The Liquorice Cafe at Pontefract Castle
The Liquorice Cafe

Open Monday to Friday 10.30am - 3pm and weekends 10am-3pm

The Liquorice Cafe

Feeling a little bit peckish? Pop into The Liquorice Café, situated inside our visitor centre. Open during visiting hours, The Liquorice Café offers a range of tempting home cooked food alongside cakes, scones and Yorkshire treats baked fresh every day.

If you fancy something warm and delicious on a cold dark day or you'd like to dine al fresco on a beautiful sunny afternoon, The Liquorice Café had indoor and outdoor seating, so the choice is yours.

The lovely folk behind The Liquorice Café are award winning caterers Asparagus Green who pride themselves on sourcing local Yorkshire products. Asparagus Green, who also provide catering at the National Coal Mining Museum for England, are finalists in this year’s White Rose Awards and have been voted New Business of the Year 2016 at the Wakefield Business Awards.

Sample Menu

• Light Breakfast menu including toast, crumpets and Breakfast Bockaglory
• Seasonal soup of the day with sour dough bread (Gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian)
• Delicious homemade cakes, scones and sweet Yorkshire treats
• A range of hot and cold sandwiches
• Hot dishes including quiche and jacket potatoes

Little Visitors to the café can have a smaller portion of the menu or choose a special children’s lunch pack containing five healthy treats.

If you'd like to treat yourself to a delectable Yorkshire Afternoon Tea or a delicious pre-bookable picnic, get in touch with the superb team at The Liquorice Café. Telephone: 01977 798389 or email:

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at the Liquorice Café

Outdoor seating available

Outdoor seating at the Liquorice Café