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Washburn Heritage Centre

Fewston | Harrogate, Harrogate HG3 1SU, England
+44 1943 880794
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Fantastic!

Beautifully presented food, immaculately clean tea room and lovely staff with a regularly updated... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Alys0n1971
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Wonderful,wonderful,wonderful

A group of friends and I like to go for a walk every Saturday and, since finding this cafe, walking... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Sharon G
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Exhibitions and tea rooms open from April to October on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 to 4.30 pm. From November to March we're open on Sundays from 11-4 pm. We have a programme of events, walks, talks, courses, suppers and so on - details of which can be found on our website. We are fully accessible, and also dog and pushchair friendly. Our volunteers will be delighted to see you.
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  • Average0%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“serves food” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (5 reviews)
“walking round” (2 reviews)
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Fewston | Harrogate, Harrogate HG3 1SU, England
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+44 1943 880794
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Beautifully presented food, immaculately clean tea room and lovely staff with a regularly updated exhibition of information and photos of the Washburn Valley.

Thank Alys0n1971
Reviewed 18 June 2017

A group of friends and I like to go for a walk every Saturday and, since finding this cafe, walking round Swinsty Reservoir has become our favourite walk. We start walking at 9.30am which gets us back to the car-park by 11.00am which is when...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Fascinating day-long sculpture course run by encouraging and friendly tutor. Well organised with delicious refreshments and lunch. The Centre is in a beautiful valley and provides an inspiring setting. Highly recommended!

Thank Helen-atOH
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This is a volunteer run cafe /restaurant that is a really welcome break when walking around the lovely Swinsty or Fewston Reservoir. The building is a real surprise in that it is of modern style architecture that is linked to the original St Michael and...More

Thank Smitty S
Reviewed 31 May 2016

i checked on the website to see if the tearoom was open on bank hols, said it was, we went yesterday ( bank hol) and it was closed, not impressed at all, website well out of date plus there were signs outside the place to...More

Thank susiewong51
RBatch, Manager at Washburn Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

Hi, I am so sorry that you've been left so disappointed. We believe our website is up to date, it states on the home page that we're open 'most bank holidays' and suggests visitors check our events calendar. On the events calendar, I enter the...More

Reviewed 17 April 2016

Great place to stop for a coffee and WONDERFULL cake. Clean modern architecture blends in well with the fourteenth century Fewston St Michael's Church. Friendly helpful ladies serve a range of light snacks tea and coffee. good modern clean toilet for customers.

Thank glebehousecarleton
RBatch, Manager at Washburn Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2016

Hi, thank you so much for your comments, really pleased you had a good visit to our Centre and tea room. Do come again!

Reviewed 4 April 2016

Went here on Sunday 3rd April with my two children for tea and cake whilst walking around Swinsty Reservoir. When I asked the waitress for cutlery she seemed unimpressed - I had a dog with me so couldn't go to get it myself! My daughter...More

Thank Amy M
RBatch, Manager at Washburn Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2016

Hi, thank you so much for your feedback. I am really very sorry that you had such a negative experience in our tea room. Everyone you see there is a volunteer and to date we've prided ourselves on our friendly welcome (and home made cakes)...More

Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely walk around reservoir in a lucky clear hour on a rainy day. We had lunch in the parochial hall which serves food on last Sunday of each month. Good homemade inexpensive lunch. Great cakes. Nice people run it for local charity.

Thank seafarer101
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Very difficult to find. When we eventually arrived it was closed. Website needs to indicate access arrangements more clearly. Beautiful setting, pity we couldn't gain access.More

Thank AmazonesLiverpool
RBatch, Manager at Washburn Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2016

Hi, thank you for your review. You're right, we are tucked away (part of our charm!) but when we're open we have signs around the Church, the reservoir car park and from the reservoir pathway itself. I am very sorry that the website didn't help...More

Reviewed 24 February 2016

On 20th February 2016 we celebrated my mothers 90th birthday at the Washburn Heritage Centre. It was superb. The afternoon tea was lovely all freshly prepared and homebaked by a fantastic team of volunteers. I cannot thank everyone enough for such a lovely party for...More

Thank jare320
RBatch, Manager at Washburn Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

How kind of you to take the trouble to write, we loved celebrating with you, thank you so very much. Rachel Batchelor

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