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Pavilion cafe and shop

The Pavilion Cafe

The Pavilion Cafe

A Brew with a View in Williamson Park!

  • Free Wi-Fi access 
  • Loyalty discount scheme for hot drinks
  • Locally sourced produce
  • 'Taste Lancashire' quality accreditation
  • Stunning views across the bay

Opening times

• October to March: Open 10am to 4pm
• April to September: Open 10am to 5pm 

Park opening times and travel details


About the cafe

Come and enjoy a brew with a view

Come and enjoy a brew with a view

The Pavilion Café at the summit of Williamson Park in Lancaster provides a unique setting and a warming welcome with produce provided by some of the areas finest suppliers.

Nestled within 54 acres of magnificent parkland, the cafes’ terraces command the finest views available in the town, across Morecambe Bay towards the Lakeland fells.

The café serves a wide variety of high quality food and drink sourced from local suppliers.

Award winning artisan roasters, Atkinson’s of Lancaster, provide their unique blends of coffees and teas. Other local producers on the menu include home made desserts by Lathams of Broughton.

Gifts galore

Gifts galore

Customers can surf the internet over a cappuccino as a new wireless access point has recently been installed.


Gifts galore and so much more in store

The gift shop has recently undergone an amazing transformation.

Hundreds of visitors come to the gift shop every month to buy tickets for the Butterfly House, mini beast cave, woodland garden and to purchase souvenirs of their visit.

The renovations have created a modern appearance with wooden flooring, repainting, new windows, new desk counters and improved signage.

New visitors to the shop will be greeted by knowledgeable friendly staff, who can offer advice and information on Lancaster, other council facilities and local tourist attractions. The shop staff are now wearing the same uniform that is worn by colleagues in the Customer Service departments so they are recognisable as Lancaster City Council staff.

Visitors wanting to take home a reminder of their visit to the park will be amazed by the new choice that is available. There is a wide range of Williamson Park souvenirs such as branded binoculars, bendy pencils and compasses and the ‘I Survived the Mini Beast House’ badges are already proving to be a hit. The shop is proud to stock ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ goods which are very popular with youngsters, and also a complete range of gardening goods in keeping with the nature of Williamson Park.

In order to assist the café during busy periods, the shop has a new fridge and freezer to sell drinks and ice creams. 

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