Café Bowes at The Bowes Museum
Tel: +44 01833 690606
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:
- Travelers Choice 2022
- Very Good454
- EJ152Trip Type:Friends getawayExtraordinary collection in a gracious and substantial building.Tuesday, 14th March 2023A real find and a treasure. Spacious and full of surprises, charming cafe (booking is wise), and well chosen merchandise on sale in the shop. Read full review
- World_roaming_leccyLincoln, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesGlad I've been but won't be returning in a hurryWednesday, 15th March 2023I've driven past this place several times and always wanted to go in. The building itself is very grand and inviting. The admission price of £12.50 for the year (if local) isn't bad in today's... Read full review
- ClaireRocks84Darlington, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyFirm favourite since my childhoodMonday, 20th March 2023I have visited Bowes museum plenty of times over my years. The silver swan is a must see. As well as the Bowes Family collections they collected over the years. It’s fascinating. Read full review
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
|2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
* Opens at 10am with last orders at 4.20pm.