Boston Spa High Street – Foodie Heaven!
Anyone who hasn’t visited Boston Spa for a couple of years would be surprised to see what a foodie hub it has become, with no fewer than 14 restaurants, bistros, and bars (plus 2 take-aways) on the High Street offering food and drink. This is the result of a number of developments, some of which are due to the structural changes to the village and others, possibly related, that have encouraged more outsiders to visit.
The changes include the building of Church Fields and the development off Green Lane, which have introduced a number of younger families to the village, helped by additional parking at Church Fields and Stables Lane, with Millennium Square providing a focal point to the village. A number of outside amenities have opened in the village – Tom Foolery, Stew & Oyster, La Casita, the Crown, and Cora all have outside seating.
There are a number of village events, e.g. the gala, open gardens, the Boston Spa Festival with the week-long scarecrow trail, all of which have introduced people to the village and attracted outsiders.
Also, an 80-strong local cycling group meets in the village prior to their cycle trip.
People are drawn to a vibrant place – folks come to Boston Spa to meet in a bar for a drink and a chat and then decide where to go for a meal – the options are plentiful, with Thai, Tapas, Italian, Indian, etc.
The next phase, which will see Boston come alive even more, are the plans to create the people- friendly centre. Work to commence in January will see the centre of the village take on a plaza-like appearance, with more seating, trees, traffic calming and block paving to the road & pavements.
Note: per attached photo, this was on the front cover of the Wetherby News on 23 September.