The Terrace Coffee House and Restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday 11 – 4 pm*

Situated in Brantwood’s former coach house, The Terrace offers a unique combination of sublime scenery, cultural heritage, and causal coffee house culture. Our menu offers a variety of creative and seasonal dishes including hot lunches, quiche, salad and specials, served by our bright and attentive team. Cakes, scones and savoury baked goods are available all day, alongside barista coffee and tea. We also offer a range of local beers, cocktails, gins and soft drinks. Our popular lunch menu is available from 12-2. Come and enjoy our delicious selection whilst sharing in the views of Coniston Water and the Old Man that inspired some of John Ruskin’s finest art and writing.

Well behaved dogs welcome.

*Winter Opening Hours

From December our opening times are Wednesday-Sunday 11 – 4pm. In addition, from 1st January to 14th February we will be reducing the amount of food available and introducing a crafts shop with a range of local food and crafts on offer.

The Jump Winter Gallery

Following the success of Brantwood’s annual winter craft fair a variety of local arts, crafts and gifts will be on offer in The Terrace this winter. The space once home to Ruskin’s boat – the Jumping Jenny and carriage will be given over to The Jump Winter Gallery. Artists & makers will include Daniel Cooper, Cheryl King, Debbie Copley, Sally Bamber, Miles Moore Ceramics, Herdwick, Barngates, Hawkshead and Ulverston breweries, as well as preserves made locally in Coniston.

Call 015394 41396 for further enquiries.



This grade II listed coach house dates from 1881–2. Built by John Ruskin, the building originally included 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. Following the purchase of the estate by John Howard Whitehouse and the formation of the Brantwood Trust, the coach house was converted into a café.

The Brantwood Trust undertook a major redevelopment project for the building during the winter 2016–17. It was a daunting undertaking, with thousands of Ruskin devotees and lovers of the Lake District invested in the future of Brantwood. But with their help and that of Mr Ruskin – even his views were consulted! – along with the tremendous effort of all our staff, local tradesmen and our architect, The Terrace has become a staple for locals, visitors to Brantwood and visitors to the Lake District alike.

Please note that our menu does change throughout the season

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. Experience is desired and 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

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