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ABOUT US AN INDEPENDENT LIFE Independent (adjective): - Free from outside control; not subject to another’s authority. - Capable of thinking or acting for oneself. - Not depending on something else for strength or effectiveness. Since 2012, Independent Life have been providing a platform for independent voices, discovering real places through local people. We showcase independents alongside an authentic view of what’s going on with the wider public. Having begun in Leeds with our Little Black Book guide to the city, we have subsequently developed a variety of popular publications, online and in print, to present everything that makes a place unique. In 2017, Independent Life expanded to York with the aim of sharing the similarly great goings on here. Our first Little Black Book of York is the culmination of three years getting to know York and its surrounds – from the city, to the country, to the coast. The book encapsulates what we’re about, capturing a unique view through the independentlife.co.uk
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Credits: 1. York Minster @steviecampbelluk Welcome to the Book of York 2. York City Walls @steviecampbelluk 3. Partisan City Country Coast 4. Shambles @steviecampbelluk 5. Hole of Horcum @amanda._.louise 6. Scarborough @steviecampbelluk Contents 7. York City Walls @steviecampbelluk 8. Micklegate @steviecampbelluk 9. Los Moros 10. Spark @sparkyork 11. Barbara Cattle @steviecampbelluk 12. Goodramgate @steviecampbelluk 13. Yorkshire Wolds Way @celtictrails 14. St Gregoryâ€™s Bedale @alison.buckley439 15. Yorkshire Pudding Mural, Malton 16. East Terrace, Whitby @anetelusina 17. The Big Wheel, Bridlington @steviecampbelluk 18. Beverley Minster @fotofacade
THE BOOK OF YORK York is a city unlike any other. Its rich ancient history and beautifully preserved architecture are celebrated both within the city and beyond, making York one of the most visited places in the country. Alongside this, modern life buzzes with a vibrancy caused by the array of attractions for tourists and locals alike. For all of this, York is well known and much loved. 4
And that’s not all! The Book of York will also head out of the city to learn about the fabulous market towns and coastal resorts within the YO postcode area. In Hambleton, Ryedale, the Yorkshire Coast and the Yorkshire Wolds, where their respective charms and local independents are uncovered. Throughout it all, we’ll go behind the scenes with features that introduce you to the owners and creators pursuing their passions and keeping the independent scene alive and thriving. There’ll be recommendations, directories, maps and more! Everything you’ll need as a resident or a visitor to experience your favourite York.
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But explore a little further, and there are lesser showcased charms throughout this wondrous city. Bubbling beneath the surface are an abundance of independent shops, venues, cafes, restaurants, theatres, pubs and bars, all offering their unique piece of York. And so, to help people discover them, we have created the Book of York.
Whether you’re a newcomer or an old-timer here, getting to know the independent scene can often feel like you’re being let into a little secret. We believe independent businesses help to shape communities and would like the Book of York to offer folk a helping hand in getting a little more familiar with those that do so much for us in return.
This guide to the city provides all the practical information that you’ll need to get around, whilst delving deeper to reveal the real York. From food and drink, through shopping and lifestyle, to entertainment and culture, we’ll take you on a trip around York’s neighbourhoods to gain an insight into the independent businesses there.
Big thanks to all contributors for bringing this to life. Credits made throughout including all social media from @instagram. Happy adventuring!
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2 ABOUT US An introduction to Independent Life. 4 WELCOME An introduction to the Book the York.
14 CITY MAP All you need to find your way around central
20 THIS HISTORIC CITY An insight into York’s rich history and
INDEPENDENT NEIGHBOURHOODS 26 32 38 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
Your guide to ten of the best areas in the city. BISHOPTHORPE ROAD Community spirit. CASTLEGATE Steeped in the city’s history. FOSSGATE .Quality artisan produce. GILLYGATE One of York’s new hotspots. GOODRAMGATE Return time and time again. MICKLEGATE The kitchen of York. PETERGATE Well loved independents. THE SHAMBLES The most visited street. STONEGATE The place to be. SWINEGATE The shopping destination.
FOOD & DRINK
90 92 AIN’T IT FINE Skosh’s Neil Bentinck introduces the finest
places to dine in York.
98 THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS Discover York’s unique eateries
through Tomasz of Krep.
104 YORK LOCALS Nic Barker of Dog & Bone Vintage tell us
where to drink in the city.
110 DIRECTORY Your guide to the best food and drink venues
ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURE
170 HERE TO ENTERTAIN YOU An overview of all that’s going
on in York’s entertainment and culture.
176 THE SOUND OF THE CITY Jericho Keys from BBC
Introducing York enthuses over the city’s music scene.
182 CULTURE CRAWL Rob Andrews reveals the history of York’s
churches on his walking tours.
184 SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Listings of York’s
abundance of attractions.
202 DIRECTORY Your guide to the best entertainment and
culture venues in York.
SHOPPING AND LIFESTYLE
220 THE HIGH STREETS ARE ALIVE The York Retail Forum’s
Phil Pinder discusses modern day city shopping.
226 STYLE IN THE CITY York fashion showcased by Edi
Adegbola and Franki Dammone.
228 THE GREAT NORTH YORKSHIRE ANTIQUES RUN Matt
Dixon takes us on an antique tour of North Yorkshire.
236 DIRECTORY Your guide to the best shopping and lifestyle
venues in York
264 BACKING YORK Andrew Lowson of The York BID looks
forward to a stronger future for the city.
266 BUILD BACK BETTER Cllr Darryl Smalley celebrates York’s
past present and future.
268 STEPPING INTO THE FUTURE The Lord Mayor of York,
Janet Looker, tells her story of the city.
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270 272 CITY TO COAST MAP Find the amazing countryside and
coastal towns all within the YO postcode
274 GOD’S OWN PANTRY Fruit and veg grower Ben Daniells
showcases the many amazing local producers in the area.
282 EAT ALL Feversham Arms chef Adam Jackson
recommends food favourites outside of York
290 SUP ALL James from McMillans of Malton recommends
drink favourites outside of York.
298 OUT AND ABOUT An array of unique events and great
places to visit across YO.
302 THE PERFECT DAY Where to go for that special
Discover this beautiful part of Yorkshire between the Moors and the Dales 308 EASINGWOLD Uncover the charms of this serene market town 314 316 320 324 328 339
Visit the countryside and traditional towns on the outskirts of York. THE MAGNIFICENT MOORS Julian Brown describes the beauty of the North York Moors. HELMSLEY Where to go in a picturesque town that packs plenty in MALTON Enter the unlikely town that has become The Food Capital of Yorkshire. TALBOT YARD Gilly from The Cook’s Place introduces a community of independents in Malton. THE MAKING OF MALTON Tom Naylor-Leyland explains his love for his home town.
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A trip along the glorious east coast to Yorkshire’s seaside resorts. BRIDLINGTON Martyn Coltman of Burlington Design reveals the unexpected charms of Bridlington Old Town. SCARBOROUGH Find the fun at Yorkshire’s most famous seaside town. MARKET HALL & VAULTS Sophie Mackrell of Wooley Edge invites us into Scarborough Market Hall. THE ROAD TO VICTORIA Reece Wilde of Koda Coffee meets the independents on Scarborough’s Victoria Road. WHITBY Learn all about what makes this historic coastal town so special.
Walk into the rolling hills and natural surroundings of an overlooked corner of Yorkshire 368 ON TOP OF THE WOLDS Jenni Ashwood shares the beauty of this place she calls home. 370 DISCOVER MORE WITH US 11
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Amongst the historic streets of York are an abundance of independent businesses bringing them to modern life. In areas across the city, specialist shops and unique venues thrive alongside famous landmarks, providing an individuality to each part of town. Here, we introduce you to 10 central neighbourhoods and all the delights they have to offer. 13
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YORK CITY MAP LANDMARKS 1. YORK MINSTER DEANGATE, YORK YO1 7HH WWW.YORKMINSTER.ORG
2. YORK ST JOHN UNIVERSITY LORD MAYORâ€™S WALK, YO31 7EX WWW.YORKSJ.AC.UK
3. ROWNTREE PARK TERRY AVE, YORK YO23 1JQ WWW.ROWNTREEPARK.ORG.UK
4. YORK RACECOURSE RACECOURSE ROAD, YO23 1EX WWW.YORKRACECOURSE.CO.UK
5. LENDAL BRIDGE LENDAL BRIDGE, YO1 7DP WWW.HISTORYOFYORK.ORG.UK
6. YORK WALLS VARIOUS ENTRY POINTS WWW.YORKWALLS.ORG.UK
7. SHAMBLES MARKET 5 SILVER ST, YORK YO1 8RY WWW.SHAMBLESMARKET.COM
8. RIVER OUSE WWW.YORKCIVICTRUST.CO.UK
9. BETTYS TEA ROOMS 6-8 ST. HELEN’S SQUARE YO1 8QP WWW.BETTYS.CO.UK
10. CLIFFORDS TOWERS TOWER ST, YORK YO1 9SA WWW.ENGLISH-HERITAGE.ORG.UK
11. TREASURER’S HOUSE MINSTER YARD, YORK YO1 7JL WWW.NATIONALTRUST.ORG.UK
12. BARLEY HALL 2 COFFEE YARD, YORK YO1 8AR WWW.BARLEYHALL.CO.UK
13. GRAND OPERA HOUSE CLIFFORD ST, YORK YO1 9SW WWW.ATGTICKETS.COM
14. SPARK 17-21 PICCADILLY, YORK YO1 9PB WWW.SPARKYORK.ORG
15. YORK BARBICAN PARAGON ST, YORK YO10 4AH WWW.YORKBARBICAN.CO.UK
16. YORK ART GALLERY EXHIBITION SQUARE, YO1 7EW WWW.YORKARTGALLERY.ORG.UK
17. YORK THEATRE ROYAL ST LEONARD’S PL, YO1 7HD WWW.YORKTHEATREROYAL.CO.UK
18. NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM LEEMAN RD, YORK YO26 4XJ WWW.RAILWAYMUSEUM.ORG.UK
19. MANSION HOUSE ST. HELEN’S SQUARE, YO1 9QL WWW.MANSIONHOUSEYORK.COM
20. YORK DUNGEON 12 CLIFFORD ST, YORK YO1 9RD WWW.THEDUNGEONS.COM
21. HOLY TRINITY CHURCH GOODRAMGATE, YORK YO1 7LF WWW.VISITCHURCHES.ORG.UK
22. CASTLE MUSEUM TOWER ST, YORK YO1 9RY WWW.YORKCASTLEMUSEUM.ORG.UK
23. ST MARTIN LE GRAND 13 CONEY STREET, YO1 9QL 01904 636512
24. MERCHANTS HALL FOSSGATE, YORK YO1 9XD WWW.MERCHANTSHALLYORK.ORG
25. MUSEUM GARDENS MUSEUM ST, YORK YO1 7FR WWW.YORKMUSEUMSTRUST.ORG.UK
26. THE HOSPITIUM MUSEUM GARDENS, YO30 7DR WWW.YORKVENUES.ORG.UK
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THIS HISTORIC CITY
Kenny Lieske runs the wonderful York social venture Good Organisation. This enterprise supports some of York’s most marginalised people, enabling them to share in the economic benefits of tourism in the city. As an advocate for sustainable and socially inclusive approaches to attract visitors here, Kenny knows the many unique qualities of this city deeply. Here he gives us an insight into the rich stories and heritage landmarks that fill this historic city.
ancient walls that form a walkway on both sides of the River Ouse. Those walls have defended the city’s inhabitants since the Roman’s first established the settlement as Eboracum in AD71, but they have clearly not proved impenetrable to over 7 million tourists who invade the city each year, making it one of the UK’s most popular visitor destinations. Many of those sightseers only catch a cursory glimpse of what York has to offer, with some of its best features hidden out of sight. The Multangular Tower forming part of the wall, for example, is tucked away behind the central library, but it remains the most noted and intact structure from the Roman period and was constructed as part of a series of eight similar defensive towers.
York is a unique city, and it often feels like 2,000 years of history have been neatly compressed into a relatively small area contained within the
With more attractions per square mile than any other city in the country, it’s easy to forgive visitors missing it, as they become overwhelmed by the range of other sights on offer. York Minster, one of the best preserved Gothic Cathedrals in Europe dominates the skyline, while Clifford’s Tower, the largest remaining part of York Castle and once the centre of government for the north of England, overshadows everything surrounding it. So much so, that the simplistic beauty of the city’s brutalist architecture, other contemporary and historic buildings or popular local landmarks like Spark, which is a retail outlet constructed 1 21
3 from old shipping containers become less immediately visible in comparison. It’s not just the astonishing array of architecture that can be too much for visitors to absorb. Cliffords Tower itself, sits right next to York Castlegate Museum, housed within the city’s old 18th-century prison, where the original gates are incorporated into a Victorian Street that lies within the building.
It’s managed by York Museums Trust alongside the Yorkshire Museum and York Art Gallery…just some of countless visitor attractions that seem to cater for almost every interest imaginable. York Chocolate Story, the National Railway Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre, York Dungeon, DIG, and York Army Museum have specialist collections that would take a lifetime to fully appreciate, while there are also many smaller historic buildings encompassing their own heritage portfolio, including Fairfax House, Merchant Adventurers Hall and York Mansion House. 22
Even having lunch at Bettys tearoom, established in 1919 and boasting regency elegance, feels like a visit where you’re completely transported to a different time period. While some attractions, like the picturesque 13th century timber buildings of the Shambles, packed full of independent retailers is hard to miss, many others sites, including, Barley Hall, Bedern Hall and Treasurers House are off the beaten path and concealed within the city’s famous ‘Snickelways’, which are web of narrow snickets, ginnels and alleyways that cut through the town centre. With such an incredible wealth of things to see and do, it’s perhaps unsurprising that many visitors rarely leave the confines of the city walls, unless they’ve specifically come to York’s famous racecourse, which itself dates back to 1730 and today hosts horse-racing meets, music events and international conferences. However, the racecourse isn’t the only attraction outside of the town centre worth a visit. A recent homelessness photography project called ‘Postcards From The Edge gave cameras to rough sleepers to capture heritage sites that tourists’ 24
6 York may be rooted in history, but it is a city that continues to grow and refuses to be defined by its past.
rarely get to see. The resulting images include everything from Holgate Windmill, built in 1770, through to the former Terry’s Chocolate Factory and buildings linked to the Rowntree family, which reflect the city’s strong links to chocolate manufacturing. The series of postcards also incorporates the York Cold War bunker, built in 1961 to monitor nuclear explosions and fallout in Yorkshire. It’s now managed by English Heritage, but demonstrates that the city’s more contemporary past is equally valued by those who live here.
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Indeed, below York’s famous cobbles lies more than just a goldmine of archeological treasure. There is also a high-speed fibre optic data network buried beneath the streets, which acts as an important reminder that York is also home to a vibrant local population, and boasts both York University and York St John University at the cutting edge of science and technology.
2 Just south of the centre of York, youâ€™ll find Bishopthorpe Road, and Scarcroft Road; two streets which have become famous for their thriving independent businesses, unwavering community spirit, and replicating good old-fashioned high streets. Family businesses are seeing generation after generation keen to keep their trades alive, and when shop owners move on, there are grateful hands guaranteed to begin their own chapter.
At the top of Bishopthorpe Road stands the striking Setting the Scene with Flowers. Richard Bothamley and his partner Glenn Hamilton established their bright and charming floristry over 7 years ago, and since then the pair have been paid visits by David Cameron and the Archbishop of York, provided a crown display made entirely from flowers for the Queenâ€™s coronation, and created the bouquet for visiting Princess Beatrice.
THRIVING INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES It goes without saying that the people of Bishopthorpe Road and Scarcroft Road really are at the heart of what makes this neighbourhood so remarkable.
5 Across the road is Millie’s greengrocers, which is believed to be the longest-running produce supplier in Yorkshire. The business was first established in 1918 at York Market by current owners Simon Raynes’ great-grandad John Pennington. Now wholesaling and supplying restaurants, Mille’s employs a full team of full time staff and has over 100 loyal customers on the books. Another longstanding business, Pexton’s Hardware has been serving the community of Bishopthorpe Road since 1933; originally a bicycle repair shop, Pexton’s has evolved over the years to become an Aladdin’s cave of traditional hardware. Current owners Dan Ebdon and his wife Clare Gilham pride themselves on serving anything from postal stamps, light bulbs and mops, to Swiss army knives and cement. The hardware haven was handed over to the couple by Johnny and Frankie Hayes, who opened their new business a few doors down, Frankie & Johnny’s Cookshop. Johnny is known locally as “Mr Bishy Road” for forming the Bishopsthorpe Road 28
7 from strength to strength, and the shop is now run by brothers Matthew and Simon Kneavsey. Simon’s children, Charlotte and Ben also work weekends and look forward to joining the business when they leave school. Locally, M&K Butchers is known for its legendary Christmas Eve queueing, which they begin preparing for as early as August. 6
Traders Association and leading it to win Britain’s High Street of the Year in 2015. Frankie drove the shop to success before passing it on to owners Tim and Jo Asquith, who have really established themselves in the business and developed it further. Now a welcoming emporium of kitchenware, homeware, gifts and cards, there is always something for the cooks, bakers, and indeed everyone, to be found here.
Adding to this neighbourhoods evergrowing list of family businesses, Helston Street is run by mother and daughter team Vanessa and Lucy. Founded in 2015, Helston Street began life at SPARK before moving to Scarcroft Road, where they sell vintage furniture and home décor. Together, Lucy and Vanessa scour flea markets and vintage fairs to find unique and stylish pieces which fit their combined styles.
Bishy Road’s famous family-run M&K Quality Butchers was first established over 40 years ago by Philip Kneavsey and his wife Lindsey. Throughout the years, it has gone 29
8 More newcomers have made welcome additions to the area. Noun is two friends and former Bishy Road traders - Ellie McManaman who used to run Bare, and Gaynor Parr-Manley who previously ran Olive’s Nest – teaming up to launch a homeware and lifestyle shop. This beautifully intriguing store perfectly depicts the pair’s attention to detail and skill in a shrine of one-off design pieces for the home.
CAFE CULTURE Alice Hildred, owner of The Bishy Weigh, arrived in 2018 having set herself the goal to live a little greener. Despite her efforts, shopping package-free was proving impossible, and so she opened an eco-pantry shop. At the Bishy Weigh, customers are encouraged to bring their own containers to fill up with everything from pasta and olive oil to shampoo and washing up liquid; a zero-waste alternative to a supermarket. Café culture abounds here too. The Pig and Pastry have been around since 2008 and is more popular than ever, with the social chatter creating a casually vibrant atmosphere. Julia and Steve continue to serve fabulous coffee and amazing 30
friendly space for daytime brews and evening meals, but also a vibrant bar area. All of which was the intention of the three local residents who set up The Angel on The Green, Pete, Terry, and Lucy, who put their heads together to create exactly what they felt the area was missing. With this and all of the above, the neighbourhood is complete.
brunches and bakes to the neighbourhood and beyond. Will and Rebecca added another lovely café just down the road when they opened Robinson’s in 2016. This friendly family run business is a fabulous addition to showcase local produce in a suitably relaxed setting.
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Back in 1990 fine dining was brought to Scarcroft Road when, after training as a chef at the famous Roux Restaurants, Michael returned to his native York and with his wife Lucy opened Melton’s. Having earned itself a deserved reputation as one of York’s leading restaurants, Michael and Lucy, along with good friend and head chef Calvin Miller continues to draw crowds in from near and far. In 2016, The Angel on The Green was welcomed with open arms by many Bishy locals as a much needed Bishy local. Running as a successful combination of café, bar and restaurant, The Angel offers a relaxed family-
CASTLEGATE 1 This central area of York is steeped in the cityâ€™s history. Castlegate was the main thoroughfare to York Castle and between here and Coppergate are the heritage sites of Fairfax House, St Maryâ€™s Church and Jorvik Viking Centre, whilst nearby Clifford Street and Tower Street home the ancient landmark Clifford Tower. But this quartet of streets are not ignoring the present, as the businesses here are using its past to make this a unique place to visit and evolve into modern times.
