2016
February
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    Lockwoods Pop Up Success with Michelin Chef

    Michelin-Starred Chef Tommy Banks served up a mouth-watering 5-course meal in the comfortable setting of Lockwood’s restaurant in Ripon, North Yorkshire, on Friday night (26th February) Tommy, the youngest UK Michelin Starred chef in the UK, owns The Black Swan in Oldstead. He uses the finest seasonal, local and sustainable ingredients from quality suppliers to...


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    February 29, 2016 at 9:50 am
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    NGS charity garden opening coincides with brewery open weekend

    A popular ‘Yellow Book’ garden that is home to an award winning brewery is opening for charity on 4th and 5th June. The opening of the Wold Newton garden, Hunmanby Grange coincides with the annual open weekend for Wold Top Brewery.  For just £4.00 visitors will be able to tour the beautiful and interesting garden...


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    February 29, 2016 at 9:42 am
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    Hambleton Ales announce a Gluten Free Cask Ale

    A family run, craft brewery are expanding their already award-winning range to include a gluten free cask ale to their pub, bar and restaurant customers. Ripon based Hambleton Ales, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, are already renowned for their gluten free bottled beers, having been voted Europe’s best at the World Beer...


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    February 23, 2016 at 9:41 am
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    Two for Tea and Tango

    Afternoon tea is a quintessentially English tradition, but one award winning North Yorkshire tea room are mixing it up by sprinkling in a serving of the soft choux shuffle! Tea & Tango at The Black Swan pairs the classic afternoon tea with the classic afternoon tea dance at their picturesque tea rooms in Helmsley. Opened...


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    February 16, 2016 at 12:10 pm
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    Helmsley restaurant lets customers choose new name

    A new name is to be bestowed upon the highly regarded restaurant at the Feversham Arms Hotel in Helmsley after a competition left the choice in the hands of the patrons. Customers took to social media to make their suggestions and after much deliberation and local research The Weathervane was selected as the winning choice...


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    February 16, 2016 at 11:53 am
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    Raise a Glass to Rhubarb Season

    A North Yorkshire drinks company is to launch a new liqueur this weekend to celebrate the Yorkshire forced rhubarb season getting underway. Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods, based at Wharram near Malton, will debut their new Rhubarb Gin Liqueur, as part of their stand at this year’s Wakefield Rhubard Festival. Handmade using traditional methods and locally...


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    February 16, 2016 at 11:43 am
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    Calling Yorkshire Food Producers and Retailers to The Great British Exchange

    An innovative new Harrogate-based company are changing the way small artisan food and drink producers can market and sell their products online. Launched in late 2015, The Great British Exchange (The GBE) are a business-to-business site, sourcing the best of what Britain has to offer from small artisan producers and designers and providing a one-stop...


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    February 16, 2016 at 11:41 am
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    Leeds digital agency relaunches as ‘Marvellous’

    An award-winning Yorkshire digital agency has reinvented itself to mark 10 successful years in business. Label Media, a digital marketing agency specialising in eCommerce and web design, has welcomed 2016 with a new name and identity as part of its next phase of growth. The company will now operate as Marvellous, a multi-disciplinary agency that...


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    February 11, 2016 at 2:47 pm
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    Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil included in national Best Brands Survey for third consecutive year

    The team at North Yorkshire family business, Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil is celebrating after being included in the Guild of Fine Food’s Best Brands Survey for the third year running. Published by Fine Food Digest, the Best Brands Survey showcases the best-selling and best tasting products that are available from delis, farm shops and food halls...


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    February 11, 2016 at 2:35 pm
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    Yorkshire Crisps Develops New E-Commerce Website

      Those deliciously moreish Yorkshire Crisps and Yorkshire Popcorn are now available to purchase online via a brand new e-commerce website developed by the Yorkshire Crisp Company to celebrate the new packaging and popcorn ranges introduced last year. Tim Wheatley of the Yorkshire Crisp Company said: “2015 was a really successful year for us with...


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    February 11, 2016 at 2:31 pm
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    Thixendale farmer nominated for Yorkshire Businessman of the Year

    The team at Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil are celebrating after their founder has been nominated for the inaugural Yorkshire Choice Awards. Adam Palmer has been nominated in the Businessman of the Year category of the Yorkshire Choice Awards that recognise local people and independent businesses that are an inspiration in their field. Mr Palmer is looking...


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    February 11, 2016 at 2:28 pm
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    East Yorkshire beef business shortlisted for farming award

    The team behind an innovative Yorkshire beef business are celebrating after reaching the final of the Northern Farmer Awards. Tibthorpe based The Yorkshire Wagyu Company has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Achievement category of the third Northern Farmer Awards that were established to recognise the work that Northern farmers, suppliers and breeders do throughout the...


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    February 11, 2016 at 2:26 pm
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    Enjoy a Pink Yorkshire Sunset this Valentine’s Day

    A North Yorkshire wine producer is encouraging wine lovers to go pink this Valentine’s Day with their selection of award winning rose wines. Westow based, Ryedale Vineyards produce a range of delicious local wines, including a selection of rose editions which are ideal for a Valentine’s Day treat. The full range are made exclusively from...


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    February 11, 2016 at 2:19 pm
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    Black Sheep Brewery celebrate Six Nations with rugby-themed beer

    Beer lovers will be able to toast the England rugby team during this month’s Six Nations tournament with a specially commissioned beer from The Black Sheep Brewery. Blind Side has been brewed at Masham in North Yorkshire, with an all-English pack of eight hops varieties and will be available in pubs as a cask ale...


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    February 11, 2016 at 1:59 pm
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    Forget flowers, try a Fodder Valentine’s hamper this February

    With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, what better way to treat the one you love than with a hamper packed with sweet locally sourced treats. Harrogate based Fodder, part of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society have launched a range of Valentine themed hampers alongside their regular offering to make this year’s Valentine’s day present purchase extra easy!...


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    February 2, 2016 at 3:51 pm
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    Britain’s youngest Michelin-starred Chef to host pop-up at Lockwoods

    Two North Yorkshire chefs are collaborating on a unique pop-up event at am award-winning restaurant in Ripon. Tommy Banks, owner of The Black Swan Oldstead and the youngest Michelin-starred chef in Britain, will host an evening of fine dining with Matthew Lockwood at Lockwoods restaurant on Thursday 25th February. The evening’s specially designed five-course tasting...


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    February 2, 2016 at 3:12 pm
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    Microbrewery Meets Microbakery

    The close links between the craft of brewing and baking have been illustrated recently in the BBC series Victorian Bakers; where bakers use the brewers yeast and both use fermented grain to create their products. The links were often so close that they would work in nearby premises and one North Yorkshire village is brining...


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    February 2, 2016 at 3:08 pm