about

The Courtyard at Womersley is a family run Tea Room in North Yorkshire. We are located 5 minutes off the A1, (See " location" page) to the south-east of Pontefract and north of Doncaster. We are open 9.00am to 4.00pm, Thursdays to Sundays ( Also Open Monday during the summer ). We have our own car park adjacent to the site and free Wi Fi, and we now have a drinks license so you can enjoy a glass of wine with your lunch. Well behave dogs may be brought in, however you may be asked to sit away from the kitchen

Our culture is based on a philosophy of good simple home cooked tasty food, sourced locally wherever possible, and served with courtesy and a smile. As well as lunchtime menus we also do sumptuous traditional afternoon teas. We have special events from time to time serving Sunday lunches (see our "future events" page ).

Jacci White, your host, is a proud Yorkshire lass, who lives in Womersley. Jacci bakes all the cakes, and has designed the menu. Her love of baking stems from her two grandmothers who passed down their extensive knowledge. Jacci's cakes are renowned throughout the area, and there is always a choice of at least five different cakes, one of which will be gluten free. 

The atmosphere in The Courtyard is very relaxed, You won't find expensive matching furniture, but you will find a lovely warm atmosphere where you won't be rushed, you can enjoy your food and you can chat at leisure. 

On a warm day you can sit outside and enjoy the peace and quiet of this tranquil village, the Courtyard is a sheltered sun trap.

The building was originally built in the 1940’s as a NAAFI, when Womersley Parkwas used by the services during the war, hence the simple nature of the structure. During the post war period it was used as an apple store, for the Estate, but eventually fell into disuse. The late Hon. Martin Parsons developed it as the base for Womersley Crafts.

Womersley is a great place to cycle and walk, and we are happy to advise on local routes. The adjacent parish church of St Martins is a beautiful ancient church of major historical significance and is well worth a visit, you can see some photographs on our "St Martins" page ) Go to our Womersley Walks page to download a pdf of a circular walk around the area