Upcoming Events

Christmas events at the castle

Here's what's coming up at the castle this December

A taste of perfection

We have taken The Music Room at Augill back to its origins – the best local Cumbrian and northern English produce served simply in the friendliest relaxed surroundings and this year it will be the perfect place to celebrate the first proper Christmas we can all enjoy since 2019.


The restaurant is open Wednesday to Saturday but we are taking party bookings on any night of the week between 7 & 23 December 

Our festive menu is £34 for three course or £28 for two. 

Take a table in the Music Room and enjoy the surroundings of the castle’s grandest room or enjoy private dining in either the Library or the Drawing Room.

Comedy in a castle

Let's all laugh our way out of 2022 and into 2023

Our monthly Comedy in a Castle brought to you in association with the Shoecake Comedy Club has become a legendary night out and continues this December but with a new twist.

Instead of comedy and supper, come and enjoy the comedy show for £20 per person. Table service from the bar will be as usual and charcuterie or cheese grazing platters for you to enjoy during the show will be available to pre-order for £15 per person.

Acts you’ll have seen on TV or at the Edinburgh Fringe will have you splitting your sides while we feed you with delicious food and ply you with copious drinks.

Comedy in a Castle – like nothing you have experienced before.

Christmas afternoon tea

Can there be a better way to kick off the Christmas season than afternoon tea in a castle?

But this is a tea with a difference. Our festive tea will take you on a journey through the Christmas Day of your childhood. Out have gone the dull finger sandwiches and instead we serve a seasonal selection of savouries alongside mini desserts and cakes. Scones are still there because otherwise where would you put your clotted cream?

Afternoon tea is £25 per person. Add a Christmas cocktail of glass of fizz for £9.


Winter cup of Soup, chicken liver parfait tartlet & mini prawn cocktail
Turkey, Cranberry & Brie Panini & Pigs in blankets 
Orange & Cranberry scones, with jam & cream
Chocolate Yule log, mini-Christmas pudding & a mince pie
Lashings of Pennington’s of Kendal tea 
or freshly ground coffee 
or a mug of hot chocolate

Christmas is coming and so is Santa

Enjoy afternoon tea with Santa and make some magical memories

Santa and his chief Elf have confirmed they will be staying at Augill on their way to the North Pole this Christmas and want to meet as many children as possible. 

On Sunday 18 and Monday 19 December join us for afternoon tea and visit Santa somewhere in the castle.

Afternoon tea with Santa is £25 per adult;t and £15 per child (up to 12 years old) which will include a child’s portion of afternoon tea, a visit to Santa and a gift.


And don’t forget that a voucher for anything we do at the castle – including our Santa afternoon tea – makes the perfect Christmas gift!

Afternoon Tea - an event in itself

Augill has become synonymous with afternoon tea in the Eden Valley and if you aren’t ready to venture out straight after lockdown we continue to offer our afternoon tea in a box for collection or local delivery.

Afternoon Tea

We take daily bookings for afternoon tea between 2pm and 5pm. With limited capacity to ensure you don’t feel crowded or rushed advance booking is essential
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Want to host your own event?

We can host private dinner parties on any night of the week. Enjoy the intimate Library where you will be entirely separate from the main dining room.Choose from our changing house menus and we'll talk to you in advance to plan for any dietary requirements.

Private Dining In The Library

Hire of the Library includes a dedicated member of staff who will look after your party for the evening. We charge £150 in addition to the cost of dinner which starts at £35 per head
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