The sustainability of our charity is at the forefront of our minds. We do not charge for the projects and programmes we offer our young people and so we run our social enterprise to generate income to support our charitable activities. In addition, it provides a social impact by offering employment opportunities to young people.
The Inkwell offers meeting rooms for hire and internal and external catering services. Furthermore, our purpose built Community Kitchen offers a unique opportunity for groups of all ages to come together, learn new skills and build confidence whilst celebrating a love of food.
All profits generated by The Inkwell supports our work with young people and the activities we offer at The Warehouse @EYC.


Dear Valued Customers,

In these uncertain times caused by COVID 19, we want to assure you that at the Inkwell and wider EYDG organisation, we have reviewed our cleaning processes and catering provision to ensure the continuing safety of both our customers and staff. Handwashing facilities are being monitored more frequently to ensure constant supplies of soap and paper towels. Additionally, each room will be thoroughly sanitised between bookings.

To comply with social distancing guidelines, our usual room capacity & layout options are not currently applicable, however we can offer reduced sized groups and distanced set-ups. Please let us know what you require and we will work to accommodate that wherever possible. See our updated room information here.

With regards to our catering options, we will now offer tea and coffee options from our bar area in the Youth Café to reduce the risk of cross-contamination via the pump flasks. We will also temporarily move away from our homemade biscuits to individually packaged ones. Likewise, we will offer an order system for sandwiches and cakes so your participants can receive individually wrapped lunches. Soups will be served by our in house staff. See our reduced menu here.

We hope this will go some way to allaying your concerns regarding the hire of our space. However we recognise that you may feel that it is still necessary to cancel or postpone your meeting/event, which we fully understand and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Inkwell when the threat of COVID-19 has dissipated.

Many thanks for your continuing support,

The Inkwell Team.

PLEASE NOTE: At this time we are unable to accept booking requests for The Inkwell


With each room hire, we offer free Wi-Fi, IT and whiteboards.

Please remember to state room layout and any further requirements when booking. Click here to view the room charges and click here for full Terms & Conditions.



Inkwell Main

Inkwell Main is a bright studio space suitable for rehearsals, AGMs, workshops and fitness classes. Suitable for 50 seated individuals or 30-40 in a workshop environment.

To book this space click here.


Inkwell Small

Inkwell Small is a smaller studio space suitable for small meetings, events and classes. It is ideal for groups of up to 20.

To book this space click here.

Community Kitchen

HRH Princess Royal opened our Community Kitchen in 2017. It is a modern teaching kitchen, which has 7 cooking stations (one of which is wheelchair accessible) and height-adjustable learning towers. We use this space to run cooking and baking classes for both the young and the young at heart.

Organisations, companies and individuals wishing to organise their own events including cookery classes, workshops, parties, team building and recipe development and testing can hire our kitchen.

To book this space click here.


Cakes and Tray bakes


From tea, coffee and handmade biscuits to buffets, soups and sandwiches. We offer outside catering options, as well as to our hires.

Our catering options can be tailored to suit all dietary requirements and seasonal offerings can be provided. All we ask is that you confirm these requirements upon booking.

Click here to view a list of our options and prices. To discuss external catering please contact

Cooking Classes

Within our Community Kitchen we host our own cookery and baking classes.

Information about our upcoming sessions is below.


When you use The Inkwell you are supporting our charitable activities, all proceeds generated support our work with young people and the activities we offer at The Warehouse @EYC. Furthermore, The Inkwell helps us to provide employment opportunities, giving young people real work place skills in hospitality, administration, and youth work.