Hairy Bikers Go North - Yorkshire Coast
The Hairy Bikers, Dave Myers and Si King headed to the Yorkshire Coast to see what it had to offer in the season 2 of the BBC series The Hairy Bikers Go North, and discovered that it's a lot more than just the moors. The Bikers visited Scarborough before heading inland to a winery in Aike, then took in the culinary delights of Malton, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby and ended their journey in Scarborough.
Do you want to visit the Yorkshire Coast and follow in the footsteps of the hairy bikers?
Well, you can with a little planning and you can book the accommodation the bikers stayed in through our site. Read on for more details!
Where did The Hairy Bikers stay when they visited Yorkshire?
You'll be please to know that they stayed in the popular fishing and beach resort of Whitby. Whitby is a very popular spot with tourists and holidaymakers because of its spectacular coastline, so there will be plenty to see while you're here. You can admire the colourfully painted boats whilst you wait for your fish and chips from one of the many great takeaways and restaurants.
Where did the Hairy Bikers Stay in Whitby?
Si and Dave and their bikes stayed at The Engine Shed, Whitby. An old train shed that was built by a local architect and in recent times has being lovingly restored into 11 superbly appointed apartments with a secure integrated car park all inside the one building. The steam trains of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway stop outside of the Engine Shed's windows while at Whitby Station, which only adds to this stunning accommodation.
Of the 11 properties The Hairy Bikers stayed at The Mallard at the Engine Shed. Which as you can imagine has had a lot of interest after the series. The Mallard Sleeps 5 people in two bedrooms.
The Engine Shed, Whitby
The Mallard at the Engine Shed - Interior
If the Mallard is booked for the dates you desire or is too big for your requirements as there may be only the two of you, don't worry there are 10 other ground floor apartments available at The Engine Shed which are listed below. They're all fitted out to a high modern day standard within this historic building.
The Engine Shed - Whitby, apartments
The Flying Scotsman - Sleeps 5
Evening Star - Sleeps 4
George Stephenson - Sleeps 4
Sir Nigel Gresley - Sleeps 4
Olton Hall - Sleeps 4
Tornado - Sleeps 4
Duchess of Hamilton - Sleeps 2
Repton - Sleeps 2
Premier, Lady Hilda and Transit - Sleeps 2
Blue Peter - Sleeps 2
Where did the Hairy Bikers go in Yorkshire?
When they visited the Yorkshire Coast the bikers started their visit in Scarborough with a trip to the beach to meet Jamie from SeaGrown whose family farm seaweed off the shore line of Scarborough. Among other things they produce a fantastic range of seaweed seasonings which are great for adding a nutritional boost and flavour to all your food, which has resulted in them achieving the award of Yorkshire Food Producer of the Year. By teaming up with a local brewery, Brass Castle from Malton they've also produced a seaweed beer.
Dave and Si then paid a visit to Scarborough Market Hall, where they conversed with the butchers, bakers and fruit & veg stall owners, before buying some provisions for their cooking for the week. The pair were really amazed by the variety of produce available on the market stalls, which was far greater than they Dave and Si expected.
The bikers then went on an hours ride south to Aike, near Driffield to visit a family-run vineyard Laurel Vines . After a visit to the vineyard and bottling facility, they used the family kitchen to prepare moules mariniere, triple cooked chips and their own take on a northern styled baguette. Delicious!
A ride inland to the town of Malton which has become known as the food capital of Yorkshire. The town is packed with independent award winning artisan food producers. Dave and Si visited the Talbot Yard Food Court which is at the heart of Malton's food scene and the location of six artisan food producers within a beautiful converted coaching yard.
First visit for the bikers was to the blue bird bakery where they picked up some wonderful varieties of bread. Then on to Florian Poirot an award winning Master Patissier and UK Pastry Champion, where they tried their hand at making macarons under Florian's guidance.
Then it was a ride south of Whitby to Robin Hood's bay, a picturesque old fishing village on the Heritage Coast of the North York Moors. Famous for it's historic past as a smugglers port where they landed goods to avoid paying the duty. Here after buying some langoustines from a local wholesalers, the bikers made a lovely langoustine salad with a delicious Marie Rose sauce.
Day three started with a visit on foot to one of Whitby's most famous attractions, Fortunes Kippers Smokehouse. After visiting the smokehouse and buying some ready to eat kippers from the shop, they ascended the 199 steps to St Mary's Church. Taking in the superb panoramic views of the harbour, the bikers tucked into the fresh Kippers they'd just bought!
Then it was back south the Scarborough, to the North Shore's beach huts to cook a final meal that was inspired by the seaweed seasoning produced by Jamie. Cooking a miso BBQ chicken with some grilled marinated aubergines, the bikers enjoyed some relaxation time while taking in the dramatic views across the sands from their beach hut.
Conclusion: Hairy Bikers Go North - Yorkshire Coast
We hope we've provided you with a good insight into what the Hairy Bikers got up to and where they visited on their Yorkshire Coast tour. We've included some links that allow you to find out more about the places visited and where to stay.
The Yorkshire Coast is a beautiful place, and to see it all in one go we'd recommend at least one week on the Yorkshire Coast is needed. Enjoy!