Snake Davis and the Burden of Paradise

Snake Davis and the Burden of Paradise

Just to let you all know we’ve got Snake Davis and the Burden of Paradise back again on Saturday 8th July, tickets are £20 and a pre-concert meal is available from 6pm. Download a copy of the menu here. Give us a call on 01535 958961 or pop into the café to reserve your tickets, Always a really popular gig Snake brings the Burden of Paradise back again for another evening of music and food. The band brings breathtaking skill, warm co-operation and witty anarchic banter. Burden of Paradise invites its audience into a world of tenderness, virtuosity and human frailty. As for the name the band say that we are all in paradise, if only we knew it. The burden is to accept it. Here’s a little video of a Snake Sax Solo from a previous visit to the...

Rural Oscars

We had a lovely surprise in the post recently when a letter arrived to say the cafe has been nominated in the Rural Business Awards. Thank you so much to whoever it was that nominated us. The Countryside Alliance Awards are known as the Rural Oscars and have been running for the past twelve years. Widely regarded as a prestigious award to receive we are flattered to receive a nomination so thanks once again to whoever it was who nominated us. If anyone would like to support the nomination they can do so on the Countryside Alliance website. Follow the progress of the awards by following the hashtag #ruraloscars on...
Cobbles & Clay closed 6-10 June 2016 for BBC filming and some exciting changes to the café

Cobbles & Clay closed 6-10 June 2016 for BBC filming and some exciting changes to the café

The BBC production team, who have been using the upstairs space at Cobbles & Clay for meetings over the past few months, have now started setting up for filming of of Sally Wainwright’s TV film drama about the Brontes ‘To Walk Invisible’, on Haworth’s Main Street. Filming will take place 6-9 June 2016 which unfortunately means we have to close for a few days but we’re taking the opportunity to make some exciting changes to the café. Our cake fridge and produce deli will be moved closer to the entrance so that customers can get to them without blocking up the till area, and the coffee machine and till are being moved closer to the kitchen. We’re also creating extra seating downstairs, bringing in some new display shelving and adding a lick of paint. Cobbles & Clay will re-open on Saturday 11 June 2016. We’re also very excited that our sister gift shop Daisy Days and the cellar of our old premises, which are further down Main Street, will be part of the 1840s set being created for the film. Until filming starts on 6 June, Main Street and all its shops are open as...
Haworth’s home of veggie, vegan and gluten-free friendly food

Haworth’s home of veggie, vegan and gluten-free friendly food

It’s May 2016 already (where is this year going?!) which means that Coeliac disease awareness week (9-15 May) and National Vegetarian Week (16-22 May) are coming up so we thought we’d take the opportunity to highlight the variety of veggie, vegan and gluten-free food we have on offer at Cobbles & Clay in Haworth. When Jill Ross first opened the café and pottery painting studio nearly 10 years ago, it was originally a veggie café and we still take pride in being one of the few cafes in Bronte Country which happily caters for a wide range of dietary requirements – as well as bacon sandwiches for those that want them! We know how difficult it can be if you have certain dietary requirements or preferences to find a place where you can enjoy a meal with your friends and family without the awkward peruse of a minimal and boring menu. On our menu, you’ll find that a lot of the dishes we offer are already either veggie, vegan or gluten free – just because we’ve chosen to miss out the meat or gluten, doesn’t mean that we’re missing out on the flavours! And what’s better, if you fancy a dish which doesn’t quite meet your requirements, we’ll do everything possible in the kitchen to adapt it in to a vegan or GF dream of a meal. Even our Full English Breakfast is available as a veggie dish! Lactose intolerant and wondering where you can eat? Come to Cobbles and Clay! Just like our veggie options, we have lots of dishes on the menu which are already served dairy...
Top 3 reasons to visit Haworth, West Yorkshire, during English Tourism Week 2016

Top 3 reasons to visit Haworth, West Yorkshire, during English Tourism Week 2016

It’s English Tourism Week (5-13 March 2016) so we thought it would be a good opportunity to pay homage to our home of Haworth with a blog on the three top reasons to visit the beautiful, literary, tourist hotspot in the heart of Yorkshire’s Bronte country.   The cobbles of Main Street We named our café and pottery painting studio Cobbles & Clay because of our fantastic location on Haworth’s iconic Main Street. The cobbled street is steeped in history and in true Yorkshire style is set on a steep hill, which many tourists find a challenge walking up! But trust us, it’s worth it to make your way up and admire the wonderful views from the top (and of course visit us!) Main Street, which has been graced by daring Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire cyclists (who have no doubt never tackled such bumpy terrain!), is packed full of lovely independent shops (including our sister boutique gift shop Daisy Days), cafes, restaurants and pubs that make it such a vibrant attraction for tourists and locals alike. Wandering the cobbles and Main Street occasionally stopping off at shops and cafes is a quintessentially English experience which you won’t find anywhere else in the world!   The Brontes Haworth is of course famous for being home of the literary Bronte family – and you can feel their presence and impact everywhere. People come from all over the world to see the bleak moors described in iconic stories such as Wuthering Heights. The must-visit Bronte Parsonage Museum is just a short walk up the road from Cobbles & Clay...