Elloughton and Brough are a village and town that expertly manage to encompass modern living within its ancient land that has seen settlers since Neolithic times. Welton Road and Brough Road thrive with local amenities from big brand supermarkets to local wholesalers. There are two golf clubs within its vicinity, The Cave Castle and Brough Golf Clubs. The local Ferry Inn is one of many traditional pubs in the area, and the local high school and sixth form, the South Hunsley, has been rated as outstanding by Ofsted.
The A63 and M62 are on your doorstep for travelling to major northern cities like Hull and Leeds. The local Brough rail station has many services with trains that run to Manchester and the coast. What’s more, Brough South has some exciting new developments to bring high-quality homes to the country, making Elloughton and Brough a powerhouse for contemporary living.
Situated on the B1230 road that links to Beverley, North Cave is a village at the foothills of the Yorkshire Wolds, within 14 miles west of Hull. The All Saints Church is an ancient church built around 1318 that lies at the heart of the village, and the North Cave Wetlands adventure playground lies opposite with nearby fields that host the local village football and cricket teams. There is a local pub, the White Hart Inn, the North Cave Church of England Primary School, and the North Cave Market & Car Boot Sale for all kinds of bargains! The North Cave Village Hall hosts a women’s institute, playgroup, pensioner’s club and adds a sense of community spirit to this village.
South Cave village is just over three miles from North Cave and has the Cave Castle Golf Club on its doorstep with a hotel on its grounds. There are three churches in the village, including All Saints, which dates to the 1400s. The community centre of All Saints caters for seminars, parties, dances, quiz nights, social and theatre events and is a place for socialising. The local primary school is the South Cave Church of England Primary School. A D&S Retail Store serves as the village supermarket, plus there’s the Little Italy Takeaway and a Little Wold Vineyard. At one time, there were nine inns in the village, and now just two remain, the Fox and Coney and The Beat Inn. The Fox was built in 1739 and named after its owner, a furrier.
Ellerker means ‘marsh where alder trees grow’ and is a small village with the Wolds to its east and the banks of the Humber to its south. There is a village hall built in 1928, used for parish council meetings and a social club for pensioners, a drama group, and more. A barn dance is held each year at White House Farm, and there is a sports day and Christmas party for the village children. Ellerker has a playground for children, St Anne’s Church, The Black Horse Restaurant, and the Ellerker Lodge Garden Centre.
North of Elloughton is Brantingham, a village just over eight miles from Cottingham. All Saints Church is a Grade II listed building and recorded in the National Heritage List for England. The village is home to a duck pond, and a National Trail footpath passes through. Overlooking the duck pond are historic houses, including Brantingham Hall and House. The Triton Inn was formerly a coaching inn for one of the first roads west out of Hull. The site of Brantingham Roman villa was found south-east from the village, which included two geometric mosaics.
One mile north of Brough town is Welton village, situated on the Yorkshire Wolds Way and a 20-minute drive from the centre of Hull. The name Welton derives from the Old English for Wella, meaning Spring, and tūn, which means ‘farm by the spring'. The main village church is St Helen’s, which is thought to be 900 years old and dates to King William II of England. This picturesque village is home to the Welton & Brough Sports Club and the Welton Memorial Hall, which provides a range of activities for its residents, including drama and exercise classes, educational groups, and after school clubs.
Newport village is only a few miles from Gilberdyke and North Cave and has a main road packed with all local amenities. Newport’s Main Road has a Londis supermarket, Asham Indian Restaurant, two pubs, the Crown & Anchor Inn and The Kings Arms, the local Newport Primary School, and a village hall. There are independent shops, like the My NU Things gift shop and Newport Butchers & Bakers for unmissable home-cooked pies and pastries. Its Parish Church of Saint Stephen is a Grade II listed building, and there are playing fields on West Close. Woodall’s pond is a magical, unspoilt area, even if you don’t fish!
