Vegetarian Britain (3rd edition)

North of England Updates

Vegetarian Britain 2006

Updates to the third edition as at 7 Dec 2015.


NEW Ambleside Manor vegetarian B and B, Rothay Road, Ambleside LA22 0EJ. Tel: 015394 32062. From the people who brought us Yewfield, Fellinis and Zeffirellis, and close to those restaurants. Opened Dec 2015. 16 rooms. £45-£70 per person. Children welcome. No pets.

Pickle Farm (page 58) has closed.

NEW Yewfield vegetarian bed and breakfast and self-catering, Hawkshead Hill, Ambleside LA22 0PR. Tel: 015394 36765. Impressive Gothic Victorian house with panoramic views over the Vale of Esthwaite, Lake Winderemere and the fells beyond. There are four double ensuites and two twin ensuites for £27-45 per person per night. Single person supplement £5.
If you prefer self catering, there are four self contained holiday apartments in the former coach house and stables, set 150 yards away from the main house. Please contact Heart of the Lakes on 015394 32321 with enquiries. Children over nine welcome. Pets accepted by arrangement in the self catering apartments only.

NEW Green Valley Organic Cafe and Vegetarian Restaurant at Lancrigg Vegetarian Country House Hotel (page 50), Easedale, Grasmere LA22 9QN. Tel: 01539-435317. Open from 8.30am to 8.30pm. for breakfast, coffee, lunch, teas and evening meals. International vegetarian cuisine, most of the dishes have vegan alternatives. See web site for sample menus. All day lunch menu soup £4.50, pizza £7.50, sandwiches £5.45, salads and hot dishes £5.75-7.75. A la carte starters £4.50-7.95, main courses around £13, desserts £6.65. Special diets, eg gluten free, dairy free and sugar free are all available. Extensive selection of organic wines, beers and unusual spirits.

Fox Hall vegan bed and breakfast (page 52) has moved to Prize Stables, Helsington, Kendal LA8 8AB. They no longer have a self-catering cottage.

Lakeland Pedlar in Keswick (page 66) has been sold and closed.

NEW The Heights Hotel vegetarian hotel and bar. Rakefoot Lane, Castlerigg, Keswick CA12 4TE. Tel: 01768-772251. Family run hotel in a traditional Victorian Lakeland stone house and grounds overlooking the bustling market town of Keswick, with panoramic views towards Skiddaw, Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite. The bar was converted from the original 17th century Cumbrian cottage, and along with the lounge is a great place to relax after a day’s walking, climbing, cycling, touring or sightseeing. Red squirrels visit the garden, there are roe deer in the local woods and various birds of prey in the area. 11 ensuite rooms: 6 doubles, 1 twin, 4 family (3 with bath) - 3 with double & single bed and 1 with double and 2 singles £30-35 per person per night, and may be higher for any stay that includes part of a Bank Holiday weekend (Fri-Mon). Partial occupancy £5 per room. Children 3-13 half price, babies 0-2 ££3. You can check room availability online. Children welcome, high chairs. Pets by arrangement £3.

NEW Old Water View omnivorous bed and breakfast, Patterdale CA11 0NW. Tel: 017684-82175. Victorian house set on the banks of Goldrill Beck river in a charming and peaceful unspoilt Lakeland village nestling at the southern end of Lake Ullswater, away from the busy tourist centres. Vegetarian owned and aiming to go completely veggie when they have enough visitors. 3 double, 1 twin, 1 triple, all ensuite, £35 per person, or £45 as single. Family room with double and two 2-foot (60cm) children’s singles and a travel cot, £35 per adult for double occupancy, children 6-17 £20, 0-5 free. Fridays and Saturdays are a minimum of 2 nights and must include both Friday and Saturday night. You can check availability of each room on the website.

NEW Natterjacks vegetarian nighttime licensed café in Sefton House vegetarian B&B at 34 Queen Street Ulverston LA12 7AF. Open: Wed-Sat 16.00-23.00, Sun-Tue closed. Homemade organic cakes, muffins, biscuits 70p-£2.50, usually vegan options such as flapjacks. Artisan coffees, teas, beer. Wine £2.40-3.20 glass. Children welcome, well-behaved dogs too. Facebook: Natterjacks

NEW Conishead Priory and Conservatory Cafe vegetarian cafe and accommodation in Buddhist centre at Conishead Priory, off A5087 Priory Road / Coast Road, Ulverston LA12 9QQ. Tel: 01229-584029 (lines open Mon-Fri 9.30-17.00, Sat 10.00-12.00) Open Mar-Oct Mon-Fri 14.00-17.00, Sat-Sun & BH 11.00-17.00; Nov Sat-Sun only 12.00-16.00; Closed Dec-Feb and Buddhist festivals In the sunny conservatory of Conishead Priory Buddhist Temple for World Peace, with indoor and outdoor seating. 5 minutes drive or 30 minutes walk from Ulverston, or take a bus. The cafe is run by the same people as World Peace Cafe in Ulverston. Cakes, scones, coffee. Weekend also light lunches. Children welcome. Dogs welcome on lead. Also gift shop and books on Buddhism and meditation. Tours of the temple and historic house, and 70 acres of grounds and gardens with a beach on Morecambe Bay. Closed during festivals, see website or ask at the World Peace Cafe.
Vegetarian accommodation: You do not need to take a course to stay at the centre, open throughout the year for guests except during their Spring and Summer festivals, New Year retreats and certain weekends. Single, twin and dorm rooms £20-40 includes light breakfast and two meals a day. Bring sleeping bag and towel if in a dorm. Easter break family room twin £180, triple £240, quad £270, quint £300. Courses, festivals and retreats, £30-50 per day, £80-120 weekend.

