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Yorkshire Restaurant review: Skosh, York
If you are a Squidbeak regular you will know we are done with the small-plate phenomenon: tiny portions on a side plate that come out ‘as and when they are ready’. A recent meal at Mr. P’s found two of us dining separately when the...
19 January 2017
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Quintessential Kitchen , Barnsley
17 January 2017
Rattle Owl, York
4 January 2017

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Self-Catering review: Cowside, Yockenthwaite
On our away-weekend (see the George at Hubberholme) Mandy and I stayed at Cowside a 17th century farmhouse in deepest Langstrothdale. It belongs to the Landmark Trust a charity that restores historic buildings and then lets them out as holiday homes....
17 October 2016
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Elmet Farmhouse, Hebden Bridge
16 July 2016
Tigh an Dochais, Isle of Skye
30 May 2016

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Best and Worst Places to Eat and Stay 2016
A typical year sees some of the best – and worst food experiences, and 2016 was no exception. Our perennial grumble is over-fussy, ‘cheffy’ food, and one of my lowlights which ably fits that category is a road house on the outskirts of Halifax ...
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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!

Spiced Treacle Christmas Biscuits
Joan, our resident cook (and award winning photographer) has given us this Christmassy recipe for spiced biscuits to hang on the tree. If you like Joan’s photographs as much as her food, then take a look at her website for more recipes and more of her beautiful photographs.
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Made in Yorkshire Local at its best

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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Refectory Kitchen, York

Burr, York

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Fishing Remembered

York Theatre Royal

White Lion, Cray




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