New collaboration for The Ropewalk and Cook’s of New Holland

By janetuplin |

The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber and Cook’s of New Holland have entered a new collaboration with early evening meals being served up in the Maltkiln Road venue’s Coffee Shop.

“The first three meals, one this month and two in May, tie in with events at Ropery Hall but you need not to be going to Ropery Hall to enjoy an evening in the lovely surroundings of the Coffee Shop,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.  “If you are going onto Ropery Hall we can reserve your seats for you.”

The first three Cook’s two course Early Evening Meals take place on Saturdays, April 13 and May 4 and Friday, May 24., with two sittings at 6.30pm and 7pm.

On each of the three dates there is a main course of a meat, fish or vegetarian dish, all served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes as well as a visit to the famous Cook’s Pudding Table where there is a choice from one hot and three cold puddings as well as a selection from the cheese board.

“Cooks already hold very successful Pudding Club Nights here at The Ropewalk and it seemed a natural progression to further extend this to an evening meal,” Liz continued.  “We’ve been asked many times previously if we would consider offering evening meals particularly by those who travel some distance to our events, so we are delighted to be able to do this.”

Meals cost £18 and booking, in person at the Craft Gallery or by calling 01652 660380,  is essential.  Menu selection and payment is also required in advance.

Full details of the new venture, along with themed evening meals devised by the Coffee Shop’s manager Amanda Foster and her staff as well as Cook’s Pudding Club nights can be found on


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