Wild Cafe Of Marsden, West Yorkshire


A Sunday spent strolling alongside the Huddersfield Slim Canal on the picturesque stretch from Slaithwaite to Marsden, West Yorkshire, with a buddy.  We had been nearly at Marsden, after we handed an intriguing signal positioned amongst the pure fantastic thing about the towpath with an arrow pointing away from the towpath. 

‘Wild Café’ the signal learn and the colorful set of wood indicators under the arrow listed every part we love – cocktails, dwell music, recent meals, truffles!

wild cafe direction sign

Unable to withstand we adopted the arrow off the canal and throughout a footbridge in the hunt for this hidden café. Turning off the bridge into an overgrown, barely bedraggled space, we questioned if we had gone fallacious with the instructions however within the distance, throughout this tangled wild house we might see twinkly lights hooked up to a wood constructing nestled amongst the timber. 

The 5 minute stroll throughout this untamed countryside from the canal didn’t put together us for the hidden delight we got here throughout.

Social walks with baldhiker

outside the cafe

Strolling previous the automotive park on the entrance of the café grounds, there’s a great signal ‘Magic Begins Right here’ and it actually does! 

The café and grounds have an air of peaceable tranquillity and even earlier than you step into the pleasant ‘Wild Backyard’ (out of doors space of the café) and past into the café, the grounds are a sensory delight, gloriously wild pure magnificence juxtaposed with a number of quirkiness in all places you look.

outdoor space

A wonderful pond surrounded with lush crops takes centre stage surrounded by outbuildings and neglected by the beautiful softly blue painted Wild Café.

The Café relies inside the grounds of the household enterprise of The Outdated Coach Home Therapeutic and Wellbeing Centre in Marsden, established in 2005, and a peaceable holistic haven that welcomes individuals far and vast on the lookout for some a lot wanted leisure and therapeutic.

Simply strolling into the magical grounds, I felt the strain raise from my shoulders and a peaceful descend. 

It was a beautiful heat day, so we select to take a seat exterior within the backyard space of the café, a stupendous, relaxed straightforward going space with an eclectic mixture of seating, vibrant cushions out of doors rugs and crops.

Feeling chilled and relaxed we browsed by the menu, a beautiful, vibrant, chatty fashion menu, in line with the entire laid again vibe of the place.

food at wild cafe marsden

The menu relies on wholesome, healthful, eco pleasant food and drinks together with nourish bowls, smoothies, platters, truffles, cocktails and extra, utilizing largely plant based mostly elements, meals that’s good for the soul and all freshly made to order.

At this level I want to say the employees… sporting fabulous ‘Wild Café’ tropical shirts and massive smiles the group on the café are welcoming, pleasant and have a beautiful relaxed angle, all of the whereas holding environment friendly {and professional}.  Chatting to a member of the group I used to be given the chance to take a look spherical earlier than ordering.

inside the cafe

The within of the Café is cosy and rustic and in line with the skin house has a unusual mixture of seating, leafy crops and décor, making a heat and alluring ambiance. The within can also be residence to the Wild Dwelling present store, an space promoting an array of beautiful wellbeing merchandise, important oils, candles, arty greeting playing cards and extra.

wild living shop

The magic doesn’t cease there, I used to be then proven to the upstairs space of the Café and was completely wowed! The café has its personal Treehouse Cabin and Tee Pee rooms that may be booked out. Fabulous secluded and cosy areas which are actually magical areas full of soppy furnishings, drapes, twinkly lights with a sense of intimacy, good for eating and consuming with a gaggle of pals.

Each areas seat as much as 6 individuals and are booked out completely for single bookings.  I held again on images of this space as I believe it must be skilled in particular person, to not spoil the wow issue.

Wild Café is consistently increasing and growing with fabulous occasions going down akin to their ‘Gig within the Wild Backyard’ an occasion celebrating summer season evenings with dwell music, good meals and cocktails and what a magical place to host these!

Again right down to the out of doors desk the place my buddy had been perusing the menu we selected the Sharing Platter and we weren’t disenchanted.

sharing platter at wild cafe

At £19.95 it got here with toasted bread of the week with olive + balsamic dipping oil, Kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, hummus, tzatziki, grilled halloumi all served with toasted flat bread, scrumptious!   Massive hummus lovers we ordered an additional portion of hummus and flatbread and celebrated discovering this attractive place with a beautiful chilled bottle of prosecco. 

hummus and fizz

An ideal sharing lunch sat in good environment, we might have fortunately stayed there all day! 

Wild Café is a haven of tranquillity, set amongst the rugged panorama of the West Yorkshire countryside on the outskirts of the village of Marsden and the wild Marsden Moors.

It showcases all that’s magical about this space of West Yorkshire – its wild pure magnificence, numerous panorama and distinctive quirky character.

stay wild sign at the exit

I took a stroll on the wild facet and will certainly be again!

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