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Yorkshire Gastropub review: Black Swan, Oldstead
I’ve just had one of my best ever meals in Yorkshire. Stand by for a rave review once we get the necessary background out of the way. You know, history, location, log fire descriptions etc. So. The Banks family farmed these parts for hundreds ...
2 July 2015
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Vinehouse Cafe, Helmsley
28 June 2015
Falcon Inn , Withernwick
5 June 2015

Stay Yorkshire

Self-Catering review: Elmet Farmhouse, Hebden Bridge
If mid-century modern Scandi-cool in a rural location is your bag we've found the mothership. Author and design historian Lesley Jackson is a world authority on the era and she's converted this splendid Grade 11 listed farmhouse and filled it full of...
31 May 2015
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Clitherow Cottage, Hotham, Yorkshire Wolds
28 May 2015
Laverton Hall , Ripon
5 May 2015

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Friends in Ilkley
Lucky old Ilkley, they’re getting the second branch of Friends of Ham, the charcuterie, cheese and craft beer bar that opened in Leeds’ New Station Street a couple of years ago to great acclaim. They plan to be up and running in early August,...
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Places to Go Things to Do

Helmsley Walled Garden
If you’ve never been to Helmsley Walled Garden and even if you have, June is the time to see at its extravagant best.
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Recipes If we can make it you can!

Elderflower and Polenta Cake
A simple to make cake from Joan using the elderflowers that are blooming everywhere at the moment. And it's gluten free.
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Made in Yorkshire Local at its best

Yorkshire Crab & Lobster
The rocky shoreline form Staithes to Spurn Point provides some of the best Yorkshire lobster and brown crab in the world.
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