Opening Hours

Open daily
10am – 5pm, April to September
10am – 4pm, October to March

Please note: the Café will be closed for refurbishment 17 – 18 March.


T: 01909 542 704

Reservations are available on weekdays only (excluding Bank Holidays and special events)


PloughmansThe Café serves hot and cold drinks, cakes, scones, sandwiches and salads alongside a changing daily specials menu. Look out for locally produced ingredients, such as the blue cheese Stichelton which is made on The Welbeck Estate.

Homemade cakes and scones are baked daily, and may include Chocolate Guinness Cake, Carrot Cake or Victoria Sponge.

Meals are served until 3.00pm.


Cafe-interiorThe building dates from 1893 when it was built as part of the Victorian gas works. The ‘Lime House’ was used in the purification process of the gas, which was then stored in large, circular gasometers.