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 small selection of what we have on offer ...


Sweet treats:

Sweet scones served with our own jam made from fruit in the garden.

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

Lemon Drizzle Cake served with fresh raspberries and Chantilly cream.

Apple, Ginger & Pecan Cake, moist and delicious.


Locally Sourced, Dry Cured Smoked Bacon Sandwich

‘Beaver’s’ of Masham Country Herb Sausage Sandwich

Toasted Bloomer served with our own jam made from fruit in the garden.


Sandwiches, Jacket Potatoes and Hearty Soups made with seasonal vegetables.

Examples of Garden Special lunches:

Sausage & Apple Plait, served with a selection of salads.

Cheese & Onion Plait, served with a selection of salads.

Gardener’s Lunch - Home Roast, Honey Glazed Ham, Wensleydale & Cheddar Cheese served with a selection of salads, our own Chutney & Pickled Onion and a chunk of bread & butter


Enjoy a cafetiere of freshly ground coffee, Yorkshire tea, speciality tea’s, hot chocolate and a selection of cold drinks including Apple Juice pressed from apples grown in our own orchard.

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 .




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.