Swarthmoor Hall

Swarthmoor Hall Lane, ULVERSTON, Cumbria, LA12 0JQ

Something about this Meeting House:

Swarthmoor Hall is a 16th century country house set in beautiful gardens and grounds in 130 acres of farmland. Visitors comment on its sense of place – of the people who have lived here, its tranquillity and beauty.  It is known as the cradle of Quakerism because in the mid-17th century Judge Thomas Fell and his wife Margaret provided protection and hospitality for early Quakers, notably George Fox (its founding father) and allowed the Hall to be a headquarters for the movement.

The Barn Café at Swarthmoor Hall is surrounded by beautiful countryside yet is only minutes away from Ulverston town centre.

A simple, delicious menu in a lovely atmosphere!

All are welcome.


Opening times 4 November – 22 December 2019

Monday to Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday to Sunday 10.30am – 3.30pm

(The cafe will be closed Thursday 12 & Friday 13 December)

Meeting for Worship:

Monday mornings – 09:30 to 10.00.
Every Thursday lunchtime – 12:30 to 1.00.
Tea, coffee and biscuits afterwards.
Last Thursday of the month – 11:00 am to 1:00pm followed by a simple lunch of soup, bread, and cheese.

The Hall also offers a variety of terrific courses, both provided by Swarthmoor and delivered in partnership with Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre. Follow this link (swarthmoor hall) for more details.