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Yorkshire Restaurant review: Vice & Virtue, Leeds
We sometimes contradict ourselves on Squidbeak; one minute we're moaning about how jaded we are with tasting menus and the 'small plates' malarky, next minute we're raving about them. The Man Behind the Curtain got our seal of approval, along with Sk...
27 February 2017
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Rascills, Raskelf
11 February 2017
Grayston Unity , Halifax
24 January 2017

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B&B review: Laverton Hall , Ripon
You know how we like to give you the chance to swank it up in a bona fide history-rich gaff? Well, Rachel Wilson will spoil you rotten in her elegant Hall; it’s a 400-year old beauty in a quiet backwater, with stunning walled gardens for a pre-...
27 February 2017
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Pheasant Inn, Harome
10 February 2017
Star Inn at Harome, Harome
31 January 2017

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Star Inn the Harbour
It’s Wednesday lunchtime and chef Andrew Pern is sitting in his whites at a table in his own Star Inn at Harome but there’s no food in sight and the cutlery and napkins have been pushed aside to make way for a large ‘mood board’ of magazine c...
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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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Prune & Pink Peppercorn Rye Bread
This recipe is for the serious bakers among Squidbeak readers. It is based on a rye sourdough recipe by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou, the author of the award winning How to Make Bread...
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Tenacres Cheese
I bet Gillian Clough didn’t imagine she’d be scooping national prizes for her cheese within a year of start-up; after all she’s got a day job working as a radiographer at Bradford Royal Infirmiry...
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Skosh, York

Grayston Unity, Halifax

Pax Burger, Lindley

Sair Inn, Linthwaite

Quintessential Kitchen, Barnsley

Cowside, Yockenthwaite

Mr P's Curious Tavern, York 

Rattle Owl, York

Cave du Cochon, York

George Inn, Hubberholme

Hare & Hounds, Hawsker

Cap & Collar, Saltaire

Drink?, Hebden Bridge

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