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.

Seasonal specials include:

  • Carrot and coriander soup with chunky bread
  • Vegetable & coconut curry with chunky bread
  • Brie, cranberry and apple toastie served with salad garnish
  • Gluten free Riddlesden slice
  • Vegan carrot cake
  • Cream tea
  • Coconut & chocolate flapjack
  • Homemade scones

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.

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

Butter making in the barn

Sun 21 Jul 2019
13:30-14:30
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 fun sessions.

School's out for summer

Mon 22 Jul 2019
10:30-16:30
Pack your school bags away and join us for a summer of outdoor fun.

Bread in the barn

Tue 30 Jul 2019
13:30-14:30
Roll up your sleeves and fill your kitchen with the delicious smell of freshly baked bread.

Lammas celebrations - dough making

Thu 01 Aug 2019
11:00-11:45
Come along to find out more about the Anglo-Saxon Pagan 'loaf-mass' festival, and make your own tasty bread dough to take home.

Outdoor theatre - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Wed 21 Aug 2019
19:00-20:30
The Lord Chamberlains Men will return to East Riddlesden Hall this summer with Shakespeare's most popular and best-loved comedy.

Greener gardening

Mon 02 Sep 2019
14:00-15:00
Meet a member of our gardening team and tap into over 50 years collective experience.