The Courtyard

Hidden behind our beautiful Tudor Barn is our converted Victorian stable yard. This tranquil rural hub is home to a popular coffee shop and a selection of independent retailers and businesses. For information on each of the businesses in our Courtyard please see below and follow the links for further information

Opening times

***Christmas Opening Times***
The Courtyard and car park will be closed to the public on Friday 24th December until Wednesday 29th December.
Please check the opening times for individual businesses in the week between Christmas and New Year as many are closed and will reopen on Wednesday 5th January

The Courtyard is open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm. Some appointment-based businesses may have varying opening times.

The coffee shop is open 6 days a week (closed Tuesdays), 10am – 4pm.

If you are planning a visit, please remember your face covering to enter the coffee shop and shops.

Food & Drink

Bake 180 Coffee Shop is a fabulous independent coffee shop here at The Courtyard open Wednesdays to Mondays. You will always receive a friendly welcome and excellent service from the team. From fresh, flavourful breakfasts to luscious Afternoon Teas, heavenly cakes to an aromatic coffee range, there is something to please all tastes. Bake 180 Coffee Shop offer vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options and use environmentally friendly take-out containers.

Bake 180 is run by Sarah Exall who started her journey with The Courtyard back in 2012 making and selling cupcakes. In 2014, Sarah moved into a bigger unit and has since grown her charming little cupcake business into a popular eatery for both locals and people travelling from all over the UK to visit Middleton Hall & Gardens.

SplitDrinks, are the latest addition to our wonderful Courtyard! Having previously operated a luxury bar from their 1966 Volkswagen split screen at events and celebrations, owners Tom and Emily are pleased to have expanded their growing business and found a permanent base here at The Courtyard. In their shop you will find a range of products that are different, exciting and unique, distilled by like-minded people who share the same passion and vision as Tom and Emily.

“Here at SplitSmiths, our aim is not only to provide a luxury bar but to share with you the drinks we have found along the way, and bring them straight to your door. On our website, you can see what we have found so far and we feel that it is definitely worth sipping with friends.” – Tom & Emily

Bespoke Gifts

Odonata Studios is owned and run by Gillian Salisbury a local silversmith and jewellery designer. “Coming to Middleton Hall Courtyard every day isn’t like going to work, it’s like a holiday” she says. “Seeing the pool as I drive through the estate, breathing the fresh air and hearing the birds, is so good for the soul and I hope that that is imparted into my jewellery designs and reflected in the other works in my shop.”

As well as selling Gillian’s unique jewellery designs, all created with sterling silver, gemstones and hand crafted glass from UK glass artists, Odonata Studios also carry a selection of specimen minerals, and a collection of beautiful pieces of craftsmanship from other British artists and designer-makers which have all been carefully selected by Gillian for their bright outlook and nature themed designs.

Imaging Eye Photography is the studio of Natalie who is a portrait and wedding photographer.

Ok…stand up, sit together, lie on your tummies, jump up…Pile on! Tickle each other, JUMP! Who can do a star jump!?…where’s that squeaky pig gone?? – Just a few things I would say whilst photographing a family or child. I like the images to turn out as natural as possible and its all about the FUN… Have you ever heard of a cake smash or are you looking for the perfect picture to remember the first two weeks of your new born? Then there is always the festive photo for the family Christmas card…

For capturing your wedding day you will see from my portfolio that I like to keep my style of work as natural and relaxed as possible. No awkward posing here! I like to capture the day as its happening, but I will be seen and heard when needed –  usually when corralling for the group shots is required!


Tudor Magick is a truly magical find in The Courtyard. From oils, lotions and potions, to soaps and remedies galore, there are a range of unique products all based on traditional, herbal and floral recipes passed down through time. Tarot readings, palmistry and crystal ball divination. Wands, cauldrons, spell books herbs, and all manor of magick can be found in this unique shop.

Entangled Wool Merchants is where you can buy any of the hand-crafted items ready-made or commission a unique piece for yourself. Bring a pattern to Debbie and she will make it for you in a yarn of your choice. Entangled Wool also stock a large range of beautiful wool and patterns, and inspiring ideas for all level of knitters and crafters.

You can contact Debbie on: 07790336795

Health & Beauty

Senses of Siam is a multi award-winning luxury Thai beauty salon located here in or tranquil Courtyard. It is a dream come true for Pom Collins, the owner of the salon who has worked tirelessly to make her business what it is today. Pom has 20 years of experience in the beauty industry and is pleased to employ a small team of skilled and talented beauticians. She started the business with one goal: to bring the best of Thailand to the local area.

“ We believe that what we do can really change the state of mind and wellbeing for all clients through our touch and skills. We can help other people to be the best version of themselves by providing a whole range of facials, massages, spa body treatments and other beauty treatments, using only the world class, finest and 100% natural skincare at our salon. We look forward to welcoming you.” – Pom Collins, Owner

The Face Barn, a brand-new addition to The Courtyard, more information coming soon!


Barkley’s Dog Grooming is an established dog grooming service, offering the best quality pampering for your canine friends. Barkley’s is owned by Tina Owen, an experienced and compassionate dog groomer who has been here at The Courtyard since 2009. Tina knows that every dog is different and has their own individual personality and requirements, so she always takes time to make sure your beloved pet feels safe and happy whilst getting a stylish trim. The outside area of our Courtyard is dog friendly.

Home Styling & Crafting

Chalk & Linen is run by the smiliest face in The Courtyard, Jacki Ward. Jacki and her husband, Russ have been running their small independent businesses, Chalk & Linen for over six years. They have a sister shop in Atherstone and we were delighted when they expanded their business and started a second shop here at Middleton.

Jacki is a furniture artist and sells a range of quirky and interesting decor for the house and garden. She is a proud stockist of Annie Sloan paint and was professionally trained by Annie Sloan herself, allowing Jacki to pass on her skills to others through personalised 1-2-1 workshops.

Head over to Chalk & Linen to see their fabulous range of quirky and unique decor and gifts. Why not book a workshop with us to learn how to bring a new burst of life into a piece of tired-looking furniture you have at home.

Craftamazoo is a small, quirky, family-run business based in the beautiful grounds of Middleton Hall, Tamworth, Staffordshire. Our vision is to make crafting affordable and accessible to everyone by providing free demonstrations and reasonably priced products. In our shop and on our website you will find a large variety of crafting products as well as curated handmade items from crafters within our community.