Eat and drink. Sit and chat. Rest and stay

Timeless country tearooms
with cottage tea-garden

Homely overnight stays
with a warm welcome

In beautiful Buckden at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Cottage Garden Open Days at West Winds Tearooms: Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 July 2017

West Winds garden

During the final week of July, Old Benson, the gardener at West Winds, invites you to come to judge some of our successes (including herbs, salad plants, courgettes, soft fruit, peas, broad beans and turnips) and also have a giggle at some of our, shall we say, lesser successes (including celeriac and beetroot).

Cottage Garden Open Days take place at West Winds Tearooms from Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 July (not Monday and Tuesday) from 12.30pm to 5.30pm and visitors will be able to wander among a veritable forest of kitchen garden food plants - and it certainly seems like a forest to us!

In the greenhouse we’ve crammed in cucumbers, courgettes, tomatoes, squashes and, ever hopeful, some rather reluctant pepper and melon plants. Outside are broad beans, peas, onions, potatoes, turnips, kohlrabi, curly cress, salad leaves, spring onions, radishes, strawberries, blackcurrants, rhubarb, plums and apples. Oh, and that celeriac and beetroot too... Meanwhile, our herb trail takes in around 50 cultivated and wild culinary, medicinal and potpourri plants. We’re also experimenting with edible flowers – did you know that the flowers of nasturtium, borage and chives can add a welcome splash of colour to a green salad?

There’s more to see too: wild flower areas, a pocket forest, a DIY hedgehog hotel you can copy at home, wood sculptures, spring-loaded raised beds, green pest control and water recycling and composting systems.

Timeless country tearooms with cottage tea-garden

Tearooms at West Winds

Tucked away in the stone-built village of Buckden in Upper Wharfedale at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the tearooms at West Winds offer lunch, afternoon tea, snacks and gorgeous home-made cakes showcasing the very best of Yorkshire produce and tradition.

West Winds is the perfect place for eating out in the Yorkshire Dales, on special occasions or just as you’re passing by... In fine weather, sit and day-dream amongst the wood sculptures in our tea-garden or follow the herb trail of 50 cultivated and wild plants with culinary, medicinal or pot pourri uses. When it's chilly, make the most of our log fire inside.

Find out more about visiting our tearooms and tea-garden...

Homely overnight stays with a warm welcome

Bed and breakfast at West Winds

Our Walker's Lodge offers affordable, comfortable overnight stays with optional breakfast and packed lunch. Our position on the Dales Way, Wainwright’s Pennine Journey, Lady Anne's Way and the Inn Way makes us a must for trail walkers and our accommodation is also ideal for weekend walkers, families and small groups.

If you come to West Winds for the night, you’ll be greeted with a pot of decent tea and home-made cake. In the morning, if you'd like us to provide breakfast, there’s a wide choice of cooked and continental options to choose from.

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West Winds gift vouchers

Gift vouchers

If you'd like to give someone a gift that they'd really appreciate, why not buy a West Winds gift voucher? It can be made out to any amount for any combination of food, drink and accommodation.

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Discovering Buckden and beyond


Within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Buckden is a special place to visit. This delightful stone-built village sits in splendid isolation at the very top of Wharfedale, a place where little changes and time moves reassuringly slowly.

You can walk on the bleak moorland above to the call of the curlew and lapwing, wander down the path alongside the River Wharfe to watch the distinctive dipper – the ‘white robin’ of the Dales – or simply relax, enjoy the peace and quiet and take in the dramatic scenery of austere fells, tumbling waterfalls, flower-rich meadows and valley-side ash woods. The Yorkshire Dales is an area that touches emotions and inspires devotion and loyalty from those who visit it. People return to the Yorkshire Dales, Wharfedale, Buckden and West Winds again and again. Come and see for yourself what draws them...

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How to find West Winds

We’re tucked away in a quiet corner of Buckden but we’re still very easy to find.

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Tasty teatime treats baked to order

Teatime by Lynn

Many of the delicious cakes, pastries and savouries served at West Winds are available for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own tearoom at home. We can offer a range of tasty teatime treats, baked to order specially for you.

Peruse the tempting selection of teatime treats made by Teatime by Lynn...