Great news - we are back!

The Tea Room has re-opened:  Monday to Saturday 10am - 3pm

Please come and join us for plot to plate lunches and light refreshments, enjoying fresh food while relaxing in the tranquil environment of Ripon Walled Garden.

Our hallmarks are:

  • healthy; using fruit and vegetables grown in the Walled Garden.
  • local and environmentally friendly; "the food journey is metres not miles!"
  • community run:  our members prepare all the dishes themselves, which enables them to develop life skills alongside catering experience
  • customer service with a smile; our service may be slightly slower than some cafes but you will be served with a smile and the knowledge that 100% effort has gone into everything you taste!
 Awarded "Gold" in  North Yorkshire County Councils Trading Standard Healthier Choices Business Awards in May 2016


A "Plot to plate" ethos,
using our own fruit and vegetables.

Here is a taster of what we have on offer ...

Sweet scones with our own fresh fruit jams, bursting with flavour.

Rich fruit cake served with Wensleydale cheese

"Best cheese scones ever!" (Chris and Geoff from Macclesfield)

Examples of Winter lunches:

Hearty soup made with seasonal vegetables and our own homemade bread or a scone.

Jacket potato with cheese and winter salad.

Cheesy bean casserole with a seeded bread roll.

Afternoon tea:

Bara Brith tea loaf
Cakes such as chocolate and beetroot cake, chocolate and mint victoria cake, gooseberry and almond slice or carrot cake.
Cakes that help you towards your 5 a day!!

Now also available:

Fentimans traditional cordials- Rose Lemonade,Dandelion and Burdock, Victorian Traditional Lemonade and Ginger Beer

 Our menu depends on seasonal availability
and the garden produce.
Come and join us to enjoy our freshly prepared snacks.


Opening Times

Tea Room Opening times - Autumn 2017:

Open Monday to Saturday 10am - 3pm.




Day Care support can be based within the Tea Room. Developing skills in catering, customer care, food hygiene, communication, team working and numeracy.

Please ask about our Volunteering opportunities suitable for young people undertaking Duke of Edinburgh Award, Scouting Badges or wanting an introduction to the working world of Catering and Hospitality.

Volunteering is also a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, to keep active and to get out among people so combating loneliness and social isolation .




20-3-15 "Great food, excellent service. Thankyou for a great day and looking after us all day" Core and Treats teams day -Mars

30-4-15 "A super visit.Fruit cake made by Shaun was delicious,scones gorgeous too. This is a fantastic venture,with a great team of dedicated staff" Jane,Mo,Gene and Martyn

15-5-15 "Wonderful service and an amazing place to relax and plan your garden. Chutneys and jams bought for Christmas were so good they all had to be repeat purchased by all who had received!! We want more Chilli Chutney.... Thanks to all at the Walled Garden Cafe" Lizzy and Daisy.

3-6-15 " We all felt like "Alice in Wonderland" at such a tea party. FAB food and service! Many thanks" Ripon Tangent Club

11-6-15 " A delicious meal, thankyou. Pea and mint soup and a ploughman's for my son. Superb standard of smiling service as always" Elen Walters

26/6/15 " Best cheese scones ever!!!" Chris and Geoff from Macclesfield

10/10/15 "One of the yummiest carrot cakes I've ever had.  Thank you" Lydia

17/10/15 "Was blown away by the courgette and lime cake - not a combination I would have thought to bake but absolutely delightful, thank you"  Rosie

21/11/15 "Gorgeous sunny day only eclipsed by the delicious minestrone stew.  Thank you for a new taste"  Liz Woodhead

26/03/16  "What a fantastic find!  Large corporate coffee shops should learn a thing or two in terms of quality, value and outstanding customer service.  We were made to feel very welcome - we will return and hope for slightly warmer weather next time"  Clare, Poppy, Lily and Oliver

26-03-16 "This is the best place ever.  We are deffenatly comeng agin.  I love the chese scons thay were dilishous".  Lily aged 5

28.05.16  "What an enchanting place.  Lovely to see a place that empowers people with learning disabilities to be the best that they can.  Thank you for all your help in the cafe.  Wonderful Earl Grey and Coffee" Alison & Graham

10.06.16  "Fabulous food with lovely staff.  We all appreciate the team effort and hard work that has been put into organising and preparing for today" British Red Cross staff and volunteer social lunch.

11/06/16  "What a heavenly peaceful welcoming place, service wonderful.  Had a delicious cinnamon and apple scone - best I've ever tasted!  Barbara

20.07.16  "Delicious lunch - so fresh and tasty.  Excellent service, cheerful and friendly.  Going to look around the garden - buy some plants - then come back to the cafe for cakes!!"  Barbara & Ken

22/08/16  "A real pleasure to visit this garden.  Thank you so much"  Glen, New Zealand Morris Dancer

05-09-16 "Thank you, wonderful food and amazing staff.  God bless you all :) Pippa

22.09.16  "The U3A Bonsai Group thank the Walled Garden for the use of this lovely building and for always leaving coffee, tea etc in readiness for our use.  The Group started 12 months ago and it is most successful" The Pearces

22/10/16  "Fandabby Dozy!!! Before I came I was in such a grump, but I cheered right up with apples to scrump" Nick

29.10.16 "Happened across this little piece of heaven, bliss! Such peace and tranquility, somehow it made the food taste even better.  Looking forward to coming back.  Thank you"  Rob & Owen, Otley

09.11.16 "The scones were delicious, I really loved the afternoon tea.  Thank you very much, I felt very pampered!" Karen (Trustee)

09/11/16 "A very special afternoon making new friends and enjoying the lovely food" David (Trustee)

17-11-16 "Fantastic food, beautifully prepared and presented.  If I had been at home I would habe licked the dish clean!  Really 1st class all round - we will be coming back without a doubt"  Peter & Sarah

You can also review us on Trip Advisor - please find us using "Walled Garden Cafe" in the search window.