The Old Fire Engine House is following government guidelines to be Covid safe and have made changes to our opening times and arrangements:

  • Reservations for lunch and dinner can be made in advance by calling 01353 662582. Tables may be available on the day, please call or ring the doorbell for availability. Bookings cannot be taken by email.
  • Indoor and outdoor reservations up to a maximum of 6 guests from multiple households per table. Children are welcome but they must remain seated and be included in the reservation.
  • Please arrive on time to assist with staggered bookings and only with the number of guests you have booked for. Guests will be welcomed at the door and shown straight to their table.
  • We cannot offer drinks in the bar but you are welcome to order pre-dinner at your table, or in the garden, depending on weather and availability.
  • To assist with track and trace, we will ask for contact details from each household on arrival, we will keep these for 21 days and may need to share them with the NHS.

Temporary opening times:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday - Friday: Morning coffees 10.30-11.30am (table service), Lunch 12.15-2pm, Afternoon Teas 3.30-5pm, Dinner reservations from 6.30-8.30pm
  • Saturday: Morning coffees 10.30-11.30am (table service), Lunch 12.15-2pm, Afternoon Teas 3.30-5pm, Dinner reservations from 6.30-8.30pm
  • Sunday - Lunch reservations from 12.15-2pm and Afternoon Teas 3.45-5.15pm

Please note that opening times may be subject to change until further notice.

If anyone in your group has Covid symptoms, please stay at home and cancel your booking by phone to protect our staff, customers and community.

Cookie information

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer when you browse a website. This website uses cookies in a general way to help us to understand how our website is used and also to improve the user experience.

The Old Fire Engine House - About

Use of cookies

You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

The table below sets out what cookies we use and why. We do not use cookies from which you can be individually identified.

Cookie Brief description
ASPSessionID ASP session cookie - deleted when you end your visitor session. May also have further random characters at the end of the name, such as ASPSESSIONIDCCBSADTQ.
cookieTextSeen This cookie is set when you dismiss the cookie notification. It is used to inform the website not to show the notification again. This cookie lasts for 12 months.

Blocking cookies

If you choose to block cookies some parts of this website may not operate. To block cookies please do this within your browser settings. Most browsers allow you to block cookies within their settings and we have provided links to the most commonly used browsers.