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Yorkshire Restaurant with Rooms review: Auberge de Chassignoles, Haute Loire
Finding that rural French auberge which espouses the Squidbeak principles – great produce, beautifully cooked and not overly mucked about with – is increasingly difficult. But we’ve found a little bit of perfection on the edge of t...
14 July 2015
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Noco Kiosk , Halifax
10 July 2015
Black Swan, Oldstead
2 July 2015

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Self-Catering review: Elmet Farmhouse, Hebden Bridge
If mid-century modern Scandi-cool in a rural location is your bag we've found the mothership. Author and design historian Lesley Jackson is a world authority on the era and she's converted this splendid Grade 11 listed farmhouse and filled it full of...
31 May 2015
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Clitherow Cottage, Hotham, Yorkshire Wolds
28 May 2015
Laverton Hall , Ripon
5 May 2015

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Calling Cooking Couples
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Helmsley Walled Garden
If you’ve never been to Helmsley Walled Garden and even if you have, June is the time to see at its extravagant best.
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Recipes If we can make it you can!

Elderflower and Polenta Cake
A simple to make cake from Joan using the elderflowers that are blooming everywhere at the moment. And it's gluten free.
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Made in Yorkshire Local at its best

Yorkshire Crab & Lobster
The rocky shoreline form Staithes to Spurn Point provides some of the best Yorkshire lobster and brown crab in the world.
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Istanbul Eats

Black Swan at Oldstead

Elmet Farmhouse

Farewell Fox & Hounds

Vine House Cafe

Helmsley Walled Garden

Jamie's Italian


Lemon and Elderflower Polenta Cake

Friends of Ham in Ilkley

Riverford Farm Recipe Box

Auberge de Chassignoles

Asparagus Time

Malton Food Festival


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