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Exploring Hunmanby, North Yorkshire

This week we had a few days break on the east coast. We stayed in the summerhouse at Dale Farm in Hunmanby. The summerhouse is rustic and without central heating, but it does have a hot shower, large kitchen and cosy wood burning stove.

  On the first day we bought sandwiches from the village bakery and had a picnic at Humanby Gap.  It’s completely unspoilt and so quiet we had it almost to ourselves.

That evening we ate at The Piebald Inn, the local pub famous for its pies. With around 50 pies to choose from it was a tough decision, but I opted for the ‘Cleveland Bay’ with 3 cuts of beef cooked with black treacle, delicious. The next morning we enjoyed a Full English in the farmhouse, with views of the pretty walled garden.  Well-fuelled we then set off to RSBP Bempton Cliffs. At this time of year you can see sea-birds nesting in the cliffs, including cheeky little puffins.   It really is an amazing sight and definitely worth a visit.

That afternoon we drove in to Filey and had a walk down the stunning beach.  On the Tuesday evening we headed to The Anvil Arms in Wold Newton for their weekly acoustic night. There were some brilliant musicians playing, one of whom had been a guitarist for David Bowie. It’s a traditional pub with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. We were especially pleased when the landlady brought around complimentary bowls of chips towards the end of the night.

On our last morning we ordered the picnic breakfast – hot sausage sandwiches, beans, mushrooms and fresh orange juice delivered to your room at whatever time you like.  It was the perfect end to our mini-break.

We didn’t have any post holiday blues as my sister then came to stay and in true greedy sister style we enjoyed more foodie delights – homemade pasta arrabiata, huevos rancheros for breakfast, cakes at Farm Bistro and a curry at Shalimar.     Non-foodie highlights included a trip to the theatre to see The History Boys, and walks around Nidd Gorge and the Valley Gardens. It will be hard to return to work tomorrow but our waistlines will certainly be glad!


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