News & Events

Our Opening Times Are Changing

We opened The Velveteen Rabbit Luncheon Club around the idea of family; now we've decided to take some time to appreciate our own little family of three. Our opening hours will change as of Monday 18th March 2024.

Stokesley Show – September 25th, 2023

The annual return of Stokesley show and we’ll be taking up a spot in the cookery theatre and the food hall too! Come and visit us at this one day agricultural show, one of the biggest in North Yorkshire on Sunday 25th September. Click the title above to learn more.

Festival of Thrift 2023

Our fourth year trading with Thrift. This fantastic festival sees a massive move to the other side of Teesside to Billingham. This year sees us take our usual place on the 24th and the 25th September with our selection of pies and tasty treats all made using local ingredients. Click the title above to read more.

Wolsingham Show 2023

Durhams biggest and best agricultural show takes place this September 2nd and 3rd in the village of Wolsingham. With loads to do and see from show jumping, craft tents, food marquees, vintage vehicles, birds of prey, dog agility courses, line dancing, live music and special attractions. Learn more and buy tickets here.

Stockton International Riverside Festival

The annual return of the Stockton International Riverside Festival saw it move from its usual spot right on Riverside Road, to the Green over by Trinity Church. We were there this year! Read all about it in our latest blog post.

Saltburn Food Festival 2023

Saltburn food festival returned to huge crowds this year after they took the three year break over covid. This year saw the return of some favourite vendors, small makers and bakers, street food and the introduction of the cookery theatre. As usual we were there, this time on Milton Street. Click the title above to read more.


We welcome Bristol-based duo Fritillaries to The Burrow for a spellbinding, intimate gig. They've been together since they were kids, and their dulcet tones will be just the tonic for a relaxed, early summer Saturday evening. Tickets available from The Rabbit or call 01642 725383.

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2023

A great place to treat the tastebuds! Join us at the Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2023 where a vast selection of our tasty treats will be on the menu. This year's festival takes place from Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd April. See you there!

Boom Boom Boomsma!

The Burrow Music nights are back for 2023! Join is for a night of good food, good wine and good music with local vocalist George Boomsma. Get your tickets by coming to see us or call us on 01642 725383.

Our Trip to The Festival of Thrift 2021

Very early mornings and superbly late nights, far too much coffee, live music, high spirits and lots of dancing. We are of course talking about our visit to The Festival of Thrift 2021! Learn more and see some pics of our stall this year in our latest blog post.

Our Trip to Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2021

We were so pleased to be back at The Bishop Auckland Food Festival earlier in October 2021. After the festival was postponed from the spring, we feared it may have been cancelled altogether. It was great to be back with all the other traders and festival go-ers for what was a fantastic weekend (despite the weather). Read more in our latest blog!

Bishop Auckland Food Festival – 2nd & 3rd October, 2021

We’ll be at Bishop Auckland Food Festival on the 2nd & 3rd October; with loads of other local food producers, some celebrity chefs in the cooking theatre, street food and local producers, this is a proper foodie festival in the land of the Prince Bishops. Come and say hello!

Festival of Thrift, Kirkleatham – 25th & 26th September 2021

Come and join us for hand-made pies, pastries, breads & sweet treats on a traditional market stall in the picturesque village of Kirkleatham in North Yorkshire for the eco-friendly, family friendly festival of the year. There’s plenty to keep you entertained and well fed. Come and say hello, grab a pie and get involved!


We’ve been awarded the 2020 Travellers Choice award from Trip Advisor, putting us in the top 10% of restaurants worldwide. A huge thank you to everyone who has booked in with us this since we reopened after lockdown, and to all our lovely customers who continue to show support. Click to read more!


The Corporate LiveWire North England Prestige Awards recognise small and medium sized businesses that have proven to the best in their market over the past 12 months. Thank you to all of our fantastic supporters, all of our customers and everyone who visits us. A big thank you to everyone who works with us, our suppliers and all of our front of house. You are all amazing and we couldn’t do this without you!


Celebrate in style with the rabbits with entertainment from Emma Wilson. Come and join us at our intimate underground venue in Great Ayton for live music, food, drinks and plenty of celebrations as we see out 2019 in style Check back shortly for more info on tickets and prices.


You might have noticed things have changed a little around here! We're immensely proud to unveil the brand new Velvet Rabbit Luncheon Club website! Learn more about our new website here. We hope you like it and we look forward to welcoming you here at The Velvet Rabbit Luncheon Club sometime in the not too distant future.


The Still Life Festival features lifestyle and interior collections, decorative antiques, millinery, gifts, considered crafts, handmade artisan products, artisan bakery & refreshments, seasonal flowers & plants, a children's workshop, plus lot's more! The Velveteen Rabbit Luncheon Club are taking over a tea room in East Harlsey; bringing you some tasty treats from 1-4pm alongside some of the regions great makers, creators and gatherers.


A festival dedicated to all that is thrifty and eco friendly. The Festival of Thrift is two days of fun filled activities, including live music, food and crafts across the village of Kirkleatham, Redcar. We’re proud to announce that we’ll be part of The Festival of Thrift this year! Head on down to Kirkleatham for some tasty treats served all weekend from our stall. We look forward to seeing you there!