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East Riding Of Yorkshire Countryside       DAVID HOCKNEY

Bridlington is of course the home town that inspired one of the world's foremost contemporary artists. In January 2012 the Royal Academy of Arts showcased the first major exhibition of new landscape works by David Hockney RA.  


Featuring vivid paintings inspired by the East Yorkshire landscapes including Woldgate and Thixendale, these large-scale works have been created especially for the galleries at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Robert Fuller Gallery I had the pleasure of meeting a lady who works at the gallery when she and her husband stayed at The Villa and have since taken a guest on a visit. We were delighted to meet Robert, a wildlife artist and were invited into his studio. We chatted as he painted and it was a remarkable experience. The Gallery is situated overlooking the Wolds at Thixendale another favourite of Mr Hockney. It is idyllic. The only pub/eatery in Thixendale is closed Mondays. However the "Biker Cafe" situated just off the A166 before you descend into Thixendale is brill!! 


Gallery 49 Situated in the Old Town has a well considered collection of prints, originals, sculptures, jewellery and pottery by local artists including Hockney prints and a wonderful collection of his works on postcards. The proprietors, themselves artists, are friendly and helpful. A visit is highly recommended!! 

RSPB Bempton Bempton Cliffs (as described by Kevin Rushby journalist for the Guardian Newspaper -2nd March 2013) "...represent nature at it's most bewitching and beautiful." Time permitting, this is a visit that will be most memorable. 

Station Buffet 

 If you are arriving by train a visit to this quaint refreshment house is essential. Opened in 1912 it still has most of the original fixtures and architectural features and presents a delightful flower display throughout the spring and summer. 


My favourite Restaurants and Cafes

Rags the harbour. A comprehensive menu and great service.

 Rustic's Restaurant and Bar... new and most interesting!! 

The Cow Shed...fabulous cafe overlooking Fraisthorpe beach. (dog friendly)

The Lodge... a great dining experience. Affordable Italian menu overlooking North beach (dog friendly)

The North Man Cafe... square mile coffee served alongside a home-made vegetarian menu (dog friendly)

The Coachouse...5 minutes walk away. Fine dining and wood fired pizza 

Supattra.....5 minutes walk and offering authentic thai cuisine, ingredients flown in weekly from thailand. Caring hosts and relaxed dining...highly recommended! 01262 678565

Whites Bakery....wonderful, small and personal: bakery,crema espresso bar, with a private outdoor eating area. .....12 Wellington Road, opposite The Villa. 

Tophams....the original experience!! Ice cream sundae, knickerbocker glory and coffee shop.

Wild Bills... grill and steakhouse 01262 601578


ROSH Jewellers specialist diamond jewellery, new premises opened in December 2011....fabulous!! Huntriss Row Scarborough 01723 371260

C &M Marine  (01262 672737). Friendly, helpful staff, suppliers of Weird Fish, Trespass and all your fishing and sailing accessories.

Extreme Suppliers of "Animal" and "Superdry" clothing and accessories 

Chic...for exclusive handbags, leather jackets and fashion accessories. 51 The Promenade 01262 670911

John Bull Confectioners...see it being made at the factory in Bridlington or visit the shop on Prince Street.

Yorkshire Coast Nature's Wildlife Safaris and Photography...Richard and Steve provide real, memorable outdoor experiences for photographers and wildlife lovers alike

 Sailing RYYC


Details of this year's events can be found on the link below.

Sea fishing Online resources

North Bay Angling        GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=bridlington+fishing&fb=1&gl=uk&hq=fishing&hnear=Bridlington&cid=13129344975992059094

Charter boats

Holderness fishing

Yorkshire fishing

Cycling I enjoy cycling myself and have now a selection of routes around the area that incorporate some great scenery and places of interest.The Bridlington Loop for example (a longer ride of 29 miles) incorporates Woldgate, famous for David Hockney paintings and drawings. His most recent in February 2013 shows a charcoal drawing of Woldgate after the rain (The Guardian newspaper Tuesday 5th March 2013), Rudston, the site of an ancient Monolith dating back 2000 years B.C and situated in the grounds of a Medieval Church, then winds its way through the Wolds through Grindale, Buckton, Bempton and on to Flamborough Head before returning to Bridlington. A great ride and generally flat!! Sustrans route 1 Bridlington is located at the end of The Way Of The Roses coast to coast cycle route. This route is now being enjoyed by many cyclists, newcomers  and experienced alike


The Local Area

Beverley Westwood