Kearton Coffee House, part of Kearton Country Hotel, sits in the village of Thwaite and is a brilliant destination for cyclists looking for a cuppa when out riding in upper Swaledale.
The hotel, restaurant and café are family run establishments, which comes across in the friendly and homely atmosphere you will find on arrival, and with plenty of seating inside as well as room outside to park your bikes this place is ideal for groups of any size.
The menu contains many homemade items including soups, sandwiches and cakes and each coffee comes with a fantastic homemade ginger biscuit which is a nice bonus after a potentially tough ride over to the café!
The coffee house is surrounded by incredible countryside on all sides, as the images of the venue show, but despite it’s beautiful surroundings there are a few nasty climbs lurking nearby, with Buttertubs Pass (see our Local Climb / Segment) proving to be a tough ascent / descent from either side. Whatever you do, do not attempt the climb with the dreaded feeling of café legs – you have been warned!
Large toasted teacake with strawberry jam: £2.25
Homemade soup of the day: £3.95
Homemade cheese scone with tomato chutney and swaledale cheese
Local Climb / Segment
One of the toughest hill climbs in Yorkshire, Buttertubs Pass can be climbed from either side, with the north to south effort averaging 9% over 1.3 miles:
Steve Lampier – The current KOM holder (although we’re sure he didn’t do it straight after lunch!)
- Kearton Country Hotel, Thwaite, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6DR
- 01748 886277