BBC Look North came to West Winds Yorkshire Tearooms in Buckden to mark the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Dales Way, the well known long-distance footpath that runs from Ilkley through the Yorkshire Dales to Bowness-on-Windermere. Legendary presenter Harry Gration was filmed in the tearooms enjoying some West Winds Yorkshire curd tart, made to a recipe that's been in the family for generations.
Harry said: “If you want a lovely overnight and a bit of a feast as well, this is the place for you.”
You can see the BBC Look North feature by clicking here.
Yorkshire tearooms with tea-garden, wood sculptures and and herb trail
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 a true taste of Yorkshire tradition. Our home-cooked specialities combine Yorkshire recipes with local, seasonal, organic and Fairtrade ingredients.
West Winds is no ordinary tearoom – it’s 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.
People come to West Winds for lunch, afternoon tea or just a cup of coffee or tea with a slice of cake. Our cakes are very popular. They are all home-made here at West Winds and we specialise in old fashioned favourites like Yorkshire curd tart, ginger parkin and sticky brandy fruitcake served with a wedge of Traditional Wensleydale cheese. Some of the recipes go back over 100 years.
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Homely Dales bed and breakfast
West Winds offers homely bed and breakfast with a distinct Yorkshire Dales flavour, plenty of good food and great opportunities for walking. There’s so much beautiful countryside and classic Dales scenery to explore around Buckden and Upper Wharfedale that West Winds can provide a great base for a long weekend or short break, but our position on the Dales Way, Wainwright’s Pennine Journey, the Lady Anne Clifford Way and the Yorkshire Dales Inn Way also makes the location just right for a one-night B&B stop.
If you come to West Winds Yorkshire Tearooms for bed and breakfast accommodation, you’ll be greeted with a pot of decent tea and home-made cake and find complimentary chocolates and a help-yourself bowl of fruit in your bedroom. In the morning, there’s a wide choice of cooked and ‘Dales continental’ breakfasts to choose from.
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Latest special offers
If you're looking for a stay that's a little bit different at a very attractive price, take a look at our special offers for 2016. You may well be tempted by a Best of Yorkshire Special Break, a Green Reward Special Break or our generous rate for Group Bookings.
Tasty teatime treats baked to order
Many of the delicious cakes, pastries and savouries served at West Winds Yorkshire Tearooms 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.
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When you visit West Winds Yorkshire Tearooms you can buy a range of gift items, including chutneys and jellies from Bracken Hill Fine Foods and ground coffees from Grumpy Mule.
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Buckden, Wharfedale, the Dales and Yorkshire
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 Yorkshire Tearooms again and again. Come and see for yourself what draws them...
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How to find West Winds in Buckden
We’re tucked away in a quiet corner of Buckden but we’re still very easy to find.
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