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Herriot's Kitchen

All Cooking Great and Small

Herriot’s Cafe alongside the bed and breakfast in Hawes has become a firm favourite with Upper Wensleydale locals and visitors alike. Providing a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy fine food.

Serving a selection of home-made snacks, light lunches, refreshments, and Yorkshire cream teas, complemented with home-baked cakes using local produce.

We are very capable of dealing with most dietary requirements, including vegan, coeliacs and dairy intolerances. 

We welcome well behaved dogs in the cafe area.



I bring to Herriot’s over 35 years of cooking experience and have worked with some notable chefs during my career.

I worked along-side Sally Clarke for over 18 years at her top Kensington Restaurant, Clarke’s shop & bakery in London, as her Head Chef  for 17 of these years. 

We won many awards and accolades- the most notable award being from the Caterer & HotelKeepers most consistent restaurant and Badoit Decanters’ Restaurant of the year.

I moved to Bristol in 2006 to work with Barny Haughton in his multi-award winning restaurant Bordeaux Quay-

the first truly environmental / eco restaurant in Europe.

With both these inspirational people I share a passion for using fine quality, fresh, local ingredients when-ever possible.

I firmly believe that buying good quality ingredients and cooking them simply is the best. 

At Herriot’s I produce a wide range of home baked products, dishes for light lunches.

I also have a passion for producing a range of exceptional quality jams, chutneys and relishes, all of which can be purchased from our kitchen.                Liz Payne




Andrea, worked predominantly in charcoal before her interests in textiles uncovered a real love for felt making. She tries to create depth, subtlety, texture and a real feeling of movement within her felt pictures. This sense of movement is particularly evident in her windswept landscapes and images of animals. These qualities are born from the technique of working with fine layers of wool as if it were paint.

Ellie is a self taught photographer based  here in The Yorkshire Dales. She loves capturing long exposure waterfalls & landscape photography around the Dales, The Lake District & Northumberland.


Prints available to purchase from her website, follow the link above.

Peter's paintings continue to show the beauty and vastness of the Yorkshire landscape and of the destruction of the Pennine life that once was. They show Peter and his faithful dog walking over the land, through woods or towns in search of new scenes or a cup of tea and perhaps being watched by the sheep. Sometimes we see him standing back and looking at the picture that the viewer is also observing, so we get a chance to see what Peter sees.

Herriot's, Main Street, Hawes, North Yorkshire DL8 3QW           

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