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The Courthouse (Rural Arts)

Open today: 10:00 - 04:00
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enjoyable crafty morning

i took the plunge and went here to do some clay modeling, it was great, learnt lots from the... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
coffeencakefan
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
Lovely

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

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Pippin90
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 04:00
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 January 2015

We have visited Thirsk 2 or 3 times over the past year and have never previously noticed the Rural Arts venue in the Old Courthouse, so today was our lucky day. It's a bit of a walk back from the town towards the racecourse, but...More

2  Thank Julie H
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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

2  Thank David A
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

i took the plunge and went here to do some clay modeling, it was great, learnt lots from the teacher and made a cool plate, some nice people to chat to too, afterwards i went in the gift shop and the cafe, both were very...More

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Reviewed 6 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

Thank Pippin90
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

2  Thank David A
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

1  Thank Downbytheseaagain
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

1  Thank pippalongsocks
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

1  Thank Emily W
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

1  Thank Robert F
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
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
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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