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“A charming venue”

Old School Coffee Shop
Ranked #1 of 3 Coffee & Tea in Grosmont
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: We offer high quality, freshly ground, expertly made cups of coffee, from espressos to lattes; along with tasty home-baked cakes and snacks. As well as the fairly-traded coffee and Lifeboat tea, we have a range of fruit and herbal teas, refreshing smoothies and luxury milk shakes which are made with locally sourced ice cream and sorbets. We have a small range of bottled beers and lager and serve wine by the glass. The comfort of a contemporary cafe is enhanced by echoes of the building’s past. Customers can relax and browse our collection of old (some Victorian..) and new books, or dip into today's paper while enjoying the refreshments. There's free WiFi and, if you're walking up on to the moor we have a flask filling service. Our outdoor area is the former school playground and it overlooks the steam railway line. There's even a 'canine corner' where dog owners can rest and enjoy their drink while fido munches on a complimentary dog biscuit.
Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

Took the grandchildren for a drink. They were made welcome, grandson had lots to do with books and drawing books. All the food looked great. A nice addition to Grosmont.

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Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

This was the first time we had visited the Old School coffee shop for food, I had popped in over the summer for take out coffee and thought the menu looked so nice that we should come back.
We decided to go for lunch this week just before we went on the local Santa train.
When we arrived there was no one else in and we were made to feel very welcome, the wood burner was lit and it was very cosy.
While we were looking at the menu one of the owners got toys and drawing things out for our boys, it is lovely to go somewhere where children are made feel as welcome as the adults.
The service was very good and the food arrived quickly (although we were the only ones in). We all agreed the food was excellent with plenty of choice and a nice variety not just the normal run of the mill stuff.
I was really pleased to see quite a few people arrive as we were finishing, this is such a nice establishment, and perfect on a winters day, we'll be going back in the summer to try out the patio.

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2  Thank Coverdale71
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BillatOldSchool, Owner at Old School Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2012

Thanks for taking the time to write us up and recommend our coffee shop. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We've been watching with interest what was to become of the old school (even had ideas ourselves!), and were pleased when the coffee shop opened just before we visited earlier in the year. We've been back three or four times this year, as Grosmont is invariably included in one or more of our walks in the NYM Nat Park. Plentiful seating outside, and set back from the main road (look for signs towards engine sheds) and a designated covered area for dogs - good idea!
Totally agree with previous reviews - made very welcome, food and service excellent.
If anyone visits who used to attend the school, the owners would be interested to know as they are compiling a book of memories of Grosmont school days.
We shall be back next year no doubt.

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3  Thank SophieandRosieB
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This coffee shop opened in April but we only discovered it 2 weeks ago, after walking with our dog from Goathland on the rail trail. As we got to the Grosmont, the heavens opened but we were saved ..... on our left was the viewing platform and, on our right, The Old School Coffee Shop. As dog owners, we may have lost out but the old playground now has an under-cover 'Canine Corner' - super! Service and food was great .. even the dog was offered a biscuit :-) The staff were very friendly and the coffee shop lovely and clean. Ambience was great - even in the rain! We shall definitely return when we are next in the area .... hopefully next year.

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2  Thank Traveller51_11
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Have visited Grosmont many times and have passed the old school even when it was a school. What a lovely surprise that it is now a lovely coffee/ tea shop.
Fascinating to see the plans of the old school on the walls .
Lovely freshly made food and great addition to the lovely village.

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3  Thank Monkeyhangers500
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