New café set to open in Distington Walled Garden

distington walled garden

A new café, based within the tranquil surroundings of the Distington Walled Garden, will open on Tuesday 19 September.

Following an official opening at 11am, the café will be available to visitors from 12pm.

The café is set in the beautiful grounds of what was an old Victorian garden and over the last two years staff from Copeland Borough Council, now Cumberland Council’s Parks and Open Spaces/Bereavement Service team, alongside Community Payback and volunteers have brought the garden back to life.  

There are no pesticides, peat or chemicals used in the garden and where possible they use local suppliers and trades people.

Through artisan fates and their volunteering Saturdays, held on the first Saturday of every month between 10am and 12pm, the garden and the opening of the new café has grown interest and support from residents. 

Councillor Anne Quilter, Cumberland Council’s Executive Member for Vibrant and Healthy Places, said:
“The café is set to be another welcome addition to Distington Walled Garden. I encourage visitors to pop along and experience the beautiful café and tranquil surrounding. It will be a space for people to use as a place of reflection for loved ones, allowing people to reflect and relax.”

Distington Walled Garden is owned by Cumberland Council.

The Victorian walled garden was formerly part of Distington Mansion, and is now filled with a lavender maze, yoga lawn, large greenhouses and tranquil seating areas.

The new café’s opening hours will be 10am and 3pm, Tuesday to Friday (open from 12pm on Tuesday 19 September). The menu will include homemade scones, sandwiches, paninis, baked potatoes, quiche and a variety of cakes.