Patchwork Cafe & Guesthouse, Isle of Man

Autumn 2015

**NEW Opening Hours**

Monday - 10am-4pm

Tuesday -closed

Wednesday Closed

Thursday - 10am-4pm

Friday - 10am-4pm

Saturday - 10am-4pm

Sunday - 11am-2pm (Brunch)

Patchwork Cafe features in Guardian article by Rachel Dixon

Carla Callaghan, Daily Record reporter, says Patchwork Picnic hamper was 'a feast fit for a king (and queen)' in recent article.

You are assured of a warm welcome at family owned Patchwork Cafe and Guesthouse in the heart of the South of the Isle of Man.

Patchwork cafe and guesthouse occupies a prominent position at the top of Bay View Road in Port St Mary - overlooking Chapel Beach.

Manx home cooking in our street level cafe.

All our food is home cooked and we use local suppliers and producers.

Freshly cooked daily specials

We offer clean, comfortable and airy en-suite bedrooms.

In the local area we have many beautiful walks and lots of really lovely places to eat and drink.

SCUBA diving, sea fishing, boats trips, Cregneash Village, a nine hole golf course,  stunning beaches and so much more...


. T.T. races - 2 weeks - last week in May, first in June

. Manx Grand Prix - end of August, beginning of September

. Scuba Diving from local harbour 

. Cregneash - ten minutes drive

. One minute walk from the scenic coastal path


. Fishing: jetty or (reasonable) charter boat fishing options.

. Several good local restaurants -  including our own bustling cafe serving home made breakfasts and lunches.

. The world famous Queenie Festival 29 June- 05 July.

. 5 mins Port St Mary Golf Course. Said to have 'one of the best views in the United Kingdom from it's sixth tee'.

.10 Mins Drive to Castletown Golf Links.

Port St Mary harbour offers great fishing for Pollack, Mackerel & Wrasse.  With options available for wreck and inshore fishing from several charter vessels.  There is also scuba diving from

This is Beachcomber, Christian's boat.  He supplies us with sustainable seafood.

There are some beautiful forest trails nearby, full of the smell of pine and practically deserted.

Port St Mary Railway Station is seven minutes walk from Patchwork Cafe

En-suite sea-view double

The world famous T.T. races run the last week in May and the first week in June. It's usually very busy, so why not come for the Southern 100 races at the beginning of July instead?

Patchwork Cafe has won a lovely 2015Harvest Isle of Man Award for the range and quality of Manx produce on its menu after a secret inspection.

Link to article here

Patchwork Awarded Certificate of Excellence 2014

'The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence honors select accommodations and restaurants that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence.'

Thrills, Spills And Machiatto...

Patchwork recently went to Lavazza in Uxbridge and now, thanks to the expert tutelage of Tina Geraci,

we are able to make you a perfect macchiato, ristretto, latte, espresso & cappuccino.


Bakers Dozen

So happy to realise a bit of an milestone on the food journey.  We're now baking a small but delicious range of handmade breads . Big thanks to  Emmanuel & David (pictured with Rich Ashcroft above) from The Artisan School of Baking. Come and try some of our bread soon  - your tummy will thank you.

Patchwork Cafe would like to thank all those who voted for us in Best Eating Out Experience category of the 2012 Tourism Awards.

The judging panel said, 'After looking at all of the nominations Patchwork was a first class café using locally sourced ingredients. True friendliness and value!’ 

Patchwork Cafe features as one of the 'Best Places to Stay' in the Daily Telegraph travel section.  Click here for a link to David Williams' recent feature on 'Great British Drives: The Isle of Man'. 

Chef into Finals

Patchwork Cafe's Rich Ashcroft has made it through to the finals of "The Manx Chef of the Year" Competition in a cook off at the Royal Manx Show last Friday afternoon (August 10, 2012).

Rich said: "I'm incredibly chuffed to have made it to the next stage with one of the dishes from our cafe's summer menu.  We work so hard to use locally sourced and sustainable produce and this opportunity is testament to that effort."

"Thanks to Christian from Kallow Point Seafoods for his line caught, cold smoked smoked Callig (pollack), Sheila Gawne from Pooil Vaaish Farm for the sweetest baby leeks, Ian from Cooils Dairy for his delicious cream and Pentti Christian for his Ellerslie oil." Added Rich, 42.

A trio of judges, that included DEFA member Kate Beecroft, commented that the standard this year was 'extremely high' and the range of Manx sourced produce was the 'best seen in four years of the competition'.

Now the Port St Mary cafe owner will cook head to head with Robert Hooper from L'Experience in the finals of The Food & Drink Festival in the Nunnery Gardens September 22 under the watchful eye of guest judge Ainsley Harriott.

Rich's winning dish of Manx Rarebit with homemade soda bread is available online HERE

 "Taste of Isle of Man" Gold & Manx Harvester Awards

We're absolutely thrilled that Patchwork Cafe has won a '2013 Taste of Isle of Man' award for food and service quality.  The mystery shopper praised the 'cheerful, upbeat and very knowledgeable staff' and our 'warm and genuine welcome'.  They also made a special note of 'Best Breakfast on the Isle of Man Award' and the mouth watering 'home produced food'.  So it's a big high five to kitchen and front of house teams and heartfelt thanks to all our customers and suppliers for supporting us over the last year - we couldn't have done it without you.