• JustinWoods@Augill

  • JustinWoods@Augill

  • afternoon tea

  • the best ingredients simply prepared

  • TheGreatBritishBar@Augill

  • the best ingredients simply prepared

  • food for the soul

  • JustinWoods@Augill

  • TheGreatBritishBar@Augill

  • the best ingredients locally sourced

  • afternoon tea

  • the best ingredients simply prepared

  • food for the soul

Food and Drink

Dine & drink in our castle restaurant

Provisional restaurant and afternoon tea bookings being taken from 4 July 2020


Food has always been an important part of a stay at Augill with the castle restaurant our beating heart. Wendy has been tutored by celebrated Italian chef Giancarlo Caldesi at his restaurant in London and before buying the castle Simon ran a modern British restaurant in London’s Mayfair.

Now we have been joined by acclaimed chef Justin Woods who brings his international Michelin-starred experience to the castle to take our food and dining experience to a new level.

We’ve completely reinvigorated our dining experience, changed the dining room into a gorgeous new restaurant – no more communal dining  and exciting new menus. The restaurant in open each evening Tuesday to Saturday.

Afternoon tea is served daily, dinner for guests and non-residents is served Tuesday to Saturday with our legendary pizza nights on Sundays.

Read on to find out how w’ere adapting to the new World after lockdown.


Contemporary dining in a friendly informal setting
We are taking provisional restaurant and afternoon tea bookings from 4 July. With reduced capacity we will hold a waiting list for tables


Our tasting menu (advance booking required)

 A sample menu 

Afternoon tea


In new and interesting times we are committed to maintaining our guests’ and our team’s safety whilst ensuring that we don’t compromise on the unique experience that is dining or staying at Augill.

Our food is as good as it’s ever been with the same choice of freshly sourced produce from local farmers and suppliers who are as embedded in the local landscape and invested in the local economy as were are. More than ever we are committed to supporting to people and places closest to us.

We have introduced a new lounge/room service offering which gives you additional flexibility and choice. We can make you up a picnic box so there’s no need to worry about where is going to open or queuing for lunch while you’re out and about during the day.

When we are full the castle accommodates 34 residents and so that is the maximum we cater for in the restaurant on any evening. If you’re a non-resident we can take your booking provisionally and place you on a waiting list. We will confirm with you no earlier than 48 hours prior to your booking if we have spare tables. This will ensure that everyone feels safe and that we can give our very best attention to those who dine with us.

We encourage you to book in advance – better to be on the list than miss out. 

We take same-day bookings on a first-come first-served basis if we have tables available or when the weather allows for outside dining.

Here’s what you can look forward to…


Justin joins us from one of the Lake District’s top hotels, having started his career in Switzerland, he cut his culinary teeth under John Burton-Race at the two Michelin starred L’Ortolan restaurant in Berkshire and then worked up from commis to executing sous chef at The Lanesborough Hotel on London’s Hyde Park Corner. He lives locally with his family and is passionate about creating an authentic sense of place with his food

His philosophy is simple:


“Let’s look at more local farmers and producers and really see what amazing things we can find in the Eden Valley and surrounding area – the best quality food, cooked simply in the friendliest atmosphere”


It’s what we’ve always striven to do at Augill, only now it’s better


“Eating here is a social occasion” – Red Magazine
“No whispering over the consommé or hushed separate tables here” – Manchester Evening News


Tuesday to Saturday Justin cooks his contemporary northern British menu. Our tasting menu is available by arrangement for your whole party

Dinner £35 three courses, Five course tasting menu £45, Sunday night pizza, salad & pudding £20

Advance booking for all our food is essential