NEW St John's Lodge omnivorous guest house (vegetarian owners) Lake Road, Windermere LA23 2EQ. Tel: 015394 43078. Vegetarian owned guest house with a spectacular choice of breakfasts. It’s a short walk from Lake Windermere and an excellent base to explore all parts of the Lake District. Room prices per person per night: 1 single ensuite £20-37, 1 double with private adjacent bathroom ££20-27, 9 doubles and 1 twin all ensuite £24-34, 1 family ensuite £23-27. Single occupancy supplement. Spectacular choice of breakfasts. Children over 12 only. No pets.


Jennifer and David's Guest House, Matlock, closed. (page 69)

NEW Sheldon’s Luxury Retreat, vegetarian guest house, Home Farm, Sheldon, Near Bakewell DE45 1QS. Tel: 07877 315 216. In the Peak District National Park, in a recently converted barn house in a the quiet village. 5 individually designed ensuite rooms, 2 kingsize, 2 doubles, 1 twin £80-125 per room. Children welcome, two rooms can be joined as a family room, high chair, travel cot. Packed lunch £5, dinner £10. Vegan and veggie meals in nearby pub. No smoking. Usually no dogs. Patio areas and 10 acres of farm land. Dry room. Bike lockup. Wifi. Meeting facilities.

NEW The Barn vegetarian bed and breakfast and World Peace Cafe, Ash Lane, Elwall, Derbyshire DE65 6HT. (6 miles from Derby city centre) Tel: 07875 250716. Cafe open: every day 10.00-17.00. Buddhist centre including a BandB set in 38 acres of mature woodlands, lawns, flowerbeds and grounds, surrounded by rolling countryside. Ideal for rest and relaxation. Meditation classes are available in the hall, home of the Tara Buddhist Centre. There are 18 rooms, 6 within the BandB part: 2 singles £35, 3 ensuite singles £40, 1 twin £30 per person. Children welcome. Rooms have broadband, wifi. No smoking or alcohol.
World Peace Cafe does lunch of the month £5 such as West African peanut stew with rice. Panini or bagel with choice of two fillings and salad £3.50; soup with crusty bread and salad garnish £3.50; meal deal soup with half panini or bagel £5; baked potato with topping and salad £4. It looks like not much of the food is vegan. Kids' portions £1.75.

NEW Thyme to Eat vegetarian café, 5 The Shambles, Chesterfield S40 1PX. Tel 01246 558 550. Open: Mon-Wed 9.00-16.00, Fri-Sat 9.00-17.00, Sun closed. Facebook Thyme to Eat

NEW Organic Kitchen and Home Products, vegetarian deli and wholefood shop plus omnivorous cafe, 4 Theatre Yard, off Low Pavement, Chesterfield S40 1PF (behind Peak Bookshop). Tel: 01246-224666. Open: Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 9.30-17.30, Sat 9.30-17.00; Wed, Sun closed.

NEW Yaffle vegan cafe, tea room and bookshop, upstairs from Sound Bites wholefood shop, 11 Morledge, Derby DE1 2AW (between Eagle Centre Market and Guildhall Market, near the new bus station). Open: Mon-Sat 11.00-17.00 (Fri 18.00), & Thu 18.30-22.00. Tel: 01332-291369. Derby finally has a veggie, nay vegan, cafe, tea room and bookshop with social change library. Beans on toast with sausage £3.40. Cupcakes £1.50. Wide range of teas £1. Plungey coffee £1.20. Thu night 7pm meals £4.95 with a different international theme each time such as Indian, Mexican, Egyptian, Japanese etc. It is worth booking on 07799815083. Occasional events. Cash only upstairs, cashpoint nearby, shop downstairs does cashback for 25p.
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The Cottage Tea Room, Bakewell, has closed

NEW Green Way vegetarian café, Snitterton House, 3 Snitterton Road, Matlock DE4 3LZ (near Matlock train station). Open: Tue-Thu, Sat 10.00-16.00, Fri 10.00-22.00, Sun-Mon closed. and


Wildlife Hotel, Blackpool, closed.

