Yorkshire Life Magazine Visit Two Burgate
Updated: Jan 29, 2019
The lovely folks over at Yorkshire Life Magazine recently took a day trip to our lovely town of Pickering and we were delighted when they stopped by our cafe bar for a quick chat and some proper Yorkshire calories. Read the review here and find out what they thought of their day out and first Two Burgate experience:
After a wander around Pickering, I stopped at a new venture in town: a swish cafe bar called Two Burgate, which opened a couple of months ago. It's owner, Janet Hunter, is a former driving instructor who wants to give Pickering - and its untapped potential - a boost.
Never mind Pickering, I needed a boost on a freezing morning in December, and got one when Janet served up fantastic cupcakes and great coffee. 'We're promoting Yorkshire here,' she explains. 'We love Yorkshire. Our coffee is brewed locally in Malton by Roost; we've a range of Yorkshire gins from Harrogate, Whitby and Cooper King from Sutton-on-the-Forrest (near York), plus a range of beers from Cropton. We buy everything locally. We haven't had to go outside yet.'
Two Burgate is in a fine location at the top of the high street opposite a very good butcher and fruit and veg shop. Pickering is still a rather traditional market town in that way. 'Shopping-wise, you can get most of what you want here, but not everything,' says Janet. 'And the people are fantastic.'
There's a real sense of camaraderie among the local retailers - even potential commercial rivals. When Janet first opened for business, the owner of the cafe down the street turned up with a bunch of flowers and wished her luck. It's that kind of place.
Alison Lawson agrees. 'It's hospitable,' she says. 'There's a strong ethos of community volunteering here. There are a lot of interest groups and a lot of diverse churches that meet up and share events. We've been in Pickering for 15 years and there's a lot of goodwill in the town. People support you and are interested in what you do. Everyone seems to pull together somehow'.
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