A taste of Sizergh

In the shadow of Sizergh Castle and designed to give you a taste of its history and treasures, our contemporary café serves breakfasts, light lunches and menus made with produce grown in our kitchen garden.


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A tea for all seasons

Why not stop by after a visit to the gardens? On a sunny day you can relax and enjoy your meal or an ice cream to cool down on the covered veranda. 

And in the winter, perhaps after an energetic walk on the estate, there's a choice of hot drinks to warm you up. 

Today 30 June is National Cream Tea Day and to celebrate, we've put together a short video of our daily scone baking routine. Press the play button below to watch.

The contemporary Sizergh café
The contemporary Sizergh café
The contemporary Sizergh café
Fresh fruit tart with Crème Pâtissière at Sizergh

Traditional cream tea

We have a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, soups and daily hot specials, as well as scrumptious cakes and scones. And for a taste of tradition you can treat yourself to a scrumptious cream tea prepared by our award-winning baker.

Cream tea at Sizergh

We also have special menus and lunchboxes for the little ones, to keep them full of beans!

Tea with history

There's a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ and a selection of intriguing images – from a gunpowder flask connecting Sizergh to the Sedgwick Gunpowder Works through to the Martyr's Pincushion recording the names of Stuart adherents executed in 1746 for their loyalty to the Jacobites. 

You can also admire reproductions of some portraits of the Strickland family from Sizergh’s impressive collection of paintings, showing family members from the 1500s right up to the present day. 

We look forward to welcoming you and making you feel as though you’ve just stepped into another room in the house!