Gilberdyke village is less than 40 minutes by car from York and lies on the B1230 road. The village is served by the Gilberdyke Railway Station and the northern line train service to Sheffield, York, Hull, Doncaster, and Scarborough. The village was originally documented as marshy waste and part of the manor of Howden, granted to the Bishops of Durham by William the Conqueror. The local Gilberdyke Memorial Hall hosts all manner of events and social occasions. Gillberdyke Primary School, Pizza Place takeaway, a garden centre, and Scalby Grange Pick Your own for pumpkin picking are all situated in the village. The Grade II listed Parish Church of Saint Stephen serves both Newport and Gilberdyke, and there is also a local Methodist church that hosts kids club and JAM youth club.
History of Elloughton and Brough
Brough’s name is of Celtic origin, and in Gaelic, ‘burh’ meant ‘fortified place,’ with evidence in the area to show Bronze Age settlements and even Neolithic knives. The Celtic Parisi tribe inhabited the area and made Brough their capital around 150 BC. Through the Roman occupation of Brough, a fortress was built that covered around 4.5 acres. By 1239, the local lord established a weekly market and a two-day annual fair, which proved very successful, and Brough and Elloughton retained their prominence.
Welton Road, Brough had a cottage where the criminal highwayman Dick Turpin stayed with his girlfriend, whom he left two pairs of clogs and a gold ring before his arrest! Elloughton and Brough were recorded in 1796 as having a population of around 355. By 1905 that population had grown to over 1,000 due to the development of Brough railway station in 1840.
Property Types in Elloughton and Brough
Some of the most desirable property is located between Elloughton and Brough in Westfield Park, with fine examples of classical architecture, high ceilings and 5 bedroom homes, with Cave Road near Brough Golf Club having 6 bedroom impressive properties, too. Substantial 4 bedroom eco-friendly family properties have been newly built in the Carisbrooke Avenue cul-de-sac area of Elloughton with the benefit of being near the village centre.
You'll find 3 bedroom detached bungalows on Broadacre Park. On Elloughton Road, Fairway View, a new development for luxury retirement living with 1 bedroom apartments for people ages 60 and over, is bang in the centre of Brough. Brough South has an exciting new residential development, which will be situated between the Brough railway and the Brough Aerodrome to combine the best of contemporary living and high-quality homes, which will entice local people and newcomers to the area.
Schools and Colleges in Elloughton and Brough
Elloughton and Brough have many good quality primary schools, and its nearest high school, the South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College, are rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. The school has a specialist technology department and sporting facilities, including a gymnasium and 3G football pitch. There are many colleges nearby which give further options after leaving school.
Nursery and Pre-Schools
- Brough Eagles out of School Club - Good
- Brough Playgroup - Good
- Busy Bees Day Nursery at Brough - Good
- Rainbow Lodge - Good
- Sunflowers Tree Day Nursery - Good
- Elloughton Primary School - Good
- Welton Primary School - Good
- Brough Primary School - Good
- Hunsley Primary School - Good
- North Cave Church of England School - Good
- South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College - Outstanding
- St Anne's School and Sixth Form College Special School - Outstanding
- Hessle High School and Penshurst Primary School - Good
- Hessle Mount School
- Froebel House School
Local Colleges and Universities
- South Hunsley Sixth Form College
- East Riding College
- Wyke Sixth Form College
- University of Hull
- University of York
Things to do in Elloughton and Brough
Welton Waters Adventure Centre
If you’re looking for some great outdoor fun and thrills, the Welton Water Adventure centre has plenty of water-based activities. From paddle-boarding and dinghy sailing to powerboating and windsurfing, there are excellent instructors at hand to help get you started.
There is much fun to be had at William's Den, from woodland walks to adventure playscapes. The Den, created by skilled craftspeople, uses sustainably sourced wood from the farm, and there is den building, zip wires, and tyre swings for all age groups to enjoy. Activities can be enjoyed together, whether it's building sandcastles or creating dams at the water pump.
Little Wold Vineyard
Established in 2012, Little Wold Vineyard has over 12,000 vines of five different white grapes and two red. Amongst breathtaking scenery, you can enjoy wine tasting sessions, learn about the vineyard's history and get the chance to view the vines up close with the different varieties.
