Wap-en-take (n) “Besides being divided into three Ridings, East, North and West (a Riding being derived from the Norse word “thriding,” meaning a third part) Yorkshire was further sub-divided into administrative areas called Wapentakes - the Danelaw equivalent of an Anglo-Saxon Hundred in most other counties. The word derived from an assembly or meeting place, usually at a cross-roads or near a river, where literally one’s presence or a vote was taken by a show of weapons, where-in after a night of merriment would ensue.”
We wanted to create ‘A Little Piece of Yorkshire’, by combining a Bakery, Café and Bar to serve and support the local community.
Sweet treats - are all baked on site by our magical chefs, always providing Vegan Muffins and gluten free Brownies, proudly displayed in our bar top fridge. You can also buy whole cakes with 48 hours notice.
Coffee & Tea – is provided by Coffeecare, a family run company based in Skipton, alongside tea from Taylors of Harrogate (Yorkshire Gold is obviously the standard choice!). All available to takeaway
Food – Our menu is as local as possible, sourcing all ingredients daily from our neighbours in Kirkgate Market. All meat and Eggs come from various stalls in the market with fruit & veg from Neil’s. We strive to offer a vegan and gluten free option to everything on the menu.
Beer - We are all about Yorkshire, so you will find one whole fridge, as well as, cask & keg lines devoted to local ale - more often than not showcasing the Brethren at Northern Monk, Kirkstall Brewery & North Brewing Co three of our most local breweries. Plenty of offerings from around the world plus vegan, glutenfree and non-alcoholic options.
Spirits - At least four shelves on our back bar are dedicated to Yorkshire spirits as well as the best of the rest from around the world
On t’ Wall – Artwork provided by local artists, with most pieces up for sale. Even our piano has had a make-over by our neighbouring graffiti artists, at Art Official.
Sport - Secret sport haven upstairs showing Sky & BT Sports in a comfortable environment.
Music – There is a Yorkshire playlist you may hear every now and again but we are also always looking for locals to showcase their acoustic talent preferably on the piano but not necessarily. With our Crooner Club acoustic night - recommended by Open Mic UK - taking place every wednesday.
Dogs – We are grumpy old man, child and dog friendly.