The Courtyard Café opens at Rabbit Hill Business Park
25 September 2018
Rabbit Hill Business Park is delighted to welcome The Courtyard Café as the latest business to join the Park located just outside Boroughbridge, on the A168.
The Courtyard Café formerly known as Warrens Café is now under new ownership. Jo Bashall-Brennan bought the café and took over management in August 2018.
Jo, who has a background In HR had always dreamed of owning her own café. She said, “I've been talking about it quite a bit over the years, more than I had realised to be honest. The location was very important to me and being a country girl, most at home in a pair of hunter wellies, the cafe at Rabbit Hill next to the Country Store ticked all the boxes.”
The Courtyard Café is open Monday to Saturday but this will soon be extending to include Sundays. They sell a range of home cooked, locally produced foods; from an extensive breakfast menu to lunch-time light bites and paninis to mouth-watering home-made cakes.
Jo continues, “I'm very passionate about our area and the amazing selection of locally produced foods you can source close by. Sykes House Farm in Wetherby supply all my bacon, sausage, ham and beef. It's high quality meat, with amazing flavour, and I can sleep well knowing that it was reared ethically in Yorkshire fields by local farmers with care and attention. I only use free range eggs from Ian Taylor in Burton Leonard and all my bread is baked and delivered fresh daily from Boroughbridge. I'm all about quality Yorkshire produce, fresh bread and home baking.”
Visitors to the Courtyard Café can choose to take away or eat in the café. A pet friendly café, dogs are welcome to sit inside or outside in the quaint courtyard. Within the courtyard there is a covered heated seating area which is hugely popular with the large groups of cyclists that frequent the café. Cycle groups can park their bikes securely while they enjoy a coffee and a cake and are even offered a discount if they pre-book.
The Courtyard Café also offers outside catering for business lunches or cricket club teas that can be delivered to order.
Richard Kay of Rabbit Hill Business Park said, “We are delighted to have Jo join us. The previous café owners had done a great job of building up the business and with Jo’s enthusiasm and ideas I’m confident that she will be successful. She has already made her own changes and increased seating which has seen a rise in her footfall. Rabbit Hill Business Park is in a great location, heading South on the A168 from Boroughbridge. We have ample free parking and outside space which is very popular with local cycle groups and dog owners.”