• castle dining

  • relaxed and unstuffy

  • the best ingredients - simply prepared

  • the best ingredients - simply prepared

  • the best ingredients - simply prepared

  • food for the soul

  • a great british bar

  • a great british bar

  • delicious sharing platters

  • and a nightcap for bed

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Eat and drink in a castle

Eat & Drink

Dining at Augill is a unique experience. We are not a restaurant and dining here is best described as going to a dinner party with friends you haven’t yet met. We don’t serve dinner every night.

The dining room is at the heart of the castle and it’s an invitation to be part of an authentic country castle experience for breakfast, afternoon tea and supper. It’s friendly, informal and sociable. Is Augill right for you?

Eating here is a social occasion – Red Magazine

No whispering over the consommé or hushed separate tables here

  • On Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year and on selected week nights during school holidays we host our legendary dinner parties – a fixed menu (usually a choice of two dishes at each course) for all our guests to enjoy together at our long dining tables with alternative choices and earlier meal times for children.
  • During the week (Sunday to Thursday) we serve traditional afternoon tea and delicious sharing platters to enjoy wherever you like – in the company of fellow guests in the dining room or by yourself in a quiet corner, beside a fire or outside.
  • It’s all as moveable a feast as we can make it so please get in touch if you have specific queries about evening meals.

Enjoy our food with other guests at one of our huge oak tables in the Dining Room as many guests have done for nearly twenty years. Many new friendships have been forged over dinner here. We’re not big enough for a chef or kitchen brigade and do all the cooking ourselves so advance booking for all our food is required.

If there are six or more of you, the Drawing Room is the perfect private dining space for a bespoke and truly unique dining experience.

As dinner unfolds you realise this is unlike anywhere you have ever stayed before

Manchester Evening News

Our food changes with the seasons. In Summer we serve simple, easy, fresh sharing platters and lighter dishes, then more wholesome, hearty food as the nights get longer – always the perfect accompaniment to a drink from our Great British Bar and always with the same focus on the best ingredients cooked simply and without fuss. We always have dishes available for younger children and an open door policy in the kitchen.


We can host private dinner parties from six to fourteen people on any night of the week.  Enjoy the magnificent Drawing Room for up to 14 people. In the Library up to six of you can dine privately surrounded by antique books. The Dining Room can be exclusively yours if we have capacity for other guests to dine elsewhere. Choose a menu that suits your style and be as formal or informal as you please designed around your particular preferences. Or, of course, you can take a table for up to 20 all to yourselves in the Dining Room, sharing the atmosphere of the grandest room in the castle with other guests.

Our exclusive hire charges for each room which are in addition to your food and drink are:

  • Exclusive hire of the Drawing Room for private dining for up to 14 people for an evening is £150
  • Exclusive hire of the Dining Room for an evening (when the castle is not already exclusively yours) is £200
  • Exclusive hire of the Library for private dining for up to 6 people is £75
  • Evening menus for exclusive hire events begin at £30 per head for three courses. For other times of day, please ask.


Have a dinner party with an added twist with hire of our twelve seat art deco cinema. It’s the only cinema for more than 20 miles! Choose from our informal house menu or have a bespoke set two course supper including a glass of wine and box of popcorn each for £25 per head. For groups of six to twelve. Hire charge £75, popcorn included!


The ultimate decadent celebration. A theatrical feast of finger sandwiches, freshly made cakes, scones with jam and clotted cream and lashings of tea, coffee or champagne. There’s a choice of two teas – The Westmorland is our traditional tea and The Cumberland appeals to those with a less sweet tooth with savoury delicacies replacing the cakes and pastries. Our afternoon teas are made to order and should be booked by 10am. Tea is served between 2pm and 6pm. £18 per person or £25 with a glass of English fizz from The Great British Bar.


An exciting and inspirational new concept in bar keeping – an entirely British bar with everything from spirits to cider and beer to soft drinks and mixers sourced from independent, artisan British producers. What better way to celebrate British brewing, distilling and fermenting than with a thoroughly British G&T, a craft beer, organic cider or a glass of English fizz?