‘My first time at East Yorkshire bistro The 10th and it won’t be my last’

The 10th coffee shop/bistro at High Farm Holiday Park, Routh, near Beverley
-Credit: (Image: Deborah Hall/Hull Live)


I don’t recall how The 10th first came to my attention recently, but I’m glad it did.

On a weekday morning off (with a chance to have a little lie-in) it seemed an ideal opportunity to eschew the usual breakfast fare of cereal and a cuppa and head out for brunch. Me and my other half set off for the short drive to Routh, near Beverley, with High Farm Holiday Park being our destination.

The 10th – it’s right beside the nine holes of golf that can be played on the park – is an ideal watering hole for golfers, park visitors and members of the public alike. It’s a coffee shop/bistro that has been beautifully designed, with a lofty ceiling dominated by huge cross beams and chunky timber tables, but with a modern and airy feel for all its rustic farmhouse-like charm.

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There were only a couple of tables free when we rolled up just before 11am. The half-term holiday was generating plenty of custom, with grandparents treating grandchildren very much in evidence.

There was a real buzz about the place and the staff were busy both serving at the counter and waiting on tables. There was an immediate apology that they would be with us shortly – it was no problem to us, we were in no hurry.

Full cooked breakfast, including East Yorkshire dry cured bacon
Full cooked breakfast, including East Yorkshire dry cured bacon -Credit:Deborah Hall/Hull Live
Free range scrambled eggs with local Staal oak smoked salmon, served at The 10th
Free range scrambled eggs with local Staal oak smoked salmon, served at The 10th -Credit:Deborah Hall/Hull Live

All of the food on the menu sounded tempting – there are sandwiches, pizzas, jacket potatoes and salads, among the choices, with children’s meals available. We perused the breakfast and breakfast sandwich options, served until noon.

For my partner, it had to be the full cooked breakfast of East Yorkshire dry cured bacon, free range egg, Cumberland sausage, Branston baked beans, tomato, mushrooms and toast – plus he added the black pudding (from an extra choice of that or a hash brown).

I plumped for free range scrambled egg served with local Staal oak smoked salmon. We ordered a pot of tea and a cappuccino too.

We had plenty of time to take in our surroundings and there were screens showing slide-show images of the holiday park – and others in the park owners’ portfolio – to admire while we passed the minutes. Our drinks took a short while to arrive and were piping, so much so that even though we waited a good 30 more minutes for our food, my cappuccino was still hot.

Eating out at The 10th, Routh, near Beverley
Eating out at The 10th, Routh, near Beverley -Credit:Deborah Hall/Hull Live

We received an apology again for the delay, but we weren’t fussed in the slightest; in fact we were pleased that everything was being cooked fresh to order. It might be something another customer with less time available might need to be aware of, however, at busy times.

My partner’s breakfast was heartily devoured. He thought everything was tasty and, even though he would normally favour Lincolnshire sausage over Cumberland, he declared the latter was “good” with plenty of flavour.

I’m a bit of a stickler for how I like my scrambled eggs – not sloppy, not rubbery – so I know I take a bit of a risk when eating these out anywhere. They were the perfect consistency and made for lovely mouthfuls, combined with the delicate and delicious salmon.

The toast we both received with our meals – there was a choice of “white or brown” – was actually a wholesome seeded affair, with far more to it than its simple “brown” label.

The 10th had set us up well for the rest of the day with a good and filling brunch, eaten in pleasant surroundings. It was our first visit to this venue, it won’t be our last.

It will be interesting to experience what The 10th is like in the evenings, when its bistro vibe kicks in. As a footnote, the toilets were immaculate!