Restaurants Yorkshire

Yorkshire Gastropub review: White Swan, Fence, Ribble Valley
'A decent pub in Fence?' said Jill with incredulity. 'There was nowhere worth going when I was a courting teenager'. Well times have changed, oh co-writer, you'd score good style if you were on the pull today. Granted, from the outside it looks like ...
13 April 2015
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Dotty's Tea Room, Staithes
8 April 2015
Walmgate Ale House, York
4 April 2015

Stay Yorkshire

Hotel review: Middlethorpe Hall Hotel, York
We don’t often review hotels on Squidbeak. B & Bs and self-catering cottages are more our style, but when the opportunity arose to stay at Middlethorpe Hall on the outskirts of York, we couldn’t resist.First off, it’s  a be...
23 April 2015
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No 54, Helmsley
16 April 2015
Bivouac at Druid's Temple , Masham
8 April 2015

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Having a Bit of a Do?
It’s always hard to recommend an outside catering company, as you only ever come across them at a wedding  say or a funeral. But we’ve sampled the cooking of Helen Lewis and Sally Duncan - Lewis & Duncan Outside Caterers and trust us, they...
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Places to Go Things to Do

Lord Stones Country Park
The Lord Stones, three standing stones on a Bronze Age mound high up on the moors between Chop Gate and Carlton in Cleveland has long been a favourite area for bikers, walkers, cyclists, horse riders, even hang gliders.
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Recipes If we can make it you can!

Beetroot and Blush Orange Smoothie
We used to call them blood oranges, until supermarkets renamed them 'blush oranges'. Whatever they're called here is a wonderful health giving smoothie from Joan.
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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. Workers pick by candlelight –
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