Herriot Country

Food & Drink

The Burgoyne Hotel and 1783 Restaurant & Bar

Standing majestically on the green at Reeth, the Burgoyne Hotel and 1783 Restaurant & Bar is a graceful country house that has been upgraded and restyled to a traditional and luxury design. It has tasteful individually decorated bedrooms and there are exceptional views across Swaledale. The 1783 Bar and Restaurant brings together fresh, locally sourced ingredients in menus that combine with the chef’s vision to create a dining experience with the rich history of North Yorkshire.

The hotel is dog-friendly and what better location to bring your best friend for walks in this rural location. So easy to relax and unwind it is the perfect place to stay in Herriot County’s Reeth as your base for exploration of beautiful Swaledale with some of the most beautiful scenery in England, whether it is the winter months with the snow-peaked valleys of the Yorkshire Dales or soaking up the glorious sunshine, the beauty outweighs the weather. Steeped in history there are farmsteads, shooting lodges, small hamlets, villages, sheep grazed pastures and stone cottages that are farmed by generations of families shaped by communities of the past managed by gamekeepers and looked after by those who live and work within the dale today.

The River Swale is majestic from its source above Keld to Richmond and beyond. Waterfalls suddenly surprise from the hidden jewels of Kisdon and Catrake in Upper Swaledale, Hardraw and Aysgarth in Wensleydale, and High Force in Teesdale. Reeth lies approx. midway on the Coast to Coast footpath, Upper Swaledale is on the Pennine Way.

On The Green, Reeth,
Richmond, Swaledale, North Yorkshire,
DL11 6SN

The Old Barn Coffee Shop

The Old Barn Coffee Shop is and part of York House and Abbots Green Holiday Park at Balk just outside Thirsk in the heart of Herriot Country just four miles from the World of James Herriot.

Winner of the Customer Service Team of the Year award in the annual Flavours of Herriot Award 2019, the Old Barn Coffee Shop offers a delicious range of meals throughout the day including a hearty all-day Yorkshire breakfast, a wholesome lunch choice and afternoon tea that includes homemade cakes, with gluten and dairy-free options and a fabulous choice of Italian blend coffees, Yorkshire Tea and a fine selection of cold drinks including Fentiman’s  Lemonade and Shmoo milkshakes.

Open to everyone and especially a favourite with holiday park guests, the Old Barn Coffee Shop is popular with walkers, cyclists and there’s a dedicated indoor area for customers with pets. Nothing beats sitting in the tranquil patio area with an indulgent Brymor ice cream or a frozen yoghurt that is especially popular with our four-legged friends. James Herriot would have been quite at home at the Old Barn Coffee Shop.

There’s a mezzanine area indoors that can be booked for private functions and meetings and a games room for the family plus plenty of seating inside and outside. A large car park in front of the main building is mainly flat and ensures there is ample space for all comers.

Access to the Old Barn Coffee Shop is level and accessible toilets are located within the building and there is a concrete ramp leading to the games room with access to the coffee shop.

Old Barn Coffee Shop, at the Entrance to York House Holiday Park, Balk, Thirsk YO7 2AQ

Tel: 01845 597495

Email: yorkhouse@yhlparks.co.uk

The Old Barn Coffee Shop is primarily accessed by road with good access from the A19 and A170. The area is popular with cyclists and walkers (bike racks are available at the front of the coffee shop). Thirsk train station is 5 miles away from the park and has many links to main line services from Newcastle, Leeds, York, Manchester and London. We can provide our guests with numbers of several taxi firms that operate in the Thirsk areas, some of whom have adapted transport for the disabled.

Inspired Chocolate

Inspired Chocolate in Leyburn is something special in Herriot Country that makes high quality artisanal chocolates in a purpose-built chocolate factory. A family business with core values of quality, customer service, ethical practices and environmental responsibilities, Inspired Chocolate uses fine Belgian couverture, palm oil free chocolate and with Yorkshire craftmanship produces delicious and beautiful chocolates.

The chocolates can be purchased online, from selected stockists or direct from the factory and you can have orders delivered to friends or loved ones with a special gift message on an attractive card, which is ideal for special occasions, anniversaries, birthdays, wedding and anniversaries.

