Archbishop – Visit Whitby

The Archbishop of York John Sentamu is to celebrate Pentecost – (the birth of the church) in Whitby Abbey on Saturday 26 May at noon.
People are encouraged to come with deckchairs, have a picnic and enjoy the occasion.
Free tickets available form Parish office 01947 606578

Elizabeth Botham Tea Rooms -Tea Guild Award

The Tea Guild Awards, now in their 27th year, are considered the ‘Oscars’ of afternoon tea industry, with the best tea rooms in Britain competing for the hugely coveted honour.
The Tea Guild has awarded 38 special Awards of Excellence to tea rooms across Britain in recognition of their outstanding quality and consistently high standards in tea service.

Guardian Newspaper recommends Perrys Plants

Perry’s River Garden Cafe on The Carrs at Briggswath has been named as one of the best budget eats along the Yorkshire Coast – and for the second year.

The Guardian wrote: “Part of Perry’s Plants – a quaint, idiosyncratic commercial nursery, that also comprises an 18 hole putting green – there has been a tearooms on this site for over 100 years, and little wonder”.

Olly Murs & Dionne Warwick LIVE

A host of big names are Playing at the Open Air Theatre in Scarborough over the summer:

Dionne Warwick  – 4 June

Olly Murs  – 15 July

Russell Watson  –  4 August

JLS   –  18 August

For more information 01723 383636

Queens Diamond Jubilee weekend 1st-5th June

As the big weekend draws near we are preparing to decorate the house accordingly.  There will be extra treats for anyone lucky enough to have booked with us.  Whitby will also be represented in the flottila pageant on the Thames.

The old Whitby lifeboat the William Riley will take its proud part, as she is rowed down the thames accompanying the Queens barge.  Keep your eyes peeled, you may see her on the TV!


Olympic Torch on its way to Whitby

The Olympic Torch lit in Greece today will pass through Whitby on the 18th of June.  It will cross the moors on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.  Lets hope they don’t start a fire on the way across!

Carluccio at Malton Food Festival 19th-20th May

Antonio Carluccio, Selina Scott and Rosemary Shrager are all lined up to attend the Food lovers Festival in Malton next week.

New to this years festival is the Masterclass marquee where the chefs will be interviewed by Selina Scott.

There will be 20 tasting venues around the town, and the market square will be full of Yorkshire finest producers

selling their wares.

Whitby passes beach tests 2012.

The Marine Conservation Society’s recent survey has declared Whitby’s bathing water as one of the cleanest in the country.  The annual tests highlighted Whitby’s beaches to have excellent water condition.  In addition to Whitby beach, those tested at Robin Hood’s Bay,  Sandsend and  Runswick Bay were also rated as having excellent water quality.