Category Archives: Northern England

A short hop to Shap for coffee, cake and a swim

Picture the scene: you’re driving up the M6 with a car full of screaming kids and the holiday feels like a nightmare already. Well here’s two options for you if you’re anywhere near the Lake District: 1) You stop at … Continue reading

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I’d like to see more liquorice in Pontefract cakes

Pontefract is forever associated with liquorice. But a bit like with Southwell and the Bramley Apple, we didn’t find any of the local cafés and tea rooms making the most of that connection with interesting liquorice sweets or cakes on … Continue reading

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Happy days in Huddersfield with great coffee and tea

I’d never actually been to Huddersfield until last weekend. Never had a reason to go; and a friend of mine from there never had a positive word to say about the place. Huddersfield’s greatest claim to fame is as the … Continue reading

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