The Gincase Farm Park

Gincase craft gallery courtesy the GincaseThe Gincase takes its name from the historic building on the premises. The building was used as a corn grinding site. Horses walked around and around in a circle to turn grindstones that crushed corn, which served as food for farm animals.

Gincase tearoom goodies courtesy the GincaseThe building now houses a tea-room with an old cooking range dated 1760. Other historic farm items are also on display. The tea-room uses traditional recipes and local produce, and visitors can sample Cumberland Courting Cake and Tattie Pot among other goodies. Coffee, tea, and lunch are all on offer.

Gincase farm pig courtesy the GincaseAnimals on show include rare poultry as well lambs, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other traditional farm animals.

In the Craft Barn and Gallery are items handmade in Cumbria. Included in the items are paintings, ceramics, woodwork, jewellery, textiles, metalwork, glasswork, pottery, and needlework. Occasionally there are demonstrations by the artists. Temporary exhibitions are also offered. Adults and children who want to learn how to create their own items will benefit from workshops on offer.

The Gincase
Mawbray Hayrigg
Silloth on Solway, CA7 4LL
Tel. 016973 32020
E-Mail: info@gincase.co.uk
Open: Feb–mid Dec, Tue–Sun, 10.30am–4.30pm; closed mid Dec–end Jan
Admission: Free to Tearoom, Craft Barn and Gallery. Small Admission Fee Payable to Farm Park, Playground
Facilities: Disabled access & toilets; Free parking; Coaches Welcome (by appointment); Baby Changing; Credit Cards Accepted; Guide dogs only;
Welcome Host; Cumbria Tourist Board Member
Website: www.gincase.co.uk

Note: Please check opening times and dates before visiting in case of changes.

Location
Just off B5300 Maryport to Silloth road, take turning for Newtown between Mawbray and Beckfoot. Go through village and turn left, the Gincase is on the left.

Photos courtesy the Gincase

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