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If you are still panicking over what to buy your loved ones this Christmas, fear not. Turtle Bay launches Rum Masterclasses, the perfect gift this Christmas for those who love rum and want to learn more about the spirit. Banish boring Christmas gifts this year with…

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‘Tis the season of Christmas shopping and rewarding yourself with a hearty meal for all your hard work this year. Redeem whilst you still can! Blue light and health service discounts are available from the following list of yummy places, including some of our personal…

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A Bradford Garden Centre donated 600 mince pies to runners participating in a recent charity race. Tong Garden Centre’s head baker, Lee Parnham and his team of three whipped up the pies for the second sellout Bah Humbug 10k race on the 8th December. Mr….

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A Harrogate entrepreneur has kicked off a new cookery school which aims to teach aspiring chefs the secrets of authentic Indian cookery. After launching her business Saffron Tree just six months ago, Monalisa Fathima is now opening her Indian cookery school and will run lessons every Friday…

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The Doughnut company has proven to be the gift that keeps on giving as they launch three new festive parcel doughnuts for Christmas. However the one that we’re most excited about trying here at Wine & Dine Yorkshire is the Biscoff flavoured one. The parcel-shaped…

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 Yorkshire Wolds gin producer Raisthorpe Distillery has collaborated with Michelin star chef Shaun Rankin to produce a new bespoke Lemongrass, Thyme and Basil Gin. The gin has been produced for the chef’s recently opened fine dining restaurant, Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, at the new…

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Pigs in blanket fans will rejoice nationwide as the Christmas dinner delight lines the supermarket shelves this week Back in October Aldi announced that a 2 metre-long pig in blanket would be making an appearance in stores in December, and we can now confirm that…

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Yorkshire’s innovative Ossett Brewing Company has unveiled a contemporary new look for the 21-year-old brewery at the launch of a modern tap room and visitor centre. Building on a series of major capital investments in recent years, the vibrant new rebrand ‘brings a more contemporary,…

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The Deliveroo competition runs until this Sunday 8th December and High street vouchers, afternoon tea and giant 1kg Lindt Santas are all up for grabs. Deliveroo customers in Leeds could be in with a chance of winning one of 50 prizes being handed out by…

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  • Recipes
  • 04/12/19
  • Posted in Recipes

Ingredients • 3 tsp honey • 50ml whisky • 1 cinnamon stick, snapped in half • 1 lemon, juiced and halved • 2 cloves Method 1. Whisk the whisky and honey together and split between 2 heatproof glasses or mugs. Add half of the cinnamon…

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  • Recipes
  • 04/12/19
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Ingredients • 2 tbsp olive oil • 2 garlic cloves • 400g tomatoes, halved • 2 thyme sprigs • 1 red onion, quartered • 2 Romano peppers, roughly chopped • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar • 2 tbsp ricotta • A handful of basil leaves…

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  • Recipes
  • 04/12/19
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Ingredients • 85g unsalted peanuts or cashews • 400ml can coconut milk • 4 tbsp massaman curry paste • 600g casserole beef stewing steak, diced • 450g potatoes, cut into chunks • 1 onion, chopped finely • 3 cloves of garlic • 1 tsp minced…

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Delightful two-storey stone-built village inn set in the heart of the attractive village of Cullingworth with a strong customer base, The George Hotel is now a very successful and well-regarded public house. Since purchasing the pub, Fleurets’ client have invested heavily in extending and upgrading…

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  • Reviews
  • 04/12/19
  • Posted in Reviews

Garforth’s Miller & Carter dazzled Wine & Dine Yorkshire Editor Lisa Warrener when she took a visit earlier this year. Here’s what she had say about the stylish steakhouse chain’s East Leeds branch. The Garforth venue had a very classy feel about it as we…

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We bring you the story of Leeza Murina’s mouthwatering PIEwich family legacy. Sheffield’s “Queen of Cossack Cuisine” Leeza Murina has gone from strength to strength as her Piroshki pie has been named Christmas Savoury Pie of the year by British Baker Magazine. She is also…

