The Lounge

Café offering lite bites, afternoon tea, private hire & more

The Lounge is a carefully renovated country barn overlooking The Millstone’s courtyard.  Tastefully furnished and offering a relaxed ambience, The Lounge is a perfect setting for afternoon tea, cocktails and lighter refreshments.  Set over two floors, this attractive space is available for private celebrations, family occasions and corporate events with bespoke catering and hospitality options.    

Please ask a member of staff for the soup & salad of the day


Choice of bread
Hambleton White, toasted Hambleton Sourdough or Baguette

Posh Cheese & Pickle9.00

Mature cheddar with Branston chunky pickle, herb-roasted tomatoes, red onion, free-range mayo & mustard cress

Tuna Crunch9.00

Salt water tuna, mayo, cucumber, red onion

Chicken, Avocado & Basil9.00

Free range English chicken breast, served with yoghurt mayo, avocado & mixed leaves

Ham & Cheese9.00

Locally sourced home-baked ham with our signature honey glaze, paired with mustard mayo & extra mature cheddar

Tomato, Mozzarella & basil9.00

Our very own "Caprese", marinated tomato & sun-dried tomato with a basil & pine nut pesto with baby mozzarella

Chicken & Bacon Caesar9.00

British chicken breast coated in our Caesar mayo with beech-smoked bacon, shavings of Italian matured cheese, yoghurt mayo & peppery rocket, on a baguette

Brie, Cranberry & Walnut9.00

Somerset Brie, with our balsamic & cranberry jam, with peppered rocket & candied walnuts


On toasted Hambleton sourdough bread

Smoked Salmon9.00

dill cream cheese & pickled cucumber

Homemade Hummus9.00

roasted red peppers, crumbled feta & oregano


Antipasti Board22.00

Selection of cured meats, olives, warm ciabatta, roasted artichokes, Boursin cheese & sun-dried tomatoes

English Plougman's22.00

Ham hock, Lincolnshire pork & piccalilli pie, mature English cheddar, pickled onions, homemade chutney, granary bread, Waldorf salad, homemade sausage rolls, honey roasted ham

Vegetarian MezzeV22.00

Dolmades, falafel, grilled halloumi, artichokes, feta-stuffed peppers, grapes, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, oliver, hummus, potato tortilla, tzatziki & flatbreads

We cater for individual Afternoon Teas or group teas for up to 60 within The Lounge.

Our Afternoon Teas can be designed to suit most dietary requirements and tastes. We know ‘one shoe does not fit all’ and are happy to accommodate you and your party’s wishes.

An example Afternoon Tea

Three Finger Sandwiches

Egg & Cress
Coronation Chicken
Smoked Salmon & Creamed Cheese

Two Savoury Treats

Cheese Scone filled with Creamed Cheese & Caramelised Onion
Homemade Scotch Egg

Scones served with Clotted Cream & Strawberry Jam

One Mini Fruit Scone
One Mini Plain Scone

Selection of Mini Sweet Treats

Victoria Sponge
Chocolate Fudge Brownie
Lemon Posset

We have a large selection of teas from Infiniteas – a small, independent company based in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

Afternoon Tea £25 per person

Upgrade to a glass of Prosecco for an additional £5 per person

Gift eVouchers are available for Afternoon Tea here.

Afternoon Tea Enquiry

Afternoon tea can only be booked in advance with at least 24 hours notice.

GF – Gluten Free | V – Vegetarian | Ve – Vegan | * – Adaptable upon request | MP – Market Price

All our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, gluten and other food allergens are present.
Our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients.
If you have a food allergy or intolerance, please let us know in advance.
Allergen information is available upon request. Fish dishes may contain bones.
All weights are approximate uncooked. Menu Subject to availability/change.