Cobbles Staithes


Staithes on the north east coast is having a bit of a food renaissance. Let’s start with Cobbles which opened in the summer with the oddball but winning formula of pizza and cocktails, and the first time to my knowledge the ‘Porn Star Martini’ has been available in the quaint old fishing village.


The back-story involves Roger Metcalfe who bought the business  (the former Cleveland Bistro) last year and with his two sons-in-law, stripped and refurbished the building creating a jet jewellers and ice cream parlour on the ground floor with a pizza restaurant above. The sons-in-law are Anthony McIntyre and Rob Metcalfe from Redcar who have given up life on the North Sea rigs to run the business and spend more time with their families.


They’ve done a grand job, lining the walls with timbers from the ongoing demolition of the holiday camp at the top of the village, hanging a neon version of  Captain Cook of this parish, and generally giving the place a gently cool vibe. 


Mandy and I have of course thoroughly tested the cocktails. That Porn Star is a mix of vanilla vodka, fresh passion fruit and lime; it comes with a Prosecco shot, and we can confirm it is excellent. There’s mojito, espresso martini, Chambord Royale – you get the picture – and over a dozen gins and while the wine list is thinner – three reds and three whites they have a changing list of guest beers to pair with pizza.


The stone baked pizzas are thin crusted and generously filled from a trusty list of hot n spicy, pepperoni, funghi and my favourite, a simple margherita. There are extra toppings, sides of chips and salad, some straightforward starters and that’s more or less it.  It’s a simple formula, well executed and a welcome addition to what is otherwise a diet of pub and café food in the village.


And that renaissance? Well, let us tell you about Betsy and Bo, the new bespoke chocolate shop and general store that operates just across from Cobbles. Find more about it here



High Street, Staithes, TS13 5BH

Tel 01947 841117

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Type: Bistro

Price guide

3 out of 5

Cuisine type: Italian

Part of Eat North Yorkshire

Review by Jill, 14 January 2018

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