Two 18th century pubs with the same owner do just this. Jason Hawkins is one of a rare breed of landlords who grew up in the industry and made an increasingly successful career out of it. He puts an emphasis on creating a space where everyone feels welcome and can get advice about their drinks or tourist recommendations. The Three Tuns and The Blue Boar offer an ever-changing variety of cask ales and homemade British pub classics. The grade 2 listed building at number 10 Clifford Street has been within the family of Daughter Cafe since the 1970s. Today, it has been restored to its original glory by the families second generation and houses this wonderful, family-friendly Cafe. With a strong focus on seasonal produce and local Yorkshire suppliers, you know youâ€™re getting the best ingredients the area has to offer every time you visit. From light nibbles such as the Bluebird Bakery toasted teacakes, to Daughterâ€™s signature fish finger sandwich for those with more of an appetite, everyone from the adults to little the nippers is catered for. With their ever-changing seasonal menu, a visit to Daughter Cafe will never disappoint.
3 Equally timeless, Pairings Wine Bar was brought to life by sisters Kelly and Kate and their shared passion for wining and dining. Pairings is an indulgent bar; after a brief description of what you like, Kelly will be able to pick the perfect bottle for your tastes. The contemporary dĂŠcor makes for a fresh daytime spot, but with the subtle mood lighting and flickering candles, the space is a dream date-night location. Situated within the walls of the iconic Motor House with scenic views of the River Ouse, Dyls is a modern Cafe and Bar serving everything from brunch and lunch to alluring late-night nibbles. As well as being proudly family-run, Dyls are also proud of their enticing menu of locally roasted coffees, their superb menu of gins and cocktails as well as their home-made cakes to boot. 34
Whilst they sadly had to reduce their menu to takeaway only during the height of Covid-19 restrictions, Dyls now have two rooms open and available for you to enjoy your morning flat white or evening G&T in! Be sure to keep up with their social media for any changes in service! Since 2005, 31 Castlegate owner Nick Julius has occupied a similarly prime spot on the corner. This fine cafĂŠ and restaurant is housed in the former home of Georgian architect G.T Andrews, and the grade II listed building with charming period features dates back to 1825. That and the adventurous menu makes its attraction sky high!
THE PERFECT SPOT
Supplying York with quintessential British hospitality, Castle Tea Rooms is one of those trusty spots, cherished by many for its friendly atmosphere and having the knack for serving up something for whatever you might fancy. Owner Vickie and chef Sammy have curated a menu of lunch dishes perfect for the whole family; nourishing and filling.
It is unsurprising that the city also pours out a lot of love for its chocolate factory. As a chocolate fanatic herself, owner of York Cocoa Works Sophie went from making chocolate cakes as a child to opening her own businesses Little Pretty Things and York Cocoa House. After six successful years, Sophie established her new project, York Cocoa Works, in which visitors experience the sweetness of York’s very own chocolate factory!
Sitting rather unassumingly on Tower Street is a contemporary art gallery. Husband and wife team Greg and Alice McGee create everchanging exhibitions which celebrate both established and emerging artists of all kinds. For the past 16 years at According to McGee they have showcased some of the most exciting contemporary artists in the UK.
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At the bottom of Coppergate, you’ll find Duttons for Buttons, tucked away in one of York’s medieval buildings, dating all the way back to 1422. The shop is spread out across three floors, selling all things haberdashery, such as lace, buttons, ribbon, thread and needles. One of York’s true specialist independents in an area with more of them than you may have thought. Credits: 1. Clifford’s Tower @steviecampbelluk 2. Daughter Cafe 3. Dyls Cafe Bar 4. Dog & Bone Vintage @dogandbonevintage 5. Castle Tea Rooms 6. Pairings Wine Bar 7. Coppergate Shopping Centre @steviecampbelluk 8. Pairings Wine Bar @steviecampbelluk 9. Kings Staith 10. York Cocoa Works @steviecampbelluk
In 2014 Angela Bare Boutique was opened in the area by Angela herself. Her eponymous shop showcases an eclectic range of alternative brands of standout clothing, shoes, lingerie, and accessories. The success of her York store has led to the opening of another in Bridlington, which has received as much love as in York. 37
To many, the two streets of Fossgate and Walmgate are often considered as one long stretch leading directly into the city centre; however, these streets were once completely separated by the River Foss. It was the Vikings who first joined the streets, and now Foss Bridge links the two together seamlessly. As a go-to area in York, known for its vibrant independent scene, the streets regularly hold parties and festivals to celebrate their strong community spirit. Weâ€™ve taken a closer look at the cafes, galleries, delis, and repair shops which line the long stretch of Fossgate and Walmgateâ€Ś
LAID BACK COOL The brainchild of Russel, Kiosk is a successful combination of café and gallery which aims to support other independents and local artists alongside their own. Modern York art decorates this cosy quirky space and the cups and plates also made by a local artist. Food is prepared at the back of the premises in a tiny kitchen where they serve up an impressive seasonal menu. As the name suggests, Corner Grill House sits on the corner of Walmgate and Merchantgate, just before the bridge to Fossgate. After serious flooding in 2015, owner Radek Bak took a year out to restore his restaurant and gave what was formerly ‘The Sitting Pig’ a full rebrand, complete with a new menu of tasty grills.
3 Joining Fossgate’s food and drink scene in 2016, The Cake Shop proves to be a firm favourite for many York punters with an appetite for a traditional English tea shop… or cake shop. Run by Annette Harker with the help of her son, the café has been beautifully decked out with charming 1930’s décor, complete with white table cloths, gold damask wallpaper and wall-to-wall prints. The Cake Shop sells a range of loose leaf teas and coffee as well as an all-encompassing display of vibrant cakes to leave you feeling spoilt for choice. After hearing of the Covid-19 restrictions, Annete and her son Daniel have transformed The Cake Shop into what is now known as The Sandwich Shop, selling hot and cold sandwiches, salad boxes as well as still serving their 40
famous cakes. The Sandwich Shop is now takeaway only, so why not head down and grab some lunch to go!
As a more longstanding member of Fossgate, the Hairy Fig has lived on this cobbled road for over a decade beside the gateway to the Merchant’s Adventure Hall. This deli-grocers and café was originally set up by husband and wife team Sue and Jim Hardie; although now under new ownership, the much-loved Hairy Fig remains one of the city’s most charming eateries, drawing customers in to the infectious kitsch interior for the quality artisan produce.
Within the walls that once housed the iconic restaurant The Blue Bicycle, Anna Szefowa has reinvented locals favourite polish eatery The Barbikan. Now named The Blue Barbakan in homage to the former tenants of this charming Fossgate building, the team behind The Blue Barbakan have now doubled the amount of mouths they can feed their exquisite eastern european cuisine in the restaurant, much to the delight of York’s food fanatics.
Following in the footsteps of his parents, manager Chris Davies opened Expressions Vintage after their market stall outgrew itself and needed permanent premises. Now housed on Walmgate, Expressions stock a broad array of vintage clothing and unique pieces, from oneoff 1950’s dresses to an eclectic range of American sportswear pieces.
As well as championing the Polish cuisine in York, Anna is also the proud owner of the independent steakhouse Bull & Co. Inspired by the steakhouses of America, Bull & Co are the place to go for mouth-watering steaks or the perfect juicy burger. Their focus on local ingredients means you’re always receiving the best quality producer the area has to offer!
SPOILT FOR CHOICE What started out as a hobby for Brad Want has now turned into the ultimate eco and community friendly business; by taking old, out of use bikes and restoring them back to road-worthy condition. Brad taught himself by refurbishing bikes in his back garden as a pastime, before opening ReCycle on Walmgate. Re-Cycle sold around 100 bikes in the first month and continues to thrive.
A bookshop on Fossgate has a renowned reputation in York for being run by Jack Duncan, the man who left a successful job in television to fulfil his dream of owning his own bookshop. With a self-taught knowledge of books, Jack began forming his extensive collection based on his own antiquarian favourites. Jack passed away in 2016, but his legacy lives on in his bookshop which is now run by Alex Helstrip as Fossgate Books.
VIBRANT INDEPENDENT SCENE
Nestled underneath an aptly overgrown ivy, Botanic plant shop is this city’s little slice of the jungle, and it can be found half-way down Walmgate. Owner Emma Grubb was keen to bring the benefits of greenery to the city, in a shop filled with rare plants and cacti, along with a whole host of other plant accessories and guidebooks. A perfect piece of nature in York city centre.
Fossgate has been considered York’s independent area for many years, and the laid-back cool bars and quality restaurants neighbouring the specialist shops have reaffirmed this. Fossgate Social, Cosy Café, The Hop, The Chopping Block, le Cochon Aveugle and Cave du Cochon are all destination places which have caused the street to expand onto Walmgate, and now with the multi-independent hub that is Spark, onto Piccadilly too. This is a visit that could happily take up your whole day in York.
QUALITY ARTISAN PRODUCE
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7 SPARK*â€™s Tom McKenzie and Sam Leach explain the ethos and importance of this amazing York community. York has always had a proud history of building strong communities while seeking to understand the root causes of social problems. York has been seeking local solutions through social enterprise and Joseph Rowntree has been heralded globally as a proud example of that. 44
Despite York being famed for its heritage and continuation as a historical, tourist city, its evolution is continuous and fast-moving. While York may have moved towards tourism, retail, and hospitality more generally, it has had success on a micro, community-level by ensuring that this was bottom-up, driven by the passions and energy of local people and is rooted in ‘doing good’ and ensuring that community benefits as business grows. York has many challenges, with inequality still stark on wealth and opportunity, but the independent business movement, partnered with the local authority and active local communities, can build an economic model where we are active partners in creating and protecting places and spaces.
to ensure that the community benefits from this economic activity. But it was also about placemaking, local ownership and empowerment, and creating a conversation around social change. We feel that conversation is increasing but with more examples of independent flourishing, the more it will be the solution to our city’s future. York has displayed for generations the ability to weave social with enterprise. It has shown that when local people look after and champion one another, everybody can benefit. We are not there yet as a city. But we must continue to amplify each other’s successes and challenges and work together in cooperation for a more vibrant, inclusive and equal city.
SPARK* opened its doors in 2018 but was only made possible by precedent success of many independentlydriven areas of York before; Fossgate and Bishy Road being two key examples. Such examples have created confidence in independents taking the reins of regeneration. The mandate for SPARK* was for creation of affordable and flexible spaces that allows a whole range of businesses to test and hopefully blossom into permanent units on the high street. Free from the constraints of investor return and property speculation, SPARK* was always about taking control of commercial spaces, ensuring democracy is central to their running and as a community interest company, that profits are put back into the enterprise
SPARK* 17-21 PICCADILLY, YORK YO1 9PB Directory of independent businesses, social enterprise and community groups based at SPARK*, a creative space in the heart of York.
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1 Just outside of the walls in the north-west of the city is a district of York commonly referred to as the fifth quarter. Bounded by two adjacent streets, Gillygate and Bootham, the fifth quarter plays host to a tight-knit community of independent enterprises. From 2015, the fifth quarter has seen a renaissance of independent businesses flocking here to create one of Yorkâ€™s new hotspots. 48
At the top of Gillygate stands one of the most recent of these newcomers, Ella De Watsney Interiors. After several years working as a fashion buyer and studying interior design, Ellen has worked in this trade for the past 30 years; designing hotels, castles, and hunting lodges before opening her eponymous design shop, which showcases a range of unique pieces, often combining themes of art pop with French regal paintings. A little further down Gillygate you’ll find O+M Snowhome, which is nearing its 20th year of business here. Co-owned by partners Helen and Matt Harris, O+M Snowhome is the collective merging of Owl & Monkey and Snowhome. Helen and Matt supply unique products with character, sourcing the majority of their collection from smaller manufacturers and emerging designers with the hope of bringing joy to everyday life.
ONE OF YORK’S NEW HOTSPOTS
Established over 40 years ago, Gillygate Framing is one of the oldest on Gillygate and is the epitome of a family run business. It originally began in Hartlepool by the current owner David Richardson’s father, before David brought the trade to York. In the workshop at the back of the premises, David’s son Christian joins the frames and Trace mounts them. At the front of the shop is mother and daughter team Polly and Emmy who run the shop.
3 Heima, or Home in Icelandic, was opened here in 2016 by owner Maff Punton as a modern take on a traditional hardware store. Maff was previously a manager his familyâ€™s village DIY store for ten years before his keen interest in environmental causes and design led him to begin his own venture on Gillygate. Heima has an eclectic range of stock from coffee pots and body care items, to gardening and homeware products. Janette Ray Booksellers of rare and out of print books on Architecture, Arts, and Design joined Bootham in 2000. After previously trading from home, Janette hoped to find a premises close to the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies and the Art Gallery to open her very own bookshop. It offers a collection of over 10,000 books, keeping a balance 50
of out of print material with a sprinkling of newer titles. Her own passion means she still selectively sources books for those seeking the slightly unusual. Lotte Inch, who is the daughter of Janette Ray, joined the Bootham design scene in 2015; opening the Lotte Inch Gallery in the building adjacent to her motherâ€™s bookshop. She has since moved onwards and upwards, quite
literally, as the gallery is now housed in the next building along, on the second floor. Lotte has a background in Art History and Heritage, graduating University and working as an exhibition programmer, a contemporary arts curator, and an artistâ€™s agent. Lotte Inch Gallery now shares a premises with House of Powell Jewellery at 14 Bootham crescent where they share a modern showroom for events and exhibitions.
Carole Whitby, founder of Upside Down Design, is an interior designer with a background in merchandising. It is with thanks to this that she is able to acquire some of the most unique pieces from for her clients when assisting them in home design. The store and gallery display an immaculately curated collection of ceramics and crockery, vases, soft furnishings and glassware in a collection that reflects current and popular trends. 6
One of the Fifth Quarter’s most recent newcomers, North South was opened on Bootham earlier year by owners Rich and his partner Laura Woods. Running as a combination of café, bar, charcuterie; the alternative drink and food menus work seamlessly together and allows customers to have a little bit of whatever they fancy, whether it’s a coffee and cake, or wine and cheese board.
THE FIFTH QUARTER Credits: 1. Gillygate Framing 2. Love Cheese 3. Heima 4. The Gillygate 5. The Sound Organisation 6. Cut Hair Salon 7. Janette Ray Booksellers 8. Upside Down Design 9. Love Cheese @lovecheeseyork 53
2 Sitting unassumingly in the shadow of the minster are two adjoining streets, Goodramgate and College Street. Known better by locals, due to tourist’s fear of getting lost down the winding roads, these two streets have become a go-to for York punters who know just what they want and where to find it. Lined with independent shops and cafes, these streets’ community spirit is what draws prospective owners to set up shop here, and what makes customers return time and time again.
Italian dishes and the original chef from Sicily continues to cook at the restaurant. This was followed in 1992 by Andrea and Mandy Gaias, whose Little Italy has earned itself a great reputation in York after 27 years of endless dedication. This quaint eatery is known for its attention to detail, and they pride themselves on making all pasta inhouse.
One of Goodramgate’s old timers, Caesars Italian opened its doors in 1990, ready and raring to serve the good people of York the authentic taste of Italy. Owner Barbaros Avata has curated a menu of authentic 3 55
Modern day coffee culture arrived on Goodramgate in 2006 when owners Nick and Annalise opened, yes, Coffee Culture. For the more diligent coffee drinkers who like to know the provenance of their beans, you won’t struggle to get a long black from Columbia or a flat white from Burundi here. Imogen Natley opened the doors of Goji Café in 2011 with an ambition to bring a fresh and innovative menu of vegetarian and vegan dishes to York. Alongside head chef Wendy and their team, they master the art of nutritious and delicious vegetarian cooking.
As recently as 2018, Nice to See You joined Goodramgate as a family run café and bistro. Their sleek and sophisticated space draws brunch fanatics and coffee buffs in from the streets with their speciality and classic menus, plus a children’s play area makes all the family welcome. Besides the great restaurants and cafes, shops have been present here for many years previous. Established in 1963, Monk Bar Model Shop is one of the originals. In Monk Bar’s earlier days, John Masheder used to work here on a weekend, becoming the owner as soon as he was of age. Now, his son Andy is at the helm and believes Monk Bar customers still have the same favourites as they did when he was young.
Another of Goodramgateâ€™s family run businesses, Cleggs provides this street with all things design. Owners Mark Jones and his wife have made the store a reflection of their own home, with inspiration from their travels around Europe and the far east as well as their shared love for period design.
RETURN TIME AND TIME AGAIN Also keeping the street beautiful is florist Ello Flower. Owner Janine Roberts took a leap of faith when a plant nursery she worked at on Goodramgate closed, and opened her own place in a transformed antique space. It didnâ€™t take long for Janine to make her mark as a florist in York with the exotic, tropical and bright displays of Ello Flower. Having begun life in Leeds, Travelling Man joined Goodramgate in 1997 when owner Nabil began to open more northern branches. Established by Nabil and his 57
10 friend Simon, it is the pairs’ passion for board games and comics which has driven their success and can be reciprocated amongst their customers. Now, Travelling Man has been described as one of the leading games and comic shops. Completing Goodramgate’s independent clan is Earworm Records, run by friends Paul and Rich. Earworm is a no-fuss record shop which has become one of this city’s favourites. Here, you can flick through vinyls to your heart’s content, and you’re welcomed to spin your choice on one of the turntables at the back, to make sure that crackle is just right. Credits: 1. Lily Vine @steviecampbelluk 2. Goodramgate 3. Goodramgate @steviecampbelluk 4. Coffee Culture 5. Earworm Records 6. The Little Yorkshire Candle Company 7. Crumbs Cupcakery 8. The Old White Swan 9. Monk Bar 10. Goodramgate @steviecampbelluk 59
Near the bridge from the train station lies Micklegate. A street which over the years has transformed from what was one of York’s most popular stag and hen do hotspots to what it is now known as the ‘kitchen of York’. Around 2016, an influx of independent businesses joined the street and created the resurgence of Micklegate, something which has most certainly not come to an end, as an underestimated area of York continues to thrive. Before you pass under the Micklegate Bar, take a look to your left at a modest entrance to one of the best Italian restaurants in York. The small green door leads down a set of stairs into Delrio’s, an underground cavern of true Italian décor, atmosphere, and, of course, food. Sardinian owner Giovanni Delrio learnt the ropes at one of Italy’s top catering colleges, moving to York for his placement in 1978 before opened his eponymous restaurant here in 1992. Now, after nearly 30 years, Delrio’s has built up an enviable reputation as a popular eatery on the York map.
2 After passing under the Micklegate Bar, it’s harder to miss a newer comer to the street, Micklegate Social. This bright and airy café bar filled with light from wall to ceiling windows makes for a relaxed and cheery atmosphere. Micklegate Social was established in 2018 by brother and sister team Mike and Sarah Lakin five years after opening little brother Fossgate Social, both spaces that serve great quality produce in a cool and sophisticated atmosphere. Housed in a cosy and relaxed venue, Fish and Forest serve the freshest local fish and game in their ambitious, innovative menus. They pride themselves in using the best local produce including locally grown fruit and veg and freshly caught fish. You’ll find classic recipes and ingredients alongside 62
outlandish curveballs that will open your eyes to new flavour pairings and foodie thought processes! In the centre of Micklegate stands café and restaurant Partisan. The turquoise-tiled shop-front greets you with baked bread and cakes, fresh flowers and antique pieces on display in the window, a kryptonite for the inquisitive, and the hungry. Partisan opened in 2016 by owners Florencia Clifford and her husband Hugo Hildyard. After moving from Argentina to York, and with a history in zen cooking, Florencia has created an eclectic menu of nourishing food that fills the soul. Also established in 2016, Skosh quickly gained a strong local following and wider national acclaim. The name means ‘a small amount’ in Japanese, apt for Skosh’s distinctive small plates and distinguished fusion of English and Asian flavours. Chef Patron Neil Bentinck had a vast career history working for Michelin-starred restaurants and his exploratory cooking at Skosh has made Micklegate a strong attraction.