NEW Whitmore Vegetarian B&B Wennington Road, Hornby LA2 8JX (off A683, 5 miles NE of Lancaster). Tel: 01524-221 839. Open: May-October. Train: Lancaster 9 miles, Wennington 5 miles, Carnforth 10 miles. In Lune Valley countryside, quarter mile from Hornby village, Lake District 12 miles. 3 acres of trees and pond, large organic kitchen garden. Single and twin each with private bathroom, £40 per person double, £35 single. Large private sitting room, tv downstairs.

NEW Topaz vegetarian cafe/restaurant at Topaz Well Being Centre, 216-218 Katherine St, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7AS. Tel: 0161-330 9223. Open: Mon-Thu 10.00-16.00, Fri-Sat 10-15.00, Sun closed. Menus at

NEW Lily's vegetarian Indian restaurant and takeaway, 83 Oldham Rd (A635), Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7DF. Tel: 0161-339 4774. Open: Mon & Wed-Sat 11.00-20.00, Sun 11.00-19.00, closed Tue. Last order half an hour before closing. Great value and they have a chef from Gujarat and two from Kerala, plus they do Punjabi food. Snacks and starters £2-3.50. Curries £4.25-5.25, rice dishes £2-3. No desserts. Latest menu has a separate vegan page. Mon-Fri 12.00-15.00 is especially good value: sit-down specials £2.50-3.99 meal with soft drink; also Gujarati thali £6.99 with snack, 2 chapatis, dhal, rice, 2 curries, lassi (not vegan) and sweet. Take-away thali £2.99. Cobra beer is the only alcohol, £1.75. Children welcome, high chairs. Disabled toilet. MC, Visa.

NEW The Kitchen on Great Moor Street vegetarian café, Unit 4 Commercial Union House, Great Moor Street, Bolton BL1 1NH. 5 mins walk from Bolton train station. Tel: 01204-770881. Open: Tue-Sat 09.00-17.00, Sun-Mon closed (hours may change). and Facebook The Kitchen on Great Moor Street

NEW Beautiful Planet vegetarian café and wholefood shop, Preston Green Centre, 69 Friargate, Preston PR1 2ED. Tel: 01772-254746, 07914 221259. Open: Mon-Sat 10.30-16.30, Sun closed. Environmental Fairtrade community cafe and resource centre. Toasted teacakes 65p. Fairtrade tea 80p. Coffee £1.20. and

Bear Café, Todmorden, is in fact in West Yorkshire.

NEW The Coven vegetarian café in Wigan, at 43 Hallgate WN1 1LR (next to the bus station). Open Wed 10.30-17.00, Thu 10.30-17.30, Fri-Sat 10.30-late, Sun-Tue closed. and Facebook The Coven, Wigan


NEW Teatime Collective vegan cafe, St Wilfred's Centre, Royce Road, Hulme M15 5BJ (between the city centre and Chorlton). Open: Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun closed. New cafe and vegan ice-cream parlour. and Facebook Teatime Collective

NEW Bistro 1847 vegetarian bar and restaurant, 58 Mosley Street (corner Booth St) M2 3HZ. Tel: 0161-236 1811. Open: Wed-Sun 12.00-22.00, Mon-Tue closed. Brand new (originally named detoxretox), opposite Manchester art gallery, with vegetarian drinks too. The bar always has a small tapas style menu, £4.50 for one plate, £6.95 two, then £3 per plate, most dishes vegan. A la carte starters £3.95-4.95 include soup and some of the tapas dishes. Mains £9.95-12.95. Desserts £4.50 such as vegan sticky toffee pudding. Sunday lunch main £9.95, two courses £13.95, three £16.95. Wine from £12 bottle, £4.75 glass. Children welcome, high chairs. Outside tables, dogs welcome there. Booking advised.

NEW The Thirsty Scholar vegetarian pub at 50 New Wakefield Street, Manchester M1 5NP. Tel: 0161-236 6071. Pub open: Sun-Thu 12.00-24.00, Fri-Sat 12.00-02.00. Food served Mon-Fri 12.30-18.30, Sat-Sun 13.00-17.00. Late night party food on request. Train: Oxford Road. All day full cooked breakfast, classic British pub grub and world food from ciabatta toasties to Jamaican curry and Tex Mex. Everything on the menu is veganable. From £3 for a snack to £7.95 for the double size veggie/vegan brunchfast. Teas, coffees, fruit teas, soya milk £1-2. Organic ciders and beers and vegan wine. Children welcome during the day with responsible adult, no high chair. Visa, MC. Outside catering. and

