See the Sights: How Bus Travel Can Help You Discover Hidden Gems

4 months ago Mon 7th Aug 2023

A red and yellow East Yorkshire EastRider double decker bus driving through the countryside

Travelling by bus has many benefits such as reducing your carbon footprint or costing less than driving everywhere.

Another benefit is that it can help you discover new and hidden gems you may have not found driving or walking your usual route.

Whilst on the bus, or walking from your stop to your destination, you will pass by many amazing independents waiting to be discovered! Here are some of our favourite hidden gems we have found whilst travelling by bus… 

A Cup of red tea and some food in a café

Hebden Tea

Only two-minutes away from the York Stonebow stop you can find the hidden gem, Hebden Tea. Hebden Tea specialises in tea from all around the world with a huge range of teas for you to browse! This tea shop, with tea tasting experiences available, provides customers with the opportunity to explore a wide variety of aromatic tea flavours. There is something for everyone here!

Judson’s Wine Bar & Restaurant

Judson’s Wine Bar & Restaurant is a family run pub in the heart of Pocklington, only two minutes away from our Pocklington Depot. They are well known for serving up fine ales, a wide range of gins, an excellent wine menu and delicious homemade food. Their family friendly atmosphere and friendly staff make this a great place to take the family, catch up with friends or to celebrate! Dogs are welcome too with a dog friendly sofa area.

A man standing showing artefacts to surrounding people

DIG: An Archaeological Adventure

If you are looking for something to do with the kids this summer holidays, you can find DIG: An Archaeological Adventure only two minutes from the York Stonebow stop. DIG isn’t a spot you’d normally pass, making it another of York’s hidden gems. This one-of-a-kind experience offers a unique archeological adventure you won’t find anywhere else! You can discover exciting artefacts from 2000 years of history with excavation pits filled with Roman, Viking, medieval and Victorian treasures. If you’re looking for something different to do during the holidays, DIG is a must-visit day out!

The Pig and Whistle 

Another hidden gem that can be found as you walk into town from the Beverly bus station, is The Pig and Whistle. They are a small neighborhood bistro and tapas bar serving up a wide range of delicious foods! On their menu you can find charcuterie boards, cheese sharing boards, authentic Spanish tapas and a classic set bistro menu including classic French Alpine ski dishes. Your visit will be a first-class experience with a warm and welcoming atmosphere with a relaxing dining area and very stylish bar! This hidden treat is one you don’t want to miss out on!

A store front that reads: Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas Ltd

Only a one-minute walk from the Market Weighton (Griffin) stop, is a bright and colourful interior design shop and gift shop. Bright Ideas offers a full professional interior design service from their showroom, where you can also browse their extensive library of fabrics and wall covering samples. Here you can shop and browse with or without the guidance of the knowledgeable staff. You can also book an appointment for a full design consultation. Or you can browse through their gift shop full of cards and gifts for all occasions!

Get to any of these amazing places today on the EastRider Service X46 or X47 from Hull to York. Plan your journey on the East Yorkshire Buses app - it's packed full of timetables, service information and more to make your journey easier and smoother. Download our app today, or take a look at the X46/X47 timetable here on our website.