One restaurant which many credit as the catalyst for Micklegate’s resurgence is The Rattle Owl. After spending two years restoring their 17th century grade II listed building, owner Clarrie opened the casual-fine-dining doors in 2015. Clarrie wanted to bring a restaurant to York similar to those she loved to visit herself, and together with Head Chef Tom Heywood have curated an interior, ambience and menu of contemporary classics.
Housed at the bottom of the Micklegate Hill, Fancy Dance is another of the street’s independents which has gained a large and devoted following. This dancewear shop and its owner Jayne Mason have earned a reputation for their passion, skill and all-encompassing range of dance-related products. Fancy Dance has gone on to outgrow the original shop three times over the years. One of Micklegate’s old timers was here long before the latest influx. Ken Spelman Books has lived on the street since 1948, originally run by Ken himself before the business was passed onto Peter Miller, a York University student. The story has since repeated itself, when Peter offered partnership to another York student Tony Fothergill, who now owns the business with his wife Nicki. The bookshop has grown enormously over the years, and now offers over two floors of rare and specialist books. It’s nice to see its newer Micklegate neighbours rising to the same high quality.
THE KITCHEN OF YORK
Credits: All @steviecampbelluk 1. Micklegate Bar 2. Micklegate 3. Partisan 4. Skosh 5. Micklegate 6. Partisan 7. Micklegate Bar 8. The Lawrance
PETERGATE 1 Part of the newly branded ‘Minster Quarter’, Low Petergate and High Petergate may be two of the most contrasting streets in York. Low Petergate, which now plays host to some of York’s most prestigious high street labels, has a rich history in trades such as bookbinding and tobacconists; made apparent by Georgian statues of devils and goddesses which indicate the building’s previous life. High Petergate on the other hand has for the last few decades been home to many of York’s most well-loved independents; two of which are booksellers, following in the footsteps of these streets’ Georgian traders. 66
One of the longest standing businesses on High Petergate, Little Apple Bookshop has lived on this street for over 22 years. Run by Philippa Morris and her partner Tim Curtis, the pair have mastered the skill of bookselling over the years; selling new and old, knowing their stock inside out, ordering in pick-ups, and providing perfect recommendations for customers.
Shared Earth opened their York flagship store in 1986 on Low Petergate. Jeremy Piercy had travelled to India and came back with a compulsion to help redress the imbalance of wealth in the world and address environmental problems. His fair-trade store sold a mix of recyclable and reusable products from Asia, Africa, and South America. The shop continues to sell a whole host of sustainable stuff, from homewares and fragrances to clothing and gifts.
Cat lovers Peter and Alison Hanson established the Cat Gallery in 2001. After many years of successful cat collectable trade â€“ ornaments, crockery, pictures and paintings â€“ the pair recently extended by opening a first-floor extension in their Low Petergate property which will house a range of pre-loved cat merchandise. 2
Owned by the Braithwaite family and including art by Mark Braithwaite, the Braithwaite Gallery on Low Petergate is renowned for its eclectic range of paintings and prints of many familiar Yorkshire landscapes. Alongside they also sell original paintings, limited editions and fine art prints from international and local artists. After much success with their two previous Lucky Days cafĂŠs elsewhere in York, Chris Holder and his father Nigel took a leap of faith onto Low Petergate where they opened their third. This much loved delicatessen brought with them their menus of nourishing homemade treats for a nutritious lunch. 4 68
Founded by another father and son duo, Wayne Chadwick and his son Stephen established York Roast Co. in 2004. They are well and truly known for their speciality Yorkshire pudding wrap, a culinary masterpiece that includes the full trimmings of a roast, vegetables, stuffing, and even gravy. 5
WELL LOVED INDEPENDENTS In possibly one of York’s most idyllic locations, Bennett’s café and bistro sits on the corner of High Petergate on-looking the minster. Owned by Mike Fisher, Bennett’s is best known for its daytime menu of sandwiches, coffee, and cakes which never fail to please. However, for a good while now Bennett’s has also served as a successful bistro in the evenings, serving the best of British food, all locally sourced and prepared fresh in house daily. 6
9 With their stock sprawled across the space of five floors of a beautiful Georgian town-house, The Minster Gate Book Shop have been proud purveyors of aquitarian and rare books since 1970. Nigel Wallace acquired the shop in 1975 and has been trading an extensive stock of second-hand books as well as both Children’s and illustrated books ever since. The street on which the shop resides has been famed for selling books since 1580 and was known as Bookland Lane once upon a time. Nigel also stocks a range of old maps and prints with an emphasis on the local area of York and Yorkshire, so he’ll be sure to have something to cure your literary curiosity. Credits: 1. Bennett’s 2. The Little Apple Bookshop 3. Minster Gates 4. Bradleys Jewellers 5. Shared Earth 6. High Petergate 7. Bootham Bar @steviecampbelluk 8. Fosters Jewellers @steviecampbelluk 9. Lamb and Lion Inn @steviecampbelluk 71
SHAMBLES To many, ‘The Shambles’ is often a general term used in reference to the winding narrow streets and snickets which make up this city’s map and which give York its famous humble charm. But at the heart of the city the actual street, which was once home to the butchers of York and is now the city’s most visited street. On it are several independent businesses making the most of their unique location. We take a look at just how much the Shambles has to offer, introducing you to the doers, bakers, and miniature ghost makers that are working together to keep the street’s magic alive. Alongside the narrow cobbled street is the market of the same name, which was modernised in the last decade by the introduction of Shambles Food Court, home to several great street food vendors. In amongst it all is Krep, serving up authentic French crepes and galettes to the hungry punters, as Tomasz and Marta have created some of the tastiest and healthiest fast food in York.
2 Los Moros has had a permanent set-up here since 2015, and owner Tarik Abdeladim has perfected his small but mighty menu of Moroccan and MiddleEastern cuisine. With the ongoing success of Los Morosâ€™ market stall, Tarik was able to permanently house a new restaurant of North African cuisine on Grape Lane in 2018. Back on the main strip, Ye Olde Pie and Sausage Shoppe has lived on the Shambles since 2009 and does exactly what it says on the tin. Established by husband and wife team Rob and Julie, the pair combined their experience to create one of the best pie shops in York. Rob arrives at the shop at 4:30am to whip up batches of over 10 flavours of pie, alongside 14 varieties of sausage. 74
Along the road, Simon Long opened Shambles Kitchen back in 2005 where he offers a small but sturdy menu of exactly what you want for lunch, including pulled pork burgers, beef brisket pastrami sandwiches, and Cajun halloumi wraps. What’s more, the profits go directly to their ‘Xing’ project, which provides pupils with equipment, training and produce to set up student-led smoothie bars in schools.
Making the most out of an everso-quaint 1700’s premises on the Shambles, Katie and Maureen established Flax and Twine in 2012. On the ground floor is the shop, an eclectic range of antique homewares and vintage finds. On the second floor sits their café, serving traditional cream teas. And up on the third floor is a creative hub which can be booked out by freelancers and artists or privately for special occasions; it’s even been used for a proposal!
MOST VISITED STREET
Shambles newcomer Sapori was recently opened by Sardinian owner Francesco Pischedda, who moved to York five years ago and has always dreamt of owning his own restaurant. For an authentic experience, the chefs and the staff are all Sardinian, and the same goes for the decor, and of course, the food.
EVER SO QUAINT
Another Shambles newcomer, the York Ghost Merchants is the brainchild of Angus McArthur, former owner of design shop Snowhome on Gillygate. Angus had been trying to come up with an alternative approach to traditional souvenir shops and instead of the usual key rings and caps he decided to create miniature ghosts as a tribute to York’s haunted history.
After a short stint in Hebden Bridge, the Hebden Tea Company relocated to the Shambles in 2011 and their assortment of different teas are a success amongst tourists and locals alike. As one of the few buildings with an opening window, owner Okan Ok has made full use and offers free tea samples directly from it. That and the enticing aromas are too much to resist entering inside this cosy and friendly shop. 5 At the other end of the Shambles lifespan, one of the longest standing chocolatiers in York, Monk Bar Chocolatiers are renowned in this city for the quality of their handmade chocolates. The shop is owned and run by, Ray Cardy and his son Alan, and together they make over 60 different varieties of chocolate, plus their signature hot chocolate.
MAGICAL It was the close-knit community of York which drew owners Nicky and Al Kippax to leave their London lives in pursuit of their dreams to own a bakery in this city. The pair have gone on to open Bluebird Bakery in Malton, Leeds and here on Little Shambles. The bread is naturally yeasted, long fermented, hand shaped loaves, and delicious.
Shambles is often compared to and an influence on Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley. As an ode to this, Phil Pinder opened the Potions Cauldron in 2018 hoping to create an entire experience, with a cleverly crafted and extensive range of magical drinkable potions; flavours include serpent’s venom, the tears of a wizard, unicorn’s essence and basilik blood. Like the Shambles itself, it’s all rather magical.
CREATIVE HUB Credits: 1. Shambles @steviecampbelluk 2. The Earl Grey Tea Rooms 3. The Shambles Plaque 4. Dusty at Hebden Tea 5. Little Shambles 6. The Shambles Sausage & Pie Company 77
On the east side of the river Esk, these first few streets over the bridge confirm your arrival into York city centre. At once personifying the centuries of history that ooze out of every building on every street across town, whilst emitting a modern buzz of energy from the shops, cafes and bars that occupy them today. The mixed throng of visitors to this area have a wide variety of choice, from high street brands to the independent beauties that we meet here.
THE PLACE TO BE
Stonegate plays host to an ever-growing variety of businesses and adding to that list is nostalgia cavern Debbieâ€™s Ice Cream. Owner Richard Tolson has created a treasure trove of colourful confectionary, with over a hundred traditional brands of sweets alongside their own homemade confectionary, plus your favourites whipped up into one of their homemade ice creams! Stonegate Teddy Bear shop is an emporium for all things teddy bear. Housed in an astonishing building which dates back almost 700 years, and with a 6ft teddy bear guarding the entrance, this one is hard to ignore. Downstairs is a treasure trove for stuffed toys and upstairs is the charming tea rooms which is also, you guessed it, teddy bear themed. 2004 was when the foundations for The Yorkshire Soap Company were laid; owners Marcus and Warren combined their experiences working as a chef and in retail and began creating handmade soaps from their kitchen table as presents for friends and family. Now with branches in Hebden Bridge, Halifax, Beverley, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Leeds, and of course York, itâ€™s
3 fair to say the pair have outgrown their kitchen and created a brand which is recognised and highly regarded across the country! The brainchild of husband and wife team Frankie and Tatsu Ozaki, Ippuku Tea House opened on Blake Street in 2017 as the physical embodiment of their shared knowledge and passion for authentic Japanese food, drink and culture, all within the cosy confinements of a modern cafe-bar. Designed to
capture the spirit of traditional Japanese eateries, Frankie and Tatsu have created an atmosphere and menu unique to York at extremely reasonable prices.
has received endless complimentary feedback. Spring Espresso began life in the Autumn of 2011 on Fossgate before opening a second branch five years later on Lendal. Owners Steve and Tracey were formerly part of the Cafe2U franchise, selling coffee around the region from their bright red van, and have earned Spring a reputation for some of the best coffee in York. As with Fossgate, the arrival of Spring Espresso played a significant role in getting the wheel turning for more businesses to join Lendal, and the street has quickly become the place to be for food and drink.
The Mannion family and their famous greengrocers had occupied their spot on Blake Street for the previous 25 years, until 2011 when the business was handed over to their daughter and son-in-law, who just so happened to be award-winning chef Andrew Burton. He and the family have combined its traditional greengrocer roots with Andrew’s experience cooking in some of Yorkshire’s most prestigious venues to create Mannion & Co., a perfectly judged blend which
Just after settling in, Spring Espresso soon welcomed their new neighbours Appleton’s Butchers in 2016. After ongoing success in Ripon and Wetherby, owner Anthony Sterne expanded their business into York. Although relatively new here, the history of Appleton’s Butchers dates back to 1867 when nineteen-year-old
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involvement with the textile industry spans back generations and homage to this can be found throughout the shop in items such as their Singer sewing machine which originally belonged to Laura’s grandmother. They now specialise in British Heritage fashion, with a collection that offers a diverse range of brands and products for all occasions, from wellies to silk blouses.
6 Thomas Appleton began working for Smithson’s butchers, which later became Appleton & Son. After recently celebrating 150 years of business, Appleton’s Butchers continues to show an unwavering commitment to offering the finest Yorkshire meats at great value. One of Lendal’s newcomers, Wild & Westbrooke is the epitome of a family-run business, run by mother and daughter Tanya and Laura, and around his job as an RAF firefighter, Laura’s partner Ollie. The family’s
MODERN BUZZ OF ENERGY
A place that has both influenced this area and followed its evolution is a unique bar and bottle shop which expanded from its popular Stonegate original to a larger space on Lendal. House of the Trembling Madness is as oddball as its name suggests, and the offbeat charm and huge range of drinks has been replicated by owner Ian Loftus in their equally attractive second site. Just like the trajectory of this bar, Stonegateâ€™s success is sprawling onto its surroundings, and York is all the better for it. Credits: 1 - 3. Stonegate @steviecampbelluk 4. The Imaginarium, Blake Street @steviecampbelluk 5. Stonegate Teddy Bear Shop @steviecampbelluk 6. The Stonegate Devil 7. House of the Trembling Madness
SWINEGATE 1 Whilst finding your way around the streets and snickleways of York, it sparks an intrigue of what purpose these streets once held in Yorkâ€™s medieval times. This neighbourhood has undergone one of the biggest transformations. Swinegate was once used for holding, you guessed it, swine; now it is home to a handful of leading independent clothing businesses. From trotting to strutting.
2 The narrow street which Swinegate leads onto, Grape Lane now homes a number of independent eateries on its quaint cobbles. Its rather seedier background is a history of gentlemenâ€™s clubs and brothels. We meet the businesses who are striving to make these streets better known for their potential in all things fashion and food! Established in 2016 on Swinegate, owner David Skaith opened Winstons, his shop of menswear and accessories with the intention of creating a shopping destination which differs from the usual high-street retail experience. Winstons sells a range of well-known brands alongside their own range of clothing, with styles and brands handpicked by David himself, allowing for a bespoke style of customer service. 85
Also bringing the bespoke is Giselle; this ladieswear company has been established for over thirty years and their shop on Swinegate, is run by a small team of highly experienced fashion advisors. Selling collections of designer brands and stand-alone pieces, Giselle strive to get to know their shopperâ€™s individual styles so they can pick out pieces perfect for every occasion. Los Moros opened its first permanent restaurant on Grape Lane in 2018 after Tarik Abdeladim had received acclaim for his street food stall at Shambles Market. Differing from the kioskâ€™s menu of Moroccan and Middle-Eastern cuisine, here Tarik has put a focus on using the restaurant to develop the food in new directions and play with different techniques and ingredients.
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Just a stroll away from both the York Minster and The Shambles, Lucia Wine Bar offers delicious and authentic Italian food in a relaxed al fresco dining space. If you’re celebrating a special occasion or just need somewhere romantic for date-night, you’ll be in the perfect environment. The food is to die for (personal favourite being the 28 day aged steaks!) and by night the cocktail menus come out and you’ll wish you never have to leave.
Owner Oscar Akgul is also the brains behind independent steak and beer house ‘Cut and Craft’, home of some of the best meat and ale in York. With their own in house butcher and rotating craft beer menu, Cut and Craft is a must for anyone that enjoys good food and drink in a relaxing atmosphere!
LICC stands for the Luxury Ice Cream Company and was founded almost a decade ago on Back Swinegate. During that time, LICC have been able perfect over 150 flavours of ice cream, sorbet, and frozen yoghurt. Owner Steph and her creative team incorporate British staples like custard creams, Bakewell tarts, and even fish and chips into their ice cream, and continue to invent new flavour-combinations. After three years experience in Florence under Florentine bespoke shoemaker, Roberto Ugolini, Louis is the owner of the luxury menswear store Old Sole. In store youâ€™ll find bench-made shoes by carmina along with designer shirts and all the accessories you could ask for. All of Old Soleâ€™s shoes are made proudly by hand in the workshop in York, a fully bespoke service that will be unique to their owner! The Cheese Trader has sat quaintly on the cobbles of Grape Lane since 2018. They pride themselves with their extensive selection of British and Irish cheeses; from a Gubbeen cheese from County Cork, to a Blue Monday cheese from Thirsk. Their 88
range of award-winning chutneys and pickles, freshly baked bread, and selection of wine, port, gin, and beer displayed in the window has seen many York punters be lured in by both the sight and the smell! Tucked away in a picturesque location on the end of Grape Lane, Wildes is a successful cafe and bistro originally run by the same family for the first 20 years. Although now under new ownership, Wildes continues to be a hotspot for locals who are keen to keep this gem hidden, as well as tourists eager to have stumbled upon such a treat. Credits: 1. Swinegate Court East @steviecampbelluk 2. Swinegate @steviecampbelluk 3. Los Moros 4. Coffee Yard 5. Lucia Wine Bar 6. Swinegate 7. Back Swinegate @steviecampbelluk 8. St Sampsons Square @steviecampbelluk 9. Kennedyâ€™s, Little Stonegate
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From fine dining to unusual eateries, York’s food scene is a revitalised joy. Added to an already excellent selection of cafes, pubs and bars, there are plenty of reasons to eat and drink your way around this city. Here’s how to do it and where to go…
IT FINE 2 In recent years, York has received increasing acclaim as an emerging city for fine food. Whilst there has always been an abundance of cafés and restaurants all over town, York has perhaps unfairly been overlooked as a foodie hotspot until now. The arrival of Skosh in 2016 changed this perception, as one of the country’s most exciting new restaurants opened in this forgotten food city. Serving impeccable small plates of contemporary British cooking with an international influence in a beautifully realised and comfortably intimate setting, critics and diners, locally and nationally, rightly raved about it.
3 Only months before, The Rattle Owl had presented itself in a carefully restored Grade II listed building as the new standard setter. This smart yet relaxed restaurant was cooking up modern and creative dishes from local seasonal ingredients to produce an elevated menu of comfort and joy that was making people in and out of York pay attention.
The cityâ€™s rising reputation was confirmed in 2018 by Roots, the new restaurant from Tommy Banks, who had made his name and fame by gaining a Michelin star at The Black Swan in Oldstead. Here, the ethos of homegrown produce was continued into perfectly executed dishes of invention and flavour. There was no doubt now that York had three restaurants to rival anywhere.
A FOODIE HOTSPOT Beyond these, there are more sung and unsung York eateries delivering exceptional experiences. Neil Bentinck, the chef and founder of Skosh that helped kickstart this cityâ€™s resurgence, introduces us to a few of his favourites. Some refined, others relaxed, but all, in their own way, fine places to dine. 93
Star Inn Harome is one of my favourite restaurants and a very special place in a beautiful part of the world. It is full of personality and always progressing so there are new exciting and different dishes to try. Star Inn The City is their sister restaurant which is nestled between the river Ouse and the museum gardens... a stunning setting! I really enjoy brunch there and definitely a beer or two on their riverside decking later in the day!Â
This is a modern creative restaurant with an amazing wine list, a brilliant British cheese board, and great petit fours selection. Adamâ€™s food is excellent and original, plus theyâ€™ve just opened their own bakery, Litte Arras.