NEW World Peace vegetarian café, Vairochana Buddhist Centre, 76 High Lane, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9XF. Tel: 0161 861 7012. Open: Thu-Sun 11.00-16.00, Mon-Wed closed. The lunches for £5 with a pot of tea are extraordinary value. It’s mainly organic, Fairtrade or local. Late breakfast (£2.25-£3.50) such as three sausage sandwich. Soup of the day £3.25, with sandwich £5. Hot or cold sandwiches (£5) on rye or ciabatta with garnish and chip. Mains include salads; spinach, lemon and coconut dhal with rice, onion bhajia, spinach and sweet chilli sauce; burger with crisps and garnish. Tray bakes and cakes around £2, usually with a vegan option. They have soya and rice milk. Fruit smoothie of the day £2. Sofas and armchairs. Children’s meals; lots of floor space, high chairs. Some outside seating in summer; dogs welcome there. Meditation classes and events. NEW Sanskruti vegetarian Indian restaurant, 95 Mauldeth Road M14 6SR. Tel: 0161 2244 700. Facebook Sanskruti Restaurant NEW Lotus Vegetarian Kitchen Chinese restaurant. 536 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 4BY. Tel: 0161 445 7457. Open: Mon, Wed-Thu 11.45-13.45, 17.00-22.30; Fri 11.45-13.45, 17.00-23.00; Sat-Sun 17.00-23.00; Tue closed. Lots of soya, wheat and other mock meats. NEW Jaipur Palace vegetarian Indian restaurant at the Lansdowne Hotel, 246 Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6AB. Tel: 0161 257 2525. Open: Mon, Wed-Thu 17.00-23.00; Fri-Sat 17.00-24.00; Tue closed. Food from Gujarat, Punab, South Indian and Rajasthan. and NEW Cowherds popup vegetarian organic cafe, various venues in Salford. Tel: 07974 800711. Also cooking classes. and

CLOSED: The Basement, Bean Counter, Diamond Dogs, The Greenhouse, Herbivore, Misty's, V2Go Arndale (but V2Go Trafford Centre still open)

NEW Oklahoma 99% vegetarian cafe and gift shop, 74-76 High Street (Turner St), Northern Quarter, £ M4 1ES. Tel: 0161-834 1136. Open: Mon-Sat 10.00-19.00. Friendly cafe opposite Earth Cafe. Lots of vegan dishes. Noted for their baked potato or sweet potato £5.20 with a range of amazing toppings £5.20. Cakes £2.60, some vegan. Vegan cornettos £1.80. (Vegan) ice-cream milkshakes £2.80-3.50. Tea £1.60, coffees £1.50-2.50, they have soya milk. Freshly squeezed juices £2.60-3.10. Outside seating, dogs welcome inside and out. High chairs. MC, Visa. and Facebook Oklahomamcr


NEW Bej vegetarian restaurant, 20 Market Street, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 2AE. Tel: 0151 632 1122. Open: Mon-Sat 12.00-22.00, Sun 11.00-20.00. The Wirral’s first vegetarian restaurant has stunning global food, lots of organic, and the Venezuelan chef can veganize any dish. Starters (£4-£4.50) feature soup of the day, sweet and sour tempura, wild mushroom bruschetta, or evening sharing platter. Mains (lunch £6-£7, dinner £7.50-£12.50) include open lasagne with soya mince, Sunday roast, falafel burger, pizzas with a selection of vegan cheeses, cottage pie, Thai green curry, or Venezuelan stuffed hallaca corn-maize parcels with fried plantain and rice. Desserts (£4-£5.50) such as blueberry cheesecake, cake of the day with cream or custard, chocolate fondant, poached pear in chai latte on a marzipan and toffee tart with cream or vanilla ice-cream. Sunday cooked breakfast £4.95. All alcohol is vegan. Organic house wine £4.50 large glass, £13.50 bottle. Children’s menu; high chairs. Outdoor seating with canopy; dogs welcome there. and Facebook Bej Restaurant Hoylake

The Green Fish vegetarian cafe is temporarily closed and moving to and renovating a new venue, expecting to be open by the end of 2011. For latest news follow their Facebook page

NEW Food From Nowhere weekend vegan cafe, basement of News From Nowhere bookshop, 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY. Bookshop: 0151-708 7270. Basement: 0151-703 6806. Train: Liverpool Central. Cafe Sat 12.00-17.00, alternate Sun evenings. Liverpool’s only vegan cafe (previously known as The Basement) is run by volunteers. Food depends on who is working that day and you can usually get something hot for no more than £3 such as curry, veggieburger, soup. Cakes around £1-1.50. Hot drinks around 50p. Kids welcome, toys, high chair. Cash only. Fortnightly Sunday free film screening with vegan soup & cakes from 5pm, donations for food appreciated, film starts at 6.

NEW Dragon Indulgence vegetarian wholefood/New Age shop, Gostins Shopping Arcade, 32-36 Hanover Street, Liverpool L1 4LN (next to Paradise Street bus station). Tel: 07906 743849. Open: Mon-Sat 9.30-17.00, Sun closed. Liverpool’s central vegetarian shop (run by two vegans) has moved from Grand Central Hall to bigger premises and gradually adding more and more products. Fridge with Redwood cheezley, soya yogurts, Clearspot tofu, seacake. Vegan chocolate heaven, they say people even come from London to buy their vegan praline chocolate hearts. Cherry filled chocolate hearts, Carmel cups, vegan equivalents of Mars, Snickers and Milky Way. Carob flowers and eggs, Easter eggs and Christmas Booja Booja etc in season. Cash or cheque only. The Door cafe 3 doors along has vegan soups and does veggie sausages on toast. Also on Facebook with product reviews

NEW Honest to Goodness vegan ethical grocery store, 10 Market Street, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 2AE Tel: 0151-632 6516. Open: Mon-Sat 9.00-18.00, Sun 12.00-16.00. If you like Unicorn vegan grocery in Manchester, you’ll like this, and they have lots of sugar, ice-cream, chocolate. Over 1600 vegan products. Chocolate by Booja Booja, Organica, vegan equivalents of Mars, Snickers and Milky Way, Lyme Regis marzipan bars. They also have an online shop.



