Refuel in the Bishop's Kitchen or be transported to Spain in El Castillo, our new Tapas Bar.

The food on our menus is made from locally sourced ingredients with many grown on site – you can’t get much fresher than that!

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El Castillo

Get a taste of Spain in El Castillo, our new Tapas Bar in the heart of Bishop Auckland’s historic Market Place. Enjoy a relaxed dining experience with great food and drinks, and the promise of a warm welcome for everyone. Whether it’s a morning coffee, a social lunch and glass of wine, or an evening of special celebration with friends, the Spanish Gallery Tapas Bar provides the perfect backdrop. Our menu celebrates modern tapas style dining, and features small plates of unfussy, flavourful, heart-warming dishes. Classic Spanish flavours complement the best seasonal ingredients from our region, and combine to create simple, delicious food.

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Bishop's Kitchen

The Bishop’s Kitchen sits at the heart of Auckland Castle, offering a warm welcome and a delicious range of tempting treats. Our team serve a selection of soups, sandwiches, salads and cakes, and you’ll be able to choose to eat in the beautifully refurbished medieval kitchen, or in our courtyard garden. Our food focuses on produce grown within the Castle grounds or sourced locally from our network of suppliers, all prepared with care and attention by our in-house Catering Team.

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