The Bulrush Bistro

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Built by the lakes' owner, Sue and Mark Anderson, two years ago, the Bulrush and its waterside setting was launched to give diners a peaceful place to enjoy a bite to eat while enjoying the wonderful views.


Located in the rural, historic village of Barnburgh, the Bulrush brings the warmth and texture of its natural surroundings inside with stone floors, log burner and mix of chunky wooden furniture.

Tripadvisor Reviews

julie r sandra k liz h Paul B

Julie R

Went for Sunday lunch, superb high quality food, lovely staff, immaculate decor. Will be back! The lamb was delicious

sandra k

Service , food and surroundings were excellent. The Chef made a cake which the family loved. The views across to historic Barnbrough Church were spectacular in the Autumn Sunshine.

liz h

Called in having heard very good reports and glad we did the breakfast was beautiful, the staff are very friendly and helpful.

The place has a lovely atmosphere in a lovely setting.

Paul B

Called in with my partner today for lunch was very impressed ordered coffee and a sandwich when it arrived lt wad lovely very nice attentive staff lovely envioment to be in

        highly recommend

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The Bistro boasts a fully licensed bar with a wide selection of both hot and cold drinks. Here you will find premium beers, wines and spirits including 2 draft beer pumps that change seasonally.


As we welcome many passing cyclists and walkers, the bar is a perfect rest spot to refuel with either a drink, sandwich or both.


Please see below for our opening times.


Perfect for baby showers, birthdays, celebrations and funeral teas, the bistro is available to hire exclusively for a private function.


There are various catering options available meaning all you need to take care of is the inviting of your guests.


Our facilities include ample free parking, free WIFI, disabled accessibility, a disabled toilet, baby changing facilities and high chairs and so making it a perfect venue for meeting with friends, family or colleagues.

Food Service Hours

Monday         Closed

Tuesday       Closed

Wednesday   10am - 4pm

Thursday       10am - 4pm

Friday            10am - 4pm / 6pm-9pm

Saturday        10am - 4pm / 6pm - 9pm

Sunday          10am - 4pm


* Please note breakfast is served until 11.30am

Frequently asked

Is there parking available?

- Yes, there is a free car park for all our visitors


What facilities are there for the disabled?

- The bistro has disabled access and a disabled toilet


Are children allowed?

- We don't have a children's menu but children are welcome when supervised by an adult. High chairs and baby changing facilities are also available.


Is there any WIFI?

- Yes free wifi is available for our customers, please ask a member of staff for the password


Are dogs allowed?

- We have a large outside seating area where well behaved dogs are welcome on leads.

Dog water bowls are available

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