image for Coffee Morning/Afternoon Tea item typeLiquorice Cafe at Pontefract Castle

Coffee Morning/Afternoon Tea

The Liquorice Cafe

The Liquorice Cafe


Castle Chain,
West Yorkshire,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 29 - Sun 30 Sep Autumn Festival
Wed 3 Oct Castle Crafts
Sat 20 Oct Lioness Lantern Parade
Sat 27 Oct Hallowscream
Wed 31 Oct Halloween Craft Activity
Wed 31 Oct Ghost Walks


Feeling a little bit peckish? Pop into The Liquorice Café, situated inside the new visitor centre at Pontefract Castle.

Open during visiting hours, The Liquorice Café offers a range of delicious home cooked food alongside cakes, scones and Yorkshire treats baked fresh every day.

The lovely folk behind The Liquorice Café are award winning caterers Asparagus Green who pride themselves on sourcing local Yorkshire products. Asparagus Green, who also provide catering at the National Coal Mining Museum for England, are finalists in this year’s White Rose Awards and have been voted New Business of the Year 2016 at the Wakefield Business Awards.

Sample Menu:
• Light Breakfast menu including toast, crumpets and Breakfast Bockaglory
• Seasonal soup of the day with sour dough bread (Gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian)
• Delicious homemade cakes, scones and sweet Yorkshire treats
• A range of hot and cold sandwiches
• Hot dishes including quiche and jacket potatoes

Little Visitors to the café can have a smaller portion of the menu or choose a special children’s lunch pack containing five healthy treats.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Opening details

Open 7 days a week
10.30am - 3.00pm



See location of Pontefract Castle on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 460222  Lat: 53.69421 Long: -1.30481

By Road:
M62 jct32
Continue onto Park Road (A639)
Turn left onto Southgate (A645)

For car parking:
Turn left onto North Baileygate. Car park located off Beech Hill. WF8 2JF

Disabled car-parking spaces are available at the Castle gates (approach via Spink Lane or Micklegate).

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Monkhill/Baghill Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Pontefract Bus Station

Walk from Pontefract town centre via Horsefair, Micklegate and Castle Chain.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Pontefract, Monkhill station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups