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The Dining Room and Food

The College dining room is situated on the ground floor and can comfortably seat up to 100 people, serving a varied menu to suit all tastes.
The dining room is an extension and was the former courtyard. You can see the original doorways where the horses were tied after their daily gallops as well as the external windows that now separate the dining room from the corridor in front of the shop.

Meals are provided to residential students only. Occasionally we are able to cater for College Visitors but this is subject to availability and advance booking is required.
Breakfast – 8am to 8:30am
Lunch – 1pm to 1.30pm
Dinner – 6pm to 6.30pm
All meals are usually served ‘Buffet Style’ and along with assistance from the friendly dining room and kitchen staff we will endeavour to ensure all your needs are met.
Breakfast offers a variety of cereals, gluten free and normal toast, croissants, butters and spreads, jams, marmalade and honey. We have a selection of fruits, plain and flavoured yoghurts. We also offer a full English breakfast including fried, scrambled and boiled eggs, bacon, local pork sausages, mushrooms, black pudding, beans tomatoes and hash browns and more.
We provide fruit juices, tea, flavoured teas and coffees, fresh milk and non-dairy soya milk.
Lunch and Dinner
Also buffet style and homemade at the College, lunch and dinner typically comprises of a hot meat, fish or vegetarian option served with rice potatoes and vegetables, all freshly delivered from our local suppliers including organic and free range choices whenever available. We always provide a salad bar with a good selection of salads to accompany any main course or to take as an alternative to a hot meal.
Desserts are all home prepared at the college too. Cheesecakes, crumbles, cakes, tarts, trifles and much more are all student favourites.
Our motto is a happy belly makes a happy head conducive to learning.

Dietary Needs

It is important that any student when booking a residential course, informs us of special dietary needs and food allergies, so that we can ensure that all needs are catered for.
(Just complete the sections ‘Dietary and Special Needs’ on the on-line ‘Enquiry Form’ or on the paper Booking Application form and we can do the rest!)


The College Bar

Based in the heart of the Arthur Findlay College, the Bar is available to residential students with seating for around 80 people and brings a modern twist to the 19th century surroundings.
Devoted to making memories, to relax and reflect on the day’s experiences, it is the ideal zone to meet with like-minded people, to have good times with old friends and new.
The bar is a great place to meet, talk and dance, whatever compliments your mood.

The bar décor is conducive for great party nights as well as serene evenings for convivial conversations.

Comfy sofas and stools are set around tables. Should you choose to sit in the long bar or in the dance floor area, it is a flexible space with a modern theatrical design that was once the Hall’s Chapel!

The College serves wines, spirits, local and international bottled beers and lagers as well as soft drinks.
The bar walls are adorned with black and white photographs of Past Pioneers in the Spirit World, including photos of Arthur Findlay when he was a young boy.
Whilst you discuss your abilities and learnings of your day, you will be presided over by some of the greatest pioneers of spirit including Arthur Findlay, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Andrew Jackson Davies, Emma Hardinge Britten and many More.

The public are welcome into the bar after the Divine services in the Sanctuary on Sunday’s and Wednesday’s.
Nonresidential friends of residential students may visit with advance written permission of the General Manager.
Non-residents are not permitted into the main College. The College is for the current residential students only.

The bar is open from:
9pm to 11pm daily, we may close early if most of the students choose to go to bed early.
9pm to 12am, if your Course Organizer chooses to request a party night which usually falls on the night before your departure, or even the night before that.
You may not consume your own alcohol in our College or bar. The profits pay for the bar staff to be employed to serve you so please note this facility may be withdrawn if it is abused.


The Bar is only open on nights when students are in residence.