Gannets Update

We are sorry to announce Gannets has now closed both cafés, Middlebeck and town, including our take away service for the foreseeable future. We wanted to try and stay open and provide an alternative service to keep some normality in the community during these unprecedented times, but the welfare and lives of people is so much more important.

Thank you all so much for your continued support and wonderful messages we have received, that means so much to us. We will reopen when it is safe to do so and have got through these awful times.

Please take care, sending love and well wishes to you all from myself and the wonderful team at Gannets.


  • 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

  • Closed until further notice

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