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Yorkshire Cafe/Bar review: Feed, Pudsey
Pudsey. Not the coolest town. Not by any stretch. But it's where Vice & Virtue's Luke Downing has chosen for his latest opening. Manned by a bunch of Kool Kats headed up by XO's Jono Hawthorne, it's a hot ticket. Hawthorne has blurred the lines b...
16 October 2018
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L'Uva Vino e Cucina , York
21 September 2018
Cafe at the Square Chapel , Halifax
1 July 2018

Stay Yorkshire

Self-Catering review: Bivouac at Druid's Temple , Masham
Do I like camping? No. Even in a hot country? No. Even if someone else puts the tent up and opens a bottle of fizz? No. Did I love my shack at Bivouac? Oh yesssss. It turned into one of the best places to stay in north Yorkshire.  Local lad Sam...
16 October 2018
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Elmet Farmhouse, Hebden Bridge
19 September 2018
Low Mill Guest House , Bainbridge
5 March 2018

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Michelin Drops the famous Box Tree
The surprise news when the 2019 Michelin stars were announced a couple of weeks ago was that the Box Tree in Ilkley had lost its star. We’ve written before about Michelin’s curious star system and how we are often baffled by those honoured and th...
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The North York Moors
Mandy and Jill have been working with the North York Moors National Park on an exciting new project. We can't tell you about it just yet, but here is a taster of the food and drink on offer when you visit the National Park. 
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Recipes If we can make it you can!

Ampleforth Apple Cake
Joan made this delicious cake following a trip to the Ampleforth apple orchard in October, but it can be made at any time with some tart English apples.
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Made in Yorkshire Local at its best

Ampleforth's Unique Orchard
The Ampleforth Orchard is unique. Planted some 120 years ago by the monks of the Benedictine Order that worship and teach at the famous Ampleforth Abbey and College and with a tradition of self-sufficiency, the orchard is a precious part of the estate. 
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