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The Courthouse (Rural Arts)

4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS, England
+44 1845 526536
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Such a gem

There are so many events held here from crafts, screenings to comedy not to mention the hand made... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Emily W
Thirsk, United Kingdom
Coffee cake and culture.

Very nice atmosphere, good quality home baking. A feast for your eyes too in the gallery and crafts... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Robert F
via mobile
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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 offer a programme of arts workshops, exhibitions, events and performances for all ages and abilities.
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  • Poor3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 04:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS, England
+44 1845 526536
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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

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

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 Jaycejayne
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
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My visit this time was for a live beamed-in theatre performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. The Courthouse have a number of these type of performances throughout the year from the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company and sometimes show classic films. I have visited...More

Thank Harricobean
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I hadn't planned to visit the Rural Arts Centre but happened to pass it, saw the sign for home made refreshments and popped in. The cafe offers a cosy space, a mix of traditional tables/chairs and more lounge-style seating. I'm told the food here is...More

Thank chestervoyager
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Called into the Courthouse, as we always do when visiting Thirsk, for a light lunch. Decided to order soup which was Italian Vegetable that day. It was delicious and served with both two generous slices of bread and a bowl of croutons. Very filling and...More

Thank Colin J
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We called in here on our way home for a cup of tea after spotting a McMillan coffee morning sign. What a pleasant surprise it was. Homemade cakes and a delicious cup of tea from incredibly friendly staff. If you are Thirsk this a lovely...More

Thank pistonbroke58
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

On my way home from Northumberland/Jarrow and stopped off in Thirsk to shop and get petrol hoping that I would get a cup of red bush tea and scone here. Not disappointed. No exhibition this visit but lots of workshops etc coming up. They have...More

Thank Trish4837
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