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Hidden Gems

At CU Scarborough, our students belong to a community, which includes people studying with us and everyone else in the local area.

The people you meet every day and the places you visit in our town really do make the Scarborough student experience.

Eat Me café

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Real Ale Pubs

  • The Old Scalby Mills, Scalby Mills Road
  • Angel Inn, North Street
  • Golden Ball, South Bay
  • Cask Inn, Cambridge Terrace
  • Stumble Inn, Falsgrave
  • The Merchant, Eastborough

Beer Gardens

  • The Hole in the Wall, Vernon Road
  • Tap & Spile, Falsgrave Road
  • Hayburn Wyke, Cloughton
  • The Courtyard, Vernon Road   
  • The Ship, Falsgrave Road

Music Venues & Festivals

  • Scarborough Spa
  • The Cask, Cambridge Terrace
  • Tap & Spile, Falsgrave Road
  • Scarborough Fair Festival
  • Coastival
  • Open Air Theatre


  • Home Bird House, St Helen’s Square
  • Violet Lux, Hanover Street
  • Angela & Rosie, Bar Street
  • Demi’s, St Thomas Street
  • Scoops Weigh 2 Save, St Nicholas Street

Bars & Cafés

  • Blue Crush, North Bay
  • The Courtyard, Vernon Road
  • L'amour Cabaret Bar, Westborough
  • The Waterhouse, St Thomas Street
  • Yay! Coffee, Woodend Creative Centre
  • Francis Tea Rooms, South Street
  • Eat Me!, Hanover Road
  • Water Mark Café, North Bay 
  • Mojos Café, Victoria Road

Walking & Cycling

  • Off-road cycling: Scarborough to Whitby Cinder Track 

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University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023