Where to eat and drink in Richmond and Swaledale

This guide lists cafes, restaurants and bars that support the Festival. When booking meals please mention that you are coming for the Walking and Book Festival.


Cross View Tea Rooms: A traditional Tea Room located in a listed Georgian building overlooking Richmond’s historic cobbled market place. The café has been serving locals and tourists with a wide range of freshly prepared food and drinks for over 25 years. 01748 825897; crossviewtearooms.co.uk

The Station: With a contemporary café bar and restaurant, vintage lifestyle store, award-winning artisan food producers, three-screen cinema, art gallery and meeting rooms - It's truly amazing what a little charity can do. Why not come and see for yourself? 01748 850123; thestation.co.uk

White Swan Gilling West: An independent family run country pub nestled in the heart of the beautiful village of Gilling West. We blend the modern with the traditional and showcase the region: local produce, local products and local people. 01748 825122; thewhiteswan.co


The Bridge Inn Grinton: A former Coaching Inn dating back to the 15th century, The Bridge Inn sits in the picturesque village of Grinton opposite the 12th century Church of St. Andrew, which is also known as the 'Cathedral of the Dale'. The Bridge Inn has a great reputation for homemade food, well-kept real ales, an extensive wine selection and comfortable en-suite accommodation. 01748 884224; bridgeinn-grinton.co.uk

Reeth Ice Cream Parlour: Peter and Sarah welcome you to their small, family run Ice Cream Parlour situated in the picturesque village of Reeth in the heart of Swaledale. We specialise in real dairy ice cream made by Brymor on the farm at Jervaulx. There are 16 delicious flavours to choose from and you can also enjoy teas, hot chocolate, freshly ground coffee, lattes and cappuccinos.01748 884929; reethicecreamparlour.co.uk

This leaflet is offered as a service. Inclusion in this list is not an endorsement of the accommodation by the Festival organisers. While it is believed to be accurate, no responsibility can be accepted for errors or omissions. Please email corrections.

For a full list of where to eat and drink or for more information on the area - visit:
richmond.org | yorkshiredales.org.uk | yorkshire.com | yorkshirenet.co.uk | swaledale.net

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