The Weaving Shed Cafe

A child enjoying an ice cream at Hardcastle Crags

Treat yourself to a post-walk ice cream and enjoy a range of treats, sandwiches and yummy pasties from the Weaving Shed Cafe. Refuel guilt free knowing every penny you spend in the cafe goes back towards the upkeep of this special place.

What to expect on your visit

The Weaving Shed Cafe is open 7 days a week, 10am - 4pm, serving a range of yummy snacks, refreshing drinks and sweet treats for you to takeaway and enjoy on your visit. 

There are several picnic tables available close to the mill as well as on Lady Royd field, up the hill and opposite the footpath that leads to "The Crags." This is a lovely, peaceful spot which is the perfect place to stop for lunch, enjoying the tranquil woodland surroundings. There is also limited indoor seating in the cafe. 

The picnic area on Lady Royd Field is a peaceful place to enjoy lunch
The picnic area at Hardcastle Crags
The picnic area on Lady Royd Field is a peaceful place to enjoy lunch

What's on the menu? 

If you fancy something savoury, we've got a range of freshly made sandwiches, delicious pasties and crisps for you to enjoy. 

We'll also be serving up refreshing hot and cold bottled drinks for you to enjoy, with freshly brewed tea and coffee on offer each day. 

If you'd like to treat yourself, we've got homemade cakes, a range of delicious traybakes and traditional scones to enjoy too, packaged up ready to enjoy with yummy jam and cream. 

We've also got a range of delicious flavours of Snugburys ice cream, served in a tub or cone - perfect for a post-walk treat in the sunshine. 

Pick up some yummy refreshments from the Weaving Shed Cafe
Visitors outside the Weaving Shed Cafe at Hardcastle Crags
Pick up some yummy refreshments from the Weaving Shed Cafe

Dog-friendly dining

Your four-legged friends are welcome on a visit to the cafe, too. We ask  that dogs are kept on leads in the cafe and around Gibson Mill. 

If they're feeling thirsty after a walk in the woodland, we have water bowls in the yard at Gibson Mill. 

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.