Eating Out Ryedale and Thirsk

Cafes & Farm Shops

Featured Listing

Balloon Tree Farmshop & Cafe

The award-winning farm shop and café specialises in locally grown produce, including fruits, vegetables, and rare breed meat. Their in-house bakery provides homemade scones, cakes & traybakes for the shop and the café, with their chefs providing a range of delicious meals, sandwiches and seasonal specialties for the café.

The Balloon Tree is a great day out for all of the family – their Pick Your Own seasonal runs throughout the Summer, giving you the opportunity to hunt for the biggest strawberries, raspberries, and even pumpkins in the October season! Don’t forget you can even come and find your perfect locally sourced Christmas Tree in December.

Entertain the children in the play area, situated in the securely fenced café garden, so you can enjoy a cup of coffee & homemade cake, whilst they burn off some energy.

Their delicatessen counter serves a wide range of sausage rolls, quiches and sandwiches – all from local businesses. They even have a hot counter where you can grab a warm luxury black pudding sausage roll, or if you’re really hungry a hot pork sandwich with apple sauce, stuffing and crackling!

Open seven days a week with seasonal variation on opening times. Make sure you check the website for all up-to-date information or email with any questions.


Find them: Stamford Bridge Road (A166), Gate Helmsley, York, YO41 1NB

Between Stamford Bridge & Gate Hemlsley

01759 373023


Featured Listing

Castle Howard

Courtyard Café
The Courtyard Cafe serves delicious food and cakes all year round with no admission into the House and Grounds necessary. Visit the Garden Centre and then pop in. Dogs now welcome!

Fitzroy Restaurant
The fresh, bright and stylish Fitzroy Restaurant is the perfect place for lunch or an afternoon treat when visiting the House and Gardens. The Fitzroy Restaurant is open during our Spring, Summer and Autumn season. Please note the restaurant is now closed until the House re-opens on Saturday 24th March.

The Boathouse Cafe
On the bank of the Great Lake, the Boathouse Cafe offers stunning views out across the water as well as picnic table seating overlooking the Adventure Playground. This relaxed cafe serves family friendly ranges including freshly prepared sandwiches, homemade soups and cakes from our kitchen and a selection of hot and cold drinks. The kiosk serves locally made ice cream.

Castle Howard
The Estate Office
Castle Howard
York YO60 7DA
T: 01653 648333

Featured Listing

Cedarbarn Farm Shop

Farm shop, café and miniature railway situated between Pickering and Thornton le Dale.

Unique Pick Your Own with a train to take you to the fields.

Lovely events including the Strawberry Express, the Pumpkin Express and the Santa Express all incorporating rides on the train.

See the “Party Page” for details of a unique children’s party at Cedarbarn Farm.

They also have a Dog Walking Field, which is a secure field for you to exercise your dog/s. The 1.25 acre field is open daily from 7.00 am to 8.00 pm and is surrounded by 6′ high secure fencing and is fully lit for year-round use.

Cedarbarn Farm Shop, Thornton Road, Pickering. YO18 7JX
Lunch bookings 01751 475614


“Lovely place with great food and gluten free menu. Kids had a fab time, loved the railway.” KP Apr’18

Why not stop in for lunch and make a full day of your visit to Scampston? The cafe is lovely…and very child friendly

Sandwich Meal – Ham, Cheddar or Egg sandwich on white or granary bread with cucumber, tomatoes & a carton of fruit juice. £3.95

Pasta – A bowl of pasta with your choice of tomato sauce, pesto or grated cheese. £3.95

Tortilla ‘Pizza’ – Tortilla topped with tomato, mozzarella & oregano (add sausage for an extra 50p). £3.95


Make bookings and find more information on our website:

Featured Listing

The Garden Rooms at Tennants

The Garden Rooms café at Tennants offers the perfect setting for casual dining with friends and family, with an extensive menu available for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, Monday to Saturday.

In addition to the children’s menu the café hosts a fun chalk topped table for children to colour set below a designated children’s tv screen.  Dedicated children’s toilets and changing area make the café completely friendly for all the family.

The modern setting, with a Dales twist, features free Wifi, newspapers and live news screens to keep you up-to-date with all the auction action from the salerooms on sale day, as well as the world news.

With comfy sofas, flexible table seating with plenty of space and an outdoor patio for those glorious Dales days, the café is the perfect place to visit.

Tennants has extensive free on site parking and is accessible to all.

The Auction Centre, Harmby Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 5SG

T: 01969 623780


Featured Listing

The Park, Hovingham

In addition to our hair and beauty rooms, The Park also has a cosy coffee shop, nestled in the heart of Hovingham. You will be able to sit in and sample some of our homemade cakes & pastries or why not come and try one of our most popular hot chocolate with the works!!!

