The Refectory, which at one time would have fed all the boys and men who lived at Ushaw, now houses Divines café. The hall houses some of the most stunning architecture in the North-East, with beautiful tiles and Victorian hand-crafted tables. Although the technology has changed in The Refectory, the quality of the food has not, with some of the most sumptuous and delightful meals available at Ushaw. The Refectory is open from 11am to 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday. We offer a variety of lunches, both hot and cold (served from 12noon till 2pm), as well as tea and coffee, with a selection of soft drinks and ice-creams also available. The Refectory offers our visitors a visually beautiful space to socialise and relax in with friends and family during their visit to Ushaw.
Ushaw also serves afternoon tea for our guests. Why not join us for a mouth-watering scone and thick clotted cream, with a wide selection of sumptious cakes and beautiful sandwiches. Afternoon tea is served in both the Refectory, with its grand statues and wonderful stained glass windows, or in the warmth and comfort of the Francis Thompson Room (on a Saturday), celebrating one of the finest poet alumni of Ushaw.
Afternoon tea is available for the public during our standard opening hours (Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm) and for groups on Mondays and Tuesdays (available in both rooms). For some larger groups we may be able to accommodate afternoon tea in the Parlour.
- Catering service
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Serve afternoon tea
- Serve lunch
Children & Infants
- Accept children (Minimum age)
Parking & Transport
- Coach Parking Onsite
- On site parking
- Parking (free)
- Groups accepted
- Private rooms
- In countryside
- Indoor Attraction
- Outdoor Attraction
- Unique venue
- Village Location
Tours and Demonstrations
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Guided Tours Available for Individuals
Travel & Trade
- Wi-fi available
|Season (4 July 2021 - 31 Dec 2022)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 14:00|
Map & Directions
From the South, leave the A1(M) at junction 59 north of Darlington and continue north on the A167 (for 14 miles) to the traffic lights at Neville’s Cross, on the outskirts of Durham City. Continue to the third set of traffic lights by Sainsbury’s Local and turn left. Signposts can direct you from there.
From the North, leave the A1(M) at junction 63, Chester-Le-Street. Continue south on the A167 until you reach Crossgate Moor on the outskirts of Durham. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights just past the pedestrian footbridge. Ushaw is signposted here.