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Yorkshire Restaurant review: Marine Hotel, Whitby
Oysters and champagne, cocktails and caviar on a Whitby promenade? Yes, but don’t be alarmed they also do fish pie, lemon sole, sea bream and the like, pepped up with more adventurous additions like seaweed butter, chorizo and wasabi. We&rsquo...
5 December 2016
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Cave du Cochon, York
30 November 2016
Drink?, Hebden Bridge
17 November 2016

Stay Yorkshire

Self-Catering review: Cowside, Yockenthwaite
On our away-weekend (see the George at Hubberholme) Mandy and I stayed at Cowside a 17th century farmhouse in deepest Langstrothdale. It belongs to the Landmark Trust a charity that restores historic buildings and then lets them out as holiday homes....
17 October 2016
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Elmet Farmhouse, Hebden Bridge
16 July 2016
Tigh an Dochais, Isle of Skye
30 May 2016

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Closure of Le Langhe
We were saddened to learn of the sudden closure of Le Langhe, probably our favourite restaurant in York. The shutters are up and it appears to be under new ownership. We know nothing more than what we have read on the website, which says little more ...
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The North York Moors and Dales
Enjoy this short film about the beautiful North York Moors and Dales and then book one of our special places to stay.
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Recipes If we can make it you can!

Mixed Grain Salad
I had some mixed grains left over (barley, black rice and red quinoa) and so I put them together into a salad with baby courgettes from the garden, tomatoes, peppers, mange tout... everything seasonal The fresh pesto really makes it. M & S sell a fresh pesto which is quite nice but not as good as freshly made. I hope you like it.
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Made in Yorkshire Local at its best

Yorkshire Rhubarb
There's nothing quite like it in agriculture, the low wooden forcing sheds of Yorkshire rhubarb growers are quiet, warm and dark ....
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