Café & Bar


Café Tables

Fancy a cup of Fair trade tea or coffee or some delicious cake? Why not pop into the Courthouse Cafe?  The Cafe in the Courthouse is run by a team of volunteers along with the Centre Manager and Volunteer Co-ordinator.

The cafe is open between 10am-3pm Monday-Saturday and serves a range of teas and coffees, cakes, toasties, sandwiches, other snacks and cold drinks.  Where possible, we always try to stock locally sourced and Fair trade products.  Our sandwiches are made on bread from Otley’s very own award-winning Bondgate Bakery. Our teacakes are from there, too!  Each month we have a different deal on offer:  April will be toasted crumpet with tea or coffee for £1.50

The cafe, which also forms part of the exhibition space used by local artists, can be accessed by those using wheelchairs or pushchairs. 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 enjoy a light snack in this relaxing venue.


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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