The Brownie Barn – The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Experience in Yorkshire

Brownie barn exterior

Mother’s Day is a special occasion that calls for something extra thoughtful.

If you’re looking to give your mum an unforgettable gift, Yorkshire has some amazing experiences to offer! 

We’ll be reviewing three of the best Mother’s Day gift experiences in Yorkshire – perfect for treating your mum or mother figure on her very special day!

Whether she loves spending time outdoors or wants to cosy up beside a roaring fire with an indulgent treat, we’ve got something that she’ll love.

Let’s take a closer look at some Mother’s Day gift inspiration!

Why choose a gift experience this Mother’s Day?

The mums and mother figures in our lives spend much of their time doing things for everyone else. 

And Mother’s Day is the ideal opportunity to thank them for everything they do by creating a day where everything is all about them.

Whether you’re shopping for your own mum, partner, or the mother figure in your life, Mother’s Day is the ideal opportunity to spoil them with a special treat.

From delicious afternoon teas to cosy weekend escapes, there are plenty of unique gifts that are sure to make her day. 

Introducing The Brownie Barn

The Brownie Barn is a charming cafe and shop located in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales countryside.

Part of the Love Brownies brand, this comfortable cafe has such a homely feel to it as soon as you walk through the door. The charming decor, comfortable cushions and cosy blankets scattered across the chairs greet you with a warm welcome.

Cosy fire at the brownie barn

Plus, the roaring fire made even the most blustery February afternoon a distant memory once we stepped inside!

As well as the friendly Yorkshire greeting from the team, you will be hit by the delicious, warm chocolate scent of the fresh brownies. The smell alone makes it impossible to resist indulging in a sweet treat!

The Brownie Barn serves generous breakfasts, decadent afternoon teas and delicious pizzas. All perfect for fuelling a Yorkshire Dales adventure.

The location is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat for walkers and cyclists who are exploring the region. But once you’ve discovered this hidden gem, you’ll go out of your way to pay them a visit!

In the summer months, it is a peaceful spot to indulge in their famous brownies with a side of ice cream while admiring the spectacular views.

Views from the brownie barn in Yorkshire

Where is the Brownie Barn?

The Brownie Barn is located in Barden, nestled between Burnsall and Bolton Abbey.

It is poised with spectacular sweeping views across the rolling fields of the Wharfe Valley. On a clear day, you can soak up the views for miles!

This idyllic setting makes it the ideal location to unwind in the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. It is also a great spot for walkers, with The Dales Way right on the doorstep!

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Gift Experience

Afternoon Tea at The Brownie Barn is a delicious treat. 

No matter what time of year you visit, you can enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea sat on the patio, soaking up the views, or inside getting cosy beside a roaring fire.

Mothers day afternoon tea with bubbles at the brownie barn


The afternoon tea experience at The Brownie Barn includes all the components of a traditional afternoon tea such as sandwiches, scones and cakes. But it also includes additional savoury snacks too – the quiche was especially tasty!


With so much delicious food on offer, we found ourselves bringing some home in a box to enjoy later – you don’t need to worry about going home hungry!

Plus, it is impossible to resist the tempting display of brownies. You’ll regret it if you leave without a box of those in hand too, no matter how full you are feeling!

What’s included in the Afternoon Tea Gift Experience?

Afternoon tea at The Brownie Barn includes a delicious selection of sandwiches, savoury nibbles, and fruit scone with jam and cream.

Mothers day afternoon tea at the brownie barn

Plus, you also get to tuck into a great range of mini cakes and of course, the award-winning homemade brownies!

For an extra special celebration, you can add a glass of bubbly to your afternoon tea experience.

Why a Brownie Barn Afternoon Tea Gift Experience makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift

Hannah enjoying a hot drink at the brownie barn

An afternoon tea experience at The Brownie Barn is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day.

Not only will it give your mum a chance to relax with an evening off cooking, but it will also be an unforgettable day full of good food, delicious drinks and beautiful surroundings.

It is the perfect opportunity for your hard-working mum to put her feet up and unwind while being treated.

Overnight Stay at Howgill Farm – Idyllic Weekend Breaks in Yorkshire

If you really want to spoil mum rotten, turn her afternoon tea outing into an enchanting weekend getaway.

Howgill barn

Only a few metres from The Brownie Barn is the spectacular Howgill Barn. This stone barn has been beautifully converted to four stunning holiday apartments.

