The Best of Bridlington: Where to Visit on Your Next Trip
It’s perfectly natural to want to hop on a plane for your annual holiday, but it can be beneficial to stop and look at what there is around you first. Yorkshire is blessed with numerous villages and towns which can provide a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Bridlington is one such town which is the perfect spot for a weekend break. Situated right on the coastline and fondly known as the lobster capital of Europe, this charming town has everything a holidaymaker could desire.
Home from Home
If you’re planning on making a weekend of it, or longer for that matter, then you’ll need a space to call home for your stay. Bridlington has a wide range of options, for both the budget traveller and those looking for something really special.
If a place to call home that won’t break the bank is the order of the day then the Schofield Guest House could be the perfect choice for you. Situated just a few minutes walk from the town centre in a quiet residential street, this Victorian property truly feels like a home from home. The family who own it are incredibly welcoming and provide a breakfast to die for, either full English or continental. A double room costs around £50 per night and comes with all of the conveniences you would expect from an even higher class establishment.
Those who are really looking for a little bit of luxury should consider the Marton Grange Country House. The only 5 star establishment in the area, this stunning Grade II listed Georgian Farmhouse truly is a taste of the high-life. The house is situated in the village of Sewerby, just a couple of miles from Bridlington, so you’ll be sure to enjoy maximum relaxation on your break. The premier rooms are £112.50 per night and boast lofty ceilings, a comfortable king size bed and complimentary cream tea on arrival.
A Day by the Seaside
There aren’t many more idyllic ways to start the day than with a stroll along the beach. The coastline around Bridlington is home to many native and migratory birds, so it’s beloved by birdwatchers. For this reason, although Bridlington is generally a dog friendly town, if you’re travelling with a pet then it’s a good idea to keep your furry friend on a lead. Of course, if the temptation to chase the birds is just too much, then a stroll along the promenade might be a safer option.
The Princess Mary Promenade boasts plenty of eateries to choose from, but those looking for a good value lunch with friendly service should look no further than Richie’s Cafe-Bar. This family owned restaurant offers traditional seaside fare, so whether it’s fish and chips, ice cream or a cup of tea, you’ll be well catered for. If you venture in on a day when the owner ‘Richie’ is at work then you might spot him playing poker at the bar. Richard Preston hit the headlines last year when he managed to bag the SCOOP title, whilst on shift in his cafe!
A Visit to Sewerby Hall
After lunch on the promenade, a trip to the countryside is in order. Sewerby Hall is a stunning place to spend an afternoon and is handily situated just a couple of minutes’ drive from Bridlington. The hall itself is set in some 50 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland and boasts not only a 19th century formal garden, but also a zoo. The house itself has recently undergone a full refurbishment and displays a collection of pieces from the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum. Considering the amount on offer, the price of just £8 for a day pass is incredibly reasonable and affords you access to all parts of the establishment.
Finish with Fine Cuisine
After an afternoon in the grandeur of Sewerby Hall, it’s only fitting to dine somewhere luxurious. Bridlington has a whole host of restaurants, but one of the most charming is The Lamp Restaurant. This Grade II listed building is right in the heart of Bridlington’s old town and produces a simple but perfectly executed menu each evening. Seasonal and locally sourced ingredients take centre stage on this ‘Best of British’ menu. Their take on a fish pie is something truly special – fresh, bursting with juicy fish and maybe best eaten in their courtyard with the smell of the sea in the air.