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Address: Old Courthouse 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS, England
Phone Number: +44 1845 526536
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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Vibrant, family friendly venue with a cafe (selling homemade soup, quiche,...

Vibrant, family friendly venue with a cafe (selling homemade soup, quiche, cakes, refreshments etc) and shop/gallery stocked with a wide range of beautiful, individual and affordable ceramics, jewelry, textiles, cards, gifts and much more. We also offer a programme of arts workshops, exhibitions, events and performances for all ages and abilities.

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A great place for a light bite

Called into the Courthouse, as we always do when visiting Thirsk, for a light lunch. Decided to order soup which was Italian Vegetable that day. It was delicious and served with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
Colin J
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Chester, United Kingdom
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331 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't planned to visit the Rural Arts Centre but happened to pass it, saw the sign for home made refreshments and popped in. The cafe offers a cosy space, a mix of traditional tables/chairs and more lounge-style seating. I'm told the food here is really good. I didn't try any only because what was on display on the counter... More 

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Thank chestervoyager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Called into the Courthouse, as we always do when visiting Thirsk, for a light lunch. Decided to order soup which was Italian Vegetable that day. It was delicious and served with both two generous slices of bread and a bowl of croutons. Very filling and excellent value. Was planning to have something else to follow but too full! Wish I'd... More 

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Thank Colin J
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We called in here on our way home for a cup of tea after spotting a McMillan coffee morning sign. What a pleasant surprise it was. Homemade cakes and a delicious cup of tea from incredibly friendly staff. If you are Thirsk this a lovely place to visit!

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Thank pistonbroke58
Malton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

On my way home from Northumberland/Jarrow and stopped off in Thirsk to shop and get petrol hoping that I would get a cup of red bush tea and scone here. Not disappointed. No exhibition this visit but lots of workshops etc coming up. They have an excellent website.

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Thank Trish4837
Kirkbymoorside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We called in for tea and snacks on a rainy August afternoon. What a warm & friendly welcome we got and very good food and tea...all served with genuine Yorkshire hospitality. We will be making this a regular stop-off when driving through Thirsk. If you are in Thirsk, don't drive by as we have often done, DO STOP and try... More 

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Kirkbymoorside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Being relatively local we drive through Thirsk a lot...every time we passed the Courthouse Rural Arts Centre, we vowed to stop but never did. Today, with a parking space directly outside, we did! What a surprise... we were made so very welcome in the delightful tea room by a lovely lady... we were only having tea & a snack [homemade... More 

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Thank Moorlandlass
uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Stopped for coffee and scones. Nice small art gallery, small shop with lovely cards, jewellery and à few bits! great LARGE coffee, and scones. Friendly and informative staff, will return.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

A million miles from your standard cafe. Superb bread used for the sandwiches, indeed a ham sandwich, with a choice of mustards, is a meal in itself. It with a great light salad, coleslaw and dressing. The coffee is excellent - not cheap cash & carry stuff. The sun-dried tomato soup knocks spots off Heinz! If she is not too... More 

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Thank Ian B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Thrisk races on today and I have brought down group into the town (coach driving), very nice day compared to back home. Walked around and discovered rural arts cafe staff very happy if somewhat excited with conversation, ordered a homemade soup(butterbean and parsnip) came with croutons and doorstep bread and what assured is lurpak butter and a lovely Americano this... More 

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Thank PAUL T
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

My friend and I are regular weekly visitors to this lovely café where we indulge (shamelessly!) in a tea/coffee and cakes, following our Pilates class. The staff are delightful, always so friendly and welcoming and completely understanding of our overwhelming need to undo much of what we have tried to achieve in the past hour! The adjoining shop is also... More 

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