LE COCHON AVEUGLE
This has only opened recently and its a great find. I really enjoy the authentic pizza here, simple and tasty itâ€™s always a pleasure. These guys are straight out of Naples serving some of the best pizza in York all made with genuine Italian ingredients.
An immersive French tasting experience, like nowhere else in York. The food on their set menu is so precise and personal to Josh and the wine is paired fantastically by Vicky. It does what it does incredibly well. 95
6 I love Thai food and Phranakhon is Thai tapas with an extensive menu so you can try loads of different stuff at great value. It’s in a beautiful old twisted little building which if you sit by the window overlooks a lovely view of Grape Lane.
This friendly warm and inviting daytime café is full of character and always very busy for coffee, tea and pastries. The food is very well done using local suppliers and shows it doesn’t have to be flashy to be good. Lovely ambience, hospitable and you leave with a smile on your face every time; that’s all you want.
THE PIG AND PASTRY
Melton’s have been around for 20 years and remains an excellent family run independent restaurant. I always knew it was good but the last few times have been incredible; warm ambience, great service, top notch food, and wine pairings spot on, It’s stood the test of time because of its quality; I hope I can be around with Skosh in 20 years.
I’m half Indian and sometimes it’s hard to find a really good Indian restaurant. Akbar’s is well known and has a few places around Yorkshire but still has interesting dishes on the menu such as curries with offal. I love a good curry and Akbar’s is always consistent for that.
Credits: Food and Drink 1. Shori @steviecampbelluk Ain’t It Fine 2. Skosh 3. The Rattle Owl @mollierosephotigraphy 4. Arras @arras_york 5. Le Cochon Avegule @lecochonaveugle 6. Phranakhon @phranakhonuk 7. Akbar’s @akbars. restaurants
Beyond the tourist eateries and multi-city chains, York has many unique cafes and restaurants cooking up eclectic cuisines of quality. Krep is one such place, as a crepe and galettes van at Shambles Market. Owner Tomasz talks us through a dozen other unusual suspects to eat at in York.
Outer appearance of this one may make you walk by thinking it is just another Chinese take away where nothing is ever going to surprise you. Not this time. Chef Lu’s serves authentic Chinese dishes; some of them might be startling for you, like ‘Marinated Pig Ear in Chilli Oil’. My absolute favourite is ‘Spicy Hot Poached Fish’ – small tender pieces of fish, freshness and crispiness of vegetables, hot spicy flavour of chili pepper, and numbing sensation of Sichuan pepper. Must-try! 98
Little Asia is definitely worth taking a walk from city centre towards Hull Road. Cosy, unassuming place serving authentic Korean cuisine. Bibimbap is a champion of comfort food and a one-bowl wonder, whilst the Kimchi jjigae is a rich, warming stew made of home-made kimchi, tofu and vegetables. As long as you can handle spicy food, you will love it.
This little deli in the heart of York is the best for simple quality nibbles. They stock a great range of local cheeses, meats, homemade pates and have all sorts of pickles and chutneys in jars around the shop. The owners are always friendly and knowledgeable and create fantastic atmosphere! This place is a real local secret.
A food concept by Mark Hill; everything he touches turns into edible gold. He is a top dog in mixing Asian flavours in uncannily delicious ways and is always on the move to bring to life new ideas: food truck, ramen bar, burger kitchen, brunch pop-ups, small platesâ€Ś you name it, he is always doing something exciting in York. 99
It all started here at Shambles Market â€“ small food kiosk, good people and delicious, authentic north African inspired food. Tarik and John are the best neighbours we could ever wish for at the Food Court. Just follow the aromas of spices such as cumin, mint, paprika or coriander and you will easily get to the kiosk. I urge everyone to try the Merguez (spiced lamb sausage) served in a baguette - it sells out quickly! 100
When I think of Shambles Kitchen I see the best Reuben sandwich you can imagine. The meat has been brined for who knows how many hours and has a perfect burgundy colour and has been prepared in their smoker just around the corner with utmost care. In a caraway seed bun from the local bakery, mustard, cheese, pickle and sauerkraut. A must eat when on the Shambles.
Bishy Road is not just a place on a map of York – it is a state of mind! You can feel the community spirit every time you’re there. It’s always such pleasure to visit Julia and Steve in their lovely Pig & Pastry to enjoy the atmosphere, coffee and their amazing sweet bakes or to pop into Robinsons Cafe for the best brunch in town.
This place is a hidden gem in a dusky basement with cosy and mysterious atmosphere. Absolutely the best for cocktails or a classic G&T. They know how to do it and serve perfect, nicely garnished and aromatic drinks – solo or with delicious tapas plates. This is one of our go-to places on Saturday or Sunday evening.
CAVE DU COCHON
Looking for a chilled place to have a glass of wine? This is the place you want to visit. Probably the best selection of wine in the city and the people behind the counter really know what they’re doing; it has to be wine running in their veins! Oh, and this place is also a bistro, the sister of Le Cochon Aveugle, so the food is stunning too. I highly recommend boudin noir macarons.
THE BLUE BARBAKAN
I say this with full responsibility: The Blue Barbakan is one of the best places to dine in York. This cosy place represents how comfort food should taste. For me, it’s like coming back home, which might be because of my heritage, however one thing everyone can be sure of is you’ll love it and will be coming back! My recommendations: beef cheek, schnitzel and pierogi. 102
HOUSE OF THE TREMBLING MADNESS
Old Trembling Madness was the very first pub I visited after moving to York and it was love at the first sight. It would be natural to say I still have a fondness for this place. This small magical pub and beer shop with medieval interior offers the best craft beers, sharing platters and stews. If you’re not lucky enough to find a seat, don’t panic - they opened another bigger place nearby!
THE MONKEY AND THE DOG
This is a tiny place located in (let’s be honest) a not too attractive area, but if you are craving some proper Thai food they will help you out. Always fresh and cooked to order, they don’t cut corners here since every dish is full of flavour, nicely balanced and loaded with chunky crispy vegetables. Our standard order is Beef Massaman Curry and Pad Cashew Nuts and their sticky rice is just perfect.
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Nic Barker runs the marvellous Dog & Bone Vintage store in York and also knows a thing or two about where to go in the city. With an abundance of choice, from traditional pubs to modern bars, we asked for a few of his favourites. Here are ten of the best.
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THE PHOENIX THE PLOUGH INN Go here for:
A warm welcome Sophisticated coaching inn Hearty Sunday Roasts Cosy village vibes Resident pub cat
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Sunny beer garden Roaring winter fires Great selection of beers Bar billiards and darts Live jazz
THE GOLDEN BALL
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Proper pub Quality ales Grade II listed interior Extensive beer garden Dog friendly
Friendly welcome Good music Board games Traditional fireplaces Stunning beer garden
YE OLDE FOSSGATE STARRE INNE SOCIAL GO HERE FOR:
A famous old York pub The ancient overhead sign Various nooks and crannies Homely atmosphere Cosy drinks
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Cool hangout Great food pop ups Excellent craft beer Nice music playlist Relaxed vibes
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Inventive ale selection Roof terrace Homemade burgers Chilled live music Great views of York Minster
Great traditional pub Roaring fire Hearty food Big beer garden Lovely decor and trinkets
Credits: 1. The Blue Bell York @the_blue_bell_york 2. The Plough Inn @theploughinnyork 3. The Swan facebook.com/theswanyork 4. Ye Olde Star Inn @lakelifebouncefitness 5. The Habit @habityork 6. The Exhibition @marcusdench 7. The Fox @foxpubyork 8. The Crooked Tap @thecrookedtapacomb
THE CROOKED TAP
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Awesome gins and ciders Own brew beer Modern and warm atmosphere Regular street food pop ups Local live music
Restored old pub Railway memorabilia Pizza pop ups Yorkâ€™s largest beer garden Nice brews
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52 BROADWAY DID YOU KNOW... There is ample free parking and outdoor seating.
CAFE & BARBERSHOP | FULFORD CAFE MONDAY - SATURDAY | 08:00 - 16:00 SUNDAY | CLOSED BARBERSHOP MONDAY - FRIDAY | 08:30 - 18:00 SATURDAY | 08:30 - 16:00 SUNDAY | CLOSED 52 BROADWAY, FULFORD YO10 4JX 07730 367783
52 BROADWAY IS A GAME OF TWO SURPRISING HALVES
A true family business, home and community focal point making it the highlight of Fulford.
On the one side, a small but perfectly formed Austrian themed café featuring exquisite homemade pasties, own blend York Emporium Coffee and the most stunning Bouqcakes. Mustn’t forget the ‘freakshakes’ which according to a little local are “the best milkshakes in the City”. Occasion cakes are
available to order and it’s worth a visit just to sample the quality and marvel at the designs. Next door is a barbers and hairdressers but not your standard fare. Coming from a long long line of professional barbers, the family have all trained at London School of Barbering achieving Masters in Barbering. It’s safe to say, you’re in very safe hands for cuts and shaves! Testimony of this are the queues patiently forming on a Saturday morning. It’s a good job that breakfast is available while you wait!
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BISON COFFEE HOUSE DID YOU KNOW... We have recently extended and now have lots more seating available upstairs!
COFFEE SHOP | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - FRIDAY | 09:00 - 16:00 SATURDAY - SUNDAY | 10:00 - 16:00 17 HESLINGTON ROAD, YORK YO10 5AR 01904 637607 WWW.BISONCOFFEE.CO.UK
SPECIALITY COFFEE SHOP SERVING UP SINGLE ORIGIN COFFEE FROM AROUND THE WORLD Bison Coffee House first opened its doors in November 2011 and is now well established as one of the finest coffee shops in York, serving single origin speciality coffee from around the world. We do not have a ‘house coffee’ or ‘house blend’ instead preferring to change our coffee on a regular basis (every few days!). This gives customers the chance to explore the wide variety of flavours that can be found in different coffees from around the
world. All of our coffee is supplied and roasted to order by the wonderful ‘Hasbean’, an internationally renowned coffee roaster. There’s also a great range of bagels and brownies to go alongside your brew, with plenty of vegan options too!
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BISTRO GUY DID YOU KNOW... The specials board showcases local, seasonal produce wherever possible.
PIZZA TRAILER | STRENSALL HOURS AND LOCATIONS VARY CHECK SOCIAL MEDIA FOR UPDATES 07946 224960 WWW.BISTROGUY.CO.UK
DELICIOUS HAND-STRETCHED SOURDOUGH PIZZAS After 10 years of running their city centre bistro, Bistro Guy of York is now on the road with their wonderful vintage mobile woodfire pizza trailer. All pizzas are handstretched homemade sourdough bases, using the finest high-quality ingredients for toppings.
desserts and more! Bistro Guy is also out and about in the local Yorkshire villages and is always looking for new locations, so if you are looking for a private event be it a birthday party or a wedding do or everything in between and you would like to see our trailer come to your village once a month please get in touch.
The trailer is a great feature at any private event be it big or small and we work the menu around you to suit your event. Lots of added extras can be added from salads to
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BLUEBIRD BAKERY DID YOU KNOW... We give away free starter kits to help customers make their own bread, as part of the Real Bread Campaign’s ‘Sourdough Sept-ember’ initiative.
BAKERY | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - SATURDAY | 09:00 - 17:00 SUNDAY | CLOSED 2 LITTLE SHAMBLES, YORK YO1 7LY 01904 627706 WWW.BLUEBIRDBAKERY.CO.UK
AN INDEPENDENT, AWARD-WINNING SOURDOUGH BAKERY Most big ideas start with tiny roots and our bakery began life on our kitchen table in the heart of York. We couldn’t have been any smaller. We saw an enormous appetite for ‘real bread’ – the antithesis of mass-produced additive-loaded supermarket loaves – and the fledgling Bluebird found a new nest: a restored gig-house, now our Malton bakery and shop. This was closely followed by a
second residence on York’s famous Shambles and, most recently, a third shop in Leeds’ Kirkgate Market. We are Al and Nicky Kippax – and we’re joined by brilliant bakers and bread buffs who help to shape our small enterprise and keep it ticking over nicely. Our vision is just the same as it was back in 2011: to bring back the lost tradition of hand-shaped, artisan loaves which are nutritious and delicious.
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BREW & BROWNIE did you know... The menu is inspired by the seasons, the countryside and childhood favourites.
CAFE | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - SATURDAY | 09:00 - 17:00 SUNDAY | 09:30 - 16:00 5 MUSEUM ST, YORK YO1 7DT 01904 647420 WWW.BREWANDBROWNIE.UK
A FRIENDLY, FAMILY RUN BUSINESS BASED ONLY A STONE’S THROW FROM YORK MINSTER We have two cafes, our main cafe and it’s little sister The Bakeshop. Both are run by our family and follow the same ethos of fresh, quality and, where possible, locally sourced ingredients. We offer an all day brunch menu at the cafe with stacks of pancakes, brioche French toast and our Big Brew Breakfast! Our bakeshop has a range of homemade sandwiches, toasties and a large array of homemade cakes, doughnuts, brownies and shakes!
We’re bursting with local, indie and artisan producers including Raydale preserves, Johnson’s eggs, M&K Butchers and amazing smoked salmon from Staal Smokehouse. We’ve searched a long time to find the right coffee to compliment our menu and we think Dark Arts of London are the perfect fit. They use seasonal berries to produce the best quality and flavours in the business. We have also worked with Brew the Co since the very beginning, their whole leaf tea is unbeatable in our opinion!
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BULL&CO did you know... Our steaks are aged for 28 days for the best flavour and we also have specially made Haxby buns.
STEAK HOUSE | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - FRIDAY | 17:00 - 22:00 SATURDAY - SUNDAY | 12:00 - 22:00 58 WALMGATE, YORK YO1 9TL 01904 848384 INFO@BULLANDCO.CO.UK
A NEW BURGER AND STEAK HOUSE IS IN TOWN We are a small, independent restaurant where culinary wonders happen. A place where you can sit back, roll up your sleeves and get messy, where you can be yourself and simply enjoy a good meal.
make your steak to your liking. We give you fantastic crispy fries, side salads and sauces made in-house. Even if youâ€™re not a meat eater, you wont be disappointed as we also have a vegan feast for those who prefer it that way.
We cook with the best ingredients out there including fresh meat and vegetables sourced from local butchers and farmers. Our homemade burgers are the best and the delicious steaks are to die for. Whether you go for the rib eye or our special T-bone, we will always
We serve excellent wine from York Wines and offer a selection of beers from Pivovar.
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BUSK DID YOU KNOW... Owner, Sophie, used to busk in York and hopes to bring more of the original music from buskers to the cafe.
COFFEE SHOP | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - FRIDAY | 08:00 - 17:00 SATURDAY | 09:00 - 17:00 SUNDAY | CLOSED 114 FISHERGATE, YORK YO10 4BB 01904 914819
LOCALLY SOURCED FOOD AND DRINK, LIVE MUSIC NIGHTS AND A COSY ATMOSPHERE Busk is a friendly home away from home. Whether it’s a proper Yorkshire sourdough toastie and fresh seasonal salads you’re after, or one of our homemade cakes and locally roasted coffees - we’ve got the lot. Our chef has hand-crafted her wholesome brunch menu, using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. You will always be greeted with a Yorkshire smile and treated like a regular. This year we will be running regular live music nights,
bringing the best of local music to Fishergate, with beers brewed in Yorkshire and carefully selected wines available in the evenings. We look forward to seeing you here soon.
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CRESCI PIZZERIA PIZZERIA | CITY CENTRE EVERY DAY | 16:00 - 22:00 20 PICADILLY, YORK YO1 9NU 07477 816067
DID YOU KNOW... Cresci use a 106 year old family pizza starter brought over from Napoli.
A TRULY AUTHENTIC ITALIAN EXPERIENCE Pizza was born in Naples and at Cresci you are treated to all things Neapolitan, from Armando the pizza chef and the imported pizza oven to the Italian deliveries each week of mozzarella, tomatoes, wines and beers. There is pizza and then there is PIZZA. Cresci offers the only original authentic sourdough Neopolitan pizza in the city, brought to you by Italians who are passionate and attentive to every detail in order to deliver their small but perfectly considered menu. Everything is fresh and lovingly
made daily. In true Italian style, the offer is simple, affordable and consistently delicious. The restaurant is family friendly, sociable and comfortable. Service is warm, staff are approachable and deliveries are available. Cresci offers a truly genuine Italian experience both by fact and product. Once experienced, no other pizza will satisfy...
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DAUGHTER CAFE DID YOU KNOW.. My Father had a shop in the same building in the 1980s.
CAFE | CITY CENTRE OPENING HOURS VARY CHECK INSTAGRAM FOR UPDATES 10 CLIFFORD STREET, YORK YO1 9RD WWW.DAUGHTERCAFE.CO.UK
A LITTLE INDEPENDENT CAFE SERVING FRESH, SIMPLE FOOD AND CAKES BAKED IN HOUSE Hello, we are an independent café on Clifford Street York, next door to the York Dungeons and a short walk from the famous Clifford’s Tower. Our listed building has been in the family since the 1970’s and the second generation have now taken over and restored the building to its original glory. With a young family ourselves we have created a welcoming cafe for all ages to enjoy simple honest food such as cinnamon french toast or a spicy Mexican breakfast.
Our food is made fresh and we always have a selection of specials which change with the seasons. Our coffee and tea are locally sourced and our fresh bread comes directly from local bakeries in York and Malton. Our cakes and sweet treats are baked on site in our little kitchen and change daily. Vegan and gluten free breakfast, brunch and lunch options are available. Dogs are very welcome!
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DOE BAKEHOUSE & HUMPIT DID YOU KNOW... Humpit’s menu is 100% plant based and Doe Bakehouse have many vegan options too!
DONUT SHOP & HUMMUS BAR | CITY CENTRE MONDAY | CLOSED TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY | 10:00 - 16:30 THURSDAY - SATURDAY | 10:00 - 17:30 SUNDAY | 11:00 - 16:00 12A CHURCH STREET, YORK YO1 8BE WWW.DOEFOODS.COM WWW.HUMPIT-HUMMUS.COM 07539 001242
A ONE STOP SHOP FOR DREAMY DONUTS AND ALL THINGS HUMMUS Doe Bakehouse have two bright and colourful shops in Yorkshire, one is hidden in the back streets of Harrogate and the other sits on the busiest street in York. With rainbow walls, the glitter tassels, multicoloured chairs and eye-catching murals, Doe Bakehouse is an instagrammer’s dream! Escape from reality and enjoy a doenut whilst you’re there.
Pita Bar in Leeds was a massive hit and they’ve since branched out to numerous cities across the country, including the wonderful York! Your food will be made to order while you wait, and you can eat in or take away. Whether you’re tucking into a hummus bowl, a filled pita (with falafel or kebab) or a healthy salad box; you can be sure it will be full of fresh ingredients and plant-based goodness!
Humpit have been making hummusy dreams come true sicne 2014. Their first Hummus &
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DOUGH EYED did you know... We don’t take bookings as we’re quite a small place. Just turn up and we’ll find a seat for you!
PIZZERIA & BAR | CITY CENTRE MONDAY | 11:00 - 21:00 TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY | CLOSED THURSDAY - SATURDAY | 11:00 - 21:00 SUNDAY | 11:00 - 19:00 7 JUBBERGATE, YORK YO1 8RT 07342 634990 WWW.DOUGHEYED.UK
WE’RE PIZZA GEEKS! WE’RE FOOD GEEKS! WE’RE COFFEE GEEKS! Formally the York Pizza Company Limited, we rebranded at the back end of 2017 and are now trading as Dough Eyed at our pizzeria & bar on Jubbergate. Our dough is home made and fermented for 16-20 hours and the majority of our ingredients are sourced locally or from the birthplace of pizza itself, Italy. You can get our Detroit by the slice as well as whole Napoli style pizza freshly made to
order. We also serve some awesome speciality coffee, Italian craft beers and a range of cocktails and organic sparkling drinks. You can eat in, collect or have our pizzas delivered right to your door - see our website for collection and delivery hours. We’ve done numerous pop-ups and kitchen residencies at various places over the years and we’re available to hire for catering at private events. Get in touch for a quote!
