The Claythorpe Café

The Claythorpe Café is open daily, from 10am until we close.

Our lovely café with lots of outdoor seating is open to all – no need to buy a ticket. It’s a great place to pop in for coffee and cake, or for a lovely lunch by the river. Why not stop for an ice cream on a hot day? It’s one of the loveliest places to eat in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

We have plenty of outdoor seating, plus our large marquee, where you can enjoy coffee, cakes and lunches with all the usual lovely atmosphere.

Don’t forget – Fridays are burger nights. Saturdays are pizza nights.

There’s no need to book if you’re visiting in the daytime – there’s plenty of outdoor seating. Please follow covid guidelines, which are displayed on site.

In our gorgeous riverside café, we serve a great range of sandwiches, breakfast and brunch, proper burgers, drinks and snacks, with something for all budgets.

Our menu incorporates as many locally sourced ingredients as possible, from the bread in your sandwich, to our perfect ploughmans lunch, with a choice of cheese or locally made pork pie. 

We have two dining rooms – the first sits right above the mill race, where the water wheel once turned. Overlooking the river, it’s a gorgeous space where the water rushes by – right below your feet.

And inside the main mill building, the dominant feature of the room is the huge former mill workings, where you can see the cogs and millstones that turned for centuries while Claythorpe – formerly Empire Mills – was a working watermill.

On a sunny day, there is plenty of seating around the grounds if you want to dine outside, or take a quiet cup of tea by the mill pond.

Our current menu – August 2021. Subject to change and availability.