• 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

Eat and drink in a castle

Eat & Drink

You’re looking for somewhere to relax, kick off your shoes and re-charge. You want good food, good company and some decent drinking time. You can’t be bothered with long complicated menus, whispering over the soup or constantly telling the kids to be quiet. You want to feel well fed and watered without breaking the bank and you want the children fed with food they’ll actually eat. Sound familiar? Then read on.

Dining at Augill is a unique experience. We are not a full service hotel or restaurant but do more than bed and breakfast – although breakfast is definitely our most important meal of the day!

So what can you expect while yore here? 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 so when we do it’s a social occasion.

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 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 if required.
  • Dinner (at which all ages are welcome) is usually served at 7.30 and children’s supper at six if you prefer them to eat earlier or separately.
  • 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.
  • Children’s supper is available every night at around 6pm if booked.
  • Afternoon Tea is a sumptuous affair and can be booked every day with or without champagne! Read on below.
  • 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.

Dinner £30 three courses, £25 for two – Children’s supper £10 – Sharing platters £15 per person

If none of this floats your boat, we have lots of places to recommend for you to eat out locally or on your travels and adventures.

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 – you’ll get details of how to do this when you book your room.

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 and great if you’re not staying with us.

“As dinner unfolds you realise this is unlike anywhere you have ever stayed before”  Manchester Evening News

Our food changes with the seasons, 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.