The Old Barn Coffee Shop just outside Bagby is a welcoming sight for visitors arriving at our York House and Abbots Green Holiday Parks in Balk, just outside the historic market town of Thirsk.
We serve delicious homemade cakes including a selection of gluten and dairy free. A hearty all-day Yorkshire breakfast and wholesome lunches in a welcoming tranquil setting. We pride ourselves on using the best locally sourced ingredients in our dishes and were delighted to be a finalist in the 2017 Taste of Herriot Awards.
Enjoy a pot of Yorkshire tea, one of our Italian blend coffees or choose a selection of refreshing cold drinks including a range of Fentiman’s Lemonade and Shmoo milkshakes. On a hot summers day nothing beats sitting in our tranquil patio area enjoying an indulgent Brymor ice cream we also sell frozen yoghurt especially for dogs!
The Old Barn Coffee Shop is open to everyone. As well as being a firm favourite with our holiday park guests we are also popular with walkers, cyclists and have a dedicated indoor area for customers with pets.
We have a large car park with plenty of seating outside and inside with a mezzanine area which can be booked for private functions and meetings as well as a games room for the children to use while you enjoy our offerings.
We look forward to welcoming you very soon.
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On Thursday 10th September we went to the cafe for coffee. As we had asked for cheese scones, Clare made some for us. They were the nicest ones we had ever had. So much so that we came back to buy 6 more to freeze and take home with us!
I thought I’d just drop you an email to thank you for the fantastic service and superb you and your staff provided us with on Saturday. Everybody who had the prearranged lunch commented on how good it was. Everything matched our expectations and more.
All the boxes were ticked, lovely place reserved for us at the back, speed of service, quality of the food, quantity of food, the tea and coffee and value for money. Oh and the cake was to die for.
People were still raving about it long into the night. We’d gone out for a curry in Scarborough Saturday evening and despite my love of Indian food, I wish I’d been back at the coffee shop.
I’m fairly sure our C2C is going to be an annual event and stopping off at the Coffee shop will be etched in stone. Once again thank you so much for your hospitality.
We stopped of here today, after visiting the White Horse of Kilburn. Homemade quiche of the day was beautiful and very tasty. Husband had bacon, Brie and cranberry panini both came with a little side salad, coleslaw and crisps. The staff were friendly and so accommodating. We had our springer spaniel with us and they brought a bowl of water out for him. The place itself is immaculate, toilets very clean. I bought 2 lemon and blueberry scones to bring home they were delicious. Well worth a visit
Lovely outside space with bike racks, also lots of space inside if bad weather Great service, excellent food, ideal stop when cycling in the Howardian Hills. Couldn’t fault anything really. We shall be back without a doubt
Excellent Homemade Food
Plum and Almond Frangipan and lemon and blueberry scones are to die for – will be a regular visitor to this lovely café.
Drove past this little gem today and decided to call in for coffee and cake and I’m so glad we did. What a beautiful place. Spotlessly clean, incredibly pretty and cakes to die for. Dog friendly, cheap and very friendly hosts. Will definitely be back.
We called in on cycle club ride – excellent coffee and cake…(cakes are homemade), both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as safe parking for the bikes. Really friendly staff. The cafe is now on our club list of good cafes to return to.
Lovely coffee shop. Crisp and clean. Staff welcoming and friendly. Oh….and the food is good too, but let’s keep it a secret?!!!
Brilliant afternoon here, plenty to keep the children entertained. I especially enjoyed the delicious chocolate cake!!. The staff were lovely and couldn’t do enough to help us. I can’t wait to return 🙂
Lovely and Friendly
I had been out biking when we spotted the cafe on our way home. Stop by for a brew and something to eat. The shop it’s self it really well set out fresh and clean. I ordered a breakfast and tea which was very well priced. Fantastic friendly service and the food was spot on. The added touch of a tea cosy was good too!
Bike friendly with a bike rack and easy to watch without door seating. For the vegetarians there is plenty of options including vegetarian breakfast. Thanks for the pleasant visit.
Nice cappuccino and cheese toastie in the Games Room. Friendly service, and the Games Room is dog-friendly too (no dogs in main cafe).
Beautiful setting. So clean & modern. Coffee shop gorgeous. Food very good. Staff lovely.
Excellent, very impressed. The young lady who served us was very pleasant & nothing was too much bother. Coffee & scones top marks.