The Refectory Café

The perfect pit stop. Enjoy a slice of homemade cake and coffee in the same room as the scholastic priests of old.

 The Refectory Café is open

Daily, 11am — 4pm

Admission is free for all Annual Pass holders and is also included as part of the daily entrance fee.

The Refectory, which at one time would have fed all the boys and men who lived at Ushaw houses some of the most stunning architecture in the North-East. With beautiful tiles and Victorian hand-crafted tables, our Refectory Café is the perfect place to take a break and treat yourself.

Offering our visitors a visually beautiful space to socialise and relax in with friends and family during their visit, grab a quick bite and refuel in our historic and atmospheric surroundings. After all of the rich culture you’ve discovered around our House and Chapels, it’s well deserved.

Homemade food to warm the heart

From freshly made sandwiches and soft tortilla wraps to homemade cakes and scones, we’re sure to have something to suit your appetite.

We also offer a wide selection of fresh ground coffee, speciality teas and soft drinks.


Sample Menu

Our menu is seasonal and changes regularly, 

At Ushaw we take great pride in serving a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free
options, we’re sure to have something to tempt everyone’s tastebuds!

Sample Savoury Menu

Freshly Prepared Sandwiches/Tortilla Wraps
Served on delicious, thick, white bread or a soft tortilla wrap. Served with fresh leaf, flame roasted tomato chutney, coleslaw and pickle.

Soup of the Day
Delicious, hearty soup served with a fresh bread roll and butter.

Ploughman’s Cutting Pie
Beautifully handmade, speciality pork pie with layers of cheese and pickle pie served. Served with fresh leaf, flame roasted tomato chutney, coleslaw and pickle.

Served with fresh leaf, flame roasted tomato chutney, coleslaw and pickle.

Sausage Rolls
Freshly baked sausage rolls made with puff pastry with seasonedsausage meat.

Drinks Menu

Cappuccino, Latte, Americano, Moccachino, HotChocolate.

Speciality Teas
Everyday Brew, Superfruit, Peppermint, Earl Grey, Chamomile, Green Tea, Lemon & Ginger 

Sparkling Drinks
Victorian Lemonade, Sparkling, Raspberry, Dandelion & Burdock, Mandarin and Seville Orange

Still Drinks
Hydra Apple Juice, Hydra Orange Juice, Harrogate Spring Water Still