Humber Bridge Country Park
Before the Humber Bridge crossing, you will find this 21-hectare nature reserve with bird-feeding stations, trails, and sculptures. There are open meadows, wildlife ponds, and distinctive chalk cliffs surrounding the park. The park’s local name of 'Little Switzerland' is about the bright chalk cliffs that resemble the snow-covered alps.
North Cave Wetlands
The North Cave Wetlands is a modern nature reserve developed from a large gravel and sand quarry with a circular footpath running its perimeter. The nature reserve is always open and includes avocet, terns, wildfowl, and summer dragonflies.
Swanland Park is a play area with a range of equipment to suit children of all ages, with benches nearby and a large field next door. There is a smaller toddler area of swings, a traditional rocket ship and roundabout, and a giant slide. Older children will have great fun on the wooden climbing structure and adventure assault course.
Ings Park Alpacas
Ings Park in North Cave started with a small herd but now is home to 15 alpacas. Get to know the alpacas up close and personal on walks from the main farm for the ultimate alpaca experience. Each alpaca has a unique look, name, and personality, and you will soon have a favourite.
North Cave Playground and Play Park
Located opposite All Saints North Cave Church is a playground with parking next door. It is a calming, relaxed environment next to the church. The park is well equipped for the youngsters, and a large playing field next door is connected by a public footpath.
Bridlington Sea Front
Broomfleet Train Station has services to Bridlington seafront where the smell of fish and chips and the sea air hits you when you get off the train. The beach is busy with shops, bars, and cafés and a fair or take a walk along the promenade.
Scarborough North Bay
After catching the train from Broomfleet station to Scarborough, you not only have the Scarborough medieval castle with incredible views, but you also have North Bay Beach. The beach has good quality sand and is popular with families and water sports enthusiasts. The brightly coloured beach huts are available for hire, and the beach has been awarded Blue Flag Status.
Shopping and Leisure in Elloughton and Brough
On Welton Road, there is a Morrisons supermarket, and nearby a Sainsbury’s Local, while on Brough Road, Williamson’s Wholesale Ltd is where you can buy in bulk, top-class vegetables that store well. On the Drewton Estate, Drewton’s Farm Shop has delicious meats, treats and foods on display. The North Cave Market have obscure items from home appliances to fruit and vegetables, and the South Cave D&S Retail store is a local village shop with everyday items, newspapers, fresh bread, and cream cakes. The Mires Beck Nursery Garden Centre is at hand and the well-respected Morgan & Quinn flooring shop. Dove House Hospice Charity Shop offers clothes, books and more, while The Sock Company Country specialise in socks to suit all your outdoor fishing, shooting, and walking activities and for social occasions.
Asham Indian Restaurant has sublimely delicate curries and is situated on the main road in Newport village. The rustic Triton Inn has a modern menu of updated pub classics with outdoor tables. Head to South Cave for the Cave Bar and Kitchen with Sunday Dinner boards fit for a king and queen, and on Church Lane, The Black Horse Inn has scrumptious roast dinners to takeaway. South Cave has the Little Italy Takeaway with a wide range of options: the Four Ways Takeaway has delicious juicy Fajita wraps, and the Funky Fish and The Catch are two tasty fish and chips shops vying for your attention. Emon Spice Lounge Bangladeshi restaurant will soon become a regular place to eat. Voujon Indian Restaurant has brilliant service, and the Brunch Club on Skillings Lane has perfect poached eggs served in their delectable breakfasts.
Near the Brough Golf Club lies the Ferry Inn with attentive staff, great food, and it’s dog friendly. The Centurian Arms is a delightful, charming little place with great beer, and the Red Hawk, a family-friendly community pub, has a weekend breakfast buffet, carvery, and themed food nights. The Half Moon Elloughton is dedicated to offering excellent customer service in an informal setting, and the Crown and Anchor Inn has outdoor dining and a great choice of drinks. The Bear Inn, The Kings Arms, and The White Horse Inn offer great value for money, and the White Hart Inn has some delicious fish and chips to go with its varied ale selection.
