Press release
16 April 2018
Evening Menu has taken-off at Yorkshire's first vintage aviation themed Cafe Bar

Candles softly flickering to the dulcet tones of a 1940’s songbird, capturing the imagination of diners as they sit back, relax and are transported back to a time of simple enjoyment.

The Cockpit Café has now launched an Evening Menu to meet the needs of discerning diners.

Elegantly dressed vintage style ‘air hostesses’ glide from table to table, seducing diners with sumptuous food and an eclectic selection of wines, gins, spirits, craft beer and Cocktails.

The Cockpit Café landed in Wednesday Market, Beverley, back in December 2017. Predominantly a café during the day, serving brunch, light lunches, homemade scones and cakes, locally sourced tea, coffee and vintage inspired soft drinks.

They recently launched traditional Afternoon Tea, including a ‘His and Hers’ Afternoon tea menu and a ‘Trolley Dolly Afternoon Tea’ with a twist. Customers can also choose from a range of tea inspired cocktails served in teapots to include a Spirited tea and Champagne tea menu.

In the evening, the innovative café transforms into a 1950’s style bar.

A glamorous time for air travel, the 1950’s is a key element of The Cockpit Café experience. This, alongside the café’s ‘trolley dolly’ waitresses and stylish décor, transports customers to destinations around the globe from the comfort of their cocktail glass.

The talented young head Chef, Lee Miles, has designed the Evening Menu and is a firm believer in working with fresh, handpicked local produce. Lee has ensured there is something available for everyone as there are options suitable for vegans, vegetarians, nut allergy sufferers and Gluten free options.

We have incorporated one of our most popular dishes as a starter; Smoked fish chowder with garlic toast. Also on offer is Seared Beef steak, honey roast carrots, sweet potato puree, sautéed greens and pinot noir jus. For dessert why not try our homemade Yorkshire Lass gin and lemon tart with raspberry sorbet and candied pistachios.

The Cockpit Cafe have experienced Mixologists on hand to make your perfect Cocktail to accompany your meal. If you don’t see your favourite Cocktail on the menu, they are happy to go off-piste and create it for you.

Commenting on the launch of the Evening Menu, founder Lucie Mountain said:

“Our evening offering has been predominantly a bar service with platters to accompany the large selection of local and national craft beers, wines, spirits, cocktails and significant gin selection."

"Due to customer demand and off the back of our successful ‘Crepes and Cocktails’ Pop up evening, where our chefs got to showcase their talents, we have decided to launch an Evening Menu."

“Our head chef is a young, passionate and extremely talented chef, who has previously worked at reputable high end local restaurants, as well as gaining valuable experience as a chef in New Zealand. This is an opportunity to showcase his talents and passion by offering a traditional menu with a creative twist, using fresh ingredients”

“No Ping food comes out of The Cockpits galley!!” Lucie is proud to add.

“We have received fantastic feedback already from customers who have experienced the menu”

The Evening Menu is available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from 6pm.

To reserve a table contact the flight deck on 07421 225900 or visit to check out the menu.

On the last Friday of every month The Cockpit Café also offers live music from local talent to include jazz, blues, Motown, Rat Pack and Vintage music repertoires.

The Cockpit Café team are busy finalising plans to launch Open Mic Comedy nights, WAG Wednesday doggy social and some great race day packages.

Open yourself up to a travel experience without leaving the comfort of Beverley.

Issued by Lucie Mountain, Managing Director at The Cockpit Cafe. For more information contact Lucie on 07510 827103 or email

Notes to the editor

About The Cockpit Café

Based in Beverley, East Yorkshire, The Cockpit Café is a unique, aviation themed venue, serving food and drink from all over the world.

Established by businesswoman, Lucie Mountain, who has 7 years’ experience in the food and drink industry, The Cockpit Café opened on 2nd December 2017.

Partnering with independent suppliers, The Cockpit Café is an advocate for local craft ales and spirits.

Before setting up her own street food business, Lucie worked for Eastern Airways, where she was an air hostess from 2003 until 2005. Lucie then left the airline to go travelling but returned in 2007 as a marketing manager. In 2011 she set up Crêpe Lucette, a vintage themed street food vendor, specialising in traditional French crêpes.

Lucie has employed fifteen people from the local area to help bring The Cockpit Café to life. Lucie plans to employ further recruits in 2018 as The Cockpit Café makes plans to diversify its routes.

Featuring 1950’s style ‘trolley dollies’ and live music from swing and jazz musicians, The Cockpit Café takes customers on journey around the world.

There will also be live music on a monthly basis to include 50’s style Jazz, swing, vintage singers and a unique modern twist on the popular genres.

For more information and updates about The Cockpit Café, visit:

Links to Photos below. All photos are of The Cockpit Café and were taken by Christopher Ward of GoPhoto.

More photos available on request please contact Lucie Mountain 07510 827103 or

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Air hostess with champagne:

Air hostage and inflight trolley:

Air Hostess with gin trolley

Air Hostess daytime trolley

Cockpit Café frontage:

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Gentlemans Afternoon tea

Ladies Afternoon Tea


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About The Cockpit Cafe

The Cockpit Cafe is an aviation themed Cafe Bar based in the beautiful market town of Beverley, East Yorkshire.

Breaking the mould and offering a first of it's type, The Cockpit Cafe offers coffee and booze for high flyers!

During the day we offer a twist on the usual cafe menu, with delicious brunches, bagels, toasted sandwiches and a selection of scrumptious cakes and scones.

As we fly into the evening, the lights are dimmed and passengers are left tapping their toes to jazz, swing, vintage pop and electro swing.

Our glamorous crew serve quirky cocktails, wine, craft beer, spirits and over 50 gins from our inflight trolleys .

We focus on local, small and unusual food and drink brand offerings as part of our inflight service.

We look forward to welcoming you onboard.

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