Café & Bar


Fancy a cup of fair trade tea or coffee? Or some delicious cake? Why not pop into the Cafe in the Courthouse?

It is open 10am-3pm Monday-Saturday, and serves a range of fair trade teas and coffees, home-made cakes, toasties, sandwiches and other snacks and cold drinks.

We are delighted to say that our sandwiches are made on lovely bread from Otley’s very own award-winning Bondgate Bakery. Our teacakes are from there, too! Where possible, we always try to stock locally sourced and fair trade products.

The Cafe in the Courthouse is run by a team of volunteers, along with the Courthouse’s Centre Manager and Volunteers Coordinator. . The cafe also forms part of the exhibition space used by local artists. For more information about what exhibitions you can enjoy with your cup of coffee, see this page about our In House Arts Group, who coordinate the exhibitions.

The money raised in the cafe helps keep the Courthouse open, and we hope that you’ll pop in, say hello, and have some nice food and drink.


Our well-stocked bar – featuring a wide range of bottled beers, principally from Ilkley Brewery, is open for the majority of our evening events.


Otley Courthouse is a unique development run by people in Otley, West Yorkshire. After an eight year development period we transformed a redundant nineteenth century magistrates court into a unique arts and resource centre for our community.

Find out about the history of Otley Courthouse by visiting the Heritage section of our website.


Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street, Otley, West Yorkshire LS21 3AN

Telephone: 01943 467466 email:

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