I decided to just have a short solo ride to the arboretum at Castle Howard this morning (hoping to avoid the worst of the rain) and it seems the cafe is mainly doing cakes and drinks. They are served in cardboard cups and takeaway boxes. Not really suitable for lunch. I've just asked and the situation is not likely to change until they reopen in the new year. The only savoury food is soup, pork pies and cheese scones. The track is still bad too, especially the part up from the car park to the bike park, and main entrance, which is hardly rideable and it is even uncomfortable walking because of the loose stones.