Our Guide to Local Food and Drink Producers

Whitby on the Yorkshire Coast is a beautiful seaside town from which we run our family business.

The sea, moors and huge northern skies inspire everyone, including local food and drink producers!

From seafood to tasty snacks, the profile of Whitby’s regionally-created drinks and foodstuffs are the envy of the foodie community.

Here we offer a ‘taste’ of some them.

Oh, and why not stay with us … book your room here! 

We’ve also been awarded the top food hygiene award too!

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Whitby Lobster Hatchery

Working in a sustainable way featuring egg-bearing female lobsters brought into the hatchery by the local fishing community.

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Based in Scarborough, working in the North Sea, this innovative company harvest this natural food item which is known for its health benefits.

Seaweed is among the fastest growing biomass items on the planet, taking up carbon, releasing oxygen and providing a natural habitat.

Seaweed is also useful in the food industry, agriculture and more.

You can buy their seaweed seasoning here.

Horny Cow, Pickering

Run by the Lunn family, this business produces grass-fed beef and lamb and features rare and heritage breeds.

Based at Wilton near Pickering, their meats are available in local markets and their farm shop.

Find out more here.


Danby Health Shop

Danby village, in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, is the location for this special health shop, selling organic vegetable, bread, and more, run by volunteers from the Esk Valley Camphill Trust.

This organisation also has the Breaking Bread Bakery in Whitby, making artisan sourdough and yeasted breads. The bakery provides meaningful work in the local community.

Find out more here.

Whitby Gin

If you partake of a tipple or two, Whitby Gin creates botanical blends from foraged items sourced from the moors of the North York Moors National Park.

A family run distillery, Whitby Gin is inspired by the nearby ocean and you can visit the distillery with tours available.

Their range includes dark spiced rum, Prince of Darkness Gin, their Real Rhubarb gin and many others, including branded merchandise.

This distillery is based close to the iconic, timeless Whitby Abbey, one of Whitby’s most famous landmarks.

Find out more here.

Abbey Farm Cottage

Famous for its goat’s cheese, this Rosedale-based business have their own herd of goats which are milked daily.

Based at Chimney Bank, this family business handmakes these delicious cheeses.

Find out more here.

Whitby Brewery

Locally produced beer with fabulous views of Whitby Abbey, this local brewery produces a range of delicious beers, from blondes to stouts.

Tours of the brewery are available.


Westfields Honey

Honey lovers will know that North York Moors heather attracts insects including bees and as a result, delicious honey is available.

Based near East Gilling on the edge of the moors, this award-winning business has won various accolades.

Find out more here.

Radford’s Butchers

For meat eaters, it’s good to know the provenance of the products and Radford’s Butchers are a prime example of keeping it local.

This award-winning butcher also offers homemade pies, pasties, fresh vegetables, bread, an extensive deli counter, ready meals  and more.

Located in the nearby village of Sleights, owner Andrew visits the local cattle market to select the best animals.

Discover more here.

Whitby Crab Company

Catching these delicacies from the seas near Staithes, this company specialise in the finest local crabs which are hand-dressed.

Whitby Crab Company supplies businesses throughout the north and further afield. Products include whole boiled crab, crab claws, white crab meat, brown crab meat and dressed crabs.

Find out more here.

Fortune’s Kippers

This much-loved smoked fish is the stuff of legend. Pass their smokehouse right here in Whitby. Read our blog here.

Their famous location in Henrietta Street is part of local food mythology.

Established in 1872, the traditional smoking methods have stood the test of time.

Fortune’s kippers are smoked over three fire for 18 hours or more using oak, beech and softwoods.

Find out more here.

Botton Creamery

Cheeses, cream, raw milk, a dairy-food lover’s delight!

This local food business can be found in Botton, Danby Dale in the North York Moors National Park.

Part of the Camphill Village Trust, this business makes delicious cheeses from a small herd of Ayrshire and Dairy Shorthorn cattle.

Find out more here.

Besty and Bo, Staithes

Confectionary, chocolate and more from this beautiful emporium, for anyone with a sweet tooth.

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Botham Bakery

Established in 1865, this iconic Whitby brand is famous for its tasty range of breads, cakes, biscuits, teas, preserves, bracks, hampers and more.You can relax in their tearoom in Skinner Street.

And if you need a fix when you’re away from Whitby, Botham’s products can be ordered online.

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Trillo’s Ice Cream

Famously producing the gothic blackcurrant and liquorice ice cream, Trillo’s makes delicious ice cream using fresh local milk and cream.

Trillo’s create their chilled treats in small batches so quality is ensured, and there is a wide range of ice cream flavours and sorbets.

Spot our ice cream van, often parked on the West Cliff near the Whale Bones, and about a minute’s walk from the Riviera.

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Justin the Chocolatier

Few of us can resist chocolate, and if you’re going to indulge, do it in style!

Justin’s in Church Street makes artisan chocolates and fudges and has done so since 1981.

Lovingly made, using traditional methods, there are some fun theme products including Captain Cook’s Cannon Balls and Dracula’s Coffins.

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The Magpie’s Whitby Catch

Offering a large selection of fish, seafood and more straight from the ocean waves at 1 Pier Road, Whitby.

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Beacon Farm Ice Cream, Sneaton

Using whole milk, double cream and the best ingredients, this family  run business is just a ten minute drive from Whitby.

There is also a popular ice cream parlour, offering light snacks, cakes or the eponymous Full English Breakfast!

Find out more here.

Cropton Brewery

Based near Pickering, this brewery produces a mix of lagers, pale ales, ruby beers, bitters, stouts and more.

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Eat Out in Whitby

One of the best ways to enjoy food during your visit to Whitby is to eat out!

Find out list here.

Great Food at the Riviera Guesthouse

At the Riviera, we think breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

We pride ourselves on providing great quality, great choice and a great environment to fill your tummy.

Our breakfasts are served to you in our sea-facing dining rooms.

Our dining rooms have large ‘floor to ceiling’ bay windows with stunning views over the North Sea and harbour entrance.

Tempt your tastebud here!