Gardens & Cafe

at Askham Hall


Gardens & Café

Our cafe and gardens are currently closed to the public and will re-open in March.

Take a stroll through our beautiful gardens of Askham Hall with views of the River Lowther, visit our animals and enjoy something delicious in our Kitchen Garden Café. We grow and rear much of our own produce for our restaurant, cafe, wedding barn and sister pub.

We are excited to let you know that our Kitchen Gardens have been recently extended! New additions include dwarf fruit trees such as morello cherry, plum, damson and peach, and there is also an expanded fruit cage with more exotic fruits, such as Japanese wine berries. Other developments include new ‘hotbeds’ bursting with veggie delights such as beetroot, radishes, carrots, rhubarb and leeks, to name just a few, and lunch is served in the Kitchen Garden Café, prepared with produce straight from the land.  There are even more edible treats being grown in the wider 12-acre gardens, such as wild garlic, white violets and day lily shoots – all used in our cafe, restaurant and sister pub, the George and Dragon.

The Grade II listed gardens are full of stunning features, including colourful terraces, a 230ft long double herbaceous border, unusual species of plants, formal lawns, kitchen gardens, woodland, meadows and ponds. Take in the views down to the River Lowther and enjoy the secluded spots of the garden. You can also buy plants to take home. Furthermore visitors to Askham Hall can now get even closer to nature with the arrival of the new animal trails. Along the family friendly route there is the chance to see shorthorn cattle, rare breed pigs, boer goats, ducks and chickens. For the eagle-eyed, the surrounding area is also a haven for red squirrels, rabbits, badgers and pheasants.

Kitchen Garden Café

Relax in front of our log burning stove or enjoy the sunshine in our secluded garden with a children’s play area.

In the grounds of Askham Hall, tucked away in part of a converted Grade II listed barn is a quirky, atmospheric stylish café serving morning coffees, light lunches and tea and cake. During peak times (late spring and summer) pizzas from the outdoor wood-fired oven are served.

Kitchen Garden Cafe Information
From 29 October 2018 we are open Fridays and Sundays 11am to 4pm until December 3. We are then closed until March 2019 from when we will be open every day except Saturdays 10am to 5pm.

Garden entry is £4.00 per adult. Children under 12 and those already staying at Askham Hall are free.

Wood-fired pizzas are served in peak times (weather dependent).

You do not need to pay garden entry to visit the café. Dogs are permitted in the café but not the gardens.

Our Grade II listed gardens are full
of stunning features for you to discover