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The Courthouse (Rural Arts)

Old Courthouse 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS, England
+44 1845 526536
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Lovely

Myself, 5 friends and our babies all met here for lunch. We were grateful that the staff allowed us... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Pippin90
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
via mobile
Coffee experience

Very sad experience regarding small cup of coffee, has now gone up to £2.45 from £2.20, I realise... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
David A
,
Marbella, Spain
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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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  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“cake” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Old Courthouse 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS, England
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+44 1845 526536
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Myself, 5 friends and our babies all met here for lunch. We were grateful that the staff allowed us in as we did feel as though we took up most of the cafe with our prams! The staff and food were lovely, the service was...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Very sad experience regarding small cup of coffee, has now gone up to £2.45 from £2.20, I realise that the price of coffee has gone up world wide, but surly attitude of young woman serving was not required, no smile, just sour face. Staff training...More

Thank David A
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Encouraging, motivating, friendly, creative, welcoming, well equipped, varied, etc etc. There are many ways to describe this lovely arts centre. Having now attended several workshops I can say that it's creative staff are excellent teachers and with such a wide option of courses, you really...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Rural arts is a hidden gem for those who love all things creative, from art/craft workshops to performance there's something on their timetable for everyone. There's a fab little shop that sells all local artist produced creations it's difficult to choose what to buy as...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

There are so many events held here from crafts, screenings to comedy not to mention the hand made gifts and lovely cafe. Real gem in the heart of North Yorkshire, very lucky to have this on my doorstep. Recently attended a comedy evening here, and...More

Thank Emily W
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, good quality home baking. A feast for your eyes too in the gallery and crafts next door. Only a little walk from the town centre. Just called in for a coffee and and tasty bit. Just a few minutes walk from TESCO...More

Thank Robert F
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

We stopped for coffee and cake. The café was busy and the staff were working hard. We ordered and took our table having been warned there might be a wait for the drinks. When my tea was delivered the cup was filthy so I asked...More

Thank Sharpe26
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Great little cafe - excellent coffee - soya milk available n gluten free snacks! We had toast - great bread n homemade jam - good range of lunchtime snacks available - friendly staff - good prices- all homemade too! Well worth it!

Thank Jayce H
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We attended a workshop in the half term holiday with our gang of 8-12 year olds. It was excellent value for money. A great 2 hours spent etching and printing. All the kids loved it and produced some lovely work. Highly recommended. Scones were great...More

Thank Suzanne H
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

My visit this time was for a live beamed-in theatre performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. The Courthouse have a number of these type of performances throughout the year from the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company and sometimes show classic films. I have visited...More

Thank Harricobean
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