The Ferry Inn – Cawood

By Sarah Bates

In our historic village of Cawood we are lucky to have a hairdressers, garden center, architect’s studio, caravan park, beautiful All Saints Church, Castle Gatehouse and 3 pubs, one of which is called The Ferry Inn.

Jono, the landlord has employed a new chef and they have together formed a scrumptious menu with a little treat for everyone I’m sure. So I jumped at the chance to design it, as I have been following the chalkboard calligraphers; Tanamachi Studios whose designs are amazingly fantastic and wanted to try my own chalkboard design on something.

Jono was great and instead of going for the “normal” A5 4 page or a folded DL style menu he was tempted by something bigger. So I designed an A3 double sided menu, introduced the old worn paper look to link in with the history of the place and of course inspired by the chalkboard style illustrations I had been looking at and he was impressed. Delivered it today to happy clients!

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A little history of Cawood for those who want to know more, even pay a visit and sample the food for yourselves..

Cawood (other names: Carwood) is a large village (formerly a market town) and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England that is notable as the finding-place of the Cawood sword.
In his King’s England series, Arthur Mee refers to Cawood as “the Windsor of the North”. It used to be the residence of the Archbishops of York. The name is believed to come from the characteristic noise made by crows in the nearby woods. Cawood is south of the point where the River Wharfe flows into the River Ouse which subsequently forms the northern border of the village. Cawood Bridge is the only bridge from the village which spans the river. The bridge was opened in 1872: before then the only means of crossing was by use of a ferry. Dick Turpin is said to have forded the river when he escaped to York, which lies ten miles north of Cawood. The River Ouse used to flood the village regularly in winter.

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