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Last week there were double celebrations in the Cookson household. On the Sunday it was Father’s Day and on Wednesday it was my birthday, so to celebrate, I took Mr C on a lunch date to the Oil Can Café at The Carding Shed in Hepworth.

The Oil Can Café is not your average tea room. It’s a tea room surrounded by classic cars, and vintage/antique shops which, if you’re a petrolhead like Mr C and a vintage hoarder  like me, is the best of both worlds.

I had been once before without Stuart and I knew he would love it. I wasn’t disappointed. He spent the whole time staring at the cars with a wistful look in his face = lots of brownie points for me, I think!

I’m not massively into cars, but there’s something about those vintage era cars that I think are nice to look at.



– is it me, or does this one look like Doc Hudson from Cars?

Thankfully it’s not all just cars, cars cars. As I said, the café is surrounded by antiques shops, as well as vintage/reproduction clothing for sale. Heaven.

Everything is beautifully displayed.

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After taking lots of pictures , our bellies reminded us that it was time to eat something.

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We ordered beef bourguignon pie and lasagne with the intention of sharing, but we were so happy with our own choices that we scoffed what was in front of us. Needless to say,they were delicious.

Yorkshire will host the Grand Depart of the Tour de France this year, so if you’re in this neck of the woods I highly recommend a visit.

Till next time, Oil Can!


Michelle x

Disclosure: I have not been asked to write this post. All opinions are entirely my own.

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