The Lord Leycester
The Lord Leycester
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Lord Leycester is a group of medieval timber-framed buildings dating back to the 14th Century. They represent one of the finest examples in Britain of medieval courtyard architecture. For nearly 200 years this site was home to Warwick’s medieval Guilds, the in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, under the patronage of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, the buildings became a place of retirement for old warriors. These soldiers are known to this day as the Brethren and with the Master, still live within the walls of the building. A 450-year-old legacy! ​ Following a £4.5 million investment, with almost £2 million from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, we are set to re-open in summer 2023. Our project will transform the Lord Leycester into a modern, authentic visitor attraction featuring stories of the heritage buildings, and residents past and present. It will also include a new gift shop, cafe, and ticket office. Tickets are on sale now, please visit our website to book online.
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  • CLAIRE B
    40 contributions
    You must visit this lovely place
    Visited for first time today.Beautiful medieval building. Lovely gardens too.All the staff are very friendly in reception too. Ate in the cafe.I had breakfast sandwich with bacon sausage and mushroom on fresh white bread £4.95 and delicious. My friend took up the Sept offer of any large drink or pot of tea gets you a free scone with clotted cream and jam..We were both fed and a pot of tea each for under £10 and it was delicious. You can visit the cafe without paying to go into Lord Leycester Hospital which is £11 for a ticket that lasts a year. I would highly recommend both.We will be back
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 September 2023
  • Dean A
    1 contribution
    Lovely pet friendly place to visit
    What a lovely find. Would highly recommend going here. Staff were lovely, genuine and friendly, service faultless and quick. Food was tasty, hot and definitely good value for money, lots of choice. Really nice filter coffee. We will be returning when back in the area.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 September 2023
  • Thea x
    2 contributions
    Nice Food + Service
    Came and had a large coffee and a free scone which was an excellent deal! Scone was fresh out of the oven and was delicious. Served by Stacey who was very friendly, chatty and made sure we were well looked after. Would definitely recommend :)
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 September 2023
  • Lynn O
    12 contributions
    Well worth a visit to this fascinating historical site!ical site
    A really fascinating visit to a brilliantly restored site. Thanks especially to Brither Ken for the warm welcome, to the staff who were so patient and helpful to my husband who was on a mobility scooter. So grateful he was able to get round most of the site, even the garden, with their assistance. Thanks also to the cheerful cafe staff, especially the young lady with a lovely sense of humour! (Sorry we didn't note everyone's names).
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Susan H
    19 contributions
    Lovely cafe
    Went to the cafe we have been a couple of times and cannot fault the food,coffee and the service. The great hall is such a lovely place to sit and have coffee and food. We will be going again to try the breakfasts which looked lovely. We had scones and coffee and the scones were delicious freshly baked and they came with jame and clotted cream. Keep up the good work.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Wyn G
    Leamington Spa, United Kingdom329 contributions
    Fantastic setting
    We just went for the cafe in the Tudor hall which is a fantastic setting. They have Tudor themed dishes, although not all were available. The staff were friendly and very helpful, although I think they are still finding their feet. Parking is not immediately nearby, but is available in Warwick town centre, e.g., John Street.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 October 2023
  • Clive T
    Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom374 contributions
    Well worth a visit
    The Lord Leycester is a very interesting historical building in Warwick, The timeline describing the adjacent history is the best I have ever seen. Could spend a good hour following the history of one of England last authentic guild rooms. The cafe has a wide range of appropriate dishes with some historical connections. It is also very good value. The venue is ideal for small weddings. The only issue is a shortage of near-by parking but on a dry day the stroll through Warwick just adds to the visit
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 October 2023
  • DokterRuud
    Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands485 contributions
    Great visit of an original medieval building
    A great experience. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and obviously loved their job. The building is amazing, you rarely get to see an original medieval building so wellconserved. The exhibitions are very informative without getting boring. Warmly recommended.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 November 2023
  • Diane M
    Warwick, United Kingdom34 contributions
    Unique place and delicious Sunday lunch
    Fantastic, medieval old building with such an interesting history and it still functions as a peaceful home for today for those who have survived battle serving their county. We spent an hour and a half just looking around and reading all the information. Then we had Sunday Lunch in the in the beautiful great hall. Delicious! We had a very warm welcome from Stacey who is clearly a huge asset to this establishment. Enjoyed a huge Sunday roast (three to choose from) and traditional pudding. All very good and good value for money.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 November 2023
  • Lance P
    1 contribution
    Magnificent building and Great Roast in the Great Hall
    We visited this magnificent building fora family Sunday lunch and were very impressed with the quality of the Sunday Roast which was hot well cooked and tasty along with table service from the girls who were professional and good humoured catering for our many requests with a smile which always lifts the occasion. The prices for the roast and drinks are very reasonable which makes a change when dining out and the atmosphere is good however the only improvement to make would be to increase the heating as it was a little cool in the dining room. You cant help but be impressed with the 14th Century surroundings so another visit is in order to take a tour of the buildings.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 November 2023
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Mary38677
Coventry, UK955 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
First meal at the new restaurant at the newly renovated Lord Leycester ,having visited Warwick we decided on lunch .
