Liquorice Cafe
Liquorice Cafe

The Liquorice Café

Current Update

In line with Government guidance Pontefract Castle grounds are open as normal and the Liquorice Café is serving takeaway food and drink.

The Gift shop is OPEN Tues-Sun 10-4pm

Our toilets are OPEN but our activity zone is CLOSED.

To ensure that the castle remains safe and enjoyable for everyone, please stick to social distancing guidelines and limits on meeting others.

For more information from Wakefield Council, visit:


Once you've worked up an appetite from all your exploring of the castle, make your way to the Liquorice Café based in the Visitor Centre. 

Currently running a takeaway service only, there's plenty of choice to be had, including sandwiches, a lunchbox for children (with sandwich, drink, yoghurt and a piece of fruit or packet of crisps), hot and cold drinks, and plenty of cake!

Don't forget to pick up your loyalty card that can be used here, The Boat House Café at Pugneys Country Park, The Woodland Café at Anglers Country Park and at Sun Lane Leisure Centre.

To view the menu click here.

Café opening times

Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 3pm

Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED

Liquorice Cafe