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DYLS CAFE AND BAR WHY NOT TRY...
Our ‘Tower Room’ is the perfect secret escape available to hire for an intimate gathering.
CAFE & BAR | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - FRIDAY | 10:00 - 22:00 SATURDAY - SUNDAY | 09:00 - 22:00 SKELDERGATE BRIDGE, YORK YO1 9WJ 01904 622737 WWW.DYLSYORK.CO.UK
A STUNNING RIVERSIDE VENUE WITH FOOD & DRINKS TO SATISFY THE PICKIEST OF GUESTS Dyls is a contemporary cafe and bar situated in the iconic Motor House on Skeldergate Bridge, overlooking the river Ouse and Clifford’s Tower. We serve a delicious range of breakfasts, brunches, lunches and late night nibbles, a great selection of teas, locally roasted coffee and home made cakes. In addition, there’s a superb choice of cold drinks, artisan gins and bespoke cocktails.
Our unique venue provides the perfect meeting place for any occasion and is available to hire for special occasions you’ll never forget. With plenty of seating over three floors inside the iconic Motor House and a spacious riverside terrace with full weatherproof covers and heaters, you’ll find it hard to find a venue quite like it.
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EXPLORE HUNGATE READING CAFE LOOK OUT FOR... Check the blackboard for our specials. We also have a ‘cake of the day’.
READING CAFE | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - FRIDAY | 09:00 - 17:00 SATURDAY | 10:00 - 16:00 SUNDAY | CLOSED BELLERBY COURT, HUNGATE, YORK YO1 7AF 07767 318053 WWW.EXPLOREYORK.ORG.UK/CAFES/ HUNGATE-READING-CAFE
COMFORTABLE SURROUNDINGS, HOME MADE FOOD AND FULL LIBRARY SERVICE A stylish urban café serving hot and cold drinks, hand-made sandwiches, wraps, and cakes, freshly baked pizzas and indulgent ice cream sundaes. We also have plenty of vegan and vegetarian dishes to choose from. Indulge your passion for reading when you visit. Browse or borrow from our frequently updated book selection. Hungate Reading Café is part of Explore, the public libraries and archives services for the city of York.
Find out more at www.exploreyork.org.uk. They have a number of other reading cafe’s dotted around the city, including Rowntree Park, Tang Hall, Acomb and Homestead Park. Our welcoming and kind staff are as ready to help with book queries as with coffee choices. We are a family friendly café with plenty of menu choices for kids. Our café is accessible for wheelchair users. And we have a meeting room available to hire.
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FISH & FOREST DID YOU KNOW... We have seating outdoors too in our covered garden.
FISH & GAME RESTAURANT | CITY CENTRE SUNDAY - MONDAY | CLOSED TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY | 16:00 - 22:00 THURSDAY - SATURDAY | 12:00 - 14:00 16:00 - 23:00 110 MICKLEGATE , YORK YO1 6JX WWW.FISHANDFORESTRESTAURANT.COM
A SUSTAINABLE FISH AND GAME RESTAURANT IN THE HEART OF YORK Fish & Forest is a casual fine dining bistro specialising in fish, seafood and game. Their menu is continually evolving and they use only the finest seasonal ingredients to create their colourful and beautifully presented dishes.
Spark on Picadilly, Fish & Forest have had immense success serving their food at The Gillygate pub and are now settling into their forever home on Micklegate. They are still sticking by their philosophy of using the best produce and the very best sustainable fish.
The restaurant stemmed from a desire to bring a sustainable fish and game restaurant to the centre of York. Since starting out at
Book a table through the website or send an email to enquire.
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GATEHOUSE COFFEE COFFEE SHOP | CITY CENTRE TUESDAY - SATURDAY | 10:00 - 17:00 SUNDAY | CLOSED WALMGATE BAR, YORK YO1 9UB 01904 464050
did you know... The entrance to Gatehouse is the original 15th century medieval doorway.
A UNIQUE CAFE WITHIN YORK’S CITY WALLS RUN BY CHRISTIAN VOLUNTEERS Gatehouse Coffee specialises in high quality specialty coffee, pastries, croissant sandwiches for breakfast or lunch, and of course, friendly service. The wonderful staff are always on hand to provide great service and a welcoming atmosphere.
walls. Enjoy the summer sunshine from the outdoor terrace and take in the view, or escape from the cold in winter by taking a seat inside their cosy cafe.
It’s the perfect place to stop off for coffee and a bite to eat if you’re walking the city
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HAXBY BAKEHOUSE did you know...
They supply their award-winning bread to lots of restaurants, delis and shops in the area.
BAKERY | HAXBY SUNDAY - MONDAY | CLOSED TUESDAY - SATURDAY | 10:00 - 16:00 UNIT 2 RYEDALE COURT, THE VILLAGE HAXBY, YORK YO32 3SA 01904 765878 WWW.HAXBYBAKEHOUSE.CO.UK
YORK’S ARTISAN BAKERY Haxby Bakehouse was opened 11 years ago by husband and wife team Phil and Tina Clayton, with the aim of bringing “real bread” to the people of York. Phil, a passionate baker who had been baking as a hobby for many years, went off to learn the essentials of sourdough with Andrew Whitley in the Lake District, before returning to York to kick-start the new bakery. At the weekend, they turn their hands to
croissants and pastries - and the reputation of these has grown so fast, they have people waiting for them to come out of the oven. In fact, production has had to move to a larger unit to keep up with such high demand for bread and pastries! The front of the premises is a mouth-watering Yorkshire deli. It was transformed by Tina when they took over shop 11 years ago and today boasts a huge selection of fine local produce.
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KENNEDY’S did you know... It’s 20 years since we opened our doors on Little Stonegate!
BAR & RESTAURANT | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - TUESDAY | CLOSED WEDNESDAY | 12:00 - 22:00 THURSDAY | 12:00 - 00:00 FRIDAY | 12:00 - LATE SATURDAY | 10:00 - LATE SUNDAY | 10:00 - 22:30 1 LITTLE STONEGATE, YORK YO1 8AX 01904 620222 WWW.KENNEDYSBARYORK.CO.UK
THE HEART OF YORK’S DINING AND NIGHTLIFE SCENE We pride ourselves on being a destination to dine, eat, drink, meet and play, all hours of the day. Somewhere where you can catch-up with friends over a bottle or two, relax at leisure with a coffee in hand, hold a meeting, have a romantic dinner or party like there’s no tomorrow. We are constantly evolving with each day.
a focus on local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. We are proudly independent and have been supporting local suppliers since 2000. The Kennedy’s drinks menus act as a love letter to fine drinking and curious cocktails, served well into the twilight hours five days a week.
Home to banging brunches, comfort food lunches and sultry suppers, always with
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KIOSK did you know... Kiosk hosts creative workshops, artist dinners, talks and other events.
CAFE | CITY CENTRE MONDAY | CLOSED TUESDAY - FRIDAY | 09:15 - 17:00 SATURDAY | 09:00 - 17:00 SUNDAY | 10:00 - 16:00 41 FOSSGATE, YORK YO1 9TF 07845 967134
A CREATIVE CAFE MAKING THE MOST OF LOCAL PRODUCE AND TALENT Kiosk is the hidden gem on Fossgate and one of the best places to get coffee and cake in the city of York. They also have a great breakfast and lunch menu, create seasonal stews and soups and serve fresh juices all day. Everything at Kiosk is expertly crafted. The attention to detail is evident in their excellent single origin coffee and delicious cakes. The unique food menu makes the most of locally
grown, organic, high quality produce and is both well presented and very tasty. The decor is intimate, accessible yet quirky and doubles as a shop and gallery space showcasing beautiful pieces of art, ceramics and other crafts from emerging and established local creatives. On top of all of this, there is always some great music playing in the background.
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KREP did you know... Crepes are usually made with wheat flour, while galettes are made with buckwheat flour.
ARTISAN CRÊPERIE | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - FRIDAY | 10:00 - 16:30 SATURDAY - SUNDAY | 10:00 - 17:00 SHAMBLES MARKET, YORK YO1 7LX 07498 443211 WWW.KREPYORK.COM
CRÊPERIE SPECIALIZING IN BRETON BLACK FLOUR GALETTES AND RIDICULOUSLY GOOD CREPES Usually when people think of a Crêperie, their minds wander to the Nutella stuffed pancake that is hard to resist… but this time, don’t be deceived by your initial thought. Established by two friends: a french Crêpe Master and a creative chef, Krep is a result of their faith in a street food concept of classic cuisine that can be exciting and unpredictable. At Krep, sweet pancakes (crêpes) are everyone’s guilty pleasure, but it’s the galettes that make them proud of what they do.
This is a deep brown-coloured pancake made from buckwheat flour, lending a wonderful nutty flavour that can be filled with almost anything from cheddar, egg & bacon to sous vide pork neck. Unlike wheat flour crepes, Krep’s galettes are naturally gluten-free. For the long tradition of french crêperies and true love for simple good food, Krep never cuts corners. Organic flour from Yorkshire Millers, locally sourced ingredients, seasonal menus and homemade toppings – this is what they are known for.
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LOS MOROS did you know...
You can still find our street food stall at Shambles Market every day from 11:30 to 17:00.
AFRICAN RESTAURANT | CITY CENTRE HOURS MAY VARY CHECK ONLINE FOR UPDATES FRIDAY - SATURDAY | 12:00 - 22:00 15-17 GRAPE LN, YORK YO1 7HU 01904 636834 WWW.LOSMOROSYORK.CO.UK
RESTAURANT WITH COURTYARD GARDEN SERVING COLOURFUL NORTH AFRICAN CUISINE Los Moros began in 2015 on Shambles Market serving spicy street food for people on the go. Three years later the restaurant on Grape Lane opened allowing for a wider menu and an evening dining experience. Creating special food to eat together is at the heart of the Los Moros ethos. To create special food, you need excellent ingredients and Los Moros pride themselves on knowing exactly where their produce comes from and supporting local independent businesses. Fresh fish is bought
locally and their meat and poultry is all sourced from within Yorkshire. They make their own pickles, Merguez sausages, falafel and chermoula. Their menu caters for vegetarian and vegan diets too, using only locally supplied vegetables. When it comes to drinks, youâ€™ll be sure to find the perfect bottle on their hand-picked wine list or you could try the Los Moros Pale Ale made by Brew York. All their soft drinks are fairtrade and organic too.
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LOVE CHEESE did you know...
They reuse packaging where appropriate and encourage a bringyour-own-container scheme.
CHEESE SHOP & CAFE | CITY CENTRE SUNDAY - MONDAY | CLOSED TUESAY - THURSDAY | 09:30 - 17:00 FRIDAY - SATURDAY | 09:30 - 18:00 16 GILLYGATE, YORK YO31 7EQ 01904 622967 WWW.LOVECHEESE.CO.UK
A CHEESE AND WINE HAVEN NESTLED UNDER THE ANCIENT CITY WALLS OF YORK Love Cheese is an independently-run business in the heart of York’s historic city centre. Run by a small team, with Harry Baines at the helm, the business has gone from strength to strength, creating an oasis for foodies and wine-lovers alike. They have a wide variety of cheeses, ranging from the classic through to the confusing; there is a cheese for any person and any occasion. From the finest of soft French, to the strongest of Scottish blues, Love Cheese’s selection is staggering and the experience is only enhanced by the tasting.
With copious amounts of cheese comes a need for copious amounts of wine, and Love Cheese do not disappoint in that regard! Their bespoke selection of wines, ports and gins are all tried and carefully tested to ensure that they are the perfect pairing partners for their cheeses. If the shop hasn’t enticed you enough already, then wait till you hear about the café. Through the small hallway and into their café is the answer to all your cheese needs as they present a menu full of cheesy delights.
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MILLER’S FISH & CHIPS did you know...
They are Coeliac UK accredited and cater for numerous other dietary requirements.
FISH & CHIP SHOP | HAXBY MONDAY | 16:30 - 22:00 TUESDAY - THURSDAY | 11:30 - 14:00 16:30 - 22:00 FRIDAY - SATURDAY | 11:30 - 14:00 16:00 - 22:00 SUNDAY | CLOSED 55 THE VILLAGE, HAXBY, YORK YO32 2JE 01904 769169 WWW.MILLERSHAXBY.COM
THE UK’S NO.1 NATIONAL AWARD WINNER IN 2018
Millers Fish & Chips was established in 1940 during World War II and has been a much-loved favourite for the local community ever since. Nick Miller is the 4th generation to be supplying people from around the world with their wonderful fish & chips. Sustainability here is a priority, Millers proudly use the MSC Ecolabel to promote the importance of this. All their packaging is fully biodegradable, with zero tolerance for single use plastic. They use only the finest ingredients that
can be traced back directly to the source, their knowledge and passion has led them to accumulate numerous accolades over the years. Such as, the five star Fish & Chip Quality Award, Taste of England Award, Family Business of the Year Award, MSC Food Service Champion, National Fish & Chip Awards along with regularly visiting Japan to take part in prestigious culinary events. In recent years they have evolved and expanded their slick online presence to include app based ordering, click & collect and a carbon neutral delivery service.
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PAIRINGS WINE BAR DID YOU KNOW... Pairings send their used corks to non-profit organisations so they can create art, decorations and even insect hotels!
WINE BAR & DELI | CITY CENTRE SUNDAY - THURSDAY | 12:00 - 23:00 FRIDAY - SATURDAY | 12:00 - 00:00 28 CASTLEGATE, YORK YO1 9RP 01904 848909 WWW.PAIRINGS.CO.UK
AN AWARD-WINNING INDIE WINE BAR AND DELI RUN BY SISTERS, KELLY & KATE Centrally located a stone’s throw from Clifford’s Tower, Pairings is a relaxed, table service bar with an appreciation for fine wines, ales, spirits and cocktails. Choose from a selection of small plates and sharing boards, featuring the absolute best in locally sourced charcuterie, artisan cheese and desserts.
The Pairings concept allows you to explore and compare a selection of the finest wines and spirits alongside each other in the form of flights or, for the true Pairings experience, accompany your wines with the recommended food pairings. All this served in a relaxed, friendly, and unpretentious atmosphere.
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PARLORMADE SCONE HOUSE DID YOU KNOW... The second floor ghost likes to open the window to let in fresh air.
TEAROOMS | CITY CENTRE FRIDAY - TUESDAY | 09:00 - 17:00 WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY | CLOSED 1 LITTLE SHAMBLES, YORK YO1 7LY 01904 622 474 WWW.PARLORMADE.CO.UK
MAKING DELICIOUS SCONES EXCITING 15TH CENTURY TEAROOMS IN YORK’S SHAMBLES Get a feel for time gone by in this stylish yet quirky tearooms located over three floors in a listed 15th century wooden frame building located in York’s historic Shambles. Their exciting scone flavours change daily or you can chose from our range of cakes and sweet treats whilst you enjoy the view over York’s bustling market place.
A comfortable and cosy tearooms offering a twist on the traditional cream teas and afternoon teas. Check their display for the special daily flavours. All their scones are baked daily on the premises, chances are your scone will still be warm, straight from the oven.
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PARTISAN did you know... There are always several gluten free and vegan options available at Partisan.
RESTAURANT & ARTS SPACE | CITY CENTRE WEDNESDAY - MONDAY | 09:00 - 15:00 TUESDAY | CLOSED 112 MICKLEGATE, YORK YO1 6JX 01904 629866 WWW.PARTISANUK.COM
NEIGHBOURHOOD RESTAURANT AND ARTS SPACE ON MICKLEGATE IN THE CENTRE OF YORK Partisan offers breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Booking is recommended. With a rolling menu, changing with the seasons, Partisan’s ambition of a farm to table restaurant making the most of fresh, local organic produce is beautifully realised. Herbs and edible flowers are grown at owners Florencia and Hugo’s arable farm. Cakes and pastries are made fresh on-site every day.
As well as serving inventive and delicious food, Monmouth Coffee and Canton Teas, Partisan has a variety of art and interior pieces on display, the majority of which are for sale. The space is also used to host exhibitions for local and national artists.
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PAVEMENT VAULTS PUB | CITY CENTRE EVERY DAY | 12:00 - 23:30 2 PICCADILLY, YORK YO1 9NU 01904 670777 WWW.PAVEMENTVAULTS.CO.UK
WHY NOT TRY...
Our cask keg beers are constantly rotating so you’ll always find something new at the bar.
THE FINEST BBQ AND SMOKED FOOD AND A TOP DRAWER SELECTION OF DRINKS Located in the heart of historic York on the south side of Parliament Square Pavement Vaults brings you the finest most flavoursome BBQ and smoked food alongside a top drawer range of craft beer, wine and cocktails. We are proud to serve lager from Czech brewer Bernard and our house beer is Timothy Taylors’ ever popular Landlord. A range of Tapped Brew Co products are also available regularly at Pavement Vaults alongside 18 other rotating cask/keg
products, including limited release brews and collaborations. Like the majority of York, Pavement Vaults and its earlier incarnations are steeped in history. The site was originally a coaching inn on Pavement, a medieval street dating back to 1378, but was demolished to make way for Piccadilly. The White Swan Hotel was built on the site in 1912 and the “Centre Bar” housed within the hotel was a popular hangout for York’s young hedonists.
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PLONKERS WHY NOT TRY... Have you tried our legendary homemade Yorkshire Sunday roast with Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings?
WINE BAR & BISTRO | CITY CENTRE EVERY DAY | 10:00 - LATE 5 CUMBERLAND ST, YORK YO1 9SW 01904 655307 WWW.PLONKERSWINEBAR.CO.UK
FINE WINES, CRAFT BEERS, HOME COOKING AND FRIENDLY SERVICE Plonkers is an institution for locals and a lucky find for visitors. Leanne holds the longest licence in the City being at the healm for 30 years. Such longevity has given her the experience to get everything just right! Wether you are looking for one of the best Sunday lunches in the City or a wonderful Thai curry, you are guaranteed a treat. Most ingredients are locally sourced, the drinks too wherever possible. Anything possibly Yorkshire is behind the bar but there is also an extensive range of fine Champagnes and
soft drinks, something for everyone. On a sunny day, you can sit by the riverside watching the world go by with choice of bar snacks and a full drinks menu or enjoy the cosy intimacy of the bar. Both places are great for watching the world go by and before you know it, youâ€™ll become one of the many many regulars who lend Plonkers that distinctive family feel. Plonkers is proudly both family and dog friendly.
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REVIVAL COFFEE & DONUTS DID YOU KNOW... We started our business with a £20 fryer that could only fry 2 donuts at a time, and we went out to local cafes to convince them to sell our donuts!
COFFEE & DONUT SHOP | CITY CENTRE MONDAY & TUESDAY | CLOSED WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY | 12:00 - 22:00 40 GILLYGATE, YORK Y031 7EA 07515 033496 WWW.REVIVALCOFFEEANDDONUTS.COM
AMERICAN-STYLE COFFEE & DONUT SHOP WITH AN ARRAY OF VEGAN DONUTS We are an independent Coffee and Donut Shop. We opened our first store in Hull in July 2020 after wholesaling and delivering donuts locally for 9 months. We are now bringing our delicious donuts to York’s locals and visitors with the opening of our second shop!
donuts aren’t for the faint-hearted, and they are a lot larger than your average donut! They are Slow-Yeast Raised, and made fresh each morning. We will be bringing our full array of donuts to York from December when we open inside Doner Summer’s incredible new shop on Gillygate.
Our donut flavours change regularly and we adapt our menu seasonally. Our artisan
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SHAMBLES BAR WHY NOT TRY...
Hiring our mobile bar for your event or party. We can organise a bespoke cocktail menu and drinks list for you.
