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Washburn Heritage Centre

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Genuine home-made cakes and friendly service

What a fabulous little cafe. It is so rare to get genuine home-made cakes made by local people... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2019
DawnandSteveinLeeds
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Well worth the climb!

If you're walking round Swinsty Reservoir, or coming back from a walk round Fewston - do drop in... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Hektor2012
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Harrogate
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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...more
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| Fewston, Harrogate HG3 1SU, England
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Reviewed 10 February 2019

What a fabulous little cafe. It is so rare to get genuine home-made cakes made by local people these days... and it was obvious that these cakes had been made in someone's kitchen and not in an industrial bakery promoting itself as 'home-made'. The staff...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DawnandSteveinLeeds
Reviewed 31 October 2018

If you're walking round Swinsty Reservoir, or coming back from a walk round Fewston - do drop in. The path off the Swinsty ring is quite steep but it is well worth the effort as you will be rewarded with an excellent range of homemade...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hektor2012
WashburnHC, Administrator at Washburn Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hi and thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the cakes and tea. As you say, the village hall provides a full lunch menu on the last weekend of every month which is why we offer tea, coffee and biscuits only that weekend....More

Reviewed 30 June 2018

Although I have been to the reservoirs before I have never made it to the Heritage Centre but we popped in for a drink, and then were tempted enough by the food to have ham & mustard and egg & cress sandwiches followed by two...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Clare A
WashburnHC, Administrator at Washburn Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you very much for your review Claire. We hope you will visit our tea room again soon. We have recently acquired a card payment machine which will make things much easier for our customers who don't carry cash.

Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

After a long walk around the reservoir with the dog this was an unexpected find. Driving past the church we decided to stop and have a look at he church, walking around what must be the back entrance to the church yard we were pleasantly...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank LittlePatsy1
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank derek973
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!

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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.

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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank RossMC63
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.

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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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