NEW Loaf Vegan B&B Mount Pleasant Cottage, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2XQ. Tel: 01289-308751 and Facebook Loaf vegan b&b

NEW The Garden Station vegetarian organic café, Langley on Tyne, Hexham NE47 5LA. Tel: 01434-684391. Open: Mar-Sep Thu-Mon 10.00-17.00; Sep-Dec Fri-Mon. New vegetarian cafe in a restored Victorian railway station in a woodland garden, with garden, woodland walk and art exhibitions. A place of beauty and tranquility. You can enjoy courses on gardening, environment, wildlife, art, sculpture, textiles, poetry and food and drink. Vegan dishes marked on menu which you can see on the website. There is a second little self-service cafe with just drinks and snacks which is open every day.


Squeek is now Aubergine Cuisine at 23-25 Heathcoat Street, Nottingham NG1 3AG Tel: 0115 955 5560. Open: Tue-Sat 17.30-22.00 web, Sun-Mon closed. New gourmet vegetarian restaurant in upmarket Hockley on the edge of the city centre, with dishes from around the world and heaps for vegans. Starters £5.75 include smoked tofu auberine wraps in spicy tomato sauce, or mushrooms in stout with spinach on toasted ciabatta. Mains £12.95 such as Moroccan aubergine Wellington, West African peanut stew, black bean and tofu with pak choi and steamed coconut rice, red wine ratatouille with wheat-free pasta, spicy bean tortilla with (vegan) cheese and Spanish rice. Desserts £5.75 such as vegan chocolate tart with cream or ice-cream, beetroot and chocolate cake, affogato ice-cream with espresso and amaretto. Three courses £21.50, two £17.50 or £14.95 ordered before 6.30pm. Vegan organic house wine from £3.75 glass, £14.95 bottle. Children’s menu £6.25 for two courses, high chairs. Braille menu. No dogs. and Facebook: Aubergine Cuisine

NEW Crocus Fairtrade vegetarian café, Unit 2 Church Square, Lenton, Nottingham, NG7 1SL. Tel: 0115-950 5080. Open: Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00, Sat 10-16.00 (last hot food orders 15.00), Sun closed. The best value veggie food in Nottingham! Crocus is a community project in the student area of Lenton, which offers Fair Trade and locally-sourced food that’s totally vegetarian and there are plenty of vegan options. As well as daily specials, there are always light meals such as soup for £1.80; pastries; salads and main meals such as Thai green curry or pizza for £3.50. They always aim to have at least one vegan cake and they vary from week to week such as banana loaf 85p, cornflake cakes (3 for £1), choc and orange brownie £1. Juices 70p, cans 90p, squash 40 or 80p, tea 60p, coffee £1. They sell to take away things used in the cafe such as drinks and eco washing up liquid and refills. Outside catering.

NEW World Peace vegetarian café and shop, Akshobya Buddhist Meditation Centre, Pelham Road, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham, NG5 1AP. Tel: 0115-985 7356. Cafe open: Mon-Fri 12.00-15.30. Soup, hot filled paninis, jacket potatoes, cakes. Fairtrade tea and coffee. In summer you can eat outside in the peace garden. See website for meditation classese and retreats, including the Monday and Friday lunchtime meditation.

NEW Mm... veggieterranean cafe & deli, 610 Mansfield Rd, Sherwood, Nottingham, NG5 2FS. Tel: 0115-910 1601. Open: Mon-Sat 9.00-17.00. Eat-in filled focaccia, panini, sandwiches.

V1 and The Vegetarian Pot have closed.


Heartbreak Soup has closed.
There is no longer a café inside Almonds and Raisins health food shop.

NEW Jack Sprats vegetarian café and take-away, 413 Chillingham Rd, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE6 5QU. (end of the road, near the coast road) Tel: 0191-265 7708. Open: Mon-Fri 11.00-21.00, Sat-Sun 10.00-21.00. Bus 62 or 63 from Newcastle. Relaxed, spacious cafe with comfy chairs and couches, local art and photos on the walls. The extensive menu has many vegan and wheat-free options and everything is made from scratch. Fairtrade where possible.
The all-day breakfasts are fantastic and huge. £5. 2 or 3 soups £3-4. Wraps, sandwiches, panini, baguettes £4.95 served with 2 salads and tortilla chips (£2.50 take out). Main meals £5-£8.95 include curries, salads, toad in the hole with vegan Yorkshire pudding, vegan fish and chips, fajitas. Two specials daily £8.95, normally vegan and wheat-free. Desserts £2.50-3.50 include plenty of vegan and wheat-free. Pot of tea £1.50, mug of coffee, latte etc £2-2.50. Big smoothies and juices 3.50. Bring your own alcohol, no corkage charge. Outside seating. Wifi. Children very welcome, high chairs, they have toys. Computer. MC, Visa, and cashpoint. Outside catering.

