Falling Foss Tea Garden
Near Whitby, North Yorkshire
Average time spent – 1-2+ hours.
Things to do at Falling Foss review
There are only a few places we’ve been that have really made us want to go back. Falling Foss Tea Garden is one of them. We stopped here for a wonderful lunch halfway on our May Beck to Falling Foss circular walk. It’s somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for so long and I’m glad we finally made it.
We also made the walk down to the bottom of the Falling Foss Waterfall which I’ve covered in this post – It’s worth a read if you are thinking of venturing down there! There is only really one viewpoint from the top because of all the trees.
The tea garden sits directly next to the top of the waterfall. You can’t see it from the garden but you can certainly hear it. It’s a beautiful spot and I can see why someone once built Midge Hall here. The building still stands but where you eat and purchase your food is all outdoors, next to the hall, which is actually a cute woodland cottage. How long you spend here would depend on the weather. There is a small wooden play area for the kids and there’s an easy to access shallow river for paddling in. Make sure you look for the troll under the bridge.
If you are parking at Falling Foss the tea garden is just a short walk down from the car park. The paths are not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs.
You are not allowed to picnic in the tea garden. The benches and tables in there are for customers only. There is around 6 picnic benches just before the cottage where you can sit with a picnic. There is a men’s and a ladies toilet but they are for customers only. They are worth going in as there’s a view down to the water in both of them.
They have a good choice of sandwiches including bacon which smelt amazing. You can even purchase Prosecco, beer, cider and wine. There’s a good choice of hot drinks and also some cold drinks. We decided to share a tuna sandwich (£4.50) and have a homemade scone with clotted cream and jam each (£1.50). They do not charge enough for this scone of heavenly deliciousness. They also have cakes and other snacks available.
The tuna sandwich was in the nicest bread roll I think I’ve ever eaten. We’ve ever eaten even! My son was so taken with the amazing food that he told them on the way back through to the toilets. Now that’s praise from a six-year-old! This is reason enough alone to return.
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Eating – The wonderful Falling Foss cafe. The food choices are limited but what they serve is more than worth it.
Facilities in brief – Tea garden next to a waterfall with places for kids to paddle and a small wooden play area. There are toilets for customers only.
Entry price – *FREE
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Free. There is also a free car park.
Open seasonally: April – October (10.30 – 4.00pm). (coronavirus allowing)
Subject to change in bad weather – please call if in doubt 07723 477929.
Information on accessibility – None of the paths from the car park are suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.
Address: Midge Hall, Whitby, YO22 5JD, North Yorkshire, England. Phone: 07723 477929
Category – Beauty Spot – Outdoors – Suitable for all ages.
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