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Yorkshire Restaurant with Rooms review: Yorke Arms, Ramsgill in Nidderdale
In late autumn I drove beyond Pateley Bridge into lovely Nidderdale to enjoy an overnight stay and dinner in the newly upgraded Yorke Arms. It was recently sold to a local entrepreneur but chef and former owner Frances Atkins agreed to stay on in t...
4 November 2018
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Feed, Pudsey
16 October 2018
L'Uva Vino e Cucina , York
21 September 2018

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Restaurant with Rooms review: Yorke Arms , Ramsgill
News earlier this year that Frances Atkins and husband Bill had put the elegant Yorke Arms up for sale gave us all a bit of a turn. They had been running the indulgent retreat in the heart of Nidderdale since 1997 and Frances, with her innovative and...
4 November 2018
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Bivouac at Druid's Temple , Masham
16 October 2018
Elmet Farmhouse, Hebden Bridge
19 September 2018

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Chefs on the Move
If you need to know just how difficult it is to run a restaurant talk to James and Tommy Banks, the two brothers behind the much feted Black Swan at Oldstead. James remembers that despite earning a Michelin they found it difficult to fill this out-of...
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The North York Moors
Mandy and Jill have been working with the North York Moors National Park on an exciting new project. We can't tell you about it just yet, but here is a taster of the food and drink on offer when you visit the National Park. 
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Recipes If we can make it you can!

Ampleforth Apple Cake
Joan made this delicious cake following a trip to the Ampleforth apple orchard in October, but it can be made at any time with some tart English apples.
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Ampleforth's Unique Orchard
The Ampleforth Orchard is unique. Planted some 120 years ago by the monks of the Benedictine Order that worship and teach at the famous Ampleforth Abbey and College and with a tradition of self-sufficiency, the orchard is a precious part of the estate. 
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