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A family-run butchers from Bubwith, near Selby, have been awarded the ‘Best Yorkshire Pork Pie’ at the prestigious Deliciously Yorkshire Taste Awards. J A Mounfield & Son Ltd, who have been based in Bubwith since 1928, have collected many awards throughout their long history, adding…

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A burgeoning brewery that is both independent and family-run is a pretty rare find. The Old Mill Brewery at Snaith is both of those things – meaning that while its beers are sold nationally, and it has a portfolio of 17 pubs across Yorkshire and…

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A bespoke hideaway ski chalet, bedecked with stylish handpicked Scandinavian interiors and oozing its own version of cosy hygge charm, is creating a Alpine dining experience in the middle of Skipton. Alexander’s, which is nestled next to the Leeds Liverpool Canal and is already renowned…

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Wine & Dine’s Liz Powell is pleased to find that it’s business as usual at Spuds & Berries, the farm shop, PYO and restaurant which was cruelly targeted by thieves earlier this year. I visited Spuds & Berries back in the summer when pick your…

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East Yorkshire-based butcher’s and baker’s, A Laverack & Son, are celebrating after opening their new shop in the heart of Pocklington. The famed pie producer, butcher and baker, who have two shops in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor as well as a thriving wholesale arm of the business, have…

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The nights are dark and its cold outside which means Christmas is nearly here! Why not get into the Christmas spirit by visiting one of the Christmas markets around Yorkshire this year! Christmas Markets are the perfect day/night out for all family where you can…

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It’s been 18 years since Fibre first burst onto the Leeds scene and what an amazing journey it’s been! Reinventing itself through time Fibre now boasts itself as a 4 floor super bar on Lower Briggate, Leeds and see’s thousands come through it’s door each…

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A Thixendale based rapeseed oil producer is celebrating its tenth anniversary by launching the ninth of 10 competitions that are running throughout the year. Back in 2008, Adam Palmer and wife Jennie launched their cold pressed Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, since then the company has grown…

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The team at Spirit of Yorkshire are celebrating winning two awards at the Yorkshire Whisky Festival. Based in Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, Spirit of Yorkshire whose single malt whisky will be available next summer after maturing for three years, was awarded ‘Dram of the Day’ and…

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In a world controlled by social media, we seem to have become obsessed with putting our lives online to show basically everyone and anyone. That means, when we are at a fancy restaurant or cocktail bar, and a dish or drink is placed before us,…

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One of York’s trendiest cocktails bars, Cut & Chase on Goodramgate have introduced some new cocktails to their Craft Cocktail menu for the Winter season. Brothers and owners of Cut & Chase, Joel and Wes Taylor who opened the cocktail bar in 2016 have introduced…

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When it comes to cocktails, you are spoilt for choice in Leeds, but wouldn’t it be good if you could visit all of your favourite cocktails bars under one roof? With successful events in 2016 and 2017, The Leeds Cocktail Experience returns for a fourth…

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Food festivals are now a common occurrence, but they are a relatively new phenomenon. York’s Food Festival was one of the first back in 1997, and has always been one of the biggest and best. Every September, up to 400,000 people spend time at the…

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Author and presenter Peter Sidwell takes us back to the summers of his childhood. What a fantastic few weeks of warm sunny weather we’ve had in the UK recently. The strawberries are ripening, the raspberries are popping through on the canes and the gooseberry bushes…

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A plant based ‘steak’ that is said to look and taste just like real meat will launch in Tesco stores nationwide later this month. The steak, which is made of wheat and soy, is made by Dutch manufacturer Vivera who describe the product as being…

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Nothing says summer like a light and super tasty pasta dish, and this one from Pocklington based Saunts, the renowned events and catering company, is definitely a winner. Head Chef Kevin Wright makes it look so easy too. Chicken ravioli with wild mushroom sauce –…

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Eating your lunch at your desk doesn’t have to mean a sad-looking sandwich or a limp, homemade salad. It’s a depressing way to eat, but two-thirds of British office workers now eat their lunch at their desks, slogging through paperwork and spreadsheets while trying hard…

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Yorkshire’s first malt whisky distillery has been recognised with a prestigious VisitEngland award, less than a year after opening. Hunmanby-based Spirit of Yorkshire has been awarded a Welcome Award in appreciation of the outstanding experiences they have provided since they opened their visitor attraction in…

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Do you know your botanical blends? We’ve got the low-down on what goes into your gin to give it its distinctive taste. The global gin renaissance is continuing to gather pace at a phenomenal rate, with dozens of new distilleries opening in the UK every…

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Top off any spirit or aperitif with sparkling wine, a splash of soda water and a piece of fruit and you’ve immediately got an easy summer thirst-quencher, perfect for day drinking in the garden with the barbecue blazing and your friends around you. These recipes…

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A Leeds based entrepreneur is bringing one of the UK’s fast-growing gin events to Yorkshire for the first time. Jasmine Wheelhouse, founder of The Gin Fayre, has announced that Wetherby Town Hall will host the region’s first Gin Fayre during the May Bank Holiday weekend….

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Whether you consider yourself a dab hand in the kitchen or you’re an absolute beginner who could do with a helping hand, there is now a place on your doorstep where you can hone your skills – while also giving something back to the community….

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Social media platforms are an important component of a successful business – according to conventional wisdom. But pub chain JD Wetherspoon went against the grain this week with the announcement that it is closing its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for all its 900 pubs…

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  • 11/04/18
  • Posted in Recipes

Jersey Royals are always a highlight of the spring season and they are around for such a small amount of time – grab them on your next shop while you can. Ingredients 500g Jersey Royals 2 tbsp olive oil 2 egg yolks 2 crushed garlic…

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Mayflower – High Street, Austerfield, Doncaster – Freehold and contents – £950,000 This lovely public house is situated in the quiet, affluent village of Austerfield close to Doncaster Robin Hood airport, eight miles south east of Doncaster and 1.5 miles from the market town of…

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Here at Wine and Dine we absolutely love The Botanist, which has three Yorkshire branches – Leeds, York and Sheffield. The idea behind The Botanist was to create a secret garden of food and drink, a place where antiquities and trinkets hang from the walls…

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  • Recipes
  • 11/04/18
  • Posted in Recipes

Treat yourself to a lazy Sunday brunch with this easy-peasy, delicious recipe. Ingredients 1 free-range egg 6 trimmed asparagus spears 2 baby tomatos (chopped in half) 2 rashers of smoked bacon A handful of herbs for seasoning Method 1. Separate your asparagus into three sets…

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  • Recipes
  • 11/04/18
  • Posted in Recipes

Lamb is great this time of year, so instead of a traditional roast, why not try this? Ingredients (serves six) 4 onions, peeled 1 tbsp ras el hanout 2 tsp salt ½ tsp white pepper 1 shoulder of lamb on the bone For the slaw…

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