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(Review of Bolton Abbey by Kirsty Graham, Leeds) As we descended down to the banks of the River Wharfe at Bolton Abbey on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, it truly felt like we had gone back in time. Not to a time when monks roamed the old Abbey - and they most...read more
I met chef John Farrar a couple of years ago when I reviewed the Leeds-based, underground restaurant - My Nobody. Farrar was head-chef at the time. I was instantly drawn to his shy and rather awkward demeanour, but more so, once I'd spoken to him, his passion and...read more
(Review of Goose, Harrogate by Charlotte Howard, York) Soft play... Two little words which drive my daughter Florence into an excited frenzy. My reaction is rather less euphoric. Watching my little precious diving head first into a ball swamp of gastroenteritis or...read more
(The Forbidden Corner by Sarah Stoner, Harrogate) The Forbidden Corner in Leyburn in the north of the Yorkshire Dales - a mysterious place that promotes itself as a garden and features hidden tunnels, chambers and follies. I'll admit I was a little doubtful as to...read more
(Review of Just Grand! Vintage Tearoom by Emma Banks, Halifax) Tucked away in the Grand Arcade of Leeds city centre there’s basically a time machine masquerading as a cafe. For afternoon tea lovers, vintage devotees and anyone who likes something a little bit quirky...read more
The Ultimate Girly Night Away When the female bartender at an elegant country boutique hotel in a picture-perfect North Yorkshire village whips up a Slingsby & Fever Tree, an Espresso Martini and a French 75 that Dale DeGroff would be proud of, you know you're in...