Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

Staithes Festival has established itself as one of the friendliest festival on the coast – a must-see event in the regional arts calendar.

During the weekend the doors of cottages in the village are thrown open as pop-up art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. 

The heritage of Staithes is celebrated through a programme of walks, talks, historic photographs, film shows, and a demonstration of how to make a lobster pot!

North York Moors, Scarborough Borough Council and Welcome to Yorkshire
Light Art

Glenn Kilpatrick

Where to Eat and Drink in Staithes

The Royal George and Cod and Lobster pubs will be serving food and drinks all day throughout the festival. We are blessed with a variety of fabulous cafes and tearooms serving cakes, fudge, hot drinks, savoury snacks and ice cream, which include Cobles by the bridge, Dotty’s Vintage Tearoom and Reyt Good Fudge in the High Street, Sea Drift cafe and the Beacon Farm ice cream van on the habourside.  Betsy and Bo sells delightful sweets, chocolate treats and delicious deli. At the top of the village there is the Coastal Kitchen cafe, Staithes Ringers cafe and bar, Captain Cook Inn and Excelsior fish and chips.

We shall mark all locations serving food and drink on the map in the festival programme.