Situated within the stunning Bowes Museum, Café Bowes offers an idyllic setting for your requirements, be it morning coffee, afternoon teas, a delicious lunch or just a snack.
In the kitchen, Dawn Gibson creates beautiful food by sourcing the very best produce from local suppliers.
Suppliers include meat from Peats’ Butchers in Barnard Castle, cheese from Cotherstone Cheese and Teesdale Cheesemakers and fish from Hodgson’s of Hartlepool, among others.
The menu boasts delicious dishes including Bowes Rarebit, with ‘Old Peculiar’ Wensleydale cheese, Barnard Castle beer and bourbon & black treacle bacon; Pasta Bolognese made with both Teesdale fell lamb and rare breed pork; and not forgetting the ever-popular Smoked Haddock Chowder. Drinks include a Bowes Special G’N’T featuring Durham gin, beers from Barnard Castle Brewery just yards from the Museum or cider from Orchards of Husthwaite in North Yorkshire.
Alternatively, if guests are just after a light bite then there is a selection of tasty in house homemade cakes, biscuits and scrumptious scones that can be accompanied by a selection of teas, coffees and soft drinks or even a glass of bubbly.
Entry to Café Bowes is free.
|£10.00 average price per head
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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good461
- jonathanrV1153TKTrip Type:Solo travelNot quite what it used to be...Monday, 11th December 2023Haven't visited Bowes for a few years and always really liked the place, so went there on a day off work. Things have changed a little since last time. It's no longer free entry, £18 per adult for a... Read full review
- JasonH199Wakefield, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesHorseradish sauce?Tuesday, 23rd January 2024The museum itself was great with lots of interesting exhibits. The horseradish on the sandwiches in the cafe left a lot to be desired though. You expect a kick with horseradish - but this was bland... Read full review
- P3503EDseancStokesley, United KingdomGet there before advertised time for lunchSunday, 25th February 2024Arrived at 10 to 3 (they advertise lunch is served until 3) but told lunches no longer served. Disappointed as previously lunch was good. Had a coffee. Read full review
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
|2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
* Opens at 10am with last orders at 4.20pm.