badger logo2
Bookshop 160

Situated in the Yorkshire Dales village of Grassington, The Stripey Badger is an independent bookshop, coffee shop and kitchen.

Our story


The Stripey Badger Bookshop, Coffee Shop & Kitchen are so looking forward to reopening on 12th April (outside dining for the cafe only). We have missed our wonderful customers, our chats and your smiley faces so much. Our online shop is however OPEN so please do support us until we can open again by buying online.  The bookshop will start to be open a little more for 'Click and Collect' so please do let us know when you would like to collect any orders.

CoC Banner

The Stripey Badger Bookshop, Coffee Shop and Kitchen is located in the beautiful village of Grassington, in the Yorkshire Dales.  The filming of All CreatuJames Patterson awardres Great & Small set Grassington as 'Darrowby' with the bookshop featuring as grocers G F Endleby, and the coffee shop & kitchen being transformed into a private house, behind whose doors the actors and crew assembled in between takes.

Surrounded by the wonderful National Park countryside, the Stripey Badger is the perfect place to experience Yorkshire hospitality at its best.

Sister businesses, the Stripey Badger Coffee Shop & Kitchen is run by Jackie, who prides herself on home baking and on showcasing Yorkshire treats.  Try the Stripey Badger breakfast, scones or tea loaf to see what we mean!

The independent Stripey Badger Bookshop next door is run by Linda, who has had a lifetime ambition to run a bookshop, and son James. The bookshop stocks titles of all genres for adults and children, as well as book-related gifts and cards, and Yorkshire maps and guide books for the visitor.

In our first year, 2018, we were fortunate to win two awards; James was a recipient of the James Patterson Young Booksellers Award and the Stripey Badger won Best Shop/Retailer in the Stray FM Skipton & Beyond Awards.

How to contact us

The Stripey Badger is in the main square of Grassington.

7 The Square, Grassington, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5AQ

Telephone: 01756 753583