BAR | CITY CENTRE SUNDAY - FRIDAY | 10:00 - 17:00 SATURDAY | 10:00 - 18:00 SHAMBLES FOOD COURT, YORK YO1 7LX 07889 149716
CERTAINLY NOT A SHAMBLES In the historical city’s charmingly tangled backstreets lies the street food quarter of York’s famous Shambles Market. Here the Shambles Bar provides liquid refreshment to those enjoying the incredible and varied dishes offered at the stalls.
presentation. From local beers and regional ciders to classic cocktails and modern libations, the market-goers will be pleased to find a quality establishment in amongst the delightful clamour of the market.
From within the unassuming, cosy cabin, the Shambles Bar prides itself on delivering professional bar service with an eye for
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SHAMBLES KITCHEN STREET FOOD | CITY CENTRE EVERYDAY | 10:00 - 16:00 28 SHAMBLES, YORK YO1 7LX 01904 674684 WWW.SHAMBLESKITCHEN.CO.UK
did you know... Owner Simon went to University in South Carolina, where he first ate smoked meat!
SMOKED MEAT SANDWICHES AND STREET FOOD Repin’ the meaty history of the Shambles, We also have a Smokehouse Burrito kiosk we smoke all our own meats for our famous on the Shambles Food Court where our big sandwiches including the Pulled Pork, the smoker lives. Reuben and not forgetting our bestselling Fiery Guy Fawkes. We also cook a daily meaty special that’s served with rice and slaw and always gluten free.
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SHAMBLES SAUSAGE & PIE COMPANY did you know... Our sausages and pies are made fresh each day and they are suitable for home freezing.
SAUSAGE & PIE SHOP | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - SATURDAY | 08:00 - 16:00 SUNDAY | 10:00 - 14:00 45 SHAMBLES YORK YO1 7LX 07488 370552 WWW.SHAMBLESSAUSAGEANDPIE.CO.UK
SAUSAGE & PIE SHOP IN THE HEART OF YORK CITY CENTRE Shambles Sausage & Pie Company is a great sausage and pie shop based right in the centre of York, offering professional and personal service. All ingredients are locally sourced and everything is made fresh and by hand at their little shop every day.
They sell traditional pies and sausage rolls made to an exceptional standard using the highest quality ingredients and butchery. Unless you’ve placed an order in advance, you’ll need to get there early before stock sells out!
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SHORI did you know...
‘Shori’ is named after the owner, Daniel Victory as it means ‘victory’ or ‘success’ in Japanese.
RESTAURANT | CITY CENTRE MONDAY | CLOSED TUESDAY - SATURDAY | 12:00 - 21:00 SUNDAY | 12:00 - 20:00 SPARK, 17-21 PICCADILLY, YORK YO1 9PB 07864126755 WWW.RESTAURANTSHORI.CO.UK
DELICIOUS ASIAN FUSION DISHES Shori a small izakaya and ramen style street food restaurant and is just a five minute walk away from York Minster. The restaurant itself is surprisingly a 40ft shipping container which has been fitted out with a fully equipped kitchen and unique dining space.
with Danny’s knowledge of using British produce and what’s in season. From spicy chilli beef ramen to Robata BBQ and bao, there’s something for everyone on their adventurous menu that caters for vegetarians and vegans too.
Shori use a range of traditional ingredients sourced directly from Japan combined
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SKOSH did you know... We are the only restaurant in York to hold a coveted ‘Bib Gourmand’ award from the Michelin guide.
RESTAURANT | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - TUESDAY | CLOSED WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY 12:00 - 14:00 | 17:30 - 21:30 SUNDAY | 12:00 - 16:00 98 MICKLEGATE, YORK YO1 6JX 01904 634849 WWW.SKOSHYORK.CO.UK
AWARD WINNING RESTAURANT WITH AN INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCE Skosh was opened by chef-owner, Neil Bentinck, in the summer of 2016 in a newly refurbished Grade II listed building, situated just beyond the ‘Micklegate Bar’, a 12th century gateway into the historic city of York. A bespoke dining room with an open concept kitchen was designed specifically to create a unique experience, in which to enjoy uncomplicated, yet refined dishes in a comfortable and informal manner.
Chef Neil Bentinck and his team offer a precise yet playful menu of snacks and small plates allowing you to graze as you go, or if you prefer, being served course by course for a complete dining experience. Our succinct drinks offerings include our detailed wine list, with all bottles available by the glass, alongside the exclusive wine journal, seasonal cocktails and a varied selection of local and international craft beers.
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SOTANO DID YOU KNOW... Sótano translates to basement, cellar or vault. Arriba! We also have a roof top terrace, restaurant & bar.
BAR & RESTAURANT | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - TUESDAY | CLOSED WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY | 12:00 - 23:00 FRIDAY - SATURDAY | 12:00 - LATE SUNDAY | 12:00 - 23:00 1 LITTLE STONEGATE, YORK YO1 8AX 01904 620230 WWW.SOTANO.CO.UK
EXPERIENCE A TRUE TASTE OF SPAIN IN OUR ‘PEQUEÑO ESPACIO’ ON LITTLE STONEGATE Opened in 2012, our loyal customers along with first time guests continue to fall in love with the intimate friendly atmosphere. Sotano Tapas & Charcuterie bar has a cult following in York as the go to place for some of the best Tapas. A city centre terrace location hosting authentic Spanish tapas, a product of 40 years of cooking, learning and gaining inspiration from all around the world; from our Head Chef Marta.
Each dish is handmade from scratch using 100% Spanish ingredients. Our drinks crafted by our well-travelled and technically astute team. New discoveries and seasons inspire our menus whether it is marinated grilled fish and meats, delicious croquetas or para picar (small nibbles) paired with our artisanal beers and the ever-growing list of one-of-a-kind gins. Our basement bar is open from 5pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
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SUPERSONIC did you know...
Supersonic occupies what was the iconic Fibbers venue. The name is from the Oasis song ‘Supersonic’.
GYM & CAFE | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - FRIDAY | 06:30 - 20:00 SATURDAY - SUNDAY | 08:00 - 17:00 8-10 THE STONEBOW, YORK YO1 7NP 01904 929 540 WWW.SUPERSONICFITNESS.CO.UK
BOUTIQUE GYM RIGHT IN THE HEART OF THE CITY WITH A CAFE FOR MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS Supersonic is a health and wellbeing destination like no other. The space is light and airy, and as a boutique gym, it never feels over-crowded. Open to both members and non-members we have a full range of cardiovascular equipment, free weights and plenty of space to stretch. We have two distinct fitness studios, one for highintensity workouts and another for more tranquil and relaxing classes. Our changing rooms are like stepping into a luxury spa, with deliciously scented Temple Spa products throughout.
The café has a calm and spacious interior making it the perfect place to relax either postworkout or when catching up with friends. Serving everything from coffee to Kombucha. Ash, the head chef, cooks up a daily feast using high quality ingredients with a focus on locally sourced seasonal produce, think fresh salads, frittata, soups and tagines. With freshly made to order juices, alkaline water, herbal teas and sweet treats to try, you are guaranteed to leave feeling lighter and brighter after your visit.
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THE BLACK HORSE PUB | CITY CENTRE EVERY DAY | 12:00 - 23:00 29 MONKGATE, YORK YO31 7PB 01904 620284
did you know... It’s only a stone’s throw from the city centre but home to a big beer garden and car park.
A TRADITIONAL, COMMUNITY PUB WITH HOME COOKED FOOD, REAL ALE, CIDER AND SNACKS A great traditional pub in the true sense of the word. Live music every Saturday evening and an open mic every Sunday afternoon.
The Black Horse boasts a great selection of real ale and cider with an extensive spirits range. Home cooked food is available during the day and good old Yorkshire snacks by night.
The pub is based in a 15th Century building with an open fire and luxury accommodation available. There is an extensive beer garden and car park with a free function room for up to 30 people.
Dogs are positively welcome and in addition to lots of events, there is a good range of board games available so no excuse not to settle down for the duration.
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THE BLUE BARBAKAN did you know... Children eat breakfast for free when accompanied by a paying adult, every day.
POLISH RESTAURANT | CITY CENTRE MONDAY | 09:00 - 15:00 | 17:30 - 21:00 TUESDAY - FRIDAY | 09:00 - 15:00 | 17:30 - 22:00 SATURDAY | 09:00 - 16:00 | 17:00 - 22:00 SUNDAY | 10:00 - 21:00 34 FOSSGATE, YORK YO1 9TA 01904 672474 WWW.BLUEBARBAKAN.CO.UK
COMPLETELY AUTHENTIC POLISH AND EASTERN EUROPEAN DISHES The Blue Barbakan is a stylish and relaxed Polish restaurant with an enviable riverside location. They serve authentic and fully home made Polish and Eastern European savory dishes with an infamous selection of delicious cakes and a fully stocked and carefully chosen bar to complement the dishes.
and dinner with a comprehensive and inventive childrenâ€™s menu on offer making The Blue Barbakan a firm family favourite. The restaurant is surprisingly spacious with the whole basement, which is beautifully presented, available for private hire.
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch
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THE CAT’S WHISKERS DID YOU KNOW... We are York’s first ever cat cafe!
CAT CAFE | CITY CENTRE MONDAY | 11:00 - 18:00 TUESDAY | CLOSED WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY | 11:00 - 18:00 SUNDAY | 11:00 - 17:00 46 GOODRAMGATE, YORK YO1 7LF 01904 626480 WWW.THECATSWHISKERSYORK.CO.UK
A QUIET SPACE TO RELAX IN THE COMPANY OF SOME LOVELY CATS Welcome to The Cat’s Whiskers! Come inside for hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks, and of course to spend time with our lovely feline friends. We have a relaxed atmosphere, locally sourced food and friendly staff, making this the perfect place for cat lovers to relax with coffee and cake. The cafe is spread across two floors in a beautiful Grade II listed building. We are based right in the heart of the city and have a view of York Minster.
We are firm believers of ‘adopt don’t shop’ and are involved with a couple of rescue centres including Cat Rescue & Welfare Trust in York and Animal Care in Lancaster. Several of their cats meet their new owners while they are at the cafe and we love to see them finding their forever homes. You can read about all our cats on our website - they all have tales to tell! The benefits of spending time with cats are endless, so why not come along and join us?
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THE CURIOUS COFFEE COMPANY DID YOU KNOW... We can come to you for parties and events with our brand new pizza trailer.
COFFEE SHOP | HAXBY MONDAY - FRIDAY | 07:30 - 17:00 SATURDAY | 08:30 -16:00 SUNDAY | 09:30 - 15:00 HAXBY SHOPPING CENTRE, YORK YO32 2LU 01904 765158 WWW.CURIOUSCOFFEE.CO
THE HOME OF THE AWARD WINNING BROWNIE, SERVED WITH A WARM WELCOME AND A SMILE We are a coffee shop open for all day brunch and light lunches as well as the perfect spot for coffee and cake. All our food is homemade and is wide ranging to suit most tastes, and we always try and cater for vegetarians, coeliacs and vegans as well as the gluten loving carnivores! With a unique, locally roasted coffee blend and a wide range of teas, soft drinks and smoothies we appeal to all ages.
We like to think of the Haxby shop as the “little brother” of our two shops, but it more than holds its own! Arrive early for a table, especially on a weekend as we don’t take bookings (except for our monthly pizza nights). We’re always looking to improve and offer something new so we’ve recently just been granted a licence meaning you can now enjoy a glass of wine or beer with your lunch!
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THE GOLDEN BALL INN did you know... The pub became a community coop in 2012 and is owned by nearly 200 people from near and far.
PUB | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - THURSDAY | 17:00 - 23:00 FRIDAY | 16:00 - 23:30 SATURDAY | 12:00 - 23:30 SUNDAY | 12:00 - 23:00 2 CROMWELL ROAD, YORK YO1 6DU 01904 849040 WWW.GOLDENBALLYORK.CO.UK
A HERITAGE PUB WITH A BEAUTIFUL BEER GARDEN AND GREAT SELECTION OF REAL ALES The Golden Ball is undoubtedly one of the finest pubs within York’s walls; a wellknown and much-loved landmark within the local community and the wider city. In 2012 the lease became available and a committed group of residents took the opportunity to secure the pub’s future as a hub of the community, also becoming freeof-tie in 2018. But it’s never just been about the locals, The Golden Ball has always managed to combine a commitment to its regulars, with a truly ‘open door’ approach.
Eight years on the pub remains firmly at the heart of the community while enthusiastically welcoming new-comers. The pub hosts a variety of events weekly and throughout the year including: Open mic & Pub Quiz, much-treasured Folk Session, Live music, a Bring-a-Dish Community Food Club, Beer festivals and Fetes. Crucially though, the pub remains what it always was - a great place to sit and enjoy a quality drink in a warm and welcoming pub.
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THE HOG & APPLE did you know...
Every single one of our event menus is specially tailored to our client’s needs.
CATERING COMPANY | ESCRICK UNIT F, ESCRICK BUSINESS PARK YO19 6FD 07730 367783 WWW.THEHOGANDAPPLE.CO.UK INFO@THEHOGANDAPPLE.CO.UK
RESTAURANT QUALITY FOOD AND DINING EXPERIENCE FOR WEDDINGS AND EVENTS The Hog and Apple is a true champion of an authentic Yorkshire food. With a reputation that stands for substance, quality, enthusiasm, and a unique style, we continue to push the boundaries of outside catering. We work tirelessly to use quality, local and seasonal produce in all aspects of our menus and we have built close relationships with Yorkshire’s best specialist rare breed meat farmers. We are a knowledgeable and helpful team of professionals with extensive experience
working within the industry. We only employ brilliant, friendly and inspirational people to share our enthusiasm and love of food. At our heart is a strong and talented group of chefs who, with their loyal core team and hand-picked front of house experts, share one common goal; to deliver the food and service for your event, the way you want it. We are skilled in actively listening to clients, getting to know them and establishing their vision. We’re committed to helping you achieve the unique event and dining experience of your dreams.
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THE MARKET CAT PUB | CITY CENTRE EVERY DAY | 10:00 - 23:30 6 JUBBERGATE, YORK YO1 8RT 01904 637023 WWW.MARKETCATYORK.CO.UK
did you know... We are dog friendly so don’t hesitate to bring along your pooches!
A TRADITIONAL PUB WITH A MODERN TWIST, SERVING CRAFT BEER AND DELICIOUS PIZZAS You’ll find The Market Cat on Jubbergate in the heart of York City Centre. You can expect a traditional city centre pub with a modern twist, the perfect place to catch up with friends, unwind after work or simply find a comfortable space to indulge in our excellent selection of craft beer. Not only do we offer a fantastic range of craft beers on cask and keg but also an incredible wine selection featuring many sustainable and organic wines, spirits from across the globe and no less than 17 gins!
Head up to our kitchen diner on the first floor to try the best Milanese style pizzas from our pizza chefs. The dough is made fresh every morning using the finest Italian pizza flour and our own multi-award winning Jaipur IPA. The floor to ceiling windows up here give you a great view of all the goings on at Shambles Market below. On the top floor, you’ll have a spectacular view across the rooftops of the city to York Minster. You can also see where the action happens in our beer cellar.
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THE PHOENIX INN look out for... The gorgeous beer garden overlooks the city walls.
PUB | CITY CENTRE SUNDAY - THURSDAY | 12:00 - 23:00 FRIDAY - SATURDAY | 12:00 - 23:30 75 GEORGE STREET, YORK YO1 9PT 01904 656401 WWW.PHOENIXINNYORK.CO.UK
A HERITAGE PUB WITHIN THE CITY WALLS WITH ROARING FIRE AND BEER GARDEN An unspoilt traditional Heritage pub within the City walls. Boasting a roaring fire, a Bar Billiards table and a lovely beer garden. Featured in the Good Beer Guide, The Phoenix Inn offers 5 handpulled beers, real ciders and good Yorkshire pork pies. The pub is cosy and intimate and, of course, dog friendly as you would expect. Live jazz on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
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THE PIG & PASTRY look out for... Homemade cakes, pastries and savouries. We stay up late and get up early to bake them every day.
BAR & STREET FOOD | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - SATURDAY | 08:30 - 16:30 SUNDAY | CLOSED 35 BISHOPTHORPE ROAD YO23 1NA 01904 675115 WWW.THEPIGANDPASTRY.COM
ITâ€™S JUST A CAFF At The Pig and Pastry we offer home baking, great coffee and free relationship advice. We also love breakfast as much as your mum loves a sausage. Matt Damon once ate here. However, later on we found out that his name was actually Keith. A taxi driver from Tang Hall. Thought his accent was a bit local.
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THE PRINTER’S APPRENTICE did you know... We host ‘Mr Browns fantastic tales of York’ walking tours.
BAR & RESTAURANT | CITY CENTRE MONDAY | 11:00 - 23:00 TUESDAY | CLOSED WEDNESDAY | 10:00 - 23:00 THURSDAY | 11:00 - 21:00 FRIDAY | 11:00 - 01:00 SATURDAY | 11:00 - 02:00 SUNDAY | 11:00 - 22:00 3 COFFEE YARD, YORK YO1 8AR 01904 914928 WWW.PRINTERSAPPRENTICE.CO.UK
A RESTAURANT WITH MANY HIDDEN GEMS FOR YOU TO DISCOVER Established within Thomas Gent’s original coffee house, the oldest in the city, we serve not only the finest coffee in the land but also an alchemy of unique cocktails, perfectly paired with our forward-thinking food. The building is concealed along York’s longest snickleway, Coffee Yard. Look out for the devil on Stonegate to point you in the right direction! When you’re here, enjoy rustic, European cuisine in our open kitchen bistro; expect entertainment as well as delicious food here when you dine. Or how about hiding away from the world in our
self-serve wine cellar when you just need peace and quiet with that glass of red. Expect a personalised affair from the moment you walk through the door, with touches of history that stay true to the heart of the building. The past, present and future merge seamlessly with menu items unlike anything seen before. So whether you’re with us for a quick drink or the whole evening, it’s your first time through the door or you’re a regular, we guarantee you will leave with a smile on your face and a desire to come back for more.
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THE RATTLE OWL did you know... The Rattle Owl has Roman ruins in its cellar, a Georgian front room and Jacobean dining hall upstairs.
RESTAURANT | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - TUESDAY | CLOSED WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY | 17:00 - 22:00 SATURDAY | 12:00 - 15:00 17:00 - 22:00 SUNDAY | 12:00 - 19:00 104 MICKLEGATE, YORK YO1 6JX 01904 658658 WWW.RATTLEOWL.CO.UK
CASUAL DINING RESTAURANT IN A RESTORED GRADE II* LISTED BUILDING Housed in a 17th Century building on one of York’s most eclectic streets, the Rattle Owl is a causal dining restaurant that merges its historic surroundings with a modern British menu. You can choose from its 6 course suppliers menu, a la carte, Sunday Lunch or bar menu, all sourced from local farms or Yorkshire’s waters.
biodynamic wines and cocktails with foraged ingredients. Set up 5 years ago by former lawyer, Clarrie and a kitchen headed up by Tom Heywood, the Rattle Owl is both a local’s ‘little gem’ as well as rated nationally. If you’re lucky you can ask to see the Roman remains in the basement uncovered as part of the renovations.
The three story building also houses the Tansy Beetle Bar with a mix of organic and
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THE WHIPPET INN WHY NOT TRY... As York’s Original Gin House, they stock over 50 gins many of which can’t be found anywhere else in York!
RESTAURANT & BAR | CITY CENTRE SUNDAY - THURSDAY | 12:00 - 23:00 FRIDAY - SATURDAY | 12:00 - 00:00 15 NORTH STREET, YORK YO1 6JD 01904 500660 WWW.THEWHIPPETINN.CO.UK
YORK’S FAVOURITE INDEPENDENT RESTAURANT & BAR, FLYING THE FLAG FOR YORKSHIRE The Whippet Inn was opened by Martin Bridge in 2013 – he had fallen in love with the Victorian red brick coach house years earlier, with all its quirky nooks & crannies, and knew it could be something special. The ethos at the heart of this “hidden gem” as it is often warmly referred to by locals has not changed over the years - its aim was to showcase the best of Yorkshire’s produce coupled with great hospitality. You would be hard pushed to find a warmer, more knowledgeable welcome from the team.