NEW Alternative Stores vegan wholefood shop and lots more, Brunswick Industrial Estate, Wideopen, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 7BA (bus 45 from city centre or from Regent Centre metro station). Tel 0191-236 8519. Open: Wed-Sat 10.00-16.00, Thu till 17.30, Sun-Tue closed, but they can open up specialy if you are desperate! After many requests from customers, this vegan mail order company has opened a vegan shop, and what a shop it is. They sell everything they do on the website including wholefoods and health foods, vegetarian shoes, ethical gifts, green products, sosmix to make your own burgers, frozen and chilled food, health and beauty. Fridge with vegan cheeses, spreads, sausages, burgers. Freezer with sausages, mince, fishless fingers, lots of Redwood and Fry’s, Auntie Jees curries, Great Nineveh curries, Get Real Tuscan style ready meal bakes, Linda McCartney, Swedish Glace, B’Nice rice-cream, Smooze coconut and other flavour vegan ices. St Dalfour vegan tinned ready meals. Huge range of vegan chocolate. Vegan sweets. Big range of health and beauty. Baby stuff. Cleaning products. Supplemements. Lots of eco and recycled household products/ 400 different styles of vegetarian shoes from safety boots to ballet and dance shoes (which they are the only place in the UK to do) and they do mail order too. Animal rights and recipe books, magazines. MC, Visa.


NEW Danby Health Shop 1 Briar Hill, Danby, near Whitby YO21 2LZ. (on Whitby to Guisborough road) Tel: 01287-669200. Open: Mon-Sat 9.00-17.00 (Wed 12.00), Sun closed. Opened 2009 in a village in the Esk Valley in the North York Moors national park. Organic fruit and veg with salad tubs, fridge and freezer with vegan cheese, meat substitutes, hummus, tofu, soya yogurt, Booja Booja and Swedish Glace vegan ice-cream. Vegan chocolate by Plamil, Booja Booja, Divine, Organica, Montezuma. Lots of bodycare and supplements. The Stonehouse Bakery and Teashop next door does jacket potato and beans. The other side is the Duke of Wellington pub with a couple of vegetarian meals. Less than a mile away towards Whitby is the North York Moors National Park Centre with exhibition, gallery, climbing wall, play area, gift shop and tearooms. For more on the area

Wild Ginger, Harrogate, has closed.

NEW Helmsley Vinehouse vegetarian café within the Helmsley Walled Garden, Cleveland Way, Helmsley YO62 5AH. Garden office: 01439-771 427. Cafe 01439-771 194. Open: April-Oct every day 10.30-17.00. The café is situated in the newly restored Victorian Vinery, sit beneath the vine arches or out on the terrace. Lots of organic. Very open to different requirements such as vegan, gluten-free.

NEW Scarborough Nutmeg vegetarian cafe, 93 Victoria Road, Scarborough YO11 1SP. (next door to Victoria Health Shop) Tel: 01723-503867. Open: Tue-Sat 10.00-17.30, Sun-Mon closed. Modern vegetarian cuisine, global flavours, organic vegetables. Lots of vegan and gluten-free options.

NEW Scarborough Venus vegetarian cafe, 29 Ramshill Rd, South Cliff, Scarborough YO11 2LW (start of the A165 to Filey, opposte Sainsbury Local). Tel: 07950 163160. Open: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat 10.30-16.30; Thu, Sun closed. Also first Sat 19.00-22.00. Opened 2010. Vegan and gluten-free options. Soup of the day with bread £3. Two main dishes daily £4.50-4.95, one usually vegan, including butternut squash Thai curry with basmati rice and naan bread, red lentil shepherd’s pie, Homity pie, Cornish pasties, homemade pizzas, chilli, lasagne, bognaise. Sandwiches and toasties £2.50 made to order with salad garnish. Desserts £1.50 include cakes, scones, vegan flapjacks and apple crumble (not necessarily every day). Children’s section of menu, high chair, toys. First Saturday of the month live music 7-10pm with a meal and drink for around £10. Alcohol licence applied for. Faceook Cafe Venus
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The Blake Head has closed. (page 121)

Cornmill Lodge has closed. These omnivorous guest houses cater to vegetarians and vegans (one of the owners is vegetaran) luxury 2-bedroom apartment £190 per night.

