Having Friday off work and it being the end of term surely calls for a bit of a treat, especially after a busy morning Christmas shopping and getting my hair done for the work Christmas party tomorrow! Six Poor Folk is one of the newer cafes/restaurants to Knaresborough and the exterior certainly draws you in (although the door is around the side, not the one you can see in the picture, a little confusing for a sleep deprived end of term teacher!)
Inside it is small but cute and welcoming. It was very empty on a Friday lunchtime but by all accounts gets busy on weekends and evenings and is very popular. There’s even a real wood fire surrounded by comfy chairs if you’re just popping in for coffee and cake. There’s also extra seating upstairs which looks a bit more restauranty whereas downstairs seems more like a cafe.
I ordered the soup of the day which was pumpkin and ginger with crusty bread, with a seasonal salad on the side to boost the vitamins after a morning out in the cold! They also are currently offering a festive bites menu with things like pigs in blankets, chorizo in red wine and roast chestnuts for those who just want a snack to warm them up.
The soup was silky smooth and very tasty- quite a subtle taste but very fragrant and almost sweet from the ginger and pumpkin combination that reminds me so much of autumn. The seasonal salad was a little disappointing as although the honey mustard dressing was very good and I enjoyed the inclusion of tiny radishes for extra crunch, it was just a little small and I didn’t feel actually that seasonal as it was simple salad leaves.
I would eat here again, perhaps trying the dinner menu as they have some really promising sounding dishes on there too such as spiced cod with mussels and roasted pork belly. While still relatively little known compared to the pubs in the main sqaure, Six Poor Folks definitely is on the rise and deserves even more love from the people of Knaresborough.