Relax and enjoy a long lunch with friends. Or just pop in for a coffee!

We serve a large range of Panninis, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and salads including lots of the park specials.

Within our coffee shop we sell a range of beautiful giftware, cards, jewellery and clothes so we have something for everyone or the perfect gift for a friend! Our gifts and clothing range are always being updated with fantastic new arrivals and one off pieces.

We look forward to seeing you in The Park.

10% off Hair & Beauty Treatments for new clients quoting RYEDALE MUMBLER (subject to T & Cs)

Park Street, Hovingham. Y062 4JZ
01653 628969



Ampleforth Abbey Tea Rooms

“What a setting for afternoon tea” – Mumbler Recommended CD ’17 ” Lovely selection of toys” – Mumbler Recommended SJB ’19

Opening Times
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5:30pm
Sunday 12 noon – 5:30pm

Ampleforth Abbey, YO62 4EN
Tel: 01439-766000

Annie’s Cafe Bar

Pickering’s new place to lunch! serving delicious local Gelato, wholesome lunches, homemade cakes, fantastic coffee and a fully licensed bar. Pop upstairs to discover Annie’s mini play den!

Champleys Mews
YO18 7AE

Beadlam Grange Farmshop & Tearoom

Beadlam Grange, Mr Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 7TB

01439 770303

Lovely farmshop and tea room with toddler’s indoor play area. The home of Robert & Ruby selling distinctive gifts & interiors for country folk, The Cutting Shed (Unisex hair salon (01439 770640)) and Caravan & Camp site too!

Cafe 53 with Cake-a-Licious

Lovely children friendly café with delicious cake.

Opens 9am

53 Castlegate, Malton YO17 7DT

Thoroughly recommend, popped in with my children for a treat. The staff were so friendly and the cake delicious too! May ’18 HB

Cafe Williams

Family friendly cafe.

Wolf It Down Wednesday 3.45pm – 5pm – offering kids nutritious homecooked food for £2

Cafe Williams, 2 West End, Kirkbymoorside

01904 404098

Captain Barney’s

Soft play, café, party and events space with Play Village and Role Play area. They hold regular weekly activities including preschool, breakfast and after school clubs.

Open 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays for private bookings.

14 Railway Street, Malton, YO17 7NR
01653 228128

Castle Tea Rooms

11a Castlegate
YO1 9RN York

Phone 01904 620630

Castlegate Cafe – Helmsley

Castlegate Cafe is situated behind the Royal Oak Pub and infront of the beautiful Helmsley Castle. Castlegate Cafe as it is known, not only serves large traditional english breakfast with tea and coffee, we also serve a wide range of lunches, sandwiches, teas, coffees, brunch, afternoon teas, but now can offer wine, beers and other alcoholic beverages.
“Lovely cake, nice outdoor seating area, child friendly access with buggies and good loo’s!”
Long stay car park behind.
12 Castlegate, Helmsley, YO62 5AB
01439 772444

Hearts of Ampleforth

Family run tea room with lovely homemade food

West End, Ampleforth YO62 4DU
01439 788166

Hovingham Bakery & The Rolling Pin Cafe

Hovingham Bakery & The Rolling Pin Cafe is based in Hovingham. A small quiet countryside village in North Yorkshire.
A traditional country cafe with a Sweedish twist.
Lovely bakery.
Brookside, Hovingham, YO62 4LG
Telephone: 01653 628898

Lutt & Turner – Malton

Artisan bakery and coffee house on Market Street, Malton.Serving Roost coffee and Forleaves loose tea alongside our selection of freshly baked treats

Open 9:30AM – 4:30PM
12-14 Market Street, Malton, YO17 7LY
01653 691875

Mannion & Co Kitchen

With Helmsley Castle as a spectacular back drop visible from every window, daily ‘specials’ boards and Champagne available by the glass, what’s not to like about this impressive eatery and café. In Mannion’s everything goes!
5 Castlegate, Helmsley, YO62 5AB
Phone: 01439 770044

Mannions & Co – Helmsley

Sadly, no table reservations, first come first serve basis only.

With Helmsley Castle as a spectacular back drop visible from every window, daily ‘specials’ boards and Champagne available by the glass, what’s not to like about this impressive eatery and café. In Mannion’s everything goes!

“Lovely for afternoon tea” – Mumbler Recommended LR ‘ 17

Monday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm.
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday Lunch: 11:30am – 4:30pm

5 Castlegate
YO62 5AB
Phone: 01439 770044

North Yorkshire Water Park

Offers a range of watersport activities including aqua park (including one for Toddlers (Splash Kingdom), stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, open water swimming, sailing, canoeing. Plus walks, cycle track, cafe and a relaxing environment. Free parking, free entry, you only pay to play.

Well behaved dogs on a lead welcome.

