Eating and shopping at Ormesby Hall
Looking for some refreshments during your visit to Ormesby Hall? The café serves a wide range of drinks and snacks to eat in or take away. Afterwards, stop by the second-hand bookshop to pick up your next page turner.
The café at Ormesby Hall
Get comfy in one of our indoor seating areas, or enjoy the garden view at one of our outdoor tables. Bringing your dog? No problem, we have water bowls and lead hooks outside to assist you.
Start your visit with a cup of our own unique blend of Fairtrade coffee, made from 100% Arabica and featuring a tempting hint of butterscotch. Enjoy as a cream tea with one of our delicious homemade scones, or try something sweeter with a slice of traybake.
Fuel up at lunchtime with a hot savoury snack such as a cornish pasty and sausage roll, or choose from a selection of hot or cold sandwiches including paninis and croques.
Relax after a day's exploring, with a luxury hot chocolate and indulge with one of our homemade cakes - the Vegan fudge cake is a popular choice!
You’re always welcome to bring a picnic to the Ormesby Hall estate – these can be enjoyed throughout the garden. Don't worry if you can't pack everything, as you can top up your picnic in the café.
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.
Ormesby Hall's second-hand bookshop is a great place to pick up a literary gem at a bargain price. The bookshop is now located on the ground floor servant’s wing courtyard, accessible via ramp and is open 10.30am till 4pm every open day.
Take some time to browse the shelves to discover the hundreds of books carefully categorised by the team of bookshop volunteers who look after the second-hand bookshop. We stock a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books, so whether you’re searching for that perfect holiday read or a bedtime story, your next read is waiting for you at Ormesby Hall. There is also a wonderful section of children's books in our dedicated children's book room, with books for younger readers up to young adults. Come and spend some time in our friendly, welcoming bookshop.
We’re always grateful for book donations of good quality books, so if you have any to spare, then please email to arrange a donation.
Every purchase you make at the café and bookshop will go back into the upkeep and conservation of Ormesby Hall.
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Explore the rooms of this grand house, home to the Pennyman family since 1599, and discover the décor, paintings and furniture that tell their stories.
Explore the garden at Ormesby Hall, a green oasis in the heart of industrial Middlesbrough. Discover the seasonal delights of this colourful Victorian formal garden.
Ormesby Hall is a two pawprint rated place. Dogs are welcome throughout the gardens, woodland walks and parkland. With acres to explore it’s a great place to share with your dog.
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