Just as comfortable and cosy as the cafe, Howgill Barn has a welcoming, homely feel when you step through the door.

Our holiday let was clean and spacious, with all the amenities we could need for a weekend escape including a kettle, fridge, and smart TV.

But it is the little touches that makes a stay at Howgill Barn extra special. The outdoor firepit is a great addition to make the most of the beautiful countryside while toasting marshmallows beneath the stars.

And not forgetting the delicious welcome treats from The Brownie Barn that were awaiting our arrival!

The great location of Howgill Barn means a getaway here can be as calm and relaxing or as adventurous as you desire.

Hannah relaxing on the bed at the accommodation

For a quiet retreat, unwinding with a book in hand and a gentle stroll down the lane to The Brownie Barn for food is the perfect way to pass the time.

However, with sights such as Bolton Abbey, Simon’s Seat and Burnsall nearby, it is a dream location for anyone looking to do some walking or sightseeing in the Yorkshire Dales.

Views across the valley in wharfedale

Mother’s Day Champagne Breakfast Gift Experience

And speaking of dining, you don’t have to stay at Howgill Barn to indulge in a hearty breakfast at The Brownie Barn!

They have a fantastic menu of delicious breakfasts on offer for anyone who is looking to spend their morning dining out.

Hannah enjoying champagne breakfast at the brownie barn

In fact, you can treat your loved one to an extra special breakfast at this charming location with a champagne breakfast for two.

Choose from a selection of breakfast options, served with a glass of fizz to get your day off to a great start!

There are several great dishes to choose from, but it was impossible to resist trying the avo-cuddle! It has the most adorable name on the menu and it is absolutely delicious!

Champagne Breakfast for Two at The Brownie Barn

The dish includes two slices of crisp toast, a generous topping of creamy smashed avocado, ham, boiled egg and a side salad. 

This hearty breakfast is the perfect way to start the day ahead of a Yorkshire Dales adventure. It certainly provided plenty of fuel for a day of hiking and sightseeing!

It is safe to say that, no matter what time of day you visit The Brownie Barn, you won’t leave hungry!

What’s included in the Champagne Breakfast Gift Experience?

Champagne breakfast at The Brownie Barn is the best way to start the day, whether the plan involves a vigorous hike or simply relaxing and soaking up the views.

breakfast at the brownie barn

Choose from Eggs Benedict, Eggs Royale, Eggs Florentine or Avo-cuddle. All meals are freshly and carefully prepared by the team and provide a generous meal to see you through your adventures.

Each dish is served with a glass of champagne, a coffee, and a juice.

Why a Brownie Barn Champagne Breakfast Gift Experience makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift

A champagne breakfast at The Brownie Barn is a unique experience your mum won’t forget in a hurry!

Dining out for breakfast always feels like a little bit of a luxury, especially when it is served with a glass of champagne!

So what better way to reminder her how special she is than kicking off the celebrations right at the start of the day with a toast to the best mum or mums you know?

snug at the brownie barn

Things to do near The Brownie Barn

With irresistible food and accommodation on offer, your mum might not want to tear herself away from The Brownie Barn on her getaway!

But if she is looking for a bit of adventure, here are some suggested ideas for her visit.

Whether she’s stopping in for a breakfast or afternoon tea, or staying the whole weekend, there are plenty of things to see near The Brownie Barn.

  • For outdoor enthusiasts, the 30 minute hike to Simon’s Seat is one not to be missed. The views are incredible!
  • An alternative walk takes you in the opposite direction to Appletreewick. This 30 minute riverside walk is less challenging than the climb to Simon’s Seat and you can even grab a pint in the local pub before your return journey. 
  • The Bolton Abbey estate is just a short drive down the road. This is the perfect place to spend a leisurely day exploring the Priory ruins and woodland walking trails.

If you’re looking for other things to do in the area when you visit The Brownie Barn, be sure to speak to the team in the cafe for other great suggestions. They’re always happy to help!

Give mum an unforgettable Mother’s Day gift experience in Yorkshire this year

So, if you’re looking for a truly memorable gift to thank the mothers in your life, one (or more!) of these great experiences at The Brownie Barn will make a fantastic unforgettable gift.

If you’re looking for more Mother’s Day gift inspiration, check out our full range of Mother’s Day gift experiences here.

With thanks to our reviewer Hannah from Get Lost Travel Blog.