The Cockpit

This Christmas Eve after The Cockpit Café closes its doors to the public, as they go home and get tucked up in bed waiting for Father Christmas. It will then reopen its doors to the homeless of Beverley.

The homeless will get to spend a few hours in 1st class comfort as they receive complimentary food and hot drinks in warm and dry surroundings.

The Cockpit Café opened in Wednesday Market in Beverley, 1 year ago, on the 2nd December 2017.

Drawing inspiration from the 1950’s, The Cockpit Café is a quirky aviation themed Café-Bar serving freshly made food, drink, Cocktails and offers live music including jazz, swing, soul, Motown and Vintage singers.


The 1950’s style ‘trolley dollies’ and the olde-worlde décor, transports customers to destinations around the globe.

In the evening, the café-bar transforms into a bar, serving a range of alcoholic beverages including beer, cocktails, wines and spirits.

The Cockpit Café is a favourite amongst dog owners as it is dog friendly and offers monthly dog pop-up events, WAG Wednesday, serving dog crepes, pawsecco and dog beer.

Commenting on the homeless initiative of The Cockpit Cafe, founder Lucie Mountain said:

“Christmas is a time for spending with family and loved ones. In all the excitement of the run up to the big day, people forget that it can be a very hard time for people who have no one and who are going through difficult times.”

“Since opening a food business, I have always wanted to be able to give something back and be able to help those others less fortunate than myself, or who are not in a position to easily change their lives for the better.”

“My birthday is Christmas Eve, and I can’t think of anything I would rather do to help celebrate it, than to give something back and put a smile on someone elses face, even just for a few hours.”

The Cockpit Café is a small independent family business in its infancy, so we don’t have big bucks to spend on huge initiatives, but sometimes the small simple gestures are the best.