We are delighted to share a number of local cafés, restaurants and pubs that we either recommend or are highly rated and recommended by others.
These are only a guide and by no means a definitive guide. There are many other lovely places to visit
Local & Good Pubs to Visit in the Area
Eating Out Locally & Further Afield
Breakfast / Lunch & Café’s Nearby & in the North York Moors:
*We have enjoyed evening meals at and can personally vouch for
Food Shops & Convenience Stores
Helmsley – The old market town of Helmsley is famous for its variety of interesting and unique shops. There are many small independently owned shops, boutiques and stores which offer everything from designer clothing unique handmade jewellery, hand crafted goods to old books, traditional hardware, curiosity gifts, antiques and so much more. In Helmsley you can even find Britain’s Best Small Shop, officially so!
Further afield there are many other lovely villages and towns you can visit on your travels in and around the North York Moors.
Pickering – One of the North York Moors oldest towns. I was founded back in 270 BC and has a large variety of independent shops, specialist stores, enticing cafés, old pubs, traditional stores (butcher’s and bakers), galleries and antique stores. For the outdoors enthusiast head to Trailblazer Outdoors to be kitted out with the latest and best hiking equipment and outdoor clothing. The Monday street market is popular and the Thursday farmers’ markets are good for sourcing of fresh and local produce.
Malton – Yorkshire’s Food Capital, a pretty old market town attract foodies and gastronomes from miles around. You will find an array of artisan stores at the Talbot Yard Food Court. The Talbot Hotel is famed for its food and menu. Visit Malton for its popular gin distillery, cookery school, bakeries, butchers, fisheries and its many lovely coffee shops.
Whitby – Enjoy fish and chips on the harbour wall looking at the fishing boats. But that is not all that Whitby is renowned for. Explore the cobbled old narrow streets and alleys for souvenir shops, and pubs. Pop over River Esk and West Cliff offers different vibe, a more Victorian and Georgian feel. There are lovely boutiques, art galleries, old music shops and delicatessens.
Hutton Le Hole – Pretty little village with old craft workshops. Her you will find locally handmade chocolates, blown glass, ceramics, furniture, art, craft and prints.
Stokesley – Elegant old Market town with cobbled main street full of restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and independent stores.
Saltburn by the Sea – Traditional Victorian seaside resort which is home to a number of local artists and galleries which regularly hosts local work art exhibitions. Good for shopping too.
Ross Bay Retreat self catering holiday cottages in Dumfries & Galloway, a cosy, coastal retreat with sea views from each balcony; when you need to get away from it all.