Vanilla Black has moved to London. But there is now

NEW Goji vegetarian café and deli, 36 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF. Tel: 01904-622 614. Open: Sun-Fri 11.00-16.00, Sat 9.30-16.00; also Fri-Sat 18.30-23.00 (last orders 21.30); planning to open Thu evenings. New cafe using local suppliers and organic produce, but no microwaves or aluminium pans. Vegan and gluten-free options. (menus)


NEW Green Ginger vegetarian cafe, 8a Bowlalley Lane, Land of Green Ginger, Hull HU1 1XR (in the Old Town). Open: Mon-Sat morning and afternoons. New central cafe, great for a fast take-away lunch or a quick coffee. Menu changes daily.

NEW Pocklington World Peace vegetarian organic café and retreat, Madhyamaka Buddhist Centre, Kilnwick Percy, near Pocklington YO42 1UF (15 miles east of York on the A1079 to Hull). Tel: 01759-304832. Open: Wed-Sun 10.30-16.30, Mon-Tue closed (check website for possibly extended hours or days). Set in lots of gorgeous woodland and gardens where you can relax or explore. Home baked light meals £4.95. Space for kids to play and dogs kept on a lead welcome in outside area with tables.


Fieldgate Centre, Doncaster, closed.

NEW Homemade vegetarian café daytime, mostly vegetarian evening restaurant, 4 Nether Edge Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1RU (opposite Zed Wholefoods, 1.5 miles from centre. Bus 22 to Nether Edge from centre of town, also 75, 76, 97). Tel: 0777 4013 438. Cafe: Mon 9.30-15.30; Tue, Thu 9.30-16.00; Wed, Fri-Sun 9.30-14.30. Fri bistro evening 19.00- 22.30 bring your own wine. Wed May-Oct 17.00-21.00 burger & shakes. Three places in one. Firstly a small but excellent daytime vegetarian cafe, previously Green Edge vegetarian cafe, now under new ownership and much expanded. Also Wednesday night for burgers (4 vegan, one meat) and shakes, and Friday night bistro when there is one fish dish. The menu changes every day. Lots of coeliacs and vegans eat here, and it also attracts a high proportion of non-veggies. Sat-Sun all day massive cooked breakfast £7. Booking essental well in advance for Friday evening. See website for menu.

NEW Number 9 vegetarian coffee shop, 9 Nether Edge Road, Sheffield S7 1RU. Tel: 0114-258 1383. Open: Tue-Sun 10.30-18.30, Mon closed. A proper coffee shop where you can hang out, enjoy the papers or have a game of backgammon, c hess backgammon, scrabble or go. They don’t use eggs. Cup of tea £1.20. Coffee, cappuccino, mocha etc £1.60-2.50. No soya milk. Bagels, beans on toast, toasted sandwiches all £2.95, made to order with brown bread. Cakes £1.50, probably not vegan. Children welcome, kids’ books. Outside seating, dogs welcome there. Bring your own alochol evenings if they’re open later.

NEW World Peace vegetarian café, Gyaltsabje Buddhist Centre, 685-691 Ecclesall Road, Hunters Bar, Sheffield S11 8TG. Tel: 0114 -266 1142. Open: Thu-Sat 11.00-15.00. Opposite Endcliffe Park, 20 minutes walk from the centre. Home-cooked soup £3.50 with bread. Main meals £5.50 such as curries, chilli. Cakes £1.20-2.50, some vegan.

NEW The Bohemian 95% vegetarian cafe-bistro-restaurant, 53 Chesterfield Road, Sheffield S8 0RL. Tel: 0114-255 7797. Open: Tue-Sat 11.00-23.00, Sun 11-16.00, Mon closed. Daytime cafe becomes a candlelit restaurant in the evening where you can save money by bringing your own alcohol. This is the closest Sheffield has to a vegetarian restaurant open late in the evening. Everything is veggie apart from two fish items, and it attracts 80% non-veggies looking for healthy food. Sandwiches and wraps made to order £3.50-3.80. Light bites £3.25-3.75 such as soup £3.25 with bread, Mediterranean veg tartlet, garlic mushrooms. Main meals £7.95. Half the cakes £3 are vegan.

Kumquat Mae, Sheffield, closed.


NEW Thorncliffe vegetarian bed and breakfast for women, Alexandra Road, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 8DB. Tel: 01422-842163. Mobile: 07949729433. Open: all year.

Almost every B&B in Hebden Bridge will do some sort of vegetarian breakfast. There are also self-catering apartments and cottages, though the ones we investigated had leather sofas.

NEW Greens vegetarian cafe, Oxford House, Albert Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 8AH. Tel: 01422-843587. Open: Thu-Sat 10.30-15.00, Fri-Sat also 18.30-late (last orders around 20.30). Opening 21st Oct 2011 in the premises of Relish, by the founder of The Veggie (Ikley) and with a similar menu. Breakfast till 12.00. Lunch includes a hot dish of the day, sandwiches with side salad, main course salads. Cakes and desserts. Plenty for vegans. Evening starters £4.95, mains £9.95, desserts £4.95. Children welcome, high chairs. Well-behaved dogs welcome. Bring your own alcohol evening, no corkage, off-licence nearby. MC, Visa.

