The Creamery

A trackside restaurant and working creamery celebrating the golden age of the Great British railway. Under a 10-minute drive from The Newt, The Creamery is located at Castle Cary railway station, a principal gateway to Somerset. The historic building is a community hub, serving travellers boarding or alighting trains from London Paddington and the West Country. Visitors can expect hearty dishes, grab and go, and a range of traditional soft cheese and yoghurt using fresh milk from the estate’s herd of water buffalo.

A Rich History

The original ‘Milk Factory’ was erected by brothers, G&C Prideaux, in 1912. Local farmers would deliver churns of milk to be made into cheese at the factory, which would be transported to the newly accessible London market via the railway line. The height of ‘La Belle Epoque’, it was an era of industrial invention, intellectual and artistic creativity and global wanderlust. Travelling the world was a thrilling new possibility and the reimagined building has multiple references to this ‘Golden Age of Travel’. The restored Creamery keeps the year 1912 firmly in mind, with a new brick extension matching the detailing of the original factory. The design celebrates a rich history of handling milk products, with modern cheesemaking returned to the heart of the building.

Food from the Farm

With options to pull up a stool at a signature green tiled bar or sink into leather railway carriage booths inspired by traditional railway station houses, The Creamery is a comfortable spot to enjoy a slice of the Somerset good life. Outside, the garden offers a scenic spot to while away the hours when waiting for a train. The menu offers hearty British classics, served simply and generously. Ingredients come fresh from the market gardens and Butchery at The Newt. Dishes such as Lloyds' famous lamb merguez sausages, the smash burger and fish of the day, will be accompanied by our finest cyders. For a lighter dish, the signature mozzarella is served simply with lemon zest and Babylonstoren olive oil. The perfect destination for dinner, or a pit stop when on a longer journey,

Opening Times

Grab & Go

Opening 01 June 2024


Monday to Sunday
Breakfast 7am - 11am
Lunch 10am - 2pm

Restaurant

Opening 01 June 2024


Breakfast
Saturday & Sunday
9am - 11.30am


Lunch
Wednesday to Sunday
12 - 3pm


Dinner
Thursday to Saturday
5pm - 9pm

How to Visit

Physical Address

The Creamery
Station Wharf
Castle Cary
Somerset
BA7 7PE

Reservations and Queries

Call: +44 (0)1963 577777
Email: [email protected]

GPS Coordinates

51°05'59"N 2°31'22"W

Where to Park

Station car parking is available
Please observe signs, parking charges apply

Walking

Follow footpath from Castle Cary town centre.

Directions

By Train

GWR services from London Paddington direct to Castle Cary.
GWR services from Bristol direct to Castle Cary.
GWR services from Exeter direct to Castle Cary.

By Car

From London. Follow the M3 westwards, then join the A303 to Wincanton. Now follow the A371 to Castle Cary and stay on road until you see the station.

From Bristol. Follow the A37 southwards, which becomes the A371 after Shepton Mallet, stay on road towards Castle Cary until you see the station.

From Exeter. Follow the A30 eastbound, which becomes the A303. Head towards Wincanton, then take the A371 to Castle Cary and stay on road until you see the station.