Salford Community Leisure opens new dog-friendly café at Clifton Country Park

The 20-seater café is now officially open serving hot and cold drinks, cakes, snacks and ice cream.

Opening hours will be Wednesday until Sunday every week from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

The menu has been created by Salford Community Leisure’s in-house catering team and aims to provide quick tasty bites for visitors and their furry friends.

Gluten- free and vegan options are available.

The café is located within the visitor centre and will employ two members of staff.

Clifton Country Park is a local beauty spot set in 119 acres (48 hectacres) of woodland, fields, a lake and the River Irwell attracting thousands of visitors every year.

Within the park is an old colliery, the Irwell Valley Trail, angling facilities, a playpark, gated dog free zones, a giant climbing rock and a fairytale trail.


As well as self- guided trails, the Salford Ranger Team provide a wide range of events and volunteering opportunities.

Well behaved dogs are welcomed at all times to the café and visitors can purchase dog treats as well as duck food for those visiting Clifton Marina.

Salford Community Leisure’s Director of Leisure, Mark Chew, says: “Clifton Country Park is a beautiful place loved by locals and people from all over Greater Manchester and the new café will further enhance visitor’s experiences providing much-needed facilities.”

Local resident Tina Bailey from Swinton, says: “This café is such a welcome addition at Clifton Country Park and we’ve already been a few times.

The manned cafe means that the toilets are open more frequently, which is essential when you’ve got kids. The menu is great for snacks and drinks all year round.

It’s a big park so what better than having a break or treat at the end of a walk?

I’ve got two boxers and I am always stuck for places to have food and drinks when I am out walking with them. Big thanks to Salford Leisure for making the café dog friendly.”


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