Category Archives: Food and Drink & Yorkshire Products

Comestibles and useful products from God’s Own County

Tea Rooms to Visit on the Yorkshire Tea Council Trail

In 1919 Frederick Belmont opened his first Bettys CafĂ© Tea Rooms in the fashionable spa town of Harrogate. It seems like I was queuing from that date as the people snaked around the corner last weekend. There are six Bettys … Continue reading

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Yorkshire’s Sweet Tooth

Liquorice Pomfret is an early name for Pontefract and as most Yorkshire children know, Pontefract is the heart of Yorkshires liquorice making. Around the time of the Battle of Hastings, French monks arrived in Pontefract with liquorice plants for medicinal … Continue reading

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Otley You Are Not Drinking Enough

Is the economy so bad down in Otley that no one is drinking enough to keep the pubs viable. Always a great place to drink, Otley landlords must be having a hard time after the opening of Sainsbury’s and Netto’s … Continue reading

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Famous Pubs to Grouse About

The Famous Grouse whiskey is running a promotion pointing out Pubs around the country including Yorkshire that they say are famous. To my mind they are famous for selling this whiskey but anyway here is their Yorkshire selection The Kings … Continue reading

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Top Fish & Chips and Seafood

Yorkshire is blessed with the finest fish and chip shops. It also boasts the best restaurants and cafes specialising in seafood and fish and chips. Restaurants to Visit The Drum and Monkey has been a Harrogate favourite for over 30 … Continue reading

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Craven Cravendale and Milk

Well to me filtered milk is not milk and Cravendale is not a Dale. But Branders can’t be choosers – Oh yes they can and I suppose this is a canny name from Arla Foods the Leeds based dairy food … Continue reading

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