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Ahead of our much anticipated visit to The Bay Horse this coming February, we decided we couldn’t wait to meet the man behind the magic and spoke to head (and only) chef Chris Smith who wholeheartedly manages the pub with his partner Chrissie. Born and…

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Situated in Leeds’ vibrant central hub of bars, historic gem Adelphi hosted a rocking launch party showing off its new makeover following a £250,000 refurbishment. Wine & Dine Yorkshire attended the launch party of Leeds pub The Adelphi earlier this year to try some tasters…

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Nestled among the quaint cobbled streets of medieval York sits a restaurant in its infancy of business. After just recently passing their 1 year mark of opening the business back in November 2018, we took a trip to the acclaimed Cut & Craft to see…

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The team at Spirit of Yorkshire are celebrating after Yorkshire’s first whisky distillery won two prestigious tourism awards and its whisky, Filey Bay First Release, won ‘Dram of the Day’ at recent whisky festivals. Last week, Hunmanby based Spirit of Yorkshire was crowned Retail Tourism…

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Mumtaz Restaurant has been named the best in the region at the British Curry Awards A West Yorkshire Restaurant has been named the best in the region at the British Curry Awards – for the second year in a row. Mumtaz, on Great Horton Road…

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Selected Costa Coffee shops will be giving away one of their speciality muffins: A Terry’s chocolate orange one, no less! Three out of the four participating stores are in Yorkshire. The lucky few who can get their hands on the muffin this Thursday will have…

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Raisthorpe Distillery has launched its Yorkshire Tonics in a box set complete with a ‘gin wheel’ to help gin-lovers pair them with their favourite spirit this Christmas. Sales of Raisthorpe’s Yorkshire Tonics have exceeded expectations since being launched a year ago. Its Pink Grapefruit Yorkshire…

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A well – renowned market that started in 2008 and organised by members of the local community will host its festive December Market this Sunday, offering up a great range of food, gifts and craft stalls. This local quarterly market is organised entirely by a…

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A Yorkshire born chef whose cookery is inspired by a global catering career will be at Tong Garden Centre next week for a demo and book signing. Ali Bilton, who has worked in private catering and restaurants in London, Spain and Hong Kong, will use…

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  • Reviews
  • 27/11/19
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Wine & Dine Yorkshire was invited to try out the new Autumn/Winter menu at Las Iguanas, located opposite the corn exchange in Leeds.  The menu is extremely large with a choice of tapas or large plates from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina or Cuba. As well as…

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The favourite savoury batter cake will have its invention celebrated in Leeds of February 2020. The free celebration will be held on Saturday 1st February 2020, and take place in Leeds Kirkgate Market the day before the UK’s official Yorkshire Pudding Day. An assortment of…

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Leeds first direct Arena was filled with celebrations when the cream of the crop in Yorkshire Tourism were crowned in front of a packed audience last night at the White Rose Awards. The largest celebration of tourism in the UK was Hosted by former Emmerdale…

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The Yorkshire Creamery launches in Beverley, Goole, Doncaster and Scunthorpe with cheeses that makes every day ‘grate’. New dairy brand, The Yorkshire Creamery, is making a ‘stand against the bland’ in a bid to champion exceptional quality and traditional recipes to make dairy products that…

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A Henderson’s relish cook book has been launched just in time for Christmas. The famous Sheffield relish which has a secret recipe only known to three family members will be taking its form in 60 different recipes where something can be found for all Hendersons…

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It’s Fry-yay! McDonald’s is giving away free fries through its app today. The freebie will get you one medium portion of chips in selected restaurants, as long as you have the app downloaded on your phone and are over 16. The app can be downloaded…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and popular nightclub Fibre, in Leeds, has just released its window display for 2019! Fibre regularly dresses up for a number of occasions throughout the year including Leeds Pride, Halloween and Christmas. Last year, the bar was…

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Selby College was delighted to hear that former Catering student Kurtus Auty was appearing in episode 7 of the new series of BBC Two’s MasterChef: The Professionals which aired on Tuesday 19th November. Three years after leaving Selby College, Kurtus, 21, has been most recently…

