1 George Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1HA
The Beefeater Grill and Griddle is a long established family run grill and coffee house located at George Square Halifax. The place has an old fashioned feel to it and serves typical English cafe food which seems to make it popular amongst its local regulars.
Long may it do so.
Strangers to the town we wandered the streets in search of sustenance.
Bewitched bothered and bewildered – seduced by the tiles and signage, it was love at first sight.
The ability and will to resist the broad brush of regeneration and reinvention is all to rare, the traditional café is constantly under threat – the Beefeater has prevailed.
A stunning tiled exterior, a multi level interior and a menu to match, it’s win, win, win all the way.
We went inside and ate.
Turn off London Road and into Ducie Street, it’s just around the corner from Piccadilly Station.
Enter a world of warehouses, homes and industry.
Return some fifty years later and you’ll find a café on the corner.
Return last Saturday you’ll find that it’s gone.
No more of this.
Top class scran at prices to suit all pockets.
Linda and her crew have packed up the pans and scrammed.
Read all about it – Manchester Evening News
The face of the city changes, as one by one faces and places disappear, new build and mass tourism making ever new demands on space.
The rag trade is in tatters and the tatters are long gone.
It would seem that there is no place for the traditional café or its customers.
So thank you and goodnight, the last pie, chips and gravy has left the counter.
Shut the door and turn out the lights.
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Rochdale is a market town in Greater Manchester, England, positioned at the foothills of the South Pennines on the River Roch, 5.3 miles north-northwest of Oldham, and 9.8 miles north-northeast of the city of Manchester. Rochdale is surrounded by several smaller settlements which together form the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, population 211,699. Rochdale is the largest settlement and administrative centre, with a total population of 107,926. Home to the Cooperative Movement, Rochdale AFC and a redundant cotton industry.
The two towns come together at 27 Drake Street, Rochdale, Lancashire OL161RX, home to a fine café and Italian born Tony and family. It has a well preserved menu that reflects industrial Lancastrian tastes rather than flavours of Liguria. It has an internal decorative order that is pure mid century a la mode – Pennine Style. Several more than several signs leave you in no doubt as to the availability of pies, pies with chips/potatoes, peas, gravy, veg – pies of all varieties, pies.
So pie, chips, peas and gravy it was, with a mug of tea – it always is.
Pop in say Buongiorno!