The Old Smithy Café

The Old Smithy Christmas opening 2021
The Old Smithy Christmas opening 2021
The Old Smithy

Back in the day, we were famed for shutting only one day every year, Christmas Day!!
Now that times have changed a bit, with the cafe being busier than it ever has been, our staff working so incredibly hard over the summer and autumn months and having a young family, we have decided to close this year from the 22nd until the 29th of December for us all to have a well deserved rest. We reopen at 10am on Thursday the 30th of December.
Covid taught us all to slow down and appreciate time spent together, we hope all of our wonderful and supportive customers enjoy their festive time too

As its name suggests, The Old Smithy Cafe, Bar and Bistro is housed within a former Blacksmiths, in a building that is over 250 years old. Centrally located on the village green, adjacent to the Bull’s Head, The Old Smithy is a well established, family run business popular with locals and visitors alike.
The Old Smithy has a good reputation for serving excellent food. The specialties include the renowned Smithy’s all-day Breakfast and a selection of delicious home-made cakes. Ideal for walkers, cyclists and other visitors to Monyash. The slogan ‘Muddy Boots Welcome’ says it all.

With a drinks licence, there is a wide range of wines, spirits and worldly beers on offer, to suit all tastes. The addition of an extension has increased the capacity to meet the popular demand. The Old Smithy also caters for pre-booked evening meals, offering a special bistro/restaurant style menu ideal for birthdays, reunions, and other get-togethers.

  • Long established walkers and cyclists cafe with a full drinks licence.
  • A member of Peak Cuisine specialising in using all local produce.
  • Famous for breakfasts also providing good quality lunches and home-baking.
  • An olde worldly setting in a former village Blacksmiths Shop with original character.
  • On a Saturday evening the cafe is transformed into a cosy bistro, offering relaxed candlelit dining for approximately 30.
  • Vegetarian options always available.
  • Ever changing seasonal menu.
  • Pre-booking for the bistro is advisable, large parties are welcome.

For further details please contact the Old Smithy, either by e-mail ( or by phoning 01629 810190 or via the website.