Display of delectable cakes and sweet treats in the Castle Café.

Food and Drink

From royalty to workhouse families, both the prosperous and the poor have dined at Framlingham Castle.

Visit our new castle café and taste a little piece of history with our simple everyday Tudor dishes such as Tudor staple vegetable pottage or the savoury Tarte Owte of Lent.  Or if you're feeling a little more royal, indulge in our selection of hot and cold mains, cakes, bakes and sweet treats.

A young boy trying to choose between the delicious cake choices in the Castle Café

Castle Café

The new castle café is now open in the workhouse. Located within the historic castle walls it's the perfect spot to rest your legs and refuel.

A young boy trying to choose between the delicious cake choices in the Castle Café

Sample Menu

Please note our menu may change due to seasonality and availability of produce.


Summer Salads:
Potted Mackerel with cherry tomatoes & crusty bread
Mackerel or salmon salad - new potatoes & green beans tossed in green salad with horseradish & crème-fraiche cream dressing.
Local cheese platter - Suffolk Blue & Suffolk Gold cheeses
Suffolk ham platter


Hot Mains:
Suffolk fish pie - A fish pie with boiled egg as part of the filling.
Slow Braised Beef in Local Ale with Suffolk Swimmers - Suffolk Swimmers are regional dumplings, served on a bed of veg.
Cottage pie & roasted roots - Traditional dish with minced beef and mashed potato.
Tarte Owte of Lent with seasonal salad - The Tudor name for a savoury tart derives from the fact that it contains all the things you're not allowed to eat during lent - cheese, cream and eggs, cooked in a light pastry case.

 

Suffolk Grumbly & roasted roots - A regional dish made with sausage meat with a mustard & cheese sauce.


Seasonal vegetable soup

 

Sandwiches - sample selection
Tuna mayo & rocket
Mature Cheddar with tomato & apple chutney
Ham & coarse grain mustard


Baguettes -
Suffolk Blue with red onion marmalade
Suffolk Gold & ham with a mustard mayo
Prawn in Marie-Rose sauce with fresh chives.
Smoked salmon with watercress


Cakes & Bakes:
Victoria sandwich GF
Carrot cake
Chocolate & coconut flapjack (vegan)
All butter cherry shortbread
Moist fruit cake with cherries (vegan)


Scones: Home-made sultana, seasonal & savoury

 


We are proud to support local suppliers:
St. Peter's Brewery of South Elmham
Broadland Wineries of Norfolk
Anglia Produce
Emmett's of Peasenhall, Saxmundham, local Suffolk hams.
Maynard's Suffolk apple juices.
Marybelle Dairy of Halesworth milk & ice cream

Fruit scones in the castle café

OPENING TIMES & SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS

17 July - 30 September 2017 - Open everyday 10am-6pm
1 October - 31 October 2017 - Open everyday 10am - 5pm
1 November - 23 December 2017 - Open Sat and Sun 10am-4pm
23 December - 26 December 2017 - Closed
27 December - 1 January 2018 - Open everyday except Tuesday 10am - 4pm

Special diets including vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy free options can be accommodated for. Please ask the Café staff for advice.

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