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Yorkshire Restaurant review: Mr P's Curious Tavern, York
Andrew Pern, the restless owner and executive chef of the Michelin-starred Star at Harome and more recently the Star Inn the City, has done it again. He’s opened in York’s Petergate with Mr P’s Curious Tavern and we like it a lot. ...
27 August 2016
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Sair Inn , Linthwaite
22 August 2016
Whitelocks Ale House, Leeds
15 July 2016

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Self-Catering review: Elmet Farmhouse, Hebden Bridge
You saw it here first. We're chuffed to report that one of our fave self-catering places, the fabulous Elmet Farmhouse has been shortlisted in the prestious White Rose Awards. Fights have broken out in the past over this coveted category but owner Le...
16 July 2016
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Tigh an Dochais, Isle of Skye
30 May 2016
Clitherow Cottage, Hotham, Yorkshire Wolds
6 April 2016

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Blue Sky Baker
What do you do after a long day on the building site? Put in a shift in the kitchen at Salvos, of course. At least that's what Paul Heyhoe did. Just for the love of it he worked for nothing - or at any rate, his supper. Reckons he learned more from J...
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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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Recipes If we can make it you can!

Mixed Grain Salad
I had some mixed grains left over (barley, black rice and red quinoa) and so I put them together into a salad with baby courgettes from the garden, tomatoes, peppers, mange tout... everything seasonal The fresh pesto really makes it. M & S sell a fresh pesto which is quite nice but not as good as freshly made. I hope you like it.
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Yorkshire Rhubarb
There's nothing quite like it in agriculture, the low wooden forcing sheds of Yorkshire rhubarb growers are quiet, warm and dark ....
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