The Terrace
Coffee House and Restaurant

The Terrace
Coffee House and Restaurant

The Terrace Coffee House and Restaurant

Open Every Day 10 – 5 pm

The Terrace – Coffee House and Restaurant opened this Easter after renovations. Offering brunch, lunch, snacks, and homemade cakes in the heart of the South Lakes with spectacular views of Lake Coniston and the Coniston Old Man.

Housed in the former stables at Brantwood – the historic home of John Ruskin, The Terrace is full of character and history. One of the best views in the Lake District has to be from the terrace, overlooking Coniston Water to the fells beyond.

In addition to daytime offering, starting in June we will also be opening selected evenings bringing a whole new dimension to our offering.

Lunch is served 12 – 3 pm, a selection of savoury food is available all day until we run out!

Well behaved dogs welcome

Tel. 015394 49025 for further enquiries.


Brantwood is now home to The Terrace – coffee house and restaurant. After extensive renovations we are looking for part time and seasonal workers to help make a destination restaurant to ensure the sustainability of Brantwood the historic home of John Ruskin, as well as provide visitors with an experience befitting of the superb scenery from our Terrace.

We are keen on promoting Brantwood to our visitors, as such an interest in John Ruskin or the history of Brantwood would be welcomed, all staff members will have access to the house and grounds as well as many national and international exhibits that are showcased at Brantwood.

Duties will be customer focused, processing order, using barista equipment, serving customers, end of day banking. No experience is nessesary although any previous work in a cafe/ restaurant environment is welcome. Weekend and evening work is needed most with the possibility of weekdays in the summer months. Due to this seasonality flexible working hours are desired.

To Apply please email your name and contact details along with any experience to


The Grade II listed coach house in which The Terrace occupies dates from 1881-2. Built by John Ruskin the building incorporated loose 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. Originally run by the trust the café was leased out in 1991 giving rise to the ‘Jumping Jenny’ business. In June 2015 the café management was taken back by the trust and renamed the Brantwood Café.

The café was not quite how we would like it so the decision was taken to renovate the coach house during the winter of 2016/7. The main areas of development were an extension into Ruskin’s coach area as well as an extention of the terrace – giving rise to the name ‘The Terrace’ – Coffee House & Restaurant.

Please note that our menu does change throughout the season

Brantwood is an independent registered charity - The Brantwood Trust Coniston Cumbria LA21 8AD Telephone: 015394 41396 Fax: 015394 41263