Summer Wine Tastings and Candlelight Suppers

ben and emmaWe have a number of dates for events throughout the summer. We are getting very busy and loving the warmer weather and have many exciting events over the next few months to make the most of the garden. All events are by reservation only.

Wine Tastings with Bat & Bottle
Ben and Emma will be entertaining us again with their wonderful wine tastings in the garden.

We will be providing the usual antipasti sharing plates to accompany the selection of wines at the Thursday evening wine tastings at a cost of £15 per person, to include all wines and food.

Book now for Wine Tastings on Sunday 29th June, Thursday 3rd July, Thursday 31st July, Thursday 28th August.

Candlelight supper dates:

Gourmet Burger night with Jazz Band in the garden – Friday 27th June
Candle Light Suppers in the Garden –
Friday 25th July
Friday 22nd August

We are now taking bookings for all these events so please call or email Ruth or Leigh with your contact details. We will publish the menus for all the Candlelight Suppers nearer the time.


Our New Canapé List

So many people ask us about the possibility of holding their special occasion at Castle Cottage Cafe or ‘At Home’.

Aswell as our delightful Afternoon Teas, we have recently come up with a range of Canapés to suit all occasions. We will work closely with you to design a menu to suit any occasion.

Here is a small selection of savoury and sweet mini bites starting at 90 pence per unit.

cheese cucumber biscscones with chilli jamvic sponge

straw heartsmoked salmonmocha meringues







All our canapés are homemade and have a unique twist as you would expect from Castle Cottage! You can find the list here or on our Menus page and for more information please contact us. Canape List for 2014


New member of the Castle Cottage Team brings fresh ideas!

shell cakeShell Watkin has brought lots of new cake recipes to Castle Cottage Cafe. Shell is a local girl with extensive experience in baking and catering for a number of clients. Not only has her passion for baking and her love of food led her to having her own successful outside catering business in the past, she also worked at Furley’s Barn baking all their wonderful cakes before taking a break to bring up her family. We feel very lucky to have Shell on board and the whole team are delighted to have to taste test all the new recipes!
A few of Shell’s new recipes include, Chocolate Guiness Cake, Gluten Free Rich Chocolate Cake, Deep Filled Apple Danish, Parsnip, Apple and Maple Cake. She also makes all the Castle Cottage favourites like Coffee & Walnut, Passion Cake, Carrot Cake and Bakewell Slice.

Happy New Year… Where has January gone?

A warm welcome back to Castle Cottage Cafe to you all in 2014.
This week’s news is the year has started really well again after a very busy December. The 3 festive Candlelight Suppers in December were a great success and although we won’t be holding one in January the Valentine’s Eve Supper is filling up quickly. We still have some tables left so book soon if you would like to come along. You can find the menu here

Candle-supper-menu-Feb 14 2014

A Warm Christmas Welcome at Castle Cottage


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A warm glow at the Candlelight Supper 6th December 2013

There have been a few things to celebrate this festive season at Castle Cottage. We were delighted to win the Rutland Pride Best Coffee Shop Award for 2013 for Oakham. Voted for by readers of the magazine which is all the more heartwarming! We have been celebrating Christmas already with the usual warm welcome to all our friends for morning coffee, lunches and afternoon tea. And, of course there are three Candlelight Suppers in December!


Christmas Opening Dates:

  • Christmas Eve open til 3.30pm
  • Christmas Day – CLOSED
  • Boxing Day – CLOSED
  • Friday 27th – Open as normal
  • Saturday 28th – Open as normal
  • Monday  30th – CLOSED
  • Tuesday 31st – CLOSED
  • Wednesday 1st CLOSED
  • Thursday 2nd – open as normal












Tasting Menu for 22nd November Candlelight Supper

We are delighted to be working with Ben and Emma at Bat and Bottle for this Friday’s Candle light Supper. The special tasting menu includes specially selected wines which have been chosen to compliment each dish. Candle-supper-menu-Nov 13 tasting (menu subject to minor alterations)

Emma will be on hand to give you all a little information about each wine (if you wish). If you prefer to choose your own wine there are a number of excellent wines available as usual. We are fully booked throughout December for our Candlelight Suppers but you can still enjoy a delightfully festive lunch or afternoon tea with us. Festive favourites are back including Christmas sharing plate, mulled wine, hot roast turkey baguette, mince pies and of course our homemade soups. 

We are now taking bookings for the new year for Candlelight Suppers
February 14th Valentine’s Special
March 21st
April 25th

Castle Cottage ‘At Home’

image 7This year we have launched our new outside catering service. Everything you would expect from Castle Cottage Cafe but

‘At Home’.

Along with our delicious sandwiches, cakes and cream scones we bring along a little of the Castle Cottage Style to your home too. Mirrors, cakestands, flowers amd crates to dress the tables and of course the china cups, plates and teapots you would expect.


If you are thinking of having a special party at home and want something different and unique this may be just what you have been looking for!

Contact Ruth or Mandy for further details.