The Bivouac Cafe

The Bivouac cafe is the place for guests and visiting walkers, families and friends.

With snacks and simple dishes made from local produce, drop by for a coffee, cake, a light lunch, or enjoy a delicious meal in this perfect setting.

On warm summer days visitors can sit out on the patio and enjoy a cup of tea or light snack at the Bistro Cafe.

For inclement Yorkshire days, the fire keeps the split-floor level in our cafe, snug for you to enjoy the food while looking down below.

Below the split-floor is our family den with a selection of toys to entertain the kids. For the more inquisitive just step through the doors of the family den into our walled garden where you can sit out and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Family pets are of course welcome too.

Alfresco Dining

The perfect opportunity to celebrate the return to normality in the sunshine, with a fabulous new ‘alfresco’ menu available from Monday 12th April.

Head to the Bivouac Cafe for some delicious dishes whilst soaking up the incredible views of the Yorkshire Dales.

Alfresco Menu


  • All-Day Food Menu

    Sandwiches to main meals. See our specials board too!

    View Sample Menu
  • Picnic Menu

    Dining Outdoors

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  • Drinks

    A range of drinks to suit all tastes, ages and moods, from a mint hot chocolate, to Franklin & Sons Ginger Beer, to London Road Jam Jar Cocktails.

  • Cakes & Treats

    Home-made cakes and sweets served daily. View boards in the Cafe for daily specials.

    View Sample Menu
  • Ice Cream Parlour

    We have a tasty selection of Brymor Ice Cream in our parlour that is available to eat in or take away. See the board in the cafe for more info.


The Cafe Bistro is currently closed due to the Covid-19 guidelines.

Outside dining and take-away will be open from the 12th of April.

The Cafe will be opening from the 17th of May.


Tel: 01765 680900

Email: reservations@swintonestate.com