without a visit to the tea-room. Whether you're in the mood for a warm, hearty lunch or a sweet treat you're guaranteed something tasty at East Riddlesden Hall every time you visit.

The bothy

Traditionally a bothy would have provided basic accommodation for estate or farm workers, today it houses the tea-room and shop. The tea-room is on the first floor and seats 69 people, tables and seats are available on the ground floor for anyone who may struggle with the stairs. The tea-room is a relaxed and friendly place to meet up with friends.

Enjoy a light bite under the aged oak beams
Inside the tea-room, tables sit under aged oak beams
Enjoy a light bite under the aged oak beams

The menu

There's always a great selection of sandwiches and jacket potatoes available to choose from along with soup of the day and seasonal specials. For something sweet, we have cakes and tray bakes waiting to tempt you.

Spring specials include:

  • Tuscan bean soup with chunky bread
  • Vegetable & coconut curry with chunky bread
  • Brie, cranberry and apple toastie served with salad garnish 
  • Farmers pottage - a thick herby vegetable stew based on a medieval recipe
  • Gluten free Riddlesden slice
  • Vegan carrot cake
  • Cream tea
  • Coconut & chocolate flapjack
  • Cherry shortbread

Plants, not plastic...

As a conservation charity, we’re committed to keeping the environment healthy and beautiful. Our disposable cups, plates and cutlery are fully biodegradable and are made from recycled and plant-based materials.  We only use paper straws and provide free drinking water as standard. Find out more about what we’re doing to phase out single use plastic.

Support our work

Did you know that we need to sell 30 scones to pay for four hours of intricate repair work to a 400 year-old wall hanging at East Riddlesden Hall? Every purchase made in the tea-room supports our work here, so whilst you’re catching up with friends over a coffee you’re also helping to keep centuries of history alive for generations to come.

Knit and knatter

The knit and knatter group meet every Wednesday morning in the tea-room at 9.30am. The group welcomes anyone with an interest in knitting or crocheting. If you're an absolute beginner or an experienced yarnster please bring along your own project and join in the crafting fun. This is a regular free event and refreshments, including Danish pastries, toast and tea-cakes, will be available to buy. 

Special dietary requirements

Please let us know of any special dietary requirements and we’ll provide you with a list of any allergens in our dishes. We have some gluten-free and dairy-free options but please be aware that the kitchen isn’t a nut or gluten-free environment. Please contact our catering team on 01535 607075 or email riddlesdenhall@nationaltrust.org.uk if you have any specific dietary queries about the menu.

Upcoming events

The wonderful world of herbs

Mon 23 Jul 2018
13:00-14:00
Discover more about the amazing properties of herbs and how they're used in daily life.

Make a home for a bug - 50 things to do before you're 11¾

Tue 24 Jul 2018
13:00-15:00
Keep boredom at bay this summer and help us to make a home for bugs.

Meet the gardener

Tue 24 Jul 2018
14:30-15:30
Take a stroll with our head gardener and learn about the organic gardening principles that we use to keep the gardens looking at their best.

Butter-making in the barn

Sun 29 Jul 2018
14:00-15:00
Do you know how butter was traditionally made? How long did it take? How was it stored? Uncover the history of butter-making at one of these drop-in sessions.

Gingerbread making

Tue 31 Jul 2018
11:30-12:00
Experience tastes and smells of the past at these gingerbread making sessions.

Bread in the barn

Wed 01 Aug 2018
11:00-11:45
It's Yorkshire Day, and we're celebrating with something very special this year.