The Whippet Inn has grown a reputation for serving the best local beef paired with craft ales, wine and gin produced throughout the region. Six years on, mouth-watering beef still features on the main menu alongside an eclectic collection of ever changing seasonally & locally inspired plates. As an adult only venue they have cultivated a relaxing & stylish atmosphere! Not only can you unwind in the restaurant, bar & secret garden (shh) – but their Private Dining Room boasts a lavish, decadent dining space suitable for any party.
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TRIO did you know... Whip-Ma-WhopMa-Gate is the shortest street in York and one of the strangest.
PATISSERIE & RESTAURANT | CITY CENTRE PATISSERIE EVERY DAY | 08:00 - 16:00 07588 657565 RESTAURANT EVERY DAY | 12:00 - 23:30 01904 651868 3 WHIP-MA-WHOP-MA-GATE, YORK YO1 8BL
MEDITERRANEAN FAMILY PATISSERIE AND RESTAURANT One visit is all it takes for Trio to embrace you into the family. Both the Patisserie and restaurant have different menus but both unique, high quality and authentic in Mediterranean origin and ingredients. You only need to glance at Tripadvisor to see that once visited, it’s not forgotten. A visit to Trio is as compelling as going home, whether you are a local or a visitor, a warm and genuine welcome awaits you. It’s not just the warm personal embrace from the owners that draws you to either the Patisserie or the restaurant next door but
the delicious and authentic Turkish breakfasts, homemade cakes, Mediterranean mezze or tapas. That’s before we discuss the smooth Swiss coffee and hand picked exclusive lines in wine and beer. In everything lies a passion and attention to detail once experienced, not forgotten. A wonderful surprise is that the restaurant boasts a large and inviting roof terrace with stunning views across the City. Perfect for cocktails pre dinner or after dinner coffee. Visit once and you’ll become a regular – guaranteed!
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YAKAMOZ DID YOU KNOW. .. All meat is halal.
TURKISH RESTAURANT | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - FRIDAY | 12:00 - 14:00 | 17:00 - 22:00 SATURDAY & SUNDAY | 12:00 - 22:00 55 GOODRAMGATE, YORK YO1 7LS 01904 466297 WWW.YAKAMOZ.CO.UK
WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE, FRIENDLY STAFF & DELICIOUS TURKISH FOOD A beautiful and stylish restaurant serving daily fresh, homemade traditional Turkish and Mediterranean dishes. There is also a good selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes to choose from with many gluten free options. A wonderful surprise is the complimentary hot and very impressive Turkish bread and dips presented to each table as a complimentary extra on arrival.
Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff where service with a smile is guaranteed. The restaurant is family friendly with sharing dishes and plenty of soft drink options. A great selection of Turkish wines, beer, coffee and the infamous spirit Raki for those wishing to live the authentic Turkish experience to the full.
Each day there is a lunch special of the day served from midday.
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YORK TAP did you know... The cracks in the Victorian Terrazzo floor were caused by “The York Blitz” during World War Two.
PUB | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - THURSDAY | 10:00 - 23:00 FRIDAY | 10:00 - 23:30 SATURDAY | 10:00 - 23:00 SUNDAY | 11:00 - 23:00 YOUR ADDRESS LS1 000 01904 659009 WWW.YORKTAP.COM
CRAFT BEER HOUSE SERVING CASK AND KEG BEERS ACROSS 32 TAPS Whether you’re looking for traditional cask-conditioned ale, a thirst-quenching European Pilsner, or even craft beer we’re your number one stop. Our team of beer lovers work around the clock to ensure we do the beer we serve justice and that you’re always spoilt for choice. Situated in the beautiful York Train Station, it won’t be hard to find our stunning Grade I listed
Edwardian building. We also offer a range of carefully selected fine wines, spirits and soft drinks along with delightful tasting bar nibbles from the York Pie Company.
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ZAAP THAI STREET FOOD DID YOU KNOW... We don’t take bookings, we are a walk-in restaurant only. Just turn up and have a great time!
THAI RESTAURANT | CITY CENTRE SUNDAY - THURSDAY | 12:00 - 21:00 FRIDAY - SATURDAY | 12:00 - 10:00 7 LENDAL, YORK YO1 8AQ 01904 626691 WWW.ZAAPTHAI.CO.UK
ZAAP THAI IS BRINGING BANGKOK’S WORLD-FAMOUS STREET FOOD TO YORK Following the opening of our original site in Leeds, we have expanded to Nottingham, Newcastle and now York! Come and find us at 7 Lendal, just over Lendal bridge in the city walls. When you step inside a Zaap restaurant you will feel like you have been transported into a Bangkok street food market, with all its
magical hustle and bustle, neon lighting, funky tuk tuks and, of course the most amazing Thai street food you will ever taste! With over 80 of the most authentic Thai street food dishes on the menu, your taste buds will rock to the Bangkok vibe and you’ll feel like you are in the street food capital of the world, Thailand.
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AINSTY ALES BREWERY & TAPROOM | ACASTER MALBIS MANOR FARM BUILDINGS, MILL LN, YORK YO23 2TY WWW.AINSTYALES.CO.UK 01904 703233 We are an independently owned, 10 bbl microbrewery and taproom producing craft-ale, with live music & food!
CHOC AFFAIR CHOCOLATIER | ONLINE WWW.CHOC-AFFAIR.COM 01904 541541 A family run business creating a wide range of delicious flavour infused and origin chocolate bars, hot chocolates, children's lollies and more.
CHOOSE 2 CAFE CAFE | LAYERTHORPE HULL ROAD PARK, YORK YO10 3TQ WWW.CHOOSE2YOUTH.CO.UK 07933115448 A social enterprise and fully functioning cafe providing young people with additional needs an opportunity to learn and develop employability skills.
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CORNER GRILL HOUSE STEAK HOUSE | CITY CENTRE 9 WALMGATE, YORK YO1 9TX WWW.CORNERGRILLHOUSE.CO.UK 01904 654201 Our ethos is simple: we use the very best seasonal and locally sourced ingredients to serve real food with real flavour.
CRUMBS CUPCAKERY BAKERY | CITY CENTRE 10 COLLEGE STREET, YORK, YO1 7JF WWW.CRUMBS-CUPCAKERY.CO.UK 01904 638282 Home to the best cupcakes in York! Pop along to our pretty tea rooms for some tea and cake, weâ€™ll be sure to delight you with our scrumptious creations.
HENSHELWOODS DELICATESSEN DELICATESSEN | CITY CENTRE 10 NEWGATE, YORK YO1 7LA WWW.HENSHELWOODS.CO.UK 01904 673877 A corner of foodie heaven in historic York. Purveyors of cheese, charcuterie, pate, pickles, salads & gourmet sandwiches with sweet stuff on the side!
York is a city rich in culture and high on entertainment. Grand old theatres have been joined by cool new venues, providing the city with a strong and diverse mix of music, film, theatre and more. With something sure to suit every taste, find your favourite happenings hereâ€Ś
URE ENTERTAINMENT AND
ENTERTA For a city that does an exceptional job of continuously paying homage to the history and architecture that is embedded within each and every snicket and alleyway, York has had little difficulty in keeping up with some of its larger neighbouring cities when creating a vibrant hub of arts, music, literature and cuisine. Here weâ€™ll take a closer look at what you can expect to find in Yorkâ€™s scene of entertainment and culture...
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Year on year, York plays host to several annual events and festivals, drawing crowds from near and far in a celebration of cuture. One of the city’s most reputable events is the short film festival, Aesthetica. Founded in 2011, Aesthetica is a BAFTA-qualifying festival which takes place in the heart of York every year in November. The festival itself is a celebration of independent filmmakers from around the world; and as well as showcasing the work of hundreds of emerging and established filmmakers, the festival also plays a remarkable role in promoting some of York’s best cultural venues.
A CELEBRATION OF CULTURE Venues like Friargate Theatre, Thirteen Thirty One, and City Screen Basement provide the perfect space for intimate performances; as well as playing their part in Aesthetica Film Festival, these venues usually offer a spectacle of comedy performances, plays, cinema, and many more. Larger venues such as York Theatre Royal, the Yorkshire Museum, and the National Centre for Early Music also play host to a number of screenings across the festival weekend. And, when they’re not doing that, you can be sure to see award winning plays, music concerts and exhibitions held at these much-loved venues.
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But perhaps the most cultural annual event of all is York’s Festival of Ideas. Featuring world-class speakers, exhibitions, theatre and music, the 172
festival has grown year-on-year and now welcomes up to 30,000 audience members. With an ethos built on a passion to inform and entertain. The Festival of Ideas does an exceptional job of providing topics and
4 performances to suit all, whilst celebrating some of Yorkâ€™s venues that champion the arts all year round.
One of the cityâ€™s most renowned venues, York Racecourse, also plays host to several cherished events throughout the year. York Balloon Fiesta proves to be a hit year after year, as the festival brings a weekend of live music, funfairs, and you guessed it, hot air balloons to the magnificent racecourse grounds. The pinnacle of the weekend includes a hot air balloon night glow, as several hot air balloons light their flames in synchronisation to music, creating a truly unique spectacle. 173
6 But we can’t cover entertainment and culture without covering York’s musical offerings. Alongside a stellar list of music venues in the city centre such as York Barbican, National Centre for Early Music and Fulford Arms, the city also hosts the annual York Proms Picnic Concert, in Museum Gardens. After much success of the first York Proms in 2017, the concert has been given an encore year after year. Guests are invited to set up a picnic and enjoy an evening of flag-waving classics, followed by fireworks, all against the beautiful backdrop of York’s Museum Gardens. It doesn’t require much effort to find a reason to celebrate in York, often, events are held to celebrate the city’s great landscape. The Summer Regatta is a celebration of York’s rowers and the mighty River Ouse that runs through the heart of the city. Organised by York City Rowing Club, the 174
7 regatta sees a series of races taking place throughout the day. Onlookers line the riverside and bridges in a day of ultimate summer cheer.
A REASON TO CELEBRATE Another event which pays homage to the scenery and architecture of York is the Great York Walk. Organised by the University of York, attendees are welcomed to take part in a community walk beginning at the university, and winding its way along the banks of the River Ouse and Foss, visiting historic sites such as York Minster and the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside before heading back to the campus. And with that, we think itâ€™s fair to say that the city of York should never be underestimated when it comes to its offering of entertainment and culture for all. As a city with rich history and culture, itâ€™s clear to see York does not
struggle to keep the culture alive today. Credits: Entertainment and Culture 1. The Eboracum Roman Festival @yorkshiremuseumandgardens Here to Entertain You 2. Jorvik Viking Festival @dpa_scott 3. York Balloon Fiesta @kierandelaneyvisuals 4. WALE ASFF BAFTA Nominations 2019 5. York Festival of Ideas @yorkfestivalofideas 6. York Regatta @distinctperformance 7. York Proms Picnic @racheljerram 8. National Centre for Early Music @nationalcentreforearlymusic
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2 York is a city which has some remarkable and renowned theatres hosting spectacular shows, from musicals to operas. But for grass roots music, it is less celebrated than other English cities, and quite wrongly so. For here and now, the music scene is vibrant and diverse, with performers and venues making sounds every night of every week all over town. Jericho Keys knows this more than anybody, as host of BBC Introducing in York, where he showcases up and coming musicians from across the local area. Here, he tells us more about the sounds of the city… If these walls could talk, the stories they would tell…. With an estimated population of 208,807, give or take a few here or there (ta, Google), you’d expect there would be at least some half decent musicians to make some good records that may tempt you, even the slightest bit, to leave your nice warm flat after a dull day’s work and spend your hard earned cash, ungrudgingly. Well, well, well, if you live in the city and are into music, from my experience, your abode becomes a pit stop. You’re skint half the time, from going to the mixed bag of shows. The pioneers at The Crescent, The Fulford Arms, Spark and The Victoria Vaults are all firmly flying the flag for innovative and desired shows in YO1 and are keeping music alive on our doorsteps. Which, as a part of that community, I am truly grateful for.
Every single time, they effortlessly attract the well-respected, the vintage, the new hotly tipped buzzed band, the weird and the wonderful, the brash and beautiful, to a stage near us. They’re always able attract them to this ancient city. York may be draped in history, but this place is very much the future. This place, little ole Jorvik, can most certainly hold its own and stick its chest out when we’re ever asked. “What contribution has the city made to music, that people have taken notice of nationally?” Erm, John Barry, Shed Seven, Benjamin Francis Leftwich… I could go on… Venues come and go, unfortunately. York Fibbers, The Duchess, Stereo, The Junction and a whole lot before my time, have eventually burned out after gaining a loyal and cult clientele. I know all expressed their desolation when for the final time the empty plastic pint cups have been swept up and the door padlocked. Those venues and promoters that brought bands to the forefront before the rest of the world caught up. They did not die in vain, but apparently all good things must come to an end… I’m not too sure about that myself.
7 I tend to think of the music scene like putting a well-stocked iPod on shuffle. You’re very lucky here if you have an open mind and constantly want to hear something different. It’s reassuring to know that you can essentially walk around the city, stumble into a pub or venue and hear something other than murderous karaoke covers. I’m sure we do, like everywhere else, still have our fair share of that. But the gifted most certainly outweighs the garbage. Just look at some of the musicians who we’ve got to brag about over the last few years, that’ve cemented themselves into the cobbles and gone on to do some monumental things. The Howl & The Hum, King No-One, Bonnie and The Bailers, Hello Operator, Amy May Ellis, Wounded Bear, Skylights, Violet
Contours, Kitty VR, Faux Pas, and Laura Kindelan. The punters whistle their melodies and lyrics down the street on the way to and from their shows. I could carry on for hours and reel off the amount of up and coming bands, DJ’s, singers, rappers and producers, that call York home, but I’ll save you the endless list. Where would the fun in that be? I think our reputation speaks for itself. The scene is enormous. Go and explore it… Credits: 1. Victoria Vaults @maxineboakeshoey 2. The Howl & The Hum @andylittlefilm 3. Victoria Vaults 4. The Basement @thebasementyork 5. Dusk @gpearce_ 6. Spark @sparkyork 7. Veneers at Spark @kluens.media 8. Spark @sparkyork 9. Fibbers @fibbersliveyork
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CULTURE CRAWL Rob Andrews reveals the history of Yorkâ€™s churches on his walking tours. Here he tempts us to find out more about these buildingsâ€™ cultural significance to the city.
Our ancient city boasts an extraordinary built heritage; under steeple and tower, memories of the old city endure despite an ever-changing urban landscape. At one point during the Middle Ages, York boasted around 40 parish churches, one of the largest numbers of any town in England. A good portion of these 182
2 buildings stood strong and are celebrated today, not only as local landmarks and beautiful relics of our past for sightseeing tourists, but also as the spiritual investment of generations of York’s own born and bred. The architectural and historical value of these buildings cannot be overstated, and each site is a unique asset to our city. Not all of the old churches welcome visitors as active places of worship as they once did; a handful of the buildings have found alternative ways to serve their communities. But whatever their current use, the doors to these buildings are kept open throughout the year, providing a wonderful opportunity for us to experience a glimpse into York’s ancient past.
behind a row of shops on Goodramgate. The 15th century stained glass of All Saints church on North Street, some of the finest in England. St Mary Bishophill Junior near Micklegate has the oldest church tower in the city and All Saints on Pavement is well known for its iconic lantern tower. So, if you see one of York’s churches with an open door, don’t hesitate to have a look inside; the monuments of the past you find within might come as a pleasant surprise! Credits: All @churchcrawling 1. All Saints, Pavement 2. St Lawrence’s, Lawrence Street
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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE The following few pages are here to help you discover the abundance of entertainment that York has got going on. From popular happenings to niche culture, youâ€™re sure to find your tastes catered for at the hundreds of venues and events across the city. There truly is something for everyone here.
