Refurbishment work has been completed at Sewerby Hall and Garden’s Clock Tower Cafe.
The cafe has also been redeveloped and work included a complete modernisation of both the internal and external features of the cafe.
Some elements of the tower area have been reinstated and can now be seen by café customers, including some of its original features, such as windows and double height ceiling spaces and the clock mechanisms, which blend in with a larger internal modern seating area, new counter services, improved coffee provision, and a fully modernised commercial kitchen.
Sewerby Hall can now offer a new range of home baked products and extend the opportunity to provide hospitality for events around the estate.
Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture, said: “I am delighted to see the launch of the new Clock Tower Café, which will superbly complement the Hall and Gardens, and I am sure it will be popular with visitors both in the summer season and out of season too.
“The magnificent Sewerby Hall and Gardens is the perfect place to visit for a relaxing stroll around the beautiful gardens, or a chance to see the animals in the zoo.”
Darren Stevens, the council’s head of culture and information, said: “These are very exciting times for Sewerby Hall and Gardens, and I am very much looking forward to the reopening of the Hall. In the meantime, I hope that visitors will come and try out the new-look café and continue to enjoy the gardens as well.”
The work currently continuing in the Hall is due for completion on 8 August, with the Hall planned to reopen on Saturday 9 August.
See this week’s Free Press, out on Thursday 3 July, for more pictures of the refurbished cafe.