April 12th Re-opening Information

We’re excited to announce that our Cheese Shop, Gift Shop and Coffee Shop Garden to serve food & drink outdoors, and to take away, are now open, in line with Government guidelines. 

We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to our Visitor Centre. We have developed a delicious new menu championing our award-winning, artisan cheese and fantastic local produce for you to enjoy in our garden, where you can soak up the stunning panoramic views of Wensleydale.

See our new menu here!

Here are some of the measures we are taking to ensure that you can enjoy your time with us in a safe way: 

  • Table service will operate in our 1897 Coffee Shop Garden
  • Takeaway food and drink available
  • Increased cleaning will continue to take place
  • Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance, exits and touchpoints
  • We can only accept contactless and card payments
  • Face coverings are required indoors
  • Visitors are reminded to follow government guidance regarding households and support bubbles when visiting us. 

We are reviewing plans and will communicate our reopening information very soon via our website, email and social media. 

Our Calvert’s Restaurant and Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience remain closed, whilst we await Government guidance for reopening. 

Take care and see you soon! 

Wensleydale Creamery


  • Greta Knight

    Do you need to book for the outside tables?

    Many thanks

    • Wensleydale Creamery

      Hi Greta, please reserve a table on arrival. We’re not taking bookings for tables at the moment. Best wishes.

  • Kerri


    We are in the area from 12 April
    Do we need to book for outside coffee shop?
    Also are dogs allowed
    Good luck with reopening

    • Wensleydale Creamery

      Hi Kerri – dogs are allowed in our garden. Please reserve a table on arrival. Best wishes!

  • john lumb

    will it be necessary to book a lunch at the out door cafe next week?
    We are a family of six staying in Hawes and Gayle from next Monday

    • Wensleydale Creamery

      Hi John, we aren’t taking bookings for table reservations at the moment. Please turn up and reserve a table on arrival. Best wishes, we can’t wait to see you!

  • Ben Pinches

    I am visiting Hawes next week (commencing 12 April) with my family and would like to visit for tea and cakes outside, as permitted by the Government. Is it possible for us to book a table and time or should we just turn up and hope that you’re not too busy?

    • Wensleydale Creamery

      Hi Ben, we’re currently not taking bookings. Please turn up on the day and reserve a table upon arrival. We can’t wait to see you! Take care!


    Can’t wait to sit in the garden for a full afternoon tea if there’s one on the menu

  • Liz Pringle

    It’s absolutely brilliant that you are opening up again, I cannot wait to visit you! To buy delicious cheese and to visit the Coffee Shop Garden. It’s great to have you back!,

  • David

    Are you still doing cheese tasting

    • Wensleydale Creamery

      Hi David,
      At the moment, no but we are looking at re-introducing this in the near future!