Lloyd Griffith’s stand-up tour of the UK begins this month and he’ll be stopping off in York in January. We caught up with Lloyd Griffith to ask about his favourite spots in Yorkshire:
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Where’s your favourite place to visit in Yorkshire?
Has to be York Minster. One of the nicest buildings in the country. As a choirboy in Grimsby we used to make quite regular visits to the Minster and I was constantly in awe of it’s size and grandeur. Even when gigging in the city now I try and get to a service as the choir there is sublime. In fact, a few Christmases ago I managed to sneak in for their advent carol service which was absolutely beautiful. Highly recommend.
Do you have a favourite place to eat in Yorkshire?
During the various lockdowns that I try and forget, I managed to get to Yorkshire and have a week’s holiday going traveling all over and we went to some great places to eat, the two places that really stood out was the George and Dragon Inn in Aysgarth which was just the most beautiful hearty grub I’d had in a long time. Waiting staff were very traditional too and we ate out on the green – it couldn’t have been more English. My fave place we ate though was The Wensleydale Heifer in Leyburn which honestly served up food that I kept dreaming about for weeks on end. Their salads (hear me out) are to die for (if that makes sense) and will have you going back in a heartbeat (you will still be alive). Get yourself there QUICK!
What are your favourite memories of Humberside and the East Coast?
Ah, Humberside – the long-forgotten county. Well, we used to holiday quite a bit on the East Coast, being from quite a humble (poor) family in Grimsby, so I have very fond memories of going to Bridlington, Scarborough, Hornsey for a few days at a time. It was almost like we were getting a cheating on our beloved Cleethorpes by going to a seaside resort a little bit further north. I remember seeing Scarborough Grand Hotel for the first time and asking if it was a Disney Castle. Feels ridiculous now looking back, especially as I was 18 at the time.
Did you ever travel to Yorkshire to watch or play football – if so, tell us a bit about those visits?
Oh yeah loads, Elland Road, Hillsborough, Donny, even going to Bootham Crescent to see York v Grimsby I think maybe back in 2010? And then we used to play football quite a lot in York against various schools (including the famous Choir Schools Association annual Choirboy 5-aside team). I have a few pals who play for York including Lenny (The Shop) who played for Grimsby and I became very close with so always keep an eye on York’s results. Need to visit their shiny new stadium too.
Are you excited to be back in the area for your tour?
Massively. People often think that Grimsby is in Yorkshire, alas it’s not, but I spent a lot of time in Yorkshire, made some great friends and memories there, and so I’m buzzing to be able to get back to York, Sheffield, Leeds (and I guess Hull lol).
Lloyd Griffith’s on tour in Yorkshire
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