Yorkshire has built a reputation as a foodie destination in recent years, thanks to the ongoing popularity of traditional foods such as parkin, Wensleydale cheese, liquorice and – of course – Yorkshire puddings.
Bridlington holidays are a chance to try out these local delicacies, as well as a host of British seaside classics such as fish and chips, whelks, fresh crab and ice cream parlours.
Here are some of our top picks for a foodie trip to Bridlington…
1. Fresh seafood
The Old Town Esplanade is lined with seafood stalls and restaurants, where you can sample the catch of the day, as well as seasonal staples such as mussels, crabs and scallops.
If you are staying in Bridlington holiday cottages, you will have the freedom to cook your own meals, so stock up on fresh shellfish and experiment at your leisure.
2. Indulge your sweet tooth
Bridlington is packed full of cafes and tea houses where you can indulge your sweet tooth with a thick slice of buttered parkin, a tall stack of pikelets, or a generous slice of cake, served – of course – with an extra strong pot of traditional Yorkshire tea.
3. Down a pint or two
Yorkshire ale is world famous, and there are plenty of craft breweries near Bridlington which will be happy to prove why. Look out for local brands such as Little Valley Brewery, Black Sheep Brewery, and Whitby Brewery, then settle into one of Bridlington’s cosy pubs and enjoy a pint like a local.
4. Fish and chips
No trip to the seaside is complete without a salty bag of battered fish and piping hot chips, and Bridlington has no shortage of great chippies to choose from. Wards Fish and Chips is a local institution, while restaurants like The Apollo and Jerome’s offer a more upmarket take on the catch of the day.
5. Ice cream
There is no greater pleasure than wandering down a sunny beach-front promenade with an extra-large ice cream cone in your hand. Enjoy a cone or a sundae at one of the local ice cream cafes, or travel a few miles south of Bridlington to Mr Moo’s Ice Cream Parlour – an epic ice cream store which doubles up as its own dairy farm.