The Dovecote Café is open 7 days a week 9am-4pm (food served from 10am), with seating available indoors, on the café patio, and in the gardens. Bookings are available for indoor tables only.
Our new menu has launched on October 4th along with table service returning to indoor and patio tables. You can still sit under the marquee and on the benches in the gardens, but orders made for these benches will continue to operate using our buzzer system from the summer. On Sundays the main meals from our menu are unavailable as we serve Sunday Roasts instead! Sandwiches etc available as normal.
For all café enquiries and bookings please email:
Please follow updates here on our website, and on social media, as this is subject to change.
Food serving times are 10am – 3pm with last food orders at 2:45pm
Set in the Walled Garden, The Dovecote café is open 7 days a week all year round (excluding Christmas period), serving breakfasts, brunch, lunch, tea and coffee and cakes. Working in partnership with onsite Social Enterprise and College of Education, Employ My Ability’s (https://employmyability.org.uk/) students gain real life experience in catering, customer service and front of house, working along side our trained professionals.
There is plenty of choice at the Dovecote; whether you want a coffee and cake, afternoon tea for a special occasion, breakfast or lunch, we hope there is something on our menu to cater for everyone. We also offer smaller portions for children and water for dogs, both of which are welcome to visit our café and gardens.
Over the winter months roast dinners are available on a Sunday, these are so good, they have gained quite a following, so make sure you book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Private Functions: The Dovecote Cafe is usually available to hire for celebrations like christenings, baby showers, birthdays, wedding anniversary parties and big family gatherings – however, due to current covid restrictions, for the time being we cannot accommodate bookings larger than 6 people. Keep following our website and social media for updates.