Cinema and Theatre
The nearest cinema and theatre to Eloughton and Brough is the Junction Theatre and Cinema in the nearby market town of Goole. Junction Theatre is a brand new arts facility that presents exciting and varied live performances, film, music, and comedy. It has a wonderful little cinema too, with a café and bar for goodies while you watch the latest movie. The Parkway Cinema in Beverley has modern facilities, comfy seating and is family-friendly, while the East Riding Theatre is a vibrant, professional theatre inside a converted Baptist Chapel.
Gym and Health
The Brough Try Fitness Gym is a friendly gym with all the equipment you need, and at South Cave is the Cave Castle Health Club with a spa. The Gilberdyke and District Leisure Association Gym is a non-profit organisation providing cricket, football, and bowl teams. There is a local rugby club, Hull Ionians RUFC and the North Ferriby Football Club. At Newport Village Hall every Tuesday and Thursday, there is fitness dance aerobics, and The Yoga Barn in South Cave is a yoga studio with regular classes in a stunning location.
Brough has two golf clubs, the first of which is Brough Golf Club, which has hosted many championships and matches over the years, attracting golfers of all abilities. The course is playable in all weather conditions with well-drained land due to its state-of-the-art irrigation system. The Cave Castle Golf Club in Brough is one of the most picturesque in the area, with a vast parkland and a test for any golfer on its par 72 18-hole course. You also have the Hessle Golf Club in Cottingham, a 15-minute drive away, with a course in fantastic condition, challenging holes, and a warm and friendly clubhouse.
The North Cave Indoor Bowls Centre is a bowling club with a small bar, seating area, and six rinks in a family-run club that prides itself on helping new bowlers get started no matter age or experience. A 15-minute drive to Manor Farm Cross Country equestrian facility is where you’ll find a beautiful place to horse ride around jumps on a traffic-free course with a water feature. It’s a nine minute drive to Yorkshire Wolds Way walking route - 79 miles of chalk landscape through the most tranquil countryside of England over rolling hills, the banks of the Humber estuary and through dry valleys.
Elloughton and Brough have all modes of transports covered, with the area having the A63 within reach, allowing easy access to the M62 into Hull or west onto Leeds and Leeds Bradford Airport. There are three local train stations with the Brough trains offering services as far as Manchester. Buses can take you to all the neighbouring villages, Beverley town, and the city of Hull.
Train The nearest train station at Brough has the most destinations, including the TransPennine Express service to Manchester Piccadilly. Broomfleet is just two miles away and has train services to Hull that take 25 minutes and services to Doncaster and Scarborough. The Gilberdyke train station travels to Bridlington, York, and Sheffield.
Road The A63 that runs through the area merges onto the M62, which takes you west to Leeds, Manchester, and Liverpool, and east into Hull. The A164 road is nearby and is the route to Cottingham village and Beverley town.
Air The M62 leads you to Leeds Bradford Airport in just over one hour. The nearest airport is Humberside, which takes under 30 minutes when you cross over the Humber Bridge.
Ferry In less than a 30-minute drive, you could be at P&O Ferries, which have crossings to Rotterdam.
Bus On Elloughton Road, you have the EastRider bus services to Goole town and neighbouring villages, including South Cave, Welton and Gilberdyke. The 55, 155A and 156 pass into Hessle through to Hull, and the 143 bus finishes at Beverley town.
5 quirky facts!
- St Mary’s Church, Elloughton, was built in the 13th century from ashlar and stone rubble.
- The perimeter track of the Brough Aerodrome was used as the venue of British Formula 1 racing driver Stirling Moss’s first win.
- Notorious highwayman Dick Turpin once owned a cottage off Welton Road. He was lodging at the Ferry Inn when he was arrested.
- The South Ings Fishery and its deep waters play host to carp weighing over 40lbs!
- Robert Raikes, a Hull banker, made a mausoleum for himself and his family here, and the underground passageway leads to a vault containing seven coffins.