There was no one in the restaurant to greet us ,so we found a table,member of staff served a table but didn’t recognise that we needed a menu .
We found a menu and decided on Afternoon tea .Finally a member of staff realised that we needed serving,I was pleased we had a choice of brown bread,also a choice of cake .It arrived pleasantly presented.
I ordered tea very small teapot was given,I ordered some hot water as I like weak tea .My sister ordered coffee.
The sandwiches were freshly made,the scones very light served with cream and jam and both cakes were lovely.My sister asked for more coffee and I had another tea as normally Afternoon tea in anywhere around the world I’ve had them comes with unlimited drinks .
When we went to pay we were both shocked that we were charged for the extra drinks.
Having spoken to several friends they said that being charged for extra drinks when having Afternoon tea has put them off visiting.
More staff are needed to ensure guests are greeted.
Written 8 December 2023
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mariannevictoria2014
Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom77 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
A very rare and beautiful mediaeval survivor interesting both for its architecture and its social history as an almshouse. The Brethren who live there and staff it are retired soldiers and are friendly and welcoming. It has an excellent cafe and perfect rooms for meetings and celebrations.
I have no commercial interest here at all!
Written 8 December 2023
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Catherine R
Coventry, UK106 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Saturday lunchtime Christmas lunch menu. Friendly staff. Attractive environment, spacious and light. A bit chilly. Hot main course was fine. Fish needed a sauce. Mostly tasty and well cooked. We waited nearly an hour and they forgot our starters.
Written 2 December 2023
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Hi Catherine, we're very sorry to hear about your visit. Our Cafe team take all customer feedback on board and are committed to improving the experience for future visitors. We would like to emphasise that the Lord Leycester is a heritage site with more than 700 years of history. The New Cafe is just one component of the vast improvements that have been made to the site, including modern exhibition spaces, our beautiful historic garden, and a new gift shop and ticket office. We would love for you to visit us again and see the rest of the site!
Written 6 December 2023
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Lance P
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
We visited this magnificent building fora family Sunday lunch and were very impressed with the quality of the Sunday Roast which was hot well cooked and tasty along with table service from the girls who were professional and good humoured catering for our many requests with a smile which always lifts the occasion.
The prices for the roast and drinks are very reasonable which makes a change when dining out and the atmosphere is good however the only improvement to make would be to increase the heating as it was a little cool in the dining room.
You cant help but be impressed with the 14th Century surroundings so another visit is in order to take a tour of the buildings.
Written 26 November 2023
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Diane M
Warwick, UK34 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Fantastic, medieval old building with such an interesting history and it still functions as a peaceful home for today for those who have survived battle serving their county. We spent an hour and a half just looking around and reading all the information. Then we had Sunday Lunch in the in the beautiful great hall. Delicious! We had a very warm welcome from Stacey who is clearly a huge asset to this establishment. Enjoyed a huge Sunday roast (three to choose from) and traditional pudding. All very good and good value for money.
Written 13 November 2023
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DokterRuud
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands485 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
A great experience. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and obviously loved their job. The building is amazing, you rarely get to see an original medieval building so wellconserved. The exhibitions are very informative without getting boring. Warmly recommended.
Written 3 November 2023
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Trudie G
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Friends
Sunday lunch good and hot but starters poor and not as stated and puds average and plenty of young staff but not very organised but staff were very polite but we will not be going again
Written 23 October 2023
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Hi Trudie, we're very sorry to hear about your visit. Our Cafe team take all customer feedback on board and are committed to improving the experience for future visitors. We would like to emphasise that the Lord Leycester is a heritage site with more than 700 years of history. The New Cafe is just one component of the vast improvements that have been made to the site, including modern exhibition spaces, our beautiful historic garden, and a new gift shop and ticket office.
Written 30 October 2023
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wendyanddavid536
Solihull, UK2,211 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Having not been to the Lord Leycester Hospital for several years, we were absolutely bowled over to see it now that it has had a lot of work carried out.
Staff were super friendly, the buildings stunning, the explanatory panels, pictures and videos excellent.
The gardens, even at the end of October, were truly lovely.
We certainly won't leave it so long to return!
Written 20 October 2023
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8888kh
Warwick, UK18 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Had a Fantastic Breakfast served by Elle and Donna, Sausages to die for, I will be returning the cafe is inside the Lord Leycester Great Hall
Written 18 October 2023
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Mary-Anne L
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Friends
Amazing meal at the reopening. Superb service. Delicious Sunday roast. What an amazing experience.
Written 13 October 2023
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