Cavendish Pavilion

Bolton Abbey BD23 6AN

Right by the river in the heart of the Bolton Abbey Estate, the Cavendish Pavilion is our favourite of the estate's cafés and tearooms. It's in a lovely spot, perfectly sited a half-hour leg-stretch up the river from the priory ruins – you can make a circuit of it by crossing the wooden bridge at the pavilion and coming back down through the woods (or there's parking at the adjacent estate car park). The grand, roomy Victorian premises look sparkling after a fancy refurb: there's a wood-burner and sofa seats inside, and plenty of space inside and out – hikers, cyclists and dogs are made welcome, and there's shelter from the rain as well as sun-soaked summer tables, where you can tuck into everything from breakfast to afternoon tea. It's especially big on cakes and bakes, while lunch ranges from soup and sandwiches to fish and chips; and if you really can't help yourself, there's a takeaway ice cream counter to fortify you for the walk back to the car.

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