Holiday open hours

The Watering Place café will be open between Christmas and the New Year!

Open 9:30am – 5pm from Wednesday 27 to Sunday 31 December 2023. We will be closed on Monday 25, Tuesday 26 December 2023 and Monday 1 Januray 2024.

The Watering Place café is open 9:30am–5pm every day.

Brand new to the Gainsborough’s House experience, “The Watering Place” café is now open for museum visitors and the local community with…

  • locally sourced, freshly prepared, seasonal food
  • light lunches, cakes, pastries, afternoon tea and a wide range of snacks
  • teas and coffees, chosen for quality and taste

Whether you’re here visiting and would like a bite to eat or you’re in town and just passing by, our café is open to all.

Contact the café

Get in contact if you have any questions, our staff are always happy to help! If you’re having trouble making a booking, please give us a call.

Phone: 01787 710304

We’re on Deliveroo

Order from The Watering Place café now through Deliveroo.

Get freshly baked food straight to your door!

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Introducing gift vouchers

Looking for the perfect gift or a delightful dining experience? Look no further!

Now you can treat your loved ones or yourself to an unforgettable time at our café. Simply click below to purchase your gift cards and vouchers today.

Upcoming events

The Watering Place will offer a locally sourced, freshly prepared, seasonal and above all tasty menu. Our menu includes light lunches, cakes and pastries, as well as our signature Afternoon Tea and a range of snacks, all accompanied by a range of premium beverages including “PMD Tea” & “Café Du Monde” coffee.

Collata Live have an events & hospitality offering with a range of options suitable for everything from private viewings, drinks receptions, corporate events, weddings, birthday parties and more.

Allergies & dietary requirements

If you have concerns about allergies or dietary requirements, please see our Allergy menu or speak to a member of our staff.

You can stay in the loop with updates about our café through The Watering Place Instagram page.

Bookings & reservations

For bookings and more information, please contact us using the details below:

P: 01787 710304

Please see our booking policy for all details about reserving a table with us.