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.


  • All-Day Food Menu

    Served throughout the week. Sandwiches to main meals.

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  • Drinks

    A range of drinks served daily to suit all tastes, ages and moods.

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  • Cakes & Treats

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

  • Pop-up Food Evenings

    Enjoy delicious, freshly made dishes at our Pop-Up food nights - Italian, Fish, Burger and Mexican. Pre-booking essential.

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From the 5th September, the Café opening times will be:

Sunday – Thursday, 9am until 5pm

Friday & Saturday, 9am until 8pm.


Opening times can vary seasonally.


Please note, we operate multi use kitchens and although we can cater for dietary requirements we cannot guarantee to be completely allergen free as the allergen may well be present in the kitchen. Please speak to a member of staff before ordering if you have any allergies or dietaries we need to be aware of.


Tel: 01765 680900

Email: reservations@swintonestate.com