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Eating and drinking at Quarry Bank

A family visiting Quarry Bank enjoying ice cream
A family visiting Quarry Bank enjoying ice cream | © Arnhel de Serra

With three different venues, there's a choice of places to eat and drink at Quarry Bank. Tuck into freshly prepared hot and cold meals, as well as delicious cakes and bakes, and even ice cream. Children's menus are also available.

Weaving Shed Restaurant

Take a seat and absorb the atmosphere in what was once the beating heart of Quarry Bank’s mill operations. You can choose from a varied menu of freshly prepared local hot meals, light bites, sandwiches, homemade cakes and bakes. Food is served until 2.30pm, cakes served until closing.

Garden Café

Catch up with friends over coffee in the Garden Café. On weekdays the menu includes a range of hot and cold drinks, cakes, snacks and delicious Snugburys ice cream. On weekends enjoy all of this, plus a selection of hot food, such as soup, traditional Cornish and sausage rolls. All of which can be enjoyed either inside or out. Pull up a chair and take in the sights, sounds and scents of the season.

Stables Ice Cream Parlour

At weekends and during school holidays the Parlour offers a delicious range of Snugburys ice creams, a nice treat no matter the time of year. It also offers hot and cold drinks and snacks. Handy when you are out for a walk.

Cakes on display in the café
Cakes on display | © Laurence Perry

Picnic spots

There are a number of locations to enjoy a picnic at Quarry Bank. In the Upper Garden you will find picnic tables near the Garden Shop, including wheelchair accessible tables. If you are looking for a shady spot make your way to the lawn under the Redwood trees, or enjoy some tranquillity in the Apprentice House Orchard. Not far from the Mill Yard there are tables in the play area, and on the Mill Meadow.

Dogs are welcome

We know that dogs are part of the family, so dogs on leads are welcome if you’re visiting the Garden Café. There are also water bowls in the mill yard for when they need to quench their thirst.

Allergen information

Most of the food and drink served is prepared on site in our kitchen, using a wide range of ingredients. As a result, we can’t guarantee that any of our food and drink products are completely allergen free.

If you have an allergy or intolerance and would like ingredient information about the food and drink served, please ask the staff, who will be happy to help.

Always check when you visit

Visited before? We sometimes change our recipes to improve quality and flavour, including the ingredients. When you visit, please speak to one of our team to check the current allergen information for your favourite dish.

Thank you

Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.

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