Hay Castle Café

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About Us

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 a picnic box or 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 07508 049608

Plate of freshly baked cake
Castle Cafe Sample Menu

Pastries and Brunch until midday
Pastel de Nata (glazed custard tart) £1.75
Fluffy pancakes, local berry compote, vanilla creme fraiche and maple syrup £8.00
Fluffy pancakes, dry cured streaky bacon, maple syrup and vanilla creme fraiche £8.50
Dry cured bacon toastie with tomato ketchup or brown sauce £7.50 Add a duck egg £1.00
Local chipolata toastie with ketchup or brown sauce £7.50 Add a duck egg £1.00

Lunch served from midday until 4pm
Warm watercress soup, creme fraiche, white or granary roll and butter £8.00
Leek, brie and sweet onion, thyme pastry tart, coleslaw, dressed leaves £11.00
Welsh rarebit with tomato and apple chutney £8.00
Dry aged, grass fed Wye Valley rump steak, hand cut chips, aioli £13.50
Chicken Schnitzel, sage, lemon and butter sauce, San Marzano and green beans £12.50
Whole plaice, parsley and caper butter, Jersey royals and leaves £14.50
Hand cut chips with aioli and tomato ketchup £4.00

White Milk Loaf Toasties - served with dressed leaves
Cheddar and caramelised onion chutney £8.00
Baked ham and Cheddar £8.00
Sunblushed tomato, hummus and avocado £8.00
Brie and beetroot relish £8.00

Croque Rarebit - served with dressed leaves
Choose one of our milk loaf toasties, grilled with cheesy rarebit topping £10.00
Add a duck egg £1.00

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Opening times

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

Full menu available Tuesday - Sunday with a reduced menu available on Mondays (except bank holidays)

Brunch is served from 10am until 12pm

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

Last food orders are 4pm

Takeaway options are also available all day

We also have ice creams and cold drinks available on the lawn