North East England 

Vegetarian & vegan accommodation, guesthouse, B&B and eating, café, restaurant in North East England

From Roman times onwards Northumberland was England's frontier county, with the raiding, pillaging and murder that for centuries had ravaged the county as far south as the Tyne valley only ending with the Act of Union between England and Scotland in 1707, although even after that for some time raiding was not unknown. Powerful families lived in castles, lesser folk in peel towers. It is hill country, with the Cheviots perhaps best known, and there are many rivers running in narrow dales. Between Gilsland and Housesteads is one of the best remaining stretches of Hadrian's Wall and Roman remains can be found everywhere. There are good beaches along the lovely coast.

Tyne & Wear is a metropolitan county, a wedge carved out of Northumberland and Durham. The port of Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the north bank of the Tyne is the administrative centre and boasts a number of bridges across the river. Antony Gormley's huge sculpture called The Angel of the North (see photo) near Gateshead stands close to the motorway and can be seen for miles around.

Yorkshire is the largest county in England and has everything a visitor can wish for - beaches, moors, dales, castles, ruined abbeys and priories, Wensleydale cheese, pretty market towns, moorland villages, country houses and literary connections. Haworth, where the Brontë sisters lived, is outranked only by Stratford-upon-Avon as a literary shrine.

The walled city of York was the military capital of Roman Britain, which they called Eboracum. It was burned down by the Danes in 867 AD and they renamed it Jorvic, from which the current name derives. Nothing is left of Anglo-Saxon and Danish York, but the Normans found a thriving little trading centre there. They too burnt it, in 1069, and then rebuilt the walls. It is still possible to walk along top of the walls, an experience not to be missed. Medieval York is everywhere, with The Shambles and Stonegate some of the best preserved examples. But the dominant feature of York is its magnificent Minster, built between 1220 and 1470 and at least the fourth successive church on this site.



The Chantry Tea Room, tel 01670 514414, 9 Chantry Place, Morpeth NE61 1PJ.  

Tyne & Wear


Thaikhun, tel 0191 5946420, The Qube Dining Quarter intu, Metrocentre, Gateshead NE11 9YG.  
Chaophraya, tel 0191 7314719, Grey's Quarter, 15 Nelson Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AW.  
Sky Apple Café and A Little Piece of Sky Deli, tel 0191 2092571, 182 and 186 Heaton Road, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5HP.  
The Good Apple Café, tel 0191 5641763, 18 Derwent Street, Sunderland CR1 3NU.  
Pulp Fiction, tel 0191 2522205, 193 Park View, Whitley Bay NE26 3RD.  



Women's Holiday Centre

tel: 01729 860207

The Old Vicarage, Horton in Ribblesdale, near Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 0HD




Unique holiday space for women and children, in a small village at the foot of Pen-Y-Ghent in the North Yorkshire National Park. We offer vegetarian and vegan hostel-style accommodation with food provided for guests to cook. Double and dormitory rooms available, children welcome, closed house bookings accepted, group and single travellers welcome. Children's play areas and large garden. A sliding scale of charges is applied.

Avondale Guest House

tel: 01904 633989, mobile: 07958 021024

61 Bishopthorpe Road, York YO23 1NX



Avondale Guest House - Vegetarian and vegan accommodation, B&B, Guesthouse in Yorkshire

Charming 19th-century Victorian house just a few minutes’ walk to York’s ancient city walls. Homely en-suite rooms with extensive breakfast menu including vegetarian options. Non-smoking environment with free on-road parking. Minimum booking two nights. Book direct with us for best prices. VisitEngland 3 Star Silver Award plus Breakfast Award.

See our website's direct booking diary for offers.



Brook's Restaurant, tel 01484 715284, 6 Bradford Road, Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 1RW.  
The Retreat Café and Tea Rooms, tel 01756 751887, 14-16 Main Street, Grassington, North Yorkshire BD23 5AA.  

Greens Café

tel: 01422 843587

Old Oxford House, Albert Street, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 8AH

Serving traditional homecooked food in a warm and friendly environment. Prepared from scratch and where possible we use organic and local produce. Visit our website for latest info,, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Hitchcocks Vegetarian Restaurant, tel 01482 320233, 1-2 Bishop Lane, Hull, East Yorkshire HU1 1PA.  
Zoo Café, tel 01482 494352, 80B Newland Avenue, Hull, East Yorkshire HU5 3AB.  
The Veggie Café, tel 01943 600245, 32 Leeds Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8DS.  
World Peace Café, tel 01535 958189, 1 Lawkholme Crescent, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 3NR.  
Chaophraya, tel 0113 2449339, 20A Blayds Court, Swinegate, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 4AG.  
Little Tokyo, tel 0113 2439090, 24 Central Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6DE.  
Roots & Fruits, tel 0113 2428313, 10/11 Grand Arcade, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6PG.  
Eliano's Italian Brasserie, tel 01642 868566, 20-22 Fairbridge Street, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire TS1 5DJ.  
Lockwoods Restaurant, tel 01765 607555, 83 North Street, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 1DP.  
Blue Moon Café, tel 0114 276 3443, 2 St James Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2EW.  
The Fat Cat, tel 0114 249 4801, 23 Alma Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 8SA.  
Le Caveau Restaurant, tel 01756 794274, 86 High Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 1JJ.  
Goji Vegetarian Café, Deli & Restaurant, tel 01904 622614, 36 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF.