• Carriages cafe bar is conveniently situated in Newark Castle station. This grade II listed station was built in the Italianate style in 1846 and has been sympathetically restored to its former glory. It is now a beautiful Victorian styled cafe and bar with chandeliers, nostalgic steampunk decor, sash windows and stone fireplaces. Quirky contraptions and art-work bedeck the walls, which all add to a timeless nostalgia for the age of steam

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    Catering for up to 80 people

    Carriages can comfortably accommodate up to 80 people and evening events have exclusive access to the whole building. We have a fully licenced bar and can extend our opening hours until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays. We are also licenced for live music and entertainment and as we are situated on the railway station getting to us is extremely easy and parking is free for our customers after 6pm. Prior to 6pm there is local parking for a very reasonable rate (across the road). To be as Flexible as possible for your party we offer a couple of options:

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    Evening events

    If you do not require any catering we charge £200 including VAT for a fully staffed event offering a licenced bar from 7pm until 11pm (after 11pm we charge £50 per hour extra, or parts thereof) If you do require catering we offer exclusive use of Carriages without charge with a spend over £400 on food. If the spend on catering is below £400 we will charge you the difference ie. if the food bill is only £300 we will charge £100 room hire. If the food bill is less than £200 the full £200 room hire charge will apply (menu suggestions are attached)

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    If you do not require any catering we charge £200 including VAT for a fully staffed event offering a licenced bar from 12am - 4pm OR 6pm - 10pm. Any additional hours are charged at £50 per hour. At Carriages we pride ourselves on being a unique venue happy to customise any requirements to suit your needs, so please let us know if you would like any further information and tell us how we can make your event the best experience for you and your guests.

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    The Pullman Suite

    The Pullman Suite is ideal for business meetings and conferences, sectioned off from the main cafe via theatre curtains and Wifi available throughout the building. Tea, coffee and breakfast/ lunches are also available all day. At Carriages we offer you comfortable and convenient facilities, suitable for all types of business needs from presentations to AGM’S we have the room to meet all of your requirements.

  • Carriages Community kitchen

    With community support and action at the heart of Carriages’ Ethos, we have been running our community kitchen for over two years.

    Community Kitchen

    Carriages Community Cafe

    Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5.30pm - 7.30pm

    Our Community Café is linked to the FareShare charity and provides a delicious three course meal, for only £3.00, made using surplus supermarket produce that may have been mis-labelled, over-ordered, etc and would previously have been thrown away. FareShare collects this surplus food and re-distributes it to many community organisations like ours. All of the food provided is carefully managed and handled to ensure freshness and is supplied to us in the same condition as you would have brought it from the supermarket.


    The ideology of our café is to provide food and a venue to promote social eating and encourage people to engage with each other in a warm, friendly environment, where they can enjoy conversation over a low-cost tasty meal.

    Community Kitchen

    Carriages Community Cafe

    Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5.30pm - 7.30pm


    Get out and join in with the community

    So if you fancy doing something other than staring at the telly, pop along and join in with people from the community around you. You never know who you may meet.


    Check out the Carriages Facebook page for news, updates and menus or leave a comment about your experience. You can also contact us by email at: community@carriagesnewark.co.uk.


    Our Community Café is run on a voluntary basis so, if you fancy lending a hand one day, pop along and let us know, we would love to hear from you


    We also have a “Pay it Forward” scheme where, if you want to, you can contribute a small amount towards paying for a meal for someone who cannot afford it. If you would like to donate through this website, please see the section below where you will Find our donate via PayPal button

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    Carriages Cafe Newark would love to hear from you!

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    01636 676129

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