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The Clarendon Hotel – Hebden

· The Yorkshire-France connection continues beyond the Tour de Yorkshire at the end of April ·


Maybe I’m too old for a mish-mash of wooden bashed-up dining chairs and chalkboards featuring the menu written, quite obviously, using a stencil. I’m over being served a scotch egg on half of a wooden chopping board and chunky chips in a miniature chip fryer basket. My kitchen-diner is constructed from bare brick, more so […]

The Victoria Hotel

· Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire Heritage Coast ·


Location =10 out of 10 You can’t miss the Victoria Hotel; it’s perched proudly on the cliff tops of Robin Hood’s Bay – the final dwelling in a long line of B&Bs with an air of grandeur when compared to its smaller, less imposing neighbours, complete with a palm tree out front. You will gush […]

Billy Bob’s Parlour & Diner

· The Yorkshire Dales ·

Well short of John Travolta and Olivia Newton John making an appearance, the owners of Billy Bob’s have pretty much nailed my expectations and then some – this place is an absolute find. And find it you’ll need to, because it’s not exactly the easiest place to locate. But that adds to the magic of […]

Keelham Farm Shop

· Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales ·

But she did a good job of convincing me that ‘I hadn’t eaten meat until I’d eaten meat from Keelham’ on the outskirts of Skipton in Yorkshire, so I decided to give the place a go. This was my first experience of a ‘local farm shop’ since returning to Yorkshire. For obvious reasons, one doesn’t […]