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 barista 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, cider and soft drinks 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.

Winter Opening Hours

*From the 20th November (inclusive) we will be moving to winter opening times, which are Wednesday-Sunday 11am – 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 to buy. We will be back to normal opening hours starting on Monday 19th March 2018 – everyday 10am – 5pm.

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.

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