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Award-winning Thixendale Raisthorpe Distillery has launched a new range of hand-crafted limited-edition glitter bottles in its new Christmas rums and gins. The bottles are available in a range of spirits including Oak Aged and Distilled Dry and Rose Gins, as well as Raspberry, Sweet Violet,…

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The chain franchise Heavenly desserts already boast a number of cafes across the Yorkshire region and beyond, such as in Sheffield, Huddersfield and Bradford. The shop in York will serve sweet treats including waffles, crepes and milkshakes – all until 11pm. The menu for Heavenly…

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Nine months after the fire that destroyed their distillery, Masons Yorkshire Gin have revealed their ambitious comeback plans. Producers of Masons Yorkshire Gin Karl and Cathy Mason will open their new distillery in 2020 after a fire devastated the original site earlier this year. At…

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The Harrogate Business Improvement District (BID) has launched Harrogate Cocktail Month for November. Venues across the town including All Bar One, Slug and Lettuce, Three’s A Crowd, The Disappearing Chin, SCRAN, The Foundry and Essenza bar and restaurant are taking part. The campaign aims to…

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Steel Yard Sheffield’s exciting Kelham development is set to host a festive 3-day party this December. Steel Yard Sheffield’s new business, retail and leisure development is at the heart of the city’s next flagship regeneration zone. Located on Bardwell Road, at the edge of Sheffield’s popular Kelham…

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Award-winning events company, Yorkshire Yurts, are keeping YurtBar fresh this year by releasing 50 evening-only off-piste tickets to their pop-up just in time for Christmas. Yorkshire Yurts is renowned for its beautiful handcrafted structures, creating a magical winter wonderland; decked out with roaring fires, cosy…

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The popular Scarborough chocolatier has won a prestigious DeliciouslYorkshire Taste Award 2019. The winners were announced at a glittering black-tie ceremony on Wednesday 6th November at the Pavilions of Harrogate. Now in their 16th year, DelciouslYorkshire have grown to become the biggest food and drink…

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The team at Yorkshire’s first whisky distillery is celebrating after winning a prestigious whisky award for its Maturing Malt. Hunmanby-based Spirit of Yorkshire’s Maturing Malt Distillery Projects 003 was awarded 95 out of 100 by world renowned whisky expert Jim Murray in the 2020 Whisky…

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The sweet-toothed among the crowds this festive season can expect a treat at Crofts Chocolates next week where a giant chocolate snowman will help raise funds and awareness of a local charity! The 7ft chocolate statue will be in place from 14th November at Crofts…

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The award-winning Yorkshire Wolds based Raisthorpe Distillery is launching three new limited-edition spiced rums just in time for Christmas. The three rum flavours – Sloe and Raisin, Spiced Ginger and Spiced White are all produced on the farm at Thixendale. Raisthorpe’s celebration of the classic…

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Remember remember the 5th November! (and to be responsible with fireworks). If you haven’t yet decided where you’re going to go and enjoy the fireworks tonight, and would also like to avoid ticket costs/large crowds then take a look at some venues we’ve dug out…

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Other wise known as ‘the city of 1,000 ghosts,’ York has on numerous occasions been proclaimed the most haunted city Europe, and the ‘ultimate’ ghost town. Within the ancient walls of this medieval-like city you can find countless ghost walks, ghost hunts, attractions such as…

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After high acclaim from a range of exclusive launch events, Tuesday 29th October saw the much-anticipated public opening of ‘True North Restaurant’ at Dean Clough Mills in Halifax.  Previously the old Viaduct Café in the Main Mill, True North has been transformed into an incredibly…

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  • Recipes
  • 29/10/19
  • Posted in Recipes

It’s the season of pumpkin-spiced-everything! And we love it. Whether it be a latte, doughnut or even a cheeky gin, the pumpkin flavour can be infused into pretty much anything at this time of year. A particular favourite of ours (which is not to be…

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  • Recipes
  • 29/10/19
  • Posted in Recipes

Fish pie meets jacket potato in this simple recipe perfect for a quick family lunch. Ingredients • 4 large baking potatoes • Olive oil, to rub on potato skins • 1litre whole milk • 2 garlic cloves, crushed • 1 bay leaf • 300g cod…

