New faces and new name for cafe up valley

Andrew Lillie at the helm of the Wolly Sheep
Andrew Lillie at the helm of the Wolly Sheep

THE cafe at the visitor’s centre in Danby has a new manager and has been rebranded.

Andrew Lillie has taken over the running of the cafe which is now The Woolly Sheep.

The menu boasts a range of hot and cold meals and snacks and drinks which have been sourced locally wherever possible.

Andrew has lived in Castleton for most of his life and was previously the general manager at The Blacksmiths in Hartoft.

He initially worked for the family-owned business Peter Lillie Butchers in Guisborough before setting up outside catering firm Lillies Catering in 1986.

Andrew has also worked as a chef at the Downe Arms in Castleton and was the general manager at Hunley Hall Hotel in Saltburn.

He said: “I am really looking forward to giving visitors a warm welcome to the Woolly Sheep.

“I’m keen on providing good wholesome food that’s reasonably priced and uses seasonal ingredients which are locally sourced where I can.

“There will be options for vegetarians, vegans and those with special dietary needs and I plan on offering a picnic ordering service during the summer months.”

The centre attracts over 110,000 visitors a year many of whom call into the café and the opening hours of each will mirror each other.

They are March to October daily 10am – 5pm (9.30am - 5.30pm in August); November to February weekends only 10.30am – 4.30pm (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), open daily 26 December – 2 January and from February half term to end of the month).