Wykeham Lakes, Long Causeway Road, Scarborough YO13 9QU
01723 865052

Olivia Rose of Yorkshire

Lovely gift shop, delicious cake, great tea and coffee!! Mumbler recommended DE Nov ’19
2 Market Place, Pickering YO18 7AA

Quarmby’s – Sheriff Hutton

Quarmby’s Deli & Coffee House aims to bring you the finest local produce from specialist and boutique producers, many from around Yorkshire. Whether you’re after a quick espresso, a leisurely cup of tea or finding that something special for your picnic.
Tuesday to Friday : 8:30am – 5pm, Saturday : 9am – 5pm,
Sunday & Monday : Closed all day
Cavenagh House, The Square, Sheriff Hutton, York. YO60 6QX
Telephone: +44 (0)1347 878779

Steam & Moorland Garden & Machinery Centre

Malton Rd, Pickering, Yo18 7JW
01751 471471
Mumbler recommended “We love it there too! The food is great.” LS ’18
“It’s great there” EL ’18

Tealicious Vintage Tea Room

Come and relax in our unique 40’s and 50’s themed specialist tea and coffee room. Enjoy a cream tea, real loose leaf tea in a teapot, ground coffee and homemade cakes. Sandwiches made to order.

Mumbler recommended MI 18

The Village Unit 6
Haxby Shopping Centre
YO32 2LU York

The Barn Tea Rooms

Beautiful family friendly tea room overlooking the village green with grazing sheep.

Homemade cakes, puddings, snacks, sandwiches and substantial meals.

The Barn Tea Rooms
Hutton le Hole
YO62 6UA
01751 417311

The Curious Table – Easingwold

Lovely bistro nestled in Easingwold

“My favourite place for tea” Mumbler recommended LS, NR, CD – ’17

Market Place, Easingwold. YO61 3AG
Phone: 01347 823434

The Engine Shed at Steam & Moorland

The Engine Shed Restaurant does lovely Afternoon Teas, served from 2pm to 4pm at £8.95 per person. There is a model railway that runs right around the entire restaurant.

A lovely spacious café with disabled access. The garden centre is nicely laid out with a large product range, a good toy shop and a small outdoor play area with a seats for parents and a small trampoline.

9am – 4:30pm (Monday – Saturday)
and 10am – 4pm (Sunday)

Steam and Moorland Garden Centre
Malton Road
YO18 7JW
(01751) 471471

The Kitchen Cafe & Coffee Shop

Lovely pushchair friendly café with small playroom for the under 4s.

Breastfeeding friendly.

Pushchair parking inside.

37 Commercial Street, Malton YO17 9HX, England

Phone: 01653 696690


The Patisserie Malton

Patisserie and coffee shop situated in Malton’s town centre.

14 Saville Street, Malton
01653 695392

The Pot Still, Hunmanby

The Pot Still coffee shop in Hunmanby is a great place to meet and chat for mums. There is plenty of car parking space, room for pushchairs and an access lift.
Based at Hunmanby, it’s a handy place to stop for a drink after beach trip.

1, Hunmanby Industrial Estate, Hunmanby, Filey YO14 0PH
01723 891758

The Vinehouse Cafe

Set in Victorian glasshouses with lots of outdoor seating overlooking Helmsley Walled Garden. Playhouse for children and a children’s menu.

Helmsley Walled Garden, North York Moors National Park, York, North Yorkshire YO62 5AH

01439 771194

The Whole Hogg Farm Shop

Lovely farm shop and tea room with an animal paddock which includes friendly pygmy goats, llamas, Shetland ponies and ducks with new family members arriving shortly!

Dogs are welcome in the outside seating area, but only guide dogs are allowed inside the shop.

Howe Bridge Farm, Low Marishes, Malton YO17 6RQ
Susannah Hoggard 01653 669469

Vale of Pickering caravan park at Allerston

They do coffee, cakes, lunch and tea, with a play area next to the café.

Mumbler recommended by DB, VL /18
“The coffee is excellent, cakes are lovely…”

White Rose Book Cafe

Independent bookshop and coffee bar with an outdoor terrace, in Thirsk. We have lovely books, cards, and gift wrap for all occasions, as well as prints, toys, maps, diaries, calendars and a miscellany of other gifts.
Delicious cakes, light lunches and drinks in our friendly, comfortable cafe & relaxing garden Terrace, with FREE WiFi indoors & out! We also organise a host of book related events every month, such as regular storytime for children every week.

White Rose Books
79-81 Market Place
Tel: 01845 524353

Opening Times: Mon – Wed: 09:00 – 17:30, Thu: 09:30 – 17:30 Fri – Sat: 09:00 – 17:30 Sun: 10:00 – 17:00

“What a lovely place with delicious cake! Very family friendly.” Mumbler Recommended SJB Nov ’17