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Washburn Heritage Centre

| Fewston, Harrogate HG3 1SU, England
+44 1943 880794
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Afternoon tea

A lovely place to stop for tea and cakes, with interesting church and exhibition about the local... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
LittlePatsy1
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Highly recommended

When ever our waking group is walking near by, we always pop in for home made cakes and a hot... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
derek973
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Wetherby, 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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| Fewston, Harrogate HG3 1SU, England
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

A lovely place to stop for tea and cakes, with interesting church and exhibition about the local area to look at while you are there. The centre carpark is small but one can park on the roadside if it is full. It is a pity...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

When ever our waking group is walking near by, we always pop in for home made cakes and a hot drink. I believe fully manned by volunteers, they always make you welcome and its a pleasure to keep coming back.

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Washburn H, Front Office Manager at Washburn Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Thank you - that's really kind. For our volunteers who run the tea-room, it's lovely to have such appreciative feedback. Come again!

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

After seeing a sign for this cafe we walked away from the reservoir to find it. We had walked almost all the way round and were cold and ready for a hot drink. The cafe was modern and clean. All the staff were volunteers and...More

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Washburn H, other at Washburn Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Thank you for pointing out all that we offer.As volunteers we do appreciate such positive feedback.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

When you tap on the map within Trip Advisor it takes you to a location in Jennyfield, Harrogate. THIS IS NOT CORRECT. Use the link to the website for the Washburn Heritage Centre which shows the correct location (4 miles out of Harrogate beside Swinsty...More

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Washburn H, Front Office Manager at Washburn Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you very much for pointing out that our location details were incorrect. Really appreciated and delighted to be able to say that this has now been rectified.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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!

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