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


2 January - 11 February 2018: Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 3.30pm.

12 February - 16 February 2018: Open every day, 10am - 3.30pm.

17 February - 29 March 2018: Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 3.30pm.

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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