Forge Cafe


The British Ironwork Centre Cafe


SPECIAL NOTE: Due to COVID-19 and current Government restrictions, our Forge Cafe is now open for takeaway only. We have a range of sweet treats, snacks, and artisanal coffees for you to buy and enjoy whilst wandering around our showrooms and Sculpture Park. 

Welcome to the Forge Café! Whether you choose to sit underneath our spectacular maple tree or next to one of our huge sculptures, you’ll be given the opportunity to relax and recuperate whilst surrounded by an eclectic mix of art and sculpture work. Filled with fascinating and quirky furniture crafted from a variety of metals and recycled materials, our seating area allows you to sink into comfy leather sofas, vintage effect chairs and even upcycled car seating! If you’ve brought your four-legged friends along or just love to be in the great outdoors, we also have a dedicated outdoor seating area complete with sofas, outdoor heaters and a full view of our vast sculpture park.   

We serve a wide range of artisan coffees and hot chocolates, as well as loose-leaf teas. For those out there with a massive sweet tooth, we feature a large variety of delicious homemade cakes, treats and bakes within our cake cabinet for you to treat yourself to throughout the day. We also have a full ice-cream parlour out on our veranda. If you’re looking for something a little more filling, you’re bound to find something delicious on our breakfast and lunch menus, and on our specials board. 

We aim to ethically source all of ingredients from local and regional companies, including our coffee beans and teas. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know – we will always aim to cater for you wherever possible!

Something Savoury?

We serve a variety of savoury foods throughout each day which can be found on our breakfast, lunch and specials menu. Our breakfast menu is available from opening to noon every day and includes everything you could ever want to start your day, including our famous full English, eggs and salmon, and an array of lighter options to suit all tastes. Our lunch menu is ever-expanding and contains a fantastic selection of dishes inspired by classic British food and homemade favourites.

We update our specials board every day, which is normally themed around seasonal produce and national foodie holidays. Specials in the past have included the likes of vegan falafel pitas, footlong turkey sandwiches and gourmet burger stacks. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more about our current menu and daily specials.

The Forge Cafe British Iron Work Centre

Devilishly Decadent

Whether you’re a sweet treat enthusiast or just someone who enjoys a snack every now and again, our large array of cakes, bakes and treats are bound to tempt you. From the ultimate chocolate indulgences and classic flavours to extravagant delicacies and exotic fusions, our sweeter options really do engage all of the senses. Each treat has been lovingly handmade in the Ironworks kitchen by our in-house pastry chefs and are all definitely something to write home about! 

We also offer cream and afternoon teas, complete with our ever-popular homemade scones. The perfect excuse for a catch-up with friends and family! If you’re looking to enjoy an afternoon tea with us, please call us to book in advance.

Something Sweet At The British Ironwork Centre

Outdoor Veranda

Our outdoor veranda is the perfect spot for those who love an outdoor environment with a difference. Offering a sense of unrivalled style and comfort, our outdoor area features the same cosy sofas and quirky décor as our indoor seating area combined with the breath-taking view of our metal sculpture park. The veranda is completely undercover and features a number of outdoor heaters during the colder months of the year. You’ll also find our outdoor bar (open during the summer) and ice-cream parlour here!

Outdoor Veranda British Ironwork Centre

Four-Legged Friends

Can’t leave your house without your four-legged friends in tow? We don’t blame you! Here at the Ironworks, pets are completely welcome within our outdoor veranda area and are encouraged to explore the entirety of our exterior grounds. For all the very good dogs out there, we even offer a dog trail map and free doggie treats in our reception area!

Dogs At The British Ironwork Centre