Delicious food and drink options to suit every group

Fuel your adventures

From tasty breakfasts and convenient packed lunches to hearty evening meals, groups are sure to find something delicious to enjoy on their trip with YHA.

We source our ingredients with care, providing delicious food that is ethically sourced – using British produce wherever possible – so you can have confidence in your meals. Fresh fruit and water are always available at mealtimes too.

To ensure you make the most of your activities and keep tummies from grumbling, we aim to be as flexible as possible to fit in with your itinerary. Vegetarian options are available and, with prior notice, we will endeavour to cater for any special dietary requests.

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Start your day off right with our delicious YHA breakfast.

Groups can take their pick from our continental buffet, including cereal, fruit, yoghurt and flaky pastries. We also provide a cooked full English breakfast served by our team.

Drinks are included too – choose from Yorkshire Tea, Fairtrade coffee and fruit juice.

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Packed lunch

Groups on the go can enjoy our handy packed lunches – ideal for a picnic!

We’ll make sure you don’t go hungry with a range of tasty sandwiches to choose from, plus fresh fruit, crisps and a biscuit bar.

It may not come as a surprise that we at YHA are big lovers of the environment and the great outdoors, so we encourage groups to bring refillable water bottles with them.

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Evening meals

After a busy day of exploring, we know how important it is to know a tasty evening meal is waiting for your group on their return.

A different choice of evening meal is offered each day of the week, including a vegetarian option. Enjoy macaroni cheese, sausage and mash, katsu curry and more.

Desserts change daily too – choose from tasty treats like mini apple pancakes with caramel sauce, lemon meringue and chocolate fudge cake. Fresh fruit is always an option too.

Talk to us about your group catering needs

Our dedicated team is here to help you along the way

Flexible catering options

Ahead of arrival, we ask groups to confirm the number of guests for catering and any special dietary requirements. Menu alternatives won’t be available on-site, so pre-ordering is essential.

Fresh fruit and water are always offered at mealtimes. Vegetarian options are available and, with prior notice, we will endeavour to cater for any special dietary requests.

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