About Mr Creaton's Foods

Founded in 1979, the company grew from small beginnings by selling Crêpes from catering trailers at shows and events around the country.

The proprietor, Jonathan Creaton, worked at the Europa Hotel in Grosvenor Square, London, then studied at Westminster Hotel School followed by an eighteen month stint in France working in hotel and restaurant kitchens and finally working in a Crêperie in Val d'Isére where he learned the art of making the Breton style pancakes.

Mr Creaton's Foods has been operating the Willow Tree Cafe since 2001. The Willow Tree is situated in Brixworth Country Park, a short walk from the banks of Pitsford Water, Northampton's water supply and a great place to breath in country air, go for a brisk walk, or cycle, around the 7 mile circumference of the reservoir. When you've worked up an appetite for a meal, or just fancy a cappuccino, cup of tea, a cold drink or one of our range of scrummy ice creams, drop in and we'll be happy to serve you.

This year we're trying to broaden our offering, so if you have any ideas for the sort of food you'd like to find on the menu, let us know and we'll see what we can do !

Car Parking

There are plenty of car parking spaces available very close to the Willow Tree Cafe. These are not run by us but we do offer change for the Parking Meter at the top of the hill or you can use your Debit and Credit Cards at the Parking Meter at the bottom of the hill near to the Children's play area.

Daily Parking Costs

£3.20 for up to 4 hours
£5.20 for up to 8 hours
£7.20 for up to 12 hours

Alternatively you can apply for an Annual Car Parking pass by clicking the below button.

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Dog Walkers

Unfortunately we do not allow dogs (except working dogs) in the restaurant but there is great seating outside where we have water bowls and even offer special Doggie Treats for sale.

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