ART ACCORDING TO MCGEE ART GALLERY | CITY CENTRE
ART OF PROTEST GALLERY ART GALLERY | CITY CENTRE
8 TOWER ST, YORK YO1 9SA
16 LITTLE STONEGATE, YO1 8AX
BLOSSOM STREET GALLERY ART GALLERY | CITY CENTRE
BLUE TREE GALLERY ART GALLERY | CITY CENTRE
2 BLOSSOM ST, YORK YO24 1AE
23 BOOTHAM, YORK YO30 7BW
CASTLE FINE ART ART GALLERY | CITY CENTRE
COPPERGATE GALLERY ART GALLERY | CITY CENTRE
19 CASTLEGATE, YORK YO1 9RN WWW.CASTLEFINEART.COM
21 CASTLEGATE, YORK YO1 9RN
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E. STACY-MARKS ART GALLERY | HELMSLEY
HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE ART GALLERY | HELMSLEY
14 BRIDGE ST, HELMSLEY YO62 5DX
MEETING HOUSE COURT, YO62 5DW
INSPIRED BY... GALLERY ART GALLERY | WHITBY
JOHN FREEMAN STUDIO ART GALLERY | WHITBY
THE MOORS NATIONAL PARK
9 MARKET PL, WHITBY YO22 4DD
CENTRE, LODGE LANE, YO21 2NB
KENTMERE HOUSE GALLERY ART GALLERY | ACOMB
LEAPING HARE ART GALLERY ART GALLERY | EASINGWOLD
53 SCARCROFT HILL, YO24 1DF
23 CHAPEL ST, YO61 3AE
LOOK GALLERY ART GALLERY | HELMSLEY
20 CASTLEGATE, YO62 5AB
ALNE RD, YORK YO61 3PA
PYRAMID GALLERY ART GALLERY | CITY CENTRE
SALTBOX GALLERY ART GALLERY | HELMSLEY
43 STONEGATE, YORK YO1 8AW
2 CASTLEGATE, YO62 5AB
SCARBOROUGH ART GALLERY ART GALLERY | SCARBOROUGH
SILVER ST. GALLERY ART GALLERY | WHITBY
THE CRESCENT, YO11 2PW
7 SILVER ST, WHITBY YO21 3BU
GALLERY & WORKSHOP | EASINGWOLD
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STAITHES GALLERY ART GALLERY | STAITHES
SUTCLIFFE GALLERY WHITBY ART GALLERY | WHITBY
HIGH ST, STAITHES TS13 5BH
1 FLOWERGATE, WHITBY YO21 3BA
THE ANIMAL ART GALLERY ART GALLERY | MALTON
THE ART CAFE ART GALLERY | WHITBY
11 FINKLE ST, MALTON YO17 7JD
42A FLOWERGATE, YO21 3BB
THE ARTS WORKSHOP ART GALLERY | SCARBOROUGH
THE BLAKE GALLERY ART GALLERY | HAXBY
6&8 SOUTH ST, YO11 2BP
45 THE VILLAGE, HAXBY YO32 2HU
THE BRAITHWAITE GALLERY ART GALLERY | CITY CENTRE
THE GEALL GALLERY ART GALLERY | WHITBY
42 LOW PETERGATE, YORK YO1 7HZ
FRONT ST, GROSMONT YO22 5QE
THE NEW SCHOOL HOUSE GALLERY
ART GALLERY | CITY CENTRE
THE READING ROOM GALLERY ART GALLERY | WHITBY
PEASHOLME GREEN, YO1 7PW
24 FLOWERGATE, YO21 3BA
THE ROBERT FULLER GALLERY ART GALLERY | MALTON
VILLAGE GALLERY ART GALLERY | CITY CENTRE
FOTHERDALE FARM, YO17 9LS
14 COLLIERGATE, YORK YO1 8BP
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WAVE ART GALLERY | ROBIN HOOD’S BAY
YORK ART GALLERY ART GALLERY | CITY CENTRE
NEW RD, WHITBY YO22 4SF
EXHIBITION SQUARE, YO1 7EW WWW.YORKARTGALLERY.ORG.UK
YORK FINE ARTS ART GALLERY | CITY CENTRE 83 LOW PETERGATE, YO1 7HY WWW.YORKFINEARTS.CO.UK 01904 634221
ATTRACTIONS CASTLE HOWARD ATTRACTION | RYEDALE
CLIFFORD’S TOWER ATTRACTION | CITY CENTRE
CASTLE HOWARD, YO60 7DA
TOWER ST, YORK YO1 9SA
0370 333 1181
DUNCOMBE PARK ATTRACTION | HELMSLEY
GODDARD’S HOUSE & GARDEN ATTRACTION | CITY CENTRE
THE ESTATE OFFICE, YO62 5EB
27 TADCASTER RD, YO24 1GG
HELMSLEY CASTLE ATTRACTION | HELMSLEY
HELMSLEY WALLED GARDEN ATTRACTION | HELMSLEY
CASTLEGATE, HELMSLEY YO62 5AB
CLEVELAND WAY, YO62 5AH
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HOLGATE WINDMILL ATTRACTION | CITY CENTRE
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH ATTRACTION | CITY CENTRE
WINDMILL RISE, YORK YO26 4TX
GOODRAMGATE, YORK YO1 7LF
MERCHANTS ADVENTURER’S HALL
ATTRACTION | CITY CENTRE FOSSGATE, YORK YO1 9XD
MERCHANTSHALLYORK.ORG 01904 654818 NUNNINGTON HALL ATTRACTION | HELMSLEY NUNNINGTON, YORK YO62 5UY WWW.NATIONALTRUST.ORG.UK 01439 748283
RIEVAULX ABBEY ATTRACTION | HELMSLEY
SCARBOROUGH CASTLE ATTRACTION | SCARBOROUGH
RIEVAULX BANK, YO62 5LB
CASTLE RD, YO11 1HY
0370 333 1181
0370 333 1181 THE HOSPITIUM ATTRACTION | CITY CENTRE MUSEUM GARDENS, YO30 7DR WWW.YORKVENUES.ORG.UK 01904 687671 TREASURER’S HOUSE ATTRACTION | CITY CENTRE MINSTER YARD, YORK YO1 7JL WWW.NATIONALTRUST.ORG.UK 01904 624247
ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURE WHITBY ABBEY ATTRACTION | WHITBY ABBEY LN, WHITBY YO22 4JT ENGLISH-HERITAGE.ORG.UK 0370 333 1181
5 YORK COLD WAR BUNKER ATTRACTION | CITY CENTRE MONUMENT CL, YORK YO24 4HT ENGLISH-HERITAGE.ORG.UK 0370 333 1181
YORK MANSION HOUSE ATTRACTION | CITY CENTRE
YORK MINSTER ATTRACTION | CITY CENTRE
ST. HELENâ€™S SQUARE, YO1 9QL
DEANGATE, YORK YO1 7HH
COMMUNITY TANG HALL COMMUNITY CENTRE COMMUNITY CENTRE | TANG HALL FIFTH AVE, YORK YO31 0UG WWW.THCCENTRE.CO.UK 01904 431492
THE CRESCENT COMMUNITY CENTRE
COMMUNITY CENTRE | ACOMB
8 THE CRESCENT, YORK YO24 1AW WWW.THECRESCENTYORK.COM 01904 622510
ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURE EN POINTE DANCE | ACOMB
UNIT 2, ROSE AVE, YORK YO26 6RU WWW.ENPOINTEYORK.CO.UK 07557 355562
HATTON SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS
JUST DANCE DANCE | CITY CENTRE
DANCE | SCARBOROUGH
34 DURHAM ST, YO12 7PT
1 MELROSEGATE, YO31 1RL
KATIE VENTRESS SCHOOL OF DANCE
LP DANCE CENTRE DANCE | WHITBY
DANCE | CITY CENTRE
THE RAYLOR CENTRE, JAMES ST, YO10 3DW
KHYBER PASS, WHITBY YO21 3DQ
NORTHERN DANCE ACADEMY DANCE | CITY CENTRE
RED SHOE DANCE STUDIO DANCE | CITY CENTRE
22 QUEEN ST, YORK YO24 1AD
22 QUEEN ST, YORK YO24 1YA
01347 811011 YORK DANCE SPACE DANCE | CITY CENTRE 74 FIFTH AVE, YORK YO31 0XA WWW.YORKDANCESPACE.COM 07837 788224 YORKSHIRE ROSE ACADEMY OF DANCE DANCE | CITY CENTRE NUNTHORPE RD, YORK YO23 1BS
WWW.YRAD.CO.UK 07891 004850
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ALPAMARE UK WATER PARK | SCARBOROUGH 28 BURNISTON RD, YO12 6PH WWW.ALPAMARE.CO.UK 01723 861431 ASKHAM BRYAN WILDLIFE PARK WILDLIFE PARK | ASKHAM BRYAN ASKHAM BRYAN, YORK YO23 3FR WWW.ABCWILDLIFEPARK.CO.UK
BEETLE BANK OPEN FARM | MURTON
DIG ATTRACTION | CITY CENTRE
MOOR LN, MURTON, YO19 5XD
ST SAVIOURGATE, YORK YO1 8NN
ENERGI TRAMPOLINE PARK TRAMPOLINE PARK | ACOMB
FLAMINGO LAND THEME PARK | KIRBY MISPERTON
3-7 ROSE AVE, YORK YO26 6RU
KIRBY MISPERTON, YO17 6UX
0800 408 8840
GR8 ESCAPE ESCAPE ROOMS | CITY CENTRE
JORVIK VIKING CENTRE VIKING MUSEUM | CITY CENTRE
4A COLLIERGATE, YORK YO1 8BP
19 COPPERGATE, YORK YO1 9WT
MINDLOCK ESCAPE GAMES ESCAPE ROOMS | CITY CENTRE
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR BIRDS OF PREY
9 & 10 TOWER ST, YORK Y01 9SA
DUNCOMBE PARK, YO62 5EB
BIRDS OF PREY CENTRE | HELSMLEY
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NORTH BAY HERITAGE RAILWAY RAILWAY | SCARBOROUGH
SCARBOROUGH SKY TRAIL ADVENTURE
BURNISTON RD, YO12 6PF
NORTH BAY RAILWAY, YO12 6PF
ADVENTURE PARK | SCARBOROUGH
SCARBOROUGH SPA’S CLIFF LIFT CLIFF LIFT | SCARBOROUGH SOUTH BAY, YO11 2HD WWW.SCARBOROUGHSPA.CO.UK/CLIFF-LIFT
01723 376774 THE GYROCOPTER EXPERIENCE ATTRACTION | RUFFORTH RUFFORTH AIRFIELD, YO23 3QA GYROCOPTEREXPERIENCE.COM
0845 643 9476 THE WEB ADVENTURE PARK ATTRACTION | WIGGINGTON
YORK BREWERY BREWERY | CITY CENTRE
CLIFTON GATE BUSINESS PARK, YO32 2RH
UNIT 6, ENTERPRISE COMPLEX, YO1 9TT
YORK COOKERY SCHOOL COOKERY SCHOOL | BOOTHAM
YORK DUNGEON ATTRACTION | CITY CENTRE
YORK ECO BUSINESS CENTRE, YO30 4AG
12 CLIFFORD ST, YORK YO1 9RD
YORK MAZE OUTDOOR MAZE | DUNNINGTON
YORK’S CHOCOLATE STORY MUSEUM | CITY CENTRE
ELVINGTON LN, YORK YO19 5LT
3-4 KINGS SQUARE, YO1 7LD
ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURE 1331 CINEMA | CITY CENTRE
FILM & CINEMA
9, 13 GRAPE LN, YORK YO1 7HU WWW.1331-YORK.CO.UK 01904 661130
CITY SCREEN PICTUREHOUSE CINEMA | CITY CENTRE 13-17 CONEY ST, YORK YO1 9QL WWW.PICTUREHOUSES.COM 0871 902 5747 EVERYMAN YORK CINEMA | CITY CENTRE BLOSSOM ST, YORK YO24 1AJ WWW.EVERYMANCINEMA.COM 0872 436 9060 HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE
CINEMA/ARTS/THEATRE | HELMSLEY MEETING HOUSE COURT, YO62 5DW
HOLLYWOOD PLAZA CINEMA CINEMA | SCARBOROUGH
WWW.HELMSLEYARTS.CO.UK 01439 771700
159 N MARINE RD, YO12 7HU HOLLYWOODPLAZA.CO.UK
PALACE CINEMA CINEMA | MALTON
CHANCERY LANE, YO17 7HW
RITZ CINEMA CINEMA | THIRSK
WWW.PALACEMALTON.INFO 01653 600008
16 WESTGATE, THIRSK YO7 1QS WWW.RITZCINEMA.CO.UK 01845 524751
VUE CINEMA YORK CINEMA | CITY CENTRE CLIFTON MOOR CENTRE, YO30 4XY WWW.MYVUE.COM/CINEMA/YORK/
0345 308 4620
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CLIFTON EXPLORE LIBRARY LIBRARY | CITY CENTRE RAWCLIFFE LN, YORK YO30 5SJ WWW.EXPLOREYORK.ORG.UK
EASINGWOLD COMMUNITY LIBRARY
LIBRARY | EASINGWOLD MARKET PL, YO61 3AN
FULFORD LIBRARY LIBRARY | CITY CENTRE
WWW.NORTHYORKS.GOV.UK 01609 534584
HESLINGTON LN, YO10 4LX WWW.EXPLOREYORK.ORG.UK
HELMSLEY LIBRARY LIBRARY | HELMSLEY
MARKET PL, HELMSLEY, YO62 5BL MALTON LIBRARY LIBRARY | MALTON
WWW.NORTHYORKS.GOV.UK 01609 534555
ST MICHAEL ST, MALTON YO17 7LJ WWW.NORTHYORKS.GOV.UK 01609 534565 PICKERING LIBRARY LIBRARY | PICKERING THE ROPERY, PICKERING YO18 8DY WWW.NORTHYORKS.GOV.UK
SCARBOROUGH LIBRARY LIBRARY | SCARBOROUGH
TANG HALL EXPLORE LIBRARY LIBRARY | CITY CENTRE
VERNON RD, YO11 2NN
MOSSDALE AVENUE, YO31 0HA
WHITBY LIBRARY LIBRARY | WHITBY
YORK EXPLORE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE
WINDSOR TERRACE, YO21 1ET
LIBRARY SQUARE, YORK YO1 7DS
LIBRARY | CITY CENTRE
ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURE BARLEY HALL MUSEUM | CITY CENTRE 2 COFFEE YARD, YORK YO1 8AR
WWW.BARLEYHALL.CO.UK 01904 615505
BECK ISLE MUSEUM MUSEUM | PICKERING BECK ISLE, PICKERING YO18 8DU WWW.BECKISLEMUSEUM.ORG.UK 01751 473653
CAPTAIN COOK MEMORIAL MUSEUM
MUSEUM | WHITBY
EDEN CAMP MUSEUM MUSEUM | MALTON
GRAPE LN, WHITBY YO22 4BA
MALTON YO17 6RT
HENRY VII EXPERIENCE MUSEUM | CITY CENTRE
MALTON MUSEUM MUSEUM | YORKERSGATE
MICKLEGATE, YORK YO1 6JX
36 YORKERSGATE, YO17 7AB
NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM MUSEUM | CITY CENTRE
RICHARD III EXPERIENCE MUSEUM | CITY CENTRE
LEEMAN RD, YORK YO26 4XJ
6 MONK BAR CT, YORK YO1 7LQ
0333 016 1010
ROTUNDA MUSEUM MUSEUM | SCARBOROUGH
RYEDALE FOLK MUSEUM MUSEUM | HELMSLEY
VERNON RD, YO11 2PS
HUTTON-LE-HOLE, YO62 6UA
ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURE SCARBOROUGH FAIR COLLECTION & VINTAGE TRANSPORT MUSEUM
MUSEUM | SCARBOROUGH
FLOWER OF MAY HOLIDAY PARK, YO11 3NU
01723 586698 SCARBOROUGH MARITIME HERITAGE CENTRE MUSEUM | SCARBOROUGH
45 EASTBOROUGH, YO11 1PB SCARBOROUGHSMARITIMEHERITAGE.ORG.UK
THE WOODHAMâ€™S STONE COLLECTION MUSEUM | MALTON
3 COMMERCIAL ST, YO17 9HX
THE YORKSHIRE MUSEUM OF FARMING
MUSEUM | CITY CENTRE
MURTON LN, YORK YO19 5UF
WWW.MURTONPARK.CO.UK 01904 489966
WHITBY MUSEUM MUSEUM | WHITBY PANNETT PARK, WHITBY YO21 1RE WHITBYMUSEUM.ORG.UK 01947 602908 YORK ARMY MUSEUM MUSEUM | CITY CENTRE
3 TOWER ST, YORK YO1 9SB
YORK CASTLE MUSEUM MUSEUM | CITY CENTRE
YORKARMYMUSEUM.CO.UK 01904 461010
TOWER ST, YORK YO1 9RY YORKCASTLEMUSEUM.ORG.UK 01904 687687 YORKSHIRE AIR MUSEUM MUSEUM | ELVINGTON HALIFAX WAY, YORK YO41 4AU YORKSHIREAIRMUSEUM.ORG
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MUSIC CENTRAL HALL AT UNIVERSITY OF YORK
MUSIC EVENTS | HESLINGTON
GRAND OPERA HOUSE MUSIC VENUE | CITY CENTRE
UNIVERSITY OF YORK, YO10 5DD
CLIFFORD ST, YORK YO1 9SW
028 9024 1919 PICKERING MUSIC SOCIETY MUSIC VENUE | PICKERING 22 HUNGATE, PICKERING YO18 7DL WWW.KIRKTHEATRE.CO.UK 01751 474833
SIR JACK LYONS CONCERT HALL MUSIC EVENTS | FISHERGATE
THE BAND ROOM MUSIC VENUE | FARNDALE
UNIVERSITY OF YORK, YO10 5DD
FARNDALE, YORK YO62 7UY
01751 432900 THE BASEMENT MUSIC EVENTS | CITY CENTRE 13-17 CONEY ST, YORK YO1 9QL THEBASEMENTYORK.CO.UK 0871 902 5726
THE FULFORD ARMS MUSIC EVENTS | FULFORD
THE HABIT MUSIC EVENTS | CITY CENTRE
121 FULFORD RD, YORK YO10 4EX
40 GOODRAMGATE, YO1 7LF
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THE JAM FACTORY STUDIOS REHEARSAL SPACE | CITY CENTRE 106 ELDON ST, YORK YO31 7NH JAMFACTORYSTUDIOS.CO.UK 01904 339879
THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EARLY MUSIC
THE MILTON ROOMS MUSIC EVENTS | MALTON
MUSIC VENUE | CITY CENTRE
ST MARGARETS CHURCH, YO1 9TL
MARKET PL, MALTON YO17 7LX
YORK BARBICAN MUSIC EVENTS | CITY CENTRE
VICTORIA VAULTS MUCIC VENUE | RUFFORTH
PARAGON ST, YORK YO10 4AH
47-49, NUNNERY LN, YO23 1AB
020 3356 5441
BACCHUS NIGHTLIFE | SCARBOROUGH
7A RAMSHILL RD, YO11 2LN @BACCHUSSCAR 01723 373689
CLUB SALVATION NIGHTLIFE | CITY CENTRE
FLARES NIGHTLIFE | CITY CENTRE
3 GEORGE HUDSON ST, YO1 6JL
6 TANNER ROW, YORK YO1 6JB
KUDA NIGHTLIFE | CITY CENTRE
POPWORLD NIGHTLIFE | CITY CENTRE
12 CLIFFORD ST, YORK YO1 9RD
GEORGE HUDSON ST, YO1 6JL
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DEAN’S PARK OUTDOOR SPACE | CITY CENTRE
2 MINSTER YARD, YORK YO1 7JJ WWW.YORK.GOV.UK 01904 557200
FILEY BIRD GARDEN AND ANIMAL PARK
OUTDOOR SPACE | FILEY
SCARBOROUGH RD, FILEY YO14 9PG WWW.FILEYBIRDGARDEN.COM
HELMSLEY LIDO LIDO | HELMSLEY BAXTON’S SPRUNT, YO62 5HT
HELMSLEYOPENAIRPOOL.ORG 07544 534012
HELMSLEY WALLED GARDEN OUTDOOR SPACE | HELMSLEY
MUSEUM GARDENS OUTDOOR SPACE | CITY CENTRE
CLEVELAND WAY, YO62 5AH HELMSLEYWALLEDGARDEN.ORG.UK
MUSEUM ST, YORK YO1 7FR
YORKMUSEUMSTRUST.ORG.UK 01904 687687 PANNETT PARK OUTDOOR SPACE | WHITBY WHITBY, YO21 1RE PANNETTPARK.CO.UK/HOME
PEASHOLM PARK OUTDOOR SPACE | SCARBOROUGH
ROWNTREE PARK OUTDOOR SPACE | CITY CENTRE
NORTH BAY, YO12 7TR
TERRY AVE, YORK YO23 1JQ
OUTDOOR SPACE | SUTTON-ON-THE-FOREST
THE VALLEY PARK OUTDOOR SPACE | SCARBOROUGH
MAIN ST, YO61 1DP
VALLEY RD, YO11 2LX
ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURE WEST BANK PARK OUTDOOR SPACE | HOLGATE
YORKSHIRE LAVENDER PLANT NURSERY | TERRINGTON
5 HILL ST, ACOMB, YO24 4JB
TERRINGTON, YORK YO60 6PB
BOOTHAM CRESCENT STADIUM SPORT | BOOTHAM 59 BOOTHAM CRES, YO30 7AJ YORKCITYFOOTBALLCLUB.CO.UK 01904 624447
THIRSK RACECOURSE SPORT | THIRSK STATION ROAD, THIRSK YO7 1QL
YORK GOLF RANGE SPORT | HAXBY
WWW.THIRSKRACECOURSE.NET 01845 522276
GREYSTONES FARM, YO32 9ST WWW.YORKGOLFRANGE.COM 01904 499275 YORK MOTORSPORTS VILLAGE SPORT | HUNTINGTON KATHRYN AVENUE, YORK YO32 9JS WWW.YMSV.CO.UK 01904 673555
YORK RACECOURSE SPORT | RUFFORTH RACECOURSE ROAD, YO23 1EX
YORKRACECOURSE.CO.UK 01904 620911
FRAIRGATE THEATRE THEATRE | CITY CENTRE
JOSEPH ROWNTREE THEATRE THEATRE | HEWORTH
LOWER FRIARGATE, YO1 9SL
HAXBY RD, YORK YO31 8TA
ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURE KIRK THEATRE THEATRE | PICKERING PICKERING YO18 7DL WWW.KIRKTHEATRE.CO.UK 01751 474833
RIDING LIGHTS THEATRE COMPANY
THEATRE COMPANY | CITY CENTRE
SCARBOROUGH OPEN AIR THEATRE THEATRE | SCARBOROUGH
HAXBY RD, YORK YO31 8TA
BURNISTON RD, YO12 6PF
01723 818111 THEATRE@41 THEATRE | CITY CENTRE 7PB, 41 MONKGATE, YO31 7PB WWW.41MONKGATE.CO.UK 01904 674675
STEPHEN JOSEPH THEATRE THEATRE | SCARBOROUGH WESTBOROUGH, YO11 1JW WWW.SJT.UK.COM 01723 370541 WHITBY PAVILLION THEATRE EVENTS | WHITBY WEST CLIFF, WHITBY YO21 