Alderford Lake


Our Café serves delicious home cooked food and drink in the tranquil setting of Dearnford Lake. Whether it is breakfast, a light lunch, afternoon tea or simply a refreshing drink, call in and enjoy.
Everything is freshly made using the best local ingredients wherever possible.
Whatever the season, there is so much to absorb at Dearnford Lake – watching the wildfowl on the water, walking the dog in peaceful surroundings, exploring the fields, or playing with the children in the play park.

Opening Times

Summer – 9am-5.30pm (Monday to Saturday): Sundays – 9am-4pm
Winter – 9am-4pm daily
Wheelchair Friendly: Easily accessible from A49, A41, and A525; Just off Mercian Way cycle route; Responsible dog walkers welcome.

Events and Activities

Dearnford Lake is a fun place to be – we have a host of events throughout the seasons. Plant hunter fairs, car boot and collectors fairs, dogs shows, model power boat racing, triathlons, summer balls, a Summer Solstice camp out, open air theatre, classic cars, a Bonfire Night extravaganza. Take a look at our website for dates, or pick up a leaflet from the café. We also have a nursery man on site – Simon Drugan – selling beautiful plants.

If it's outdoor adventure you are craving, book a canoe or bushcraft session with Sue Tuerena Outdoor Adventure, or try wild swimming in the Lake from April to October. Camp on our field, or glamp in our lakeside pod which has exclusive access to a rowing boat and jetty.

Further information: 01948 665914 or