On Tuesday 25th July we will be open until 7pm and during the interval of Illyria's performance of A Comedy of Errors. We will have a range of salads, savories and drinks to enjoy on the terrace or to take away into the field

The Terrace Coffee House and Restaurant is open daily 10 – 5 pm

Housed in Brantwood’s stables and coach house The Terrace marries heritage with casual café culture and a creative menu – as well stunningly located with views overlooking Coniston Water and The Old Man. Under Head Chef, Ben Willan, we have assembled a creative, energetic young team which has transformed the menu. Our chefs bake a selection of cakes and sweet treats to accompany your barrister coffee or tea and delicious homemade savoury products are available all day – until we run out!

We serve a light tasty lunch menu with a choice of fresh salads between 12 – 3pm and offer a range of wines, beers and cider for you to enjoy.

Our aim is, quite simply, to ensure that you get that same sense of inspiration, excitement and renewal when eating with us as you do when visiting Brantwood.

We invite you to share this special place and enjoy The Terrace’s splendid lake district landscape.

Well behaved dogs welcome.

Tel. 015394 41396 for further enquiries.


The Grade II listed stable and coach house dates from 1881-2. Built by John Ruskin, the building incorporated loose horse boxes and stalls as well as accommodation for the coach driver. The construction was a considerable undertaking with hundreds of tons of loose white clay having to be removed before construction.

Following the purchase of the estate by John Howard Whitehouse and the formation of the Brantwood Trust the coach house became the home of a café catering to the visitors to the main house.

The Trust undertook a major redevelopment project for the building during the winter of 2016/17. It was quite a daunting undertaking – having a combination of John Ruskin and many thousands of Brantwood devotees taking a great interest in the work, but with their help (yes, even Mr Ruskin was consulted!) and the tremendous effort of all our staff, architect, advisors and local tradesmen, The Terrace has exceeded our expectations.

Brantwood is an independent registered charity - The Brantwood Trust Coniston Cumbria LA21 8AD enquiries@brantwood.org.uk Telephone: 015394 41396 Fax: 015394 41263