Gannets and Middlebeck are both open again!

Gannets in town is open: 8:30am - 4pm Monday to Friday / 8:30am - 5pm Saturday / 8:30am - 4pm Sunday.

Middlebeck is open: 10am - 3pm Wednesday & Thursday / 9am - 4pm Friday & Saturday / 9am - 3pm Sunday. Middlebeck is closed Monday & Tuesday.

Our Middlebeck site now also has outdoor seating, perfect for the sunny weather!

We are continually working hard to ensure both cafés are safe environments for our customers and staff, following government guidelines.

  • Gannets to Go

    Our entire menu is available to takeaway daily! So why not treat a friend to a piece of cake or enjoy a healthy lunch in the wonderful castle grounds.

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    Outside Catering

    Christenings, Birthdays, Weddings, Business meetings, Anniversaries and Parties …whatever the occasion we can provide delicious food without any hassle.

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    Our Bistro

    Why not book our beautiful bistro! Available 7 days a week, lunchtime or evening. You can personalise a menu, or choose from our signature dishes and enjoy a quality evening.

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Our Story

  •   In the historic market town of Newark on Trent sits Gannets Day Cafe! Established in 1979, Gannets Daycafe and Bistro is a renowned stopping place with fabulous food and a warm welcome. Housed in an elegant Georgian building situated opposite the ruins and grounds of the beautiful castle, Gannets is an idyllic location perfect for visitors in Newark. This family owned cafe maintains a legacy of signature dishes using locally sourced and organic ingredients and a seasonal menu. Gannets provide delicious food…
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  • “Great beef casserole and vegan curry and really friendly service. Will definitely be back next time we visit Newark.”

    Jo Shaer

    “A warm and welcoming cafe. Friendly staff. Good for cyclists. The only place I visit in Newark for a coffee.”

    Roger Burston

    “Superb service of gorgeous food! They never fail to it.”

    Susan Haden

    “Nice cosy place for coffee, snacks or a meal, eat in or take away.... your choice.”

    Peter Zaplatyuskij

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Our Opening Times

  • Gannets

    Mon-Fri: 8.30am to 4pm
    Sat: 8.30am to 5pm
    Sun: 8.30am to 4pm

    Gannets Middlebeck

    Mon & Tues: Closed
    Weds & Thurs: 10am to 3pm
    Fri & Sat: 9am to 4pm
    Sun: 9am to 3pm

How To Contact Us