Welcome to the Brewhouse Cafe
The Brewhouse Cafe is now open!
You can continue to enjoy the same light snacks, hot and cold drinks and service with a smile you’ve been used to from the kiosk. We’re keen to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable, so we’ll gradually introduce new elements to the menu as we get used to the new space and expand our team. First up from the new purpose-built kitchen will be some home-made sweet bakes – perfect with a cuppa or coffee.
There will be some seating inside and out, which will be limited due to current Covid-19 restrictions, and we’re continuing to serve with our compostable plant-based disposable crockery.
We’ll keep you posted on social media as to when you can look forward to enjoying a wider offer including hot and cold meals and a full children’s menu.
Did you know?
The new Brewhouse café wasn’t always a brewhouse. It started out as a 17th century multi-use agricultural building and pre-dates Seaton Delaval Hall. It is now a rare example of this type of agricultural building and is registered as Grade II listed. The building was repurposed in the mid-18th century as a brewhouse and as a coach house, which included the addition of the decorative red-brick façade. In the 19th century, continuing into the early 20th century, the building was used by a commercial market garden business based in the former walled garden. Edward Astley, the 22nd Baron Hastings, inherited the hall in the mid-1950s and in the 1960s opened the estate to the public. In 1992 he redeveloped the dilapidated building as a coach museum. The building was re-roofed in Welsh slate, a new concrete floor laid and a large opening inserted into the central cross-wall.
We’ve introduced new safety measures including screens at our till and collection points, waymarked routes and a one-way system. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you will support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.
Planning your visit
You can now visit during quieter times without booking. If you visit without booking, your entry will depend on visitor numbers on that day and staff will advise you on arrival.
To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend booking at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays.
Entry and parking is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. Non-members will need to pay in advance when booking.
How to book:
- Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don’t need a ticket.
- You’ll need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you want to visit.
- The timeslot is for your arrival time only
- Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale
- We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.
Every Friday we'll release new bookings for visits the following week. You can book up to 3pm the day before you visit.