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.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Dinner 2-course||£10.00 average price per head|
|Lunch||£5.00 average price per head|
|Sunday Lunch||£9.00 average price per head|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good452
- pepsimaxrockRowlands Gill, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesDon’t travel far for thisSaturday, 17th September 2022This museum created a good press so was keen to go on Heritage Open Day. Thank goodness we didn’t pay. Interesting exhibits poorly displayed. Unfathomable colour exhibition - what on earth were all... Read full review
- Sarah SAshford, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyA Day out at the Bowes MuseumSunday, 18th September 2022The Bowes Museum is a large museum with a very lovely and interesting history. We visited on a particularly wet day and spent the whole day there. The cafe / restaurant was good and we had coffee... Read full review
- jeanann1485Newark-on-Trent, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayFascinating placeSaturday, 24th September 2022Took a group of 17 adults to visit the museum. They were extremely impressed. I pre booked but despite this it took some time to sort out guides ect. Once sorted the two guides were excellent and... Read full review
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
|2022 (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
|2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
* Opens at 10am with last orders at 4.20pm.