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Eating and shopping at Ormesby Hall

Cake and coffee in tearoom
Enjoy your favourite National Trust cakes and coffees at Ormesby Hall | © National Trust Images/Laurence Perry

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.

The Menu

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.

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.

Family enjoying tearoom seating in the Victorian kitchen at Ormesby Hall
Grab a delicious hot drink in the Ormesby Hall café with additional seating in the Victorian kitchen | © National Trust Images/Joanne Crawford

Second-hand bookshop

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.

Thank you

Every purchase you make at the café and bookshop will go back into the upkeep and conservation of Ormesby Hall.

A visitor looking at books on a shelf
Visitor browsing in Ormesby Hall second-hand bookshop | © Annapurna Mellor
A view across the rear garden towards Ormesby Hall, North Yorkshire

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