As The Witham’s Café Manager Barbara Crawley enters her second year, the Café Bar opening hours are extending with evening opening on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 26th April 2017.
The Café at The Witham is going from strength to strength, with growing numbers of locals and visitors enjoy a pleasing range of local-sourced, home-baked food and drink in architecturally award-winning surroundings.
However, there are still people who have yet to discover this hidden gem. Looking at The Witham from the high street in Barnard Castle, you could be forgiven for not realising there is a Café Bar tucked away between the Art Gallery, Box Office Shop, and the Victorian Music Hall.
Nestled between the two beautiful Victorian buildings with the additional pleasure of an outdoor seating space, the Café Bar offers a wide range of meals and snacks, striving to cater for all dietary requirements from gluten-free cakes to vegan jam tarts.
With a 5 star Food hygiene rating, the Café Bar is also 100% accessible with a lift access from the front of the building and level walkway to the rear. The Witham team have also benefited from Dementia Friendly training in order to ensure everyone is made welcome and feel as comfortable as possible whilst enjoying Barnard Castle’s vibrant arts centre.
There is plenty for families to explore, with several high chairs, a children’s activity box, varying creation station activities and even a shepherdesses hut for all to draw, write and play inside. The children’s menu offers reasonably priced, fresh and healthy options though the café team are very flexible, so will adapt to meet the needs and desires of all our visitors.
As a happy customer comments on TripAdvisor ‘The cafe bar provides tasty food and drink at whatever time of day. As a mum of two young children it is child friendly in its ambiance and menu. Visiting for a night out there it provides the perfect provision of good wine, selection of ales and amazing hot chocolate! Currently doing 'dry January', I tasted the non-alcoholic ginger beer during the theatre interval and it was so nice! Staff are always so helpful and friendly.’
The Café Bar at The Witham is open from Tuesday to Saturdays, 10am to 4pm with additional opening hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays until 7.30pm. It’s also open one hour prior to evening events and holds regular supper clubs before certain evening events.
For more information, head to www.thewitham.org.uk, call us on 01833 631107 or call in during opening hours (10 – 4pm, Tues - Sat).