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  • Reviews
  • 29/10/19
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Wine & Dine Yorkshire was invited to the new Il Paradiso in Leeds to check out the menu and all it had to offer. Becki Liddle and her partner Ben headed to the restaurant situated on York Place in Leeds City Centre. Becki told Wine…

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Given the number of successful Indian restaurants operating in the UK, customers are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the best Indian food on offer. Now that is set to get a lot tougher for the people of Yorkshire, following the news that…

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A Yorkshire-produced whisky liqueur won bronze at a top industry awards ceremony after its first batch went on sale. The whisky liqueur joins an expanding range of award-winning gin liqueurs hand-crafted and bottled by McCallums Liqueurs on their fruit farm in South Yorkshire. The latest…

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The Black Bull, Sedbergh, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is celebrating after winning two awards and a nomination for its Head Chef. Head Chef at The Black Bull, Nina Matsunaga has made it through to the finals of the second annual Olive Chef Awards….

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Wine & Dine Yorkshire attended the launch party of Leeds pub Adelphi last night to try some tasters from the new menu and it did not disappoint. Holding a full house, the Adelphi was bursting with energy as guests from across the city and beyond…

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  • Reviews
  • 25/10/19
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Ever wandered round the streets of York and wanted a fancy lunch? Well, Wine & Dine Yorkshire was invited to try out the new lunch menu at Roots, York. The set menu is priced at £35pp and is available Monday-Friday.  Owned by Tommy Banks, who…

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Veganism continues its presence in mainstream society as a just giving page has raised a total of £1,669 in order to get Veganuary adverts across buses in West Yorkshire as 2020 approaches. Starting in 2014, Veganuary is a charity that inspires people across the globe…

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Two South Cave-based businesses with a shared passion for locally-sourced produce have announced plans to join forces. Next month, the village’s Yorkshire Meat & Game Larder will relocate to Drewton’s Farm Shop, where it will amalgamate with the existing on-site butchery department and operate under…

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  • Reviews
  • 18/10/19
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Bottomless brunches are all that range at the moment and if you were to visit Leeds City Centre on a Saturday afternoon, you would see a number of bars full of people enjoying unlimited prosecco for two hours. However, a bottomless offer is usually only…

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The food standard’s agency inspected the premises on the 1st October and the results have once again upheld the pub’s glowing reputation The Selby Road pub is also recognised with a ‘certificate of excellence’ on trip advisor for consistently earning brilliant reviews from their guests….

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  • Recipes
  • 18/10/19
  • Posted in Recipes

Cooper King Distillery has created a unique pumpkin syrup for gin-lovers ahead of G&T day on the 19th of October Taking advantage of some of this season’s fresh produce, using comforting spices to bring warmth and citrus for balance, the pumpkin syrup has been developed…

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Proving that Halloween isn’t just about trick-or-treating and sweets for children, Turtle Bay is introducing Rum Thief – a spooky new cocktail for guests to enjoy. This cocktail arrives just in time to celebrate the scary season without any eyeballs or green goo! Set to…

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The £250,000 refurbishment has been underway for two weeks and is now open for business with a new style and menu of premium food and drink. (October 15). The new look boasts four individually styled rooms that blend a contemporary interior design with the original…

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The owner of a heritage fish and chip shop is celebrating after the year-long success of its Gluten-Free fish and chip evenings. Charlie Tipton, owner of Ackworth-based Hillside Fisheries, made the decision to hold a special gluten-free evening after discovering that 1 in 100 people…

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To celebrate William’s Den launching their own ice cream, Wine & Dine Yorkshire was invited to sample all it had to offer. Wine & Dine Yorkshire’s, Marketing Executive Lisa Caley, tells us about the visit and how delicious the ice creams were. We are greeted…

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  • Reviews
  • 16/08/19
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After we reported how The Private Hill café and bar had launched a happy hour from August 1st – August 11th, The Private Hill invited our online features writer, Ellie Atack to sample what they had to offer. Driving through the bumpy roads of York…

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The market town of Beverley is home to a whole host of archaic buildings, boasting long histories dating back over 500 years. However, few landmarks stand out more than The Beverley Arms situated in the centre of the town. The historic building is home to…

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The Original Baker will be sampling their delicious new gluten free pies and quiche in store on 16th August A Helmsley deli will be offering shoppers the chance to taste a delicious new artisan range of gluten free pastries on Friday 16th August. Hunters of…

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Yorkshire Day is tomorrow, August 1st and what better way to celebrate Yorkshire than relaxing, taking in the stunning views we have! The Private Hill set on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, with views for over 60 miles across the Vale of York is…

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This July marked two of the oldest family businesses in York joining forcing for one night, compiling a special menu for lucky customers. Both Oxo on the Mount and award winning Millers Fish and Chips came together, in a night hosted by Millers in their…

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Leading actors from Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre’s The Tempest cooked up a storm of enchantment at The Cookery School at The Grand on Wednesday, July 17th. Sam Callis, who plays Prospero, Maggie Bain who’s Antonia, Christopher Logan as Trinculo and Flo Wilson, who’s Gonzala will be…

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On Wednesday 10th July, Wine and Dine Yorkshire was invited to visit York’s Chocolate Story for a sneak peek at the events coming up this summer, we can tell you, it is definitely the place to be! York’s Chocolate Story, located in the heart of…

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The new bite will bring together two of life’s biggest pleasures: chocolate and burgers YOH Burger in Rotherham is shaking up the fast food scene with the arrival of their all-new chocolate burger. It was added to the menu on July 1st and the decadent…

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That’s right. There is now a Brexit Beer, and it is being made right here in Yorkshire! The Malton Brewery is where you can find the beer, and it is flying off the shelves! The beer is called called ‘Leave Pale, Remain Bitter, You Decide’…

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A Yorkshire-based start-up distillery announced that distillation of its inaugural single malt whisky has begun. Cooper King Distillery, based in Sutton-on-the-Forest has made the announcement following news that it sold out of its pre-order whisky casks after just 10 days of sales. The highly anticipated…

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  • Recipes
  • 26/06/19
  • Posted in Recipes

Ingredients • 8 chicken wings • 200g orange marmalade • Salt and pepper • 30ml lemon juice and zest • 30ml light soy sauce Method 1. Insert cuts into the chicken wings with a sharp knife. 2. Add marmalade, soy sauce and lemon juice in…

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  • Recipes
  • 26/06/19
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Ingredients • 1 seedless watermelon • 1 bag of leaves of your choice (spinach, rocket etc) • 200g crumbled feta cheese • 100g olives • 50ml olive oil • 1 shallot • Vinegar of your choice • Salt • Black pepper Method 1. First, combine…

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  • Recipes
  • 26/06/19
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Ingredients • 200g rolled oats • 50g crisp rice • 50g plain flour • 300g runny honey • 100g coconut oil • Pinch of salt • 100g dried apricots, chopped • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda • 2 tsp vanilla extract Method 1. Preheat the…

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Chef Chris Smith was previously part of a team needing to cook over 1,000 meals per week, and acting as a relief manager in various pubs across South Yorkshire, he certainly knows how to keep customers happy. After some time out, Chris is now back…

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Tenure: Freehold – Price: Offers Invited Located in the well-regarded village of Hepworth, The Butchers Arms is an attractive settlement just seven miles south of Huddersfield. A two storey stone-built detached property under a stone slate roof, the traditional pub provides a front car park…

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  • Reviews
  • 26/06/19
  • Posted in Reviews

Offering a mix of British comfort food, international dishes and delicious drinks, The Ivy St Helen’s Square has created an outstanding menu complimented by an even more breathtaking location. Our Sales Executive Asha Northway and partner went down to the Ivy to see what they…

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Situated in the heart of Leeds, Zaap brings the streets of Thailand right to your doorstep in a unique Yorkshire dining experience. Immersive, exciting and fresh, Zaap Thai Street food ticks all the right boxes if a new taste is what you are searching for….

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From a small tea room in 1989, only open at weekends, to multi award-winning nationally recognised producers, it has been quite a journey for Cannon Hall Farm. In March, Cannon Hall Farm picked up two prestigious accolades at the Farm Shop and Deli Awards, fighting…

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