Ferry Meadows Café

People in a cafeHot meals, snacks and drinks in a beautiful location overlooking Overton Lake next to the Visitor Centre. Open daily for breakfast.

Opening hours:


8am-6pm everyday


9am-4pm (Monday to Friday)

9am-5pm (weekends)

All opening hours are subject to weather conditions. ​

For more information on our cafe and menu choices please visit the Ferry Meadows Café web page.

To contact the café, call 01733 234493 or email [email protected]

Lakeside Kitchen & Bar

serving food at the Lakeside cafeLakeside Kitchen & Bar focuses on popular dining out favourites featuring local producers and suppliers, complemented by a range of hot and cold soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages.​

The beautiful surroundings make this the perfect place to host an event, have a great meal or simply to stop off for a coffee and cake while you are walking your dogs in the Park.

Opening hours:


9am-6pm everyday


9am-4pm (Monday to Friday)

9am-5pm (weekends)

​All opening hours are subject to weather conditions.

​For more information on our cafe and menu choices, please visit the Lakeside Kitchen & Bar website or call them on 01733 233218 

the coffee guy logoThe Coffee Guy at Orton Mere

From 1st April 2021! Visit The Coffee Guy at Orton Mere and enjoy a range of different coffees, a selection of teas and tasty toasted sandwiches, whilst exploring this popular area of Nene Park.

Opening hours:

8am and 6pm, Thursday to Sunday

To browse the menu please click here.

Picnics and BBQs

Family having a BBQ in the parkIn Ferry Meadows there are a number of permanent BBQ stands around the Park, which operate on a first-come-first-served basis. You may bring your own BBQ if it is off the ground and not placed directly onto picnic tables or benches. Some benches do have BBQ trays fitted.​

Please note that gas fired BBQs are not permitted.​

Visit our onsite Farm Shop next to Nene Outdoors to discover our range of picnic items and BBQ packs, catering for families and visitors who wish to extend their visit at the Park. You can even pick up charcoal in store!

For more information download our BBQ and Picnics Information Leaflet.

​If planning a BBQ or picnic for a large group (20 people or more) it will need to be authorised by Nene Park Trust as there may be other activities or events taking place at the same time. For enquiries and bookings please email [email protected] or call us on 01733 234193.

Food and Drink nearby

In addition to the dining options within Ferry Meadows, there are a number of eateries and pubs across Nene Park that offer the chance to take a break and enjoy some delicious food during your visit. These can be found from the Rural Estate of Castor to Thorpe Meadows near Peterborough City Centre.

The Woodman Pub, Peterborough

The Woodman, Thorpe Wood

The Boathouse pub in Peterborough

The Boathouse, Thorpe Meadows

Granary restaurant, Peterborough

The Granary, Orton Meadows

coffee house, Castor

The Coffee House, Castor

The Chubby Castor restaurant, Castor

The Chubby Castor restaurant

Prince of Wales pub, Castor

The Prince of Wales pub, Castor