Comfortably accommodating 24 participants, Chocolate Making Workshops are perfect for Chocolate Parties, Truffle Making and Chocolate themed events or meetings! The Inspired Chocolate Workshop is a dedicated space for messing about with Chocolate and our café area can be used for larger groups. We can also cater for a wide range of chocolate themed parties, be it a, hen do, birthday party or even just a social get together. Your party can include chocolate making, buffet food, a chocolate fountain, even a bubble machine!

We hand bake all of our delicious cakes and scones, why not try one of our special cheese cakes where even the bowl is edible! We are careful not to do anything that might spoil the gorgeous chocolate smell inside Chocolate House, but we do offer a range of savoury light bites including paninis, toasties and hummous. We also offer a children's meal deal. Take away drinks are also catered for should you just be looking for a convenient place to stop and pick one up. We can even package up our food and cakes. Our cakes can also be made to order and personalised.Italian Lavazza barista coffee is served in the cafe and also includes a range of Mad Hatter specialist teas, hot chocolate (of course) and it’s a welcome space to enjoy that brew whilst choosing your favourite takeaway chocolate individually designed gift.

Chocolaty pleasure for business is also available. Fitted with a projector, TV and configurable tables and chairs, your event requirements can be accommodated and food and refreshments can be provided. Private events can be held on weekdays, evenings and on some weekends. Chocolate courses are available and there’s training for more serious chocolate aficionados, as well as chocolate making for fun, a talk on chocolate or a demo. Suitable for a team building session, group meeting or just a social get together. Contact us with your requirements for a quote.

Since 2002, Inspired Chocolate’s focus is on handmade products and a commitment to great customer service from a team that genuinely care about what they do.

T: 01969 625 28
E: info@inspiredchocolate.co.uk

Inspired Chocolate,
Chocolate House,
Leyburn Business Park,
North Yorkshire,

Lovesome Hill Farm B&B

Welcome to our home – offering you bed and breakfast

You can enjoy the delights of staying in the peaceful Yorkshire countryside overlooking the Hambleton Hills. We are not far from the thriving bustling town of Northallerton with its popular market and quality shops, attracting people from miles around.

In the heart of Yorkshire we are skirted either side by the Yorkshire Dales and Moors National Parks, both areas of outstanding natural beauty.

We will endeavour to make your stay enjoyable offering local information on great places to visit, including attractions and historical sites, and also the best places to eat and drink.

World of James Herriot Ltd, 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire,YO7 1PL
Tel: 01845 524234
Email: mail@worldofjamesherriot.com

World of James Herriot

Step inside… The World of James Herriot...

Like millions worldwide, you’ve probably read his books or watched All Creatures Great and Small, or maybe you’ve heard of James Herriot on the TV series The Yorkshire Vet. Well why not come and see where James Herriot, the world’s most famous vet, lived, worked and wrote his incredibly successful series of books based on his experiences as a young North Yorkshire vet.

Walk through his fully-restored 1940s home and surgery in Thirsk; travel back in time to what life was like when James was practicing. See the car he drove, step into the TV set, try your hand at being a vet and even experience what it was like to hide in a World War 2 air raid shelter, plus so much more including interactive games for Herriot fans of all ages. A visit to the World of James Herriot is something you will never forget.

In 2020 a new series of All Ceatures Great and Small is on Channel 5 TV that will bring the Herriot Country stories to a whole new generation of viewers and a visit to the World of James Herriot is the best place to start on your journey through Herriot Country.

World of James Herriot Ltd, 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire,YO7 1PL
Tel: 01845 524234
Email: mail@worldofjamesherriot.com

Location: The World of James Herriot is a short walk from the Thirsk town centre. 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PL.

By Bus: Our bus travel partners are Reliance (Route 30). Regular York to Thirsk timetable (Monday to Saturday).

By Rail: Our rail travel partners are Grand Central. Regular London to Sunderland route (seven days a week). You may require a taxi from Thirsk Railway Station to World of James Herriot in Thirsk town centre (around 1.5 miles). Contact our taxi partners Chapman’s Taxis, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1FH. Tel: 01845 609957

By Road: Thirsk is just off the A19 and close to the A1(M). Save YO7 1PL in your sat nav. There are a number of nearby car parking sites in Thirsk town centre.

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