NEW Nelson's vegetarian wine bar, Crown Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EH (off St George’s Square, under an off-licence). Tel: 01422-844782. Open: Tue-Thu 17.00-23.00, Fri-Sat till 01.00, Sun 17.00-23.00, Mon closed. Fantastic, this basement wine bar in the centre has a completely vegetarian menu with mainly Mediterranean food. DJ’s and sometimes acoustic live music. Tapas dishes £2-3. Soup £3 with bread. Wraps £4.50. Mains around £7 such as Greek platter, Mexican pancakes with veggie chilli in tortilla, bake, falafel salad, couscous, Thai red curry. A few desserts, occasionally vegan, £3. Organic beer and wine.

Organic House has changed hands and gone over to the meaty dark side. Canalside Café and Laughing Gravy have closed.


NEW Heatherlea vegetarian guest house 105 Littlemoor Rd, Pudsey LS28 8AP. Tel: 0113 257 4397. Midway between Leeds and Bradford. One single, one twin. From 1 night to 6 months.

Fair Trade Café in Bradford is now called Treehouse

Prashad in Bradford is now a gourmet vegetarian restaurant and has moved to 137 Whitehall Road, Drighlington BD11 1AT (south-east of Bradford, south-west of Leeds) Tel: 0113-285 2037. Open: Tue 17.00-22.30, Wed-Thu 17.00-23.30, Fri-Sat 12.00-24.00, Sun 12.00-21.00, Mon closed. and Facebook Prashad

NEW Ginger vegetarian cafe, above Food Therapy healthfood shop, 11 Northgate, Halifax HX1 1UR. Tel: 07775 570 923. Open: Tue-Sat 9.30 till 16.00, Sun-Mon closed. This new vegetarian cafe fills the gap left by the closure of Laughing Gravy and Okra House (which used to be here), and was a finalist in the Vegetarian Society 2009 award for best catering. They are big on local, seasonal and Fairtrade ingredients, including from a nearby organic farm. Full cooked breakfast £5. Light lunch is around £3.50 for sandwiches, jacket potatoes, filled pitta. 2 or 3 specials daily £5. Lots of cakes, all vegan, from £1.50. On Facebook and Myspace

NEW The Veggie organic vegetarian café, 32 Leeds Road, Ilkley LS29 8DS. Tel: 01943-600245. Open: Mon-Thu 10.00-17.00; Fri-Sat 10.00-20.00 (last orders), Sun closed. Daytime cafe, plus cosy candlelit evening restaurant Fri-Sat. Always vegan options. All-day cooked breakfast £6.95 includes tea or coffee. Lunch dishes £4.25-6.95. Desserts £1.80-3.95 include scones and vegan cakes. Evening starters £3.50, mains from £7.95. Bring your own booze and pay corkage. MC, Visa.

Caterpillar in Leeds has closed.

NEW That Old Chestnut monthly vegan market stall, Leeds Farmers Market, Kirkgate, Leeds. First Sunday of the month 9.00-14.00. Monthly vegan market stall with a big spread of take-away food. See website for next event.

NEW Mango vegetarian Indian restaurant and cafe, 12 Bank Street, Wetherby LS22 6NQ. Tel: 01937-585 755. Open Mon-Sat; Sun closed. Café and deli 9.30-16.00. Restaurant: 18.00-23.00 (21.30 last orders). Buses from Leeds, Harrogate, York, Otley, Wakefield. New family-run vegetarian restaurant on two floors, near the market place. Daytime it is an Indian cafe. In the evening it turns into a restaurant with food from all over India. Have an Indian style breakfast any time of day such as uthapam. Lunch buffet 12.00-15.00, £7.99 for 3-courses eat as much as you like, you can come back for more. Restaurant: 11 starters £3.50-3.99 or a mixed platter to share £8.50 for 2 people, £12.50 for 3. Chaats £4.95. Gujarati and Mango’s main course specialities £6.50-7.50. Main course thalis £13.50, £18.99, include dessert. Desserts £3.25-4.25 include for vegans Indian halva carrot cake, semolina, cakes, and Swedish Glace ice-cream. Vegetarian wines from £3.25 glass, £13.50 bottle. They have soya milk for hot drinks. Children welcome, high chairs. Optional 10 per cent service charge. MC, Visa, Amex. Email: info[at] (replace [at] by @)

NEW Kava Kafe vegetarian café, 53 Halifax Road, Todmorden OL14 5BB. Tel: 01706 818730. Open: Wed-Mon 09.00-18.00, Tue closed. Planning to open evenings. and


Greens in Douglas (page 143) closed when the Council refused to renew their lease. Try the same owner's new Tynwald Hill Tea Rooms vegetarian cafe, Main Road, St Johns, Isle of Man IM4 3NA. Tel: 01624-800 129. Open: Mon-Sun 9.00-17.00, maybe Fri-Sat evenings in future. New 50% vegetarian cafe opened May 2010 on the west side of the island, with similar food and prices to Greens. The cafe has a pub licence. Children’s area, high chairs, babies welcome. Garden with outside seating, dogs welcome. Take-away.

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