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written by two Yorkshire-based professional restaurant critics.

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Yorkshire Restaurant review: Arras, York
Arras must be weary of hearing about what it was like before they arrived.  In 2017 Adam and Levaine Humphrey returned from Australia to take over the Coach House occupied by Le Langhe, one of the best loved restaurants in the city and some of u...
16 June 2018
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Coffee Station , Hebden Bridge
6 June 2018
Moorcock Inn , Norland
27 April 2018

Stay Yorkshire

B&B review: Low Mill Guest House , Bainbridge
It always happens like this: just when I thought our research was done and I’d pretty much bottomed the best places to stay in the county, I stroll into the perfect  B & B and WHAM. Instinctively I know I’ve found our number one ...
5 March 2018
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Grassington House Hotel, Grassington
20 February 2018
Dean Court Hotel, York
18 February 2018

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Yorke Arms
A frisson of fear ran through the hearts of the Yorke Arms faithful when Frances Atkins put it on the market in November last year after a 21 year tenure and 15 years of Michelin stardom. The Yorke in anyone else’s hands seemed like the end of an e...
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Places to Go Things to Do

Courtyard Dairy
One of the UK's best cheese shops is in new enlarged premises. If you haven't visited yet it's time to take a trip. Shop, museum and cheese-centred cafe.
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Recipes If we can make it you can!

No-Knead Bread Recipe
The amazing bread recipe that requires no-kneading at all. Anyone can make it, even a six year old. All it needs is time. If you thought you couldn't make bread, give this a go. 
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Made in Yorkshire Local at its best

Yorkshire Rhubarb
There’s nothing else like it in agriculture – the low wooden forcing sheds of Yorkshire’s rhubarb producers are quiet, warm and dark. As far as the eye can see, there are slender pink stalks topped with curly yellow leaves.
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