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

Staithes has two pubs in the old village: the Royal George and the Cod and Lobster serving food and drink all day throughout the Festival. There are a variety of cafe’s and tearooms: Dotty’s Vintage Tearoom, the Seadrift Cafe on the harbourside. The Beacon Farm Ice Cream van will also be on the habourside. Lyth’s Butchers will be open on Saturday morning for meat and vegetables and throughout the weekend for locally made pie and peas and sausage rolls. The Lisa Chapman will be cooking at the Endeavour restaurant and Betsy and Bow will be open for sweets and chocolate treats and their General Store will have upmarket takeaway.s  At the top of the village there is the  Tea Room, the Captain Cook Inn and Excelsior Fish and Chips.

Beyond the village in Dalehouse the Fox & Hounds serves food along with the Fox at Roxby. At Goldsborough there is the Fox & Hounds pub, now under new ownership. The Estbek, the Hart Inn and the Bridge Cottage Bistro are at Sandsend as is the upmarket Raithwaite Hall

Dunsley Hall  between Whitby and Sandsend provides meals and accommodation. The Ship Inn  at Port Mulgrave is due to reopen under new ownership serving evening meals. In addition, there will be Rob Green's pop up seafood stall Hook and Catch on the harbour and Liz Druce's Farmhouse Bakery  by the Lifeboat Station. Local home owners will also open their houses as pop-up tea-rooms and cafes.

All the food and drink outlets will be marked on the map in the Festival programme