Rest and relaxation by the River

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A FAMILY-run cafe which has been in business for more than 100 years has been recommended by the Guardian newspaper.

Perry’s River Garden Cafe on The Carrs at Briggswath has been named as one of the best budget eats along the Yorkshire Coast – and for the second year.

It is run by Jackie Allgood in conjunction with her brother Richard Perry who looks after the garden side of the business which they took over from their parents.

They were also recognised in the same awards in 2010.

The Guardian wrote: “Part of Perry’s Plants – a quaint, idiosyncratic commercial nursery, that also comprises an 18 hole putting green – there has been a tearooms on this site for over 100 years, and little wonder.

“The cafe, a large wooden hut, produces simple, wholesome home-cooked food.”

Jackie says she believes it is the home-baking and local ingredients from local suppliers that are the key to success.

She said: “They e-mailed me last week, it was totally out of the blue, we are just a small cafe so we are delighted.

“We sell a lot of home baking, crab sandwiches, quiches, salads and normal cafe food.

“It is the best value for food and surroundings and we buy most of it locally from Radfords and Lockers.”