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Yorkshire Cafe review: Kiosk: Project Space, York
Fossgate, leading into Walmgate, has become a real hub, not just for independent shops in York but for good food and drink. There’s the tiny Blue Bell tavern, the Hop for wood fired pizzas, the Hairy Fig for deli goodies, a bunch of estimable r...
29 March 2017
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Joro , Sheffield
21 March 2017
Quintessential Kitchen , Barnsley
7 March 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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Kitchen Social
We told you ages ago about Yorkshire Food Finder; the company run by the irrepressible Sue and Aidan Nelson, who lead trails around Yorkshire sampling the best produce the county has to offer. Well they’ve expanded. Not only are there more trails: ...
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The North York Moors and Dales
Enjoy this short film about the beautiful North York Moors and Dales and then book one of our special places to stay.
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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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Skosh, York

Grayston Unity, Halifax

Pax Burger, Lindley

Sair Inn, Linthwaite

Quintessential Kitchen, Barnsley

Cowside, Yockenthwaite

Mr P's Curious Tavern, York 

Rattle Owl, York

Cave du Cochon, York

George Inn, Hubberholme

Hare & Hounds, Hawsker

Cap & Collar, Saltaire

Drink?, Hebden Bridge

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