Eat at alderford café

Alderford café overlooks the lake, so come rain or shine there’s always something to see. All the food on the menu is homemade by the alderford café team and reflects our belief in using fresh, local ingredients wherever possible. We have seasonal specials as well as the alderford favourites, which include the Eggs Benedict and Lynn’s homemade scones – which are highly acclaimed and form the mainstay of our afternoon teas. To see our menu, click here

We offer children sized portions for youngsters and high chairs are available. Our menu also caters for a range of dietary requirements but if there is something you can’t see then just ask a member of the team.

alderford café menu

The food here is freshly made to order so please allow time for preparation especially during busy periods.

Children’s portions, gluten free and vegan options are available.

Food served until ½ hour before closing.

Take away available.

All our food may contain traces of nuts


Breakfast served until 11.30am

Full English – £8.50
Sausage & two bacon rashers supplied by Trevor Fowles of Whitchurch, Heinz baked beans, mushrooms, & Bury black pudding, with fried, poached or scrambled Broadhay free range eggs with a choice of white or brown toast, served with pot of tea or regular coffee.

Trevor Fowles Sausage or Bacon Roll/Sandwich – £3.75 (or both £4.25)
On white or brown sliced bread or roll

Broadhay Free Range Eggs on Toast – £4.00

Two eggs, fried, poached or scrambled on white or brown toast Toast – £2.50
White or brown bread, with jam, marmalade or honey

Sandwiches & Wraps

Served on either white or brown Walkers’ roll, sliced bread,
or in a wrap with homemade Victorian coleslaw, salad garnish and crisps – £6.95

  • Ham & Wholegrain or English Mustard
  • King Prawn Mayonnaise (Hellmanns)
  • * Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Mayonnaise
  • * Egg Mayonnaise (Hellmanns ) Bacon, Brie & Cranberry
  • * Coronation Chicken Cheese & Tomato
  • * nHoumous & Home Roasted Vegetables Cheese with Red Onion
  • * Tuna Mayonnaise, with or without sweetcorn Dearnford Club Sandwich (only on sliced bread) Chicken, bacon, tomato, lettuce & Hellmann’s mayo.

Toasted Crumpets – £3.00
Two crumpets served with butter, honey or jam

Toasted Tea Cake – £2.00
A toasted tea cake with butter

Jacket Potatoes

Served with a dressed salad, Victorian coleslaw and your choice of fillings – £6.50

  • Mature Cheddar Cheese
  • Houmous & Home Roasted Vegetables
  • Cheddar Cheese & Heinz Beans
  • Chicken Curry
  • Chicken Pesto
  • Lynn’s Homemade Chilli Con Carne
  • Tuna, Hellmann’s Mayonnaise & Sweetcorn
  • Gluten Free Curry or Bolognese.

Ice Cream

Located in the freezer inside the café – £2.25

All Day

Please see the Boards for today’s Choice of Specials

Eggs Benedict – £7.50
Toasted muffin with smoked salmon or ham, two Broadhay free range poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce.

Welsh Rarebit – £7.00
Toasted Bloomer bread & bacon with mature cheddar, wholegrain mustard mix, & salad garnish.

North Staffordshire Oatcakes – £7.00
Two North Staffordshire Oatcakes served with bacon, mushrooms & melted cheese.

Trevor Fowles Burger & Wedges – £10

Mixed Salad & Victorian Coleslaw – £7.50
Served with your choice of: Homemade Tart of the Day; Grilled Goat’s Cheese; Ham; Cheese; Smoked Salmon & Prawns; Coronation Chicken or Tuna Mayonnaise with Sweetcorn.

Homemade Soup of the Day – £5.95
With warm white/brown roll – See Special Boards.

Heinz Beans on Toast – £4.00
Two slices of toast served with Heinz baked beans Basket of potato wedges – £3.00

Afternoon Teas

Afternoon Tea for Two – £18.00
Two homemade scones with strawberry jam and Cornish Clotted Cream with a choice of two sandwiches marked * with a pot of Yorkshire tea to share.

Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two – £28.00
A delicate selection of finger sandwiches with a choice of two fillings marked * above, homemade scones with jam and Clotted Cream, cakes & tea or coffee served with a glass of Prosecco


Please ask for our Full Drinks List for a selection of wines, beers and cider

  • Pot of Yorkshire Tea for one – £2.00
  • Pot of Speciality tea for one – £2.25
  • Hot Chocolate – £2.50
    With marshmallows, chocolate flake & whipped cream – £3.00
  • Latte, Cappuccino, Americano & Mocha
    Regular – £2.50
    Large – £3.00
    Espresso Shot – £1.75
    Double Espresso – £2.50
    Add a syrup £0.50
  • Soft drinks – £1.50
  • Wenlock water, still/sparkling – £2.00
  • Robinsons Fruit Shoot – £1.00
  • Folkingtons Fruit Juices – £2.25
  • Fentiman’s (selection) – £2.75
  • Peroni – £4.00
  • Gin & Tonic – £3.95
  • Local Guest Cider – £4.00
  • Local Guest Beer – £4.50
  • Red or white wine per glass, from-
    (125ml) – £3.25
    (175ml) – £4.25

Special events and private hire

During the day, the cafe veranda can be pre-booked for small meetings, lunches and afternoon teas, as well as funeral teas.

The cafe is also a unique space for private evening events and can be closed from late afternoon for functions.

For information, please call our cafe manager Lynn on 01948 665914 or download a price list here.