New café and tearoom opens near York – bringing ‘valuable boost to tourism’

28 Aug 2020 @ 8.03 am
| Food & drink

A brand-new café and tearoom is opening – ready to boost tourism south of York.

Millers Tea Room Hollicarrs officially opens its doors on Saturday (29 August), within Hollicarrs Holiday Park at Escrick, between York and Selby..

Charlie Forbes Adam, proprietor of the Escrick Park Estate, which owns Hollicarrs, said: “This is a tremendously exciting initiative.  

“The café, which is owned and run by Paul Blanshard, will be a great asset for Hollicarrs residents and visitors alike. But it will also be a valuable boost to tourism in the York and Selby area, as cafes on the A19 south of York are few and far between.”

Winning formula

Millers Tea Room Hollicarrs. Photograph: Escrick Park Estate

Paul Blanshard and his wife Alice already run tea rooms at holiday lodge parks at Raywell and Heron in East Yorkshire.

“We have what I believe is the winning formula, great chefs and bakers, brilliant waiting staff and a value for money menu that doesn’t break the bank,” Paul said.

“On top of that, our locations are stunningly beautiful and you can even have a glass of Sauvignon or gin and tonic if you wish.

The café serves a full breakfast menu which includes Eggs Benedict and Eggs Royale. Lunch favourites include a club sandwich, steak sandwich and burgers.

Paul said: “We bake all our own cakes and tray bakes from scratch, which are great sellers. In addition, we serve what we believe is the best coffee from Italy, Caffe Vinci.

“It goes without saying that we will be observing strict safety measures because of Covid-19. For example, we have a very popular sharing afternoon tea which is on hold at the moment due to the pandemic, but it will be back when it is safe.”

Meanwhile the rise of the UK staycation in response to Covid-19, has meant that the Lawley Lodges development at Hollicarrs, comprising 42 luxury holiday pitches, has experienced “an excellent spell since lockdown restrictions were eased,” Charles said.

Millers Tea Room is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm from Mondays to Saturdays inclusive and from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sundays