The new look Manor Café at Howbery Business Park has opened its scenic outdoor seating area again to members of the public. The café is also offering a takeaway service with collection from the recently refurbished service counter which has been moved to a spacious spot in the redecorated café.
The café has changed its menu to reflect the new style of service, and is currently offering an order-and-collect service and outdoor eating for breakfast baps, hot and cold lunch food, hot and cold drinks, confectionary and homemade cakes. Orders can be placed in advance through the new online ordering system or by using the QR code on display at the tables. It is possible to order from the service counter too (card payment only).
Howbery operations manager Mark Baxter said: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome customers again to our café and to make the most of our wonderful grounds. We are very lucky to have such a large terrace with plenty of space for people to spread out across our outside eating area. Our indoor refurbishment of the service and eating areas was planned with safety in mind, and we are looking forward to being able to offer inside seating again once allowed.
“The Manor Café will of course be complying with the government’s Covid-19 guidelines and we ask customers to observe these at all times. If placing or collecting orders at the indoor counter, we have a newly marked one-way system, entering from the patio seating area.”
The café – which is open from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday – is to be found inside the grade II listed Manor House at the heart of the site. From the café’s terrace, there is a view of the lawn with its four beehives and the meadows beyond.