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Yorkshire Restaurant review: Star Inn the Harbour, Whitby
It’s been a long time coming.  Andrew Pern, owner and chef of the much lauded Star Inn at Harome, the Star Inn the City and Mr P’s Curious Tavern, has finally opened in Whitby, his home town.   After a major fit-out he’s...
17 July 2017
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Horto, Harrogate
6 July 2017
Epicure , Huddersfield
20 June 2017

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Self-Catering review: Old Nail Shed, Sawdon
Be honest. A self catering cottage on the outskirts of Scarborough conjures up a pretty dismal image of a rickety house complete with swirly carpets, lace curtains and hot and cold running damp; think again! The Old Nail Shed is a sexy one bedroom bo...
29 March 2017
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Laverton Hall , Ripon
27 February 2017
Pheasant Inn, Harome
10 February 2017

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Riverford Day
I’ve had a soft spot for Riverford Organics ever since they sent me one of their recipe boxes to try. I was a bit reluctant at first - who needs all those plastic pots and ingredients weighed out, but I was impressed. The dishes were delicious and ...
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The North York Moors and Dales
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Prune & Pink Peppercorn Rye Bread
This recipe is for the serious bakers among Squidbeak readers. It is based on a rye sourdough recipe by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou, the author of the award winning How to Make Bread...
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Tenacres Cheese
I bet Gillian Clough didn’t imagine she’d be scooping national prizes for her cheese within a year of start-up; after all she’s got a day job working as a radiographer at Bradford Royal Infirmiry...
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Sair Inn, Linthwaite

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Mr P's Curious Tavern, York 

Rattle Owl, York

Cave du Cochon, York

George Inn, Hubberholme

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Cap & Collar, Saltaire

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