Travel | A Long Weekend In Masham

I’ve just had a magical three days in Masham, aka my favourite place in the UK. It rained, the bebe screamed, everything had icecream on it, we had to bring our biggest coats for al fresco dining but WE HAD A HOLIDAY! I’ve spent so many happy family holidays here, ran away here when my life fell to pieces, got married here and now I’ve shared it with the bebe. DREAMY. As such, I thought it only fair to share my recommendations with you good people. 

 Where Did We Stay and what was it like..? 

We stayed in the Stable house at Morton House Holiday Cottage and it was absolutely flawless. Perfect location, Covid safe, clean, dreamy hosts; Everything you could need for a few days away in the Dales. Morton House is definitely worth a look when we can travel in groups again as it can cater up to 14 people. 

Where Did We Eat and also, maybe more importantly, drink..? 
This weekend, we dined at three of my favourite places, tried and tested but never yet during a pandemic...: 

Black Sheep Brewery- Wellgarth, Masham, HG4 4EN
We actually ate at Black Sheep twice. They’ve absolutely excelled in making what they do work in the current climate. The food is flawless, the service is excellent and the atmosphere is exactly what you’d expect from such a fine establishment. We were so, so very impressed. Make sure you book because it gets busy! 

Cover Bridge Inn - East Witton, DL8 4SQ
I’ve been going to The Cover Bridge since I was a (still very big) little girl and it’s one of those places I think about far too often. Their steak pies are what dreams are made of and the family who have run it FOREVER are the most wonderful hosts. You can’t book at Cover Bridge so I recommend arriving nice and early. 

Johnny Baghdad's Cafe 52 Market Place, Masham, HG4 4ED
Talking of nice and early. If it’s 9:30am in Masham and you’re not at Johnny Baghdad’s then you’re missing out. This is *the* place for breakfast and it gets RAMMED so get your butt into gear. 

Top Tips For Masham
The walks around Masham are the actual best. There’s something for everyone, even with the pram you can take in some lush scenery and fill your lungs with that gorgeous North Yorkshire air. 

We also paid our first visit to Thorp Perrow Arboretum and I can’t believe we’ve never been before. It was one of the best days out we’ve ever had - Cannot recommend enough. 
We finally popped to The Forbidden Corner which was hilarious as ever if not a little too grown up for the bebe just yet (I definitely booked it more for me...) 

 It’s such a treat to discover how much is possible whilst also feeling safe and keeping yourself and your family entertained. This was a holiday to remember.

Em  x