Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday – Saturday 9am – midnight
Sunday 10.30am – 5pm
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About Bartons Yard
Bartons Yard Café Bar is the perfect place to catch up with friends over coffee and cake, a light lunch and a read of the newspapers or a delicious Champagne afternoon tea. Choose from a fine selection of teas, coffees, beers , wine and cocktails to accompany your bite of choice.
Our dog friendly space is open to all and can be hired out for special occasions including weddings, drinks receptions, networking events, lunches and informal meetings. To find out more about hiring Bartons for your next event call 01228 210 204 or email [email protected]
I telephoned on Tuesday 26th February to book afternoon tea for Saturday 2nd March @ 4.15. My husband was given an afternoon tea voucher for his 50th birthday from our son. The booking experience wasn’t great, I was told when I phoned that the receptionist had people waiting at the desk so could she phone me back. (I was obviously not as important as the awaiting public). When I eventually spoke to the member of staff I was told to wait as she was saving a document (didn’t need to know this, just wanted to book a table). We arrived and was seated in the Barton’s yard right beside the outside door which was constantly being opened and closed and was absolutely freezing. We decided to upgrade our voucher to prosecco afternoon tea as it was such a special occasion. We had finished our proseco before the afternoon tea appeared (roughly 20 minutes). We waited another 15 minutes or so and still no tea or coffee being offered so we started to eat our sandwiches and sausage rolls. A further 15 minutes later and my husband had to stand and wait at the bar to ask for out hot drinks (his special birthday treat !!!!). Extremely unhappy at this point. When the waitress came to clear our plates etc and asked how we found it, we told her all of the above and her response was the Barman is on his own (yet again not our problem). We wanted to pay using our voucher and waited and waited and eventually made our way to the main restaurant. Spoke to a lady who took our voucher and said we had £2 left and my husband told her we wouldn’t be returning and explained the whole story. She apologised and said she would email my husband last night and surprise surprise no email !!!!. So to summarise, something that should have been a lovely treat for my husbands 50th birthday was awful and we left feeling very underwhelmed.
We arrived, having made the booking by phone & had e-mail confirmation, but they were not expecting us. However, the service was fantastic, they gave us complimentary drinks while they prepared our food. It was delicious. Bartons yard had the 6 nations on the TV which pleased my daughter no end. Thank you so much 5*