Yorkshire is blessed with beautiful and quiet roads on which to enjoy your favourite classic car. You do not have to travel far to escape the rat run of the major roads and motorways. When the sun is out, what could be better than a drive in an open top Morgan away from the madding crowds!
We left Wetherby on the Sicklinghall Road and in just a few minutes we had only the odd cyclist on the roads and Red Kites circling above looking for food. Beyond Sicklinghall, we climbed to the top of the well named Kearby Cliff and followed Kirkby Lane to Kirkby Overblow with spectacular views to either side. With the Morgan roof down and sun up, the beautiful country lanes were looking inviting. From there it is a short trip through Weeton and on to Almscliffe Crag.
Drop down from the crag and you have at least a couple of choices for a decent lunch. The Local Pantry operates out of a converted petrol station not far from Poole. From these unpromising beginnings they have built a cracking little deli shop and café. Find more detail at http://www.thelocalpantry.co.uk/. This is popular with drivers and cyclists alike and does and awesome breakfast, but be warned, the car park fills up quickly.
However, I plumped for The Square and Compass in North Rigton, just a bit further up the road. A great pub for eating and enjoying a good range of beers, with friendly people running the place. This pub is also blessed with a sensible car park. The Morgan could be parked up off road, not squeezed into a tight space in danger of scratches and bumps.
I’m looking to organise a meal for a group of mates there in the near future as we enjoyed it so much and want to share the love !! https://www.thesquareandcompass.com/
Martyn and his Morgan
From time to time we interview drivers about their cars, and what makes them special. Martyn Fryer is the lucky owner of a Morgan Roadster. Here talks about the car and what, for him, makes a a classic day.
In the opening few moments you see Martyn leaving the Carpenters Arms at Felixkirk, of which more another time but a pub with great dining, a lovely garden for lunches in the summer, and a generous car park where the car will be safe from passing traffic. https://www.thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com/