Hay Castle Café

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About Us

If you would like to book a table you can call the cafe on 07546 345280


Hay Castle Café is situated on the ground floor of the castle. With large windows that overlook the lawn and flood the café with natural light, offering a light and airy space to enjoy brunch, light lunches, cakes and snacks.


In the summer you can enjoy your food or drink out on the terrace or purchase an ice cream to take out to the deck chairs on the lawn.


During the winter months the large open fire will be lit ensuring a lovely cosy and warm atmosphere.The Café is operated by Epicure, a team who have a simple mission - Great food, Delicious drinks and a warm welcome to all visitors of Hay Castle.


If you would like to book a table you can call the cafe on 07546 345280
Plate of freshly baked cake
Castle Cafe Sample Menu

Brunch - served from 10am - 11.30am
Fluffy pancakes, local berry compote, vanilla creme fraiche and maple syrup £8.50
Fluffy pancakes, dry cured streaky bacon, maple syrup and vanilla creme fraiche £8.50
Dry cured bacon toastie with ketchup or brown sauce £8.50 Add a local hens egg £1.00
Local sausage toastie with ketchup or brown sauce £8.50 Add a local hens egg £1.00

Lunch - served from midday until 4pm
Dry aged, grass fed Wye Valley rump steak, skinny fries, aioli and leaves £14.95
Whole grilled plaice, lemon & caper butter, new potatoes, dressed leaves £14.50
Brie, caramelised onion and marjoram tart, with potato salad and leaves £12.50
Local sausage, mashed potato, tenderstem and red onion gravy £14.00
Lamb burger, toasted brioche, pickled cucumber, minted yoghurt, fries and tomato relish £13.50
Celeriac and parsnip soup, herb oil, toasted hazelnuts, roll and butter £8.50
Welsh rarebit with tomato and apple chutney, coleslaw and leaves £11.00
Fries with aioli and tomato ketchup £4.50

White Milk Loaf Toasties - served with dressed leaves and salted crisps
Cheddar and sweet chutney £8.50
Baked ham and cheddar £8.50
Sun blushed tomato, hummus and avocado £8.50
Mozzarella, sunblushed tomato and pesto £8.50
Bacon, brie and cranberry £8.50
Chorizo, mozzarella, oregano and sun blushed tomato £8.50

Croque Rarebit - served with dressed leaves and coleslaw
Choose one of our milk loaf toasties, grilled with cheesy rarebit topping £11.50
Add a local hens egg £1.00

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Opening times


We will be running a reduced menu between 20 - 22 May

Hay Castle Café is open 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm

If you would like to book a table you can call the cafe on 07546 345280

Full menu available Tuesday - Sunday with a reduced menu available on Mondays 12-3pm

Lunch is served from 12pm until 4pm

Hot drinks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, cakes and snacks are available throughout the day.
Local sourcing and sustainability are central to what we do at Hay Castle. We work closely with our local suppliers to ensure fantastic quality produce that is seasonal and as locally produced as possible. Read more about our policies and how we promote local produce. Our menus change seasonally so that we are able to celebrate the finest local produce.We look forward to welcoming you to Hay Castle Café