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Yorkshire Restaurant review: Partisan, York
We do like Partisan, a new discovery for Squidbeak we visited one evening recently.   It’s a relaxed, laid back place with scrubbed tables, original art, vintage furniture courtesy of their tie in with the antique shop, the French Ho...
20 February 2018
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Grand Hotel & Spa , York
4 February 2018
Cafe at the Hepworth , Wakefield
27 January 2018

Stay Yorkshire

Hotel review: Dean Court Hotel, York
Of all the hotels in York none has a better pitch; it’s within a choir boy’s throw of the Minster and a mere amble to the museums, shops, restaurants, theatres and sites of the city. Have your car valet parked, then forget it. Inside is ...
20 February 2018
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White Swan Hotel, Pickering
24 January 2018
Blakeney Hotel, Blakeney
20 November 2017

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RIP Fox & Hounds
We have sadly to report the closure of one of our favourite restaurants, the Fox and Hounds at Goldsborough. Tucked away in a tiny hamlet on a windy clifftop a few miles along the coast from Whitby, it was an impossibly remote location for a brillian...
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Places to Go Things to Do

Bowland Food Hall
What’s happened to Clitheroe. When I lived there as a teenager there was nothing much to celebrate in the way of food and drink apart from the wonderful Byrnes wine emporium, now it has Holmes Mill and the amazing Bowland Food Hall.
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Recipes If we can make it you can!

Pancake Day!
This basic pancake mix is ideal for making pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. They can be made with either 100 per cent plain flour or a mixture of plain flour and buckwheat flour. This recipe is ideal to use on Pancake Day.
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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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