The Bivouac café lies at the heart of our site and is the perfect waterhole for our resident guests and visiting walkers, families and those who want to simply enjoy the scenery. With uncomplicated dishes and snacks to tickle the taste buds, feel free to pop in for coffee and cake, a light lunch, or make an evening of it and enjoy a delicious meal in this distinctive setting. Where we can, we strive to get fresh local produce for our ingredients.
On warm summer days visitors can sit out on the patio and enjoy a cup of tea or light snack while being soothed by the spectacular views down into the valley. The log burner keeps the mezzanine level in our cafe nice and toasty for wetter Yorkshire days providing a snug setting for you to enjoy your food while looking down over the main cafe area. Hidden below is our family den with a selection of toys to entertain your children and provide a creative place to play. For the more inquisitive just step through the doors of the family den into our walled garden where you can sit out and delight in the beautiful scenery!
In January 2014 we will just be open on Saturdays 9am until 5pm and Sundays from 9am until 4pm. We will re-open weekdays from February 2014 onwards.
For table reservations ring the cafe on 01765 535 033. We accept card and cash.
Tripadvisor - Reviewed 25 July 2013
“First Class - An Oasis in the countryside”
I have not had a full meal. I have called in twice for refreshments in 2 separate circumstances:
1) as a hiker wet and covered in mud with muddy friends. The sign on the stile says “muddy boots welcome” and we were welcomed and made welcome and provided with excellent homemade fare. The white onion soup with crusty bread was to die for! 2) with friends staying in the area and introducing them to the Druids temple. Again a friendly welcome with a terrific selection of cakes, even late in the afternoon. I had an orange cake - coconut sponge soaked - orange syrup. I was even permitted an extra taste of the syrup which was about to be thrown away at the end of the day - yummy. We sat outside, by choice, on both occasions and enjoyed spectacular views over open countryside to the Cleveland Hill. Children were playing on some swings hung from a tree. I will go there again and again and again, so should you.