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Fodder Cafe

Great Yorkshire Showground Railway Road | Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ, England
+44 1423 546111
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Great Yorkshire Showground Railway Road | Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit but I'd heard good things about it. Easy to find with adjacent parking. A fab deli with local produce at reasonable prices as you enter before moving through to glass fronted restaurant giving views over distant fields. Surprising there were free tables when...More

1  Thank Kelvin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love that the food is locally sourced. Good quality home cooked food. Beautiful setting. We placed our order for soup, quiche and cake all together to save time. In the end this didn’t quite work. We waited 25 mins after finishing our first course. No...More

Thank bexyward
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in for a light lunch after visiting the Christmas Fair at the showground. The food was excellent and service was very good.

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to a craft exhibition up the road from here and called in late afternoon.it reminds me of a upmarket supermarket similar to the booths chain.excellent variety of veg,fruit,meat etc.its very much a posh deli sort of place with a cafeteria included.i bought some asparagus...More

Thank barratt425
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've always had lovely service and great food here. But last week I was really disappointed Poor service. We waited ages to place our order. When we called a waitress over asking could we order please. It was still ten minutes before the girl in...More

Thank Catherine R
Jane T, General Manager at Fodder Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Catherine, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear we did not get it right on your recent visit. We have very recently changed our bread on the beef sandwich we serve in the cafe. We would like to rectify this with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Often have to Que for a table. Very popular with Yummy Mummys. Food always good and nice size portions.

Thank 447get
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On our way to the showground so decided to have breakfast. Amazing full english, scrambled egg instead of fried no problem. I had really delicious porridge with fruit sauce, very tasty.

Thank scottie19562016
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Went here for breakfast, had the full English which was delicious, no doubt about the quality of the ingredients however I did think that £9 is expensive for a full breakfast and even more so when you consider it doesn’t even include a drink.More

Thank KEA123
Jane T, General Manager at Fodder Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate your views and are delighted to hear that you think our breakfast was delicious. We price check our breakfasts against other local establishments and only serve the best local food and so we believe that we offer good...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017

Called in during October around half eleven and hit 'cross-over' time between breakfast and lunch. Fair enough, we only wanted a snack so ordered a cheese and pickle sandwich apiece. Well, for the price (£6 each) there appeared a solitary small round brown bread cake...More

Thank M M
Jane T, General Manager at Fodder Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry you were disappointed by your cheese sandwich. We do use local high quality produce in all our dishes. What we clearly need to improve is our consistency of the portions served as normally you also get...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017

Whilst the food and service was really good, the overall experience was not exactly pleasant. We went well after lunchtime on a Monday hoping it wold be quiet, but had to queue for some time (not much fun for my elderly mother who had her...More

Thank Peter S
Jane T, General Manager at Fodder Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

We are ever so sorry that your mother had to queue. As soon as a member of staff had noticed your mum queuing with a fracture boot they should have offered her a chair to one side in the café. We have recently purchased more...More

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Questions & Answers
15 December 2016|
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Response from Jane T | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Our menu can be found on our website under the café option on the top menu bar. We also have daily seasonal specials. I hope this information helps.
19 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Great Yorkshire Showground Railway Road | Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 546111
  • E-mail
Fodder is the home of tasty, local, food based on the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate. Fodder sells the very best food and drink from Yorkshire; with a fully stocked butchery counter, a deli counter laden with fresh pies, pasties and amazing cheese. Fruit and veg straight from the farms and lots of lovely jams and chutneys alongside freshly baked local bread and mouthwatering cakes. Fodder also has a lovely cafe which serves everything from a full Yorkshire Breakfast through to cream teas and an extensive lunch menu. Fodder is run and championed by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and acts as a shop window for local farmers and producers giving a crucial local market for their produce. The shop is Britain's first charitable food hall with all profits re-invested to benefit the rural community. Fodder is dedicated to delivering the best possible service to its customers. In fact, we have regular mystery shopping reviews to help maintain their high standards of customer care.
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