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Martha's Barn at Otley hall

A new artisan cafe set within 10-acres of tranquil gardens at Otley Hall offering speciality coffee, home-baked cakes and creative seasonal menus that showcase fresh, local Suffolk produce.

The interior design of the café reflects its beautiful surroundings with stylish botanical décor creating relaxing atmosphere. 

With a passion for plant-based cooking and a focus on sustainability, Head Chef Sophie Calver always features plenty of delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes on the menu. Current dishes include Confit Tomato & Peppers, Baked Feta, Sumac Smashed Fried Eggs & Garlic Crostini; Turkish Eggs with Smashed Pistachios & Local Bread; and the ever-popular Martha's Full English.

Martha's Barn is currently open Tuesday through to Friday from 10am - 4pm. Orders for the lunch menu are taken until 2pm. Sample menus are available on the website. 

For table reservations please call 01473 553 585 or email marthasbarn@otleyhall.co.uk 

About Otley Hall

Otley Hall is a Grade I listed, moated Tudor Hall steeped in history and set within 10 acres of English gardens. The Hall is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of late medieval architecture and one of the oldest houses in Suffolk to have survived largely intact.

Otley Hall was once home to Bartholomew Gosnold, renowned for being instrumental in the founding of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America. In March 1602 he set sail from Falmouth and pioneered the first successful route to the New World. He named one of his discoveries Martha's Vineyard after his infant daughter. The name Martha's Barn Café is a tribute to the rich history that the Hall holds within its walls and its noteworthy predecessors.

The gardens at Otley Hall reflect an ever-changing blend of wild and structural features including vibrant borders, wooded areas, water features and nods to medieval design throughout with a knot garden, mount and H-shaped canal inspired by the designs of Francis Inigo Thomas and Sylvia Landsberg. The gardens offer an inviting series of different spaces to explore, with the added chance of stumbling across one of the Hall's majestic peacocks and spotting an abundance of wildlife within the grounds such as otter, deer and over 75 species of bird.

The gardens at Otley Hall are reopening for the season on the 28th of March 2024 until the end of October 2024.

Eatery name:
Martha's Barn at Otley hall
Opening Hours:
Tuesday through to Friday from 10am - 4pm