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Whet Your Appetite

Dining at Walworth Castle gives you the chance to experience some of the most amazing dishes that the North-East has to offer. We source local, seasonal ingredients for our menus and our team of highly skilled chefs create menus which are delicious and enough to whet any appetite.

We serve food all day 1189 Bar and Kitchen, between 12 noon and 9pm, 7 days a week. We offer a wide range of dishes from a sandwich to a 3-course meal. You can always expect a warm welcome at Walworth Castle. As well as a lunch and dinner menu, we also have a great Children’s menu. With lots of healthy options, 1189 Bar and Kitchen is a great option for all the family.

We serve a wide range of beers, lagers and ciders, as well as lots of popular spirits. We have a wide range of Whiskeys, Rums, Brandies and we are particularly passionate about Gins where we have a wide range for you to try, served with Fevertree Tonic of course. Our renowned local wine supplier is Bon Coeur based at Melsonby, which is less than 10 miles from the castle. The owners of Bon Coeur personally select wines from all over the world and we are proud to have them on the castles wine list.

We serve a Sunday Lunch Menu from 12pm where we offer a selection of starters, main courses and desserts.

A selection of roast meats, seasonal vegetables and potatoes and homemade Yorkshire puddings, made with local organic Acorn Dairy milk and Teesdale Eggs.

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Picnic at the Castle

We are offering picnic boxes, afternoon tea boxes and charcuterie and cheese boxes, all of which can be collected and taken home, or enjoyed in the castles grounds. Pre order by calling us and we will have them ready for you at reception.


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Sunday Lunch

We offer table service or take out options for Sunday Lunch. All ingredients are locally sourced. Roast beef, pork or turkey and seasonal vegetables and potatoes, served with homemade Yorkshire puddings and lashings of gravy. Delicious!

Takeout Sunday Lunch

Dine at 1189 Bar and Kitchen

We have recently launched our new restaurant at the castle, 1189 Bar and Kitchen.

We decided to call our new restaurant 1189 Bar and Kitchen as the castle actually dates back to 1189, and was built by Sir Gilbert Hansard. We offer tasty dishes which are locally sourced and all home cooked by our highly trained team of chefs.

We hope you will come and sample some delicious food in a relaxed environment, served by friendly yet professional staff who are looking forward to making your dining experience one to remember.


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Breakfast at the Castle.

We served breakfast every day between 7am and 10am and we are open to both residents and non-residents. We have a variety of options to suit every taste and we can cater to dietary requirements. Whether you are vegetarian, vegan or have allergies or require dairy free or gluten free option. We are sure to find dishes to suit your requirements. Breakfast Menu available to download shortly.

Breakfast Menu

Afternoon Tea at Walworth Castle

Afternoon Tea is quintessentially one of the most English of customs dating back to 1840. So where better than to enjoy this traditional afternoon tea than a 12th-century castle. Afternoon Tea can be served in the lounge, or if the sun is shining, outdoors on the patio.

Afternoon Tea consists of a delicious range of dainty sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones served with clotted cream and preserves with a pot of tea or coffee. There is also the option of adding a glass of wine or Champagne if you are celebrating a special occasion

Please see our Afternoon Tea menu for full details

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Celebrations and Private Dining

Walworth Castle Hotel has lots of rooms which are ideal for private dining. We have the library tower which is perfect for those small intimate dinners between 2 and 7 people. If you are looking for a larger room, we have the beautiful Prince Bishops Dining Room, or Hansard’s restaurant, both of which are ideal for parties of up to 25. For larger dinners, we have the ballroom, and our largest room is the Cardinals Court. Each room has their own unique features. Please call the hotel to arrange a viewing, where we will be more than happy to show you our facilities and chat through various menus. Each booking is tailor made to your requirements, so call our friendly team who can help to guide you through the process.

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