Eating at Brockholes

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Feeling Peckish?

Whether it's a hot, sit-down meal you are after, or a quick pit-stop on a wildlife walk, we have something for everyone on the Visitor Village.

From Saturday 24th July, the Kestrel Kitchen will open with an indoor seating area, alongside Peckish which will continue to be open for take away 'Lancashire street food', with an abundance of tables and chairs on the Visitor Village for you to enjoy your refreshments alfresco with some truly spectacular views.

Both eateries are open daily from 10am until 4pm. The Kestrel Kitchen may close earlier to set up for indoor functions, so please check the signage on-site for information regarding this.

Frequently Asked Questions about eating at Brockholes

We know many visitors have questions surrounding our opening times, offerings and new systems. We ask you give these answers a read through in the first instance, and if you still can't find your answer, please speak to one of our team and we will be happy to help.

What are your opening times?

The Kestrel Kitchen, Peckish, and Visitor Village, is open from 10am until 5pm, Monday to Sunday.

Hot food will not be served after 4pm, but may be stopped earlier if we have sold out of certain food during the day. Please bear with us as we all get used to this new sense of working on a take away system. 

What food is on offer?

We have a selection of locally sourced (where possible) hot and cold food and drinks on offer in the Kestrel Kitchen and Peckish. This ranges from breakfast barms or pasties and chips, to halloumi burger with houmous and peppers and a selection of cold sandwiches. We have a large selection of sweet treats from carrot cake (which is also Gluten Free), Jaffa Cake (which is vegan!) and chocolate cake, to a delicious range of cookies. 

Peckish is dedicated to Lancashire Street Food, including 'fully loaded' fries and nachos and a range of delicious cheese toasties, with vegan options available at all times.

Our coffee machines deliver the most delectable coffee and hot chocolate, which you can enjoy with a flavoured syrup of your choice for that extra little treat. We also have two flavours of Starslush, perfect for a hot summers day.

We stock a selection of delicious ice cream flavours from the Ice Cream Farm in Cheshire. These are all individually portioned in tubs with a spoon in the lid. Please ask our team for allergen information.

Are you still sticking to Covid guidelines now they are no longer the law?

Our team, along with our dedicated Health and Safety Officer, have worked very hard to ensure the health and safety of our visitors and staff is our primary concern during these uncertain times.

We have a one way system into the Kestrel Kitchen, from the back door, right through into the serving area, and exiting through the main door. The serving area has a perspex screen to separate you from our serving staff. Please speak up when ordering your food and drinks, it can sometimes be hard to hear!

We are only allowing one family or social bubble into the serving area at any time. This will result in a queue through the Kestrel Kitchen. Please bear with us - we will serve customers are quickly and efficiently as possible to ensure you are not standing in the queue for a long time.

Whilst in the queue, we have signage in place reminding you to stay two metres apart from anyone not in your family or social bubble at all times. 

There are a number of sanitisation stations available inside the Kestrel Kitchen and Peckish, with hand sanitiser which you are welcome to use.

We also ask that you wear a mask when you are inside the building. These can be removed as soon as you are outside again.

Do you sell ice cream?

Yes we do! We sell delicious ice cream and sorbet from Cheshire Farm Ice Cream. Our ice cream tubs are on sale all year round inside the Kestrel Kitchen and Peckish. During warmer months, or dedicated ice cream cabin will be open at weekends, and every day during school holidays. Here you can decide to have a tub or a cone of your favourite flavour.

Do you sell bottles of water?

No! BUT, we do sell cans of still water!

As an environmental charity, we are reducing the use of our single use plastics, starting with plastic water bottles. Cans are much more readily recycled and pose much less of a threat to wildlife. We also provide wooden cutlery with our take away meals as opposed to plastic. We hope you appreciate our move towards more environmentally friendly packaging - we hope there will be much more of this over the coming months.

Thank you

Brockholes is owned and managed by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust. We do not receive any direct government funding and each time you visit you’re helping to support our vital conservation work on the reserve. Thank you for supporting your local wildlife.

Matthew Algie Coffee Brockholes

Alice Singleton

Becoming more sustainable

Read all about our new coffee and hot chocolate

We have been searching for coffee that stands up to the values that we hold as an environmental charity, with an exceptional taste. As a Trust, we always aim to offer sustainably sourced produce and the Matthew Algie ethics and principles are a great fit for us. They are committed to sustainably sourcing and producing tea, hot chocolate and many other products. Matthew Algie gives back to the community, both at origin and on a local level. Their Glasgow roastery is the first coffee roastery in the world to achieve the Carbon Neutral Gold Standard. 

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