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Take a tour of God’s Own County, and enjoy a quality cuppa along the way!
There are books that detail tea room trails covering the North Yorkshire area, but what if you want a cup of coffee?
Fancy a Cuppa, North Yorkshire? takes the reader on a tour of what the locals call God’s Own County, finding the best places to visit for tea OR coffee and don’t forget the cake! in 50 towns and villages across the county.
With the Tour de France coming to North Yorkshire in 2014, and long-distance trails like the Cleveland Way and the Pennine Way cutting through the county, this guidebook provides ideas galore of where to stop for a cuppa enroute.
It’s the perfect accompaniment for any visit to North Yorkshire. This guidebook also gives the reader a brief introduction to each of the towns and villages visited, picking out quirky facts about the place and digging up a tea or coffee connection if one can be found. The best places combine a quality cuppa with a good story or a stunning setting…There’s the tea room in Scarborough, housed in what was once a 1940s ladies hair salon, and the York coffee shop
in a mediaeval toll tower, looking down over the Ouse. Then there’s the tea room in Helmsley, where they now blend their own tea and serve it up to all-comers, from visiting bikers in leathers to families in their Sunday best. Or what about the coffee shop in Malton, where a former UK barista champion now wows the locals with a quality cuppa?
Did you know Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales had an annual tea festival in Victorian days? Or that Robin Hoods Bay was famous in the 18th century for seeing tea smuggled in from Holland? These are just a couple of the quirky facts that you can enjoy at the same time as a delicious hot beverage on your tour.
Born in Hull, SIMON DUFFIN has returned to his native Yorkshire living in Richmond after 25 years of working in international relations. He now feeds his travel bug with a series of books on great places for tea and coffee, using his experience of media relations to tell a good story.
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