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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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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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Our columnist, Peter Sidwell, is all about embracing spring and the delicious British produce this season brings to our plates. Spring is here – lambs are popping up in the fields, the daffodils are out and its not dark when I go to work and…

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The new bar and bistro breathing new life into Selby’s social scene. When Kate Dawson was asked to take over the running of No1 The Crescent last summer, she wasn’t sure what to expect. Having previously run a family focused public house on the outskirts…

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Hot on the heels of Asda’s Easter Egg made entirely of cheese, Morrison’s is now getting in on the act with the launch of its limited edition Game of Thrones Dragon Egg. The 20 centimetre high, 240-gram Dragon Egg is made from rich Belgian milk…

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Heather Gilbert and Paul Alderman’s story is a tale of two kitchens. When they met at a local producers’ market in August 2016, Heather was running her own vintage and afternoon tea business and Paul had a stall selling local meats and pies. They hit…

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You might already be a pro at drinking cocktails, but wouldn’t it be great if you could craft your own concoctions at home?  Here, we bring you the Wine and Dine Cocktail Masterclass – just follow our step-by-step instructions to make cocktails to rival those…

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From chocolate baubles to edible centrepieces, rustic trees covered in sweet treats, macaroon towers and candelabras filled with fondant flowers, Helen Birkinshaw is breaking boundaries, parting with tradition and changing the face of the wedding market… Perhaps you’ve been to several weddings in the past…

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This month, Yorkshire foodie, Peter Sidwell, encourages us to ‘keep on cooking’ as we head towards the new season… This month I wanted to encourage you to keep on cooking now spring is edging closer with its hint of lighter nights and a new season’s…

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Hot on the heels of its quirky cheese advent calendar, Asda is launching its first Easter Egg made of cheese. The perfect Easter gift for cheese lovers, the Cheester Egg is made by Lancashire cheesemakers Butler’s, and is a 120g half dome of Blacksticks Blue…

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Hot cross bun-flavoured fudge is a new one on us, and here at W&D we’re more than willing to give it a try. Well, Easter is just around the corner… Available now in store and online at Morrison’s, the sweet treat is made with Italian…

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, our thoughts have been turning to afternoon teas, leisurely brunches, locally sourced Sunday lunches, and not forgetting a glass or two of something fizzy. Whatever it is you have in mind as a special treat for all those…

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Wine & Dine Yorkshire has teamed up with the Grand Opera House, York, to offer a pair of tickets for The Rolling Stones Story on March 2nd. They ran neck and neck with The Beatles in the popularity stakes with the late sixties and early…

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Who doesn’t get a chocolate craving every now and again? If you’re anything like us, it’s a daily occurrence, so news that York Chocolate Festival is back is music to our ears. The organisers promise this year’s event (29 March-2 April), will be bigger and…

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On the second Saturday of every month, Malton becomes a Mecca for food lovers and amateur chefs alike, who turn out in their droves for the town’s increasingly popular Monthly Food Market. The event now boasts 35 specialist food stalls, street food, live chef demos…

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Whether simply stewed or cooked in a warming crumble or pie, rhubarb is one of our all-time favourite ingredients here at Wine & Dine, so we’re very much looking forward to the Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb later this month. Taking place from…

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We’ve teamed up with the Grand Opera House, York, to give away two pairs of tickets to see the highly acclaimed Kite Runner on its opening night (Tuesday 8th May) at York. Following two acclaimed West End seasons, when it played to over 100,000 people…

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Once regarded as a fringe movement, veganism is gaining in popularity, with a recent survey suggesting Britain is more vegan-friendly than ever before. It therefore comes as no surprise that festivals dedicated to veganism are becoming more prevalent, and Yorkshire is no exception. The first…

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A bit like Marmite, a Yorkshire pudding pizza will either horrify you or get your taste buds tingling. One thing’s for sure – you need to get down to your nearest Morrison’s sharpish if you want to give this unusual combination a go as they’re…

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Next Tuesday we’ll all be tossing food around the kitchen to mark Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day as it’s more commonly known. But why do we do it? The name Shrove Tuesday comes from ‘shrive’, meaning absolution for sins by doing penance. It immediately precedes…

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Who doesn’t love a good farm shop, full of fresh, local produce and artisan delights? We’ve put together some of the ones we love the most, which is your favourite? Cannon Hall Farm Shop Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4AT This shop’s specialities are…

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Four young, aspiring chefs in Year 9 and 10 at Harrogate Grammar School and Vale of York Academy competed in FutureChef 2018 at the college on Wednesday 10th January. The skills competition directly relates to the national curriculum and aims to tackle the severe skills…

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Peasehill House, Harrogate Road, Leeds – Leasehold: £65,000 Set in the the centre of Rawdon, approximately eight miles from Leeds and a short drive from the Yorkshire Dales, is Peasehill House, a beautiful Yorkshire stone restaurant and hotel that has been run by the current…

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You’ve heard of food and drink pairing, but what about pairing the two with music? There’s scientific evidence to show that the music we listen to influences our mood and a number of food and drink experts believe that listening to the right kind of…

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Purple basil is being embraced by foodies everywhere, and it looks set to become a big food trend in 2018 as demand for Instagram-worthy food increases. Leading the way with the purple basil phenomenon is ASK Italian, which commissioned a crop of the purple plants…

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Often referred to as ‘the first craft beer bar in Britain’, Leeds North Bar is credited with influencing a new wave of craft beer bars and breweries around the country, with many citing the venue as one of the original driving forces behind the craft…

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Our food columnist, Peter Sidwell, tells us about his winter food heroes and baking those all-important British puds. There is never a time of year more than winter to dictate your style of cooking. It’s dark and cold outside and battling the elements really does…

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Can you imagine, even 10 years ago, taking a photograph of your nan’s Sunday roast, immediately heading down to Snappy Snaps to utilise their one-hour processing service, and then rushing to your neighbour’s house to show them your nan’s Yorkshire puds in all their glory?…

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If you’re already vegan or you’re taking part in Veganuary, you might want to check out our list of chain restaurants that offer great vegan menus. All Bar One All Bar One has launched a brand new Veganuary menu, which will only be available from…

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The Punch Hotel, Queen Victoria Square, Hull – Leasehold: £65,000 pa Set in a thriving retail area, this historic 19th-century Hull tavern is available for leasehold, and should be a fantastic acquisition due to vast retail potential and continued investment in the city. A classic…

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After hearing of the Yorkshire pudding wrap sending Sunday roast lovers into fits of gravy-drenched ecstasy all over the country, we felt it was our duty to head across to York and visit The York Roast Co. to see what all the fuss is about….

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To many, it is already Snaith’s flagship pub, but the Brewers Arms – the Old Mill’s brewery tap – has recently benefitted from refurbishments and revamped food and drink menus. So we spent a morning in the East Riding to witness the pub’s improvements for…

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Our columnist, Peter Sidwell, looks ahead to the many wonderful cookery opportunities that autumn will bring, especially in our native Yorkshire. Autumn is usually a chef’s favourite season to cook, and I’m no different. It offers endless opportunities to enjoy delicious full-flavoured ingredients, and I…

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We visited Selby’s Jolly Sailor Brewery to find out about its remarkable range of North Yorkshire ales, and what it means to operate in such a competitive market. With clean eating and healthy lifestyles the norm for so many of us nowadays, even beer enthusiasts…

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The Murgatroyd Arms, Skircoat Green, Halifax – Freehold: £345,000. Situated in the desirable suburb of Skircoat Green, the Murgatroyd Arms is a thriving freehouse with a high street feel. ‘The Murg’- as it’s known by the locals – sits in an attractive, leafy residential area…

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At a time when Leeds is vying to overtake Birmingham as the UK’s second city, how do its cornerstone gastropub establishments compete with the popular, multimillion food courts of Trinity, the Core, and Victoria Gate? We met Whitelock’s head chef, Chris Dennett, to find out….

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The #LifeHacks trend has been doing the rounds on social media, so here’s our take on it, with handy food tips and revolutionary shortcuts that can make your life a little easier. Whether it’s how to organise those loose wires behind your desk, or even…

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We head to York to discover what makes a great artisan coffeehouse stand out from the crowd. We all have our own preference when it comes to finding the perfect spot for a quiet coffee or a catch up. Whether you want a cosmopolitan, busy…

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With a new cocktail menu on the horizon, we head to Leeds’ Milo to talk to mixology maestro Chris Robb about the art of building accessible cocktails. While the craft cocktail movement continues to gather pace, and bartenders the world over are honing their mixology…

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Finding the right place to go for a first date isn’t always the easiest task, and it’ll be quite the opposite of where you might meet your boss for lunch. So we’ve done the hard bit for you, and picked a suitable restaurant for every…

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Our columnist, Peter Sidwell, returns to share his tips on making the most of the summer’s seasonal produce, along with a fine recipe for Eccles cakes. It has been a great Yorkshire summer so far, with family days out and gastronomic adventures aplenty. I’ve particularly…

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We travelled over to the Eat & Drink Festival at Manchester’s EventCity to bring you the lowdown on what’s hot in the food industry today… Billed as offering ‘the very best the country has to offer in the world of food and drink’, the Eat…

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The Blacksmiths Country Inn, Rosedale Abbey, Pickering – Leasehold: Guide Rent – £45,000 pa Set close to the delightful village of Rosedale Abbey and nestled within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, this former 16th century inn could be the perfect acquisition. The Blacksmiths Country…

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Walking down York’s Walmgate, you’d be forgiven for bypassing Paolo Silesu’s restaurant, Il Paradiso Del Cibo – with its humble exterior hidden among the many establishments’s this street has to offer. But step inside and you’ll feel like you’re right in the heart of an…

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We sneak a peek at the menus of some of our finest eating establishments. We’re spoilt for choice in this county, with plenty of good pub grub and restaurants on offer. But what about those special occasions when we’re looking to treat ourselves to a…

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Get the lowdown on the super healthy trend taking over social media. Social media kings and queens will most likely be aware of the #cleaneating trend that has taken over Instagram in recent months, but for those who are left unsure, what is clean eating…

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We chat to TV chef Joe Hurd about his journey from Hull to our television screens. With television appearances on Saturday Kitchen, The Saturday Show and more, Joe Hurd is fast becoming the new rising star of our nation’s cooking shows. But where did it…

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Our columnist, Peter Sidwell, reveals some of his foodie secrets, including a surprising link to Japan close to his home in East Yorkshire. Ingredients are always my starting point for great cooking – you are what you eat and your cooking will only ever be…

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In the last issue, we visited Nun-Monkton to sample some of Yorkshire Heart’s fine craft ales. This month, we headed back to discover their vineyard and celebrate the launch of their brand new Wine Centre. Picture a vineyard and you’ll probably see yourself among the…

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The Royal Oak Inn, Nunnington – -Freehold Price: £575,000 Set in a stunning village location just a fifteen minute drive away from Castle Howard lies a hugely characterful freehouse and restaurant that is seeking a new owner to help continue its success. From the outside,…

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Sometimes, the people responsible for tingling our tastebuds and pleasing our palette in restaurants end up passing us by. Chefs tend to be behind the scenes and perhaps don’t always get the appreciation they deserve. That’s why we have decided to introduce you to a…

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With a passion for fresh and local produce, strong family values and a backstory that is capable of warming even the coldest of hearts, Bert’s Barrow, an award-winning farm shop in the village of Hillam is taking on the world – one satisfied customer at…

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For years, the food and drink industry has been dominated with three menus – breakfast, lunch and dinner – but what happens if the hunger strikes in-between meal times? Or what if you snooze your way through breakfast and wake up hungry way before lunch?…

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North Yorkshire native Ben Bowers is a whisky vlogger and enthusiast who recently raised several thousand pounds for charity with a year-long whisky sampling challenge. In this issue of Wine & Dine Yorkshire, Ben brings you up to speed on the popular tipple. People who…

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Wine & Dine Yorkshire spoke to some of the region’s leading distillers and enthusiasts to uncover just why gin is such a tonic. Until quite recently, gin was often thought of as the preserve of older ladies and bridge clubs. Back in the 19th century,…

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From a purpose-built kitchen on the outskirts of York, a chocolate-loving couple have established Butterflies Chocolates, dedicated to producing handmade treats using only natural ingredients. For owners Claire and Bertie Bingham, chocolate is both a profession and a passion. Many of us dream of giving…

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Mark Stredwick is a man with an undeniable passion for ale that stayed with him as he left the UK to travel the world almost two decades ago. Beer enthusiast Mark, who grew up in Yorkshire, spent 16 years having adventures overseas which included a…

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In our April issue, get to know our brand new columnist – Yorkshire foodie, Peter Sidwell. Hello Wine & Dine Yorkshire readers! I’m Peter Sidwell and I’m a food writer, TV presenter and chef of 25 years. You probably want to know a little more…

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Nothing says summer like a good old food festival, where we can happily fill our faces with chutneys and local artisan creations, guilt-free and all washed down with a locally brewed cider. If this sounds like the perfect summer’s day out to you, then Selby…

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The Mister C’s team is looking forward to attending the National Fish & Chip Awards on Thursday, 26 January 2017, which takes place in London at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London. The event is widely known as the “Oscars” of the fish frying industry…

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You might not be too happy about the pub giant’s controversial decision. Popular pub chain Wetherspoon will scrap its traditional Christmas dinner from the menu this year. Last year, customers were able to tuck in to a ‘proper’ Christmas feast of turkey, roast and mashed…

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Hudson’s restaurant, housed within The Grand Hotel & Spa, York is celebrating its new prestigious status. The Grand Hotel & Spa, York, is thrilled after being awarded 3 AA Rosettes at its stylish restaurant, Hudson’s. The restaurant, housed within Yorkshire’s only 5-star hotel, has long retained…

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Brewery founders change name to Elvis after legal action by the King of Rock and Roll’s estate. The founders of Scottish brewery, BrewDog, have changed their first names to Elvis after the late King of Rock and Roll’s estate attempted to sue them. James Watt…

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You might be pleased to hear that beer drinkers in Yorkshire are getting a decent deal on the price of a pint compared to other places in the UK. According to the Good Pub Guide 2017, the average price for a pint of beer in…

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For the 20th year running, York Food & Drink Festival is preparing to take over the city, showcasing the region’s finest producers and chefs from 23 September to 2 October.

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Our very own Liz Powell meets a head chef with great plans for one of the area’s most popular gastro pubs.

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