The Stripey Badger

Sited proudly at the top of the main square of the new Darrowby, Grassington, the Stripey Badger offers All Creatures Great and Small fans a treat. Linda who runs the Bookshop with son James had a lifetime ambition to own a bookshop and with the Stripey Badger Coffee Shop and Kitchen run by Jackie next door, where better than Grassington?

The Stripey Badger is perfectly placed in the heart of Herriot Country’s Yorkshire Dales National Park and offers the best of Yorkshire hospitality with home baking in the Coffee Shop that James Herriot, Siegfried and Tristan Farnon would surely love to have sampled.

In the Bookshop, with James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small books on top of the pile of course, there’s a choice of titles to make even a librarian drool. Books for every genre, books for children, guidebooks, Yorkshire maps, book-related gifts and cards. Plus, cream teas and meet the author events; the Stripey Badger Book Club with the latest titles discussed and ideas shared amongst enthusiastic readers. The Stripey Badger won Best Shop/Retailer in the Stray FM Skipton & Beyond Awards in 2018 and James was a recipient of the James Patterson Young Booksellers Award

When the Channel 5 TV crews arrive to film the latest series of All Creatures Great and Small, the Stripey Badger Bookshop transforms into grocers store GF Endleby and the coffee shop and kitchen become a private house where the actors and crew assemble between film takes.

Stripey Badger

7 The Square, Grassington, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5AQ

Telephone: 01756 753583


Life in Grassington revolves around the cobbled-stone village square. A magnet for visitors and local town folk alike. Natural limestone picture-perfect buildings frame narrow streets, just bursting with Yorkshire charm.

You can:

  • Stroll round the old-world shops
  • Soak up the lively atmosphere in the square
  • Enjoy a spot of lunch in one of the cosy tea rooms or restaurants.
  • Potter about in the art galleries and craft shops
  • Amble along the River Wharfe at your leisure

Finding The Stripey Badger in Grassington is easy at the top of the Square. A small number of parking spaces is available in Grassington Square. Alternatively there are some further spaces at the top of Main Street behind the Town Hall, these welcome donations towards the cost of maintaining the Town Hall. There is also a National Car Parks Pay & Display Car Park on Hebden Road a short walk from the Hotel.£2.70 for up to 2 hours, £4.80 for over 2 hours, Long Stay Tickets are non-transferable between car parks – permits overnight parking for unoccupied vehicles. 24-hour ticket – £5.00, 48-hour ticket – £7.50, Weekly Tickets can also be purchased from National Park Centres and ticket machines at a cost of £15.00. Valid at all YDNPA car parks.

Visit Herriot Country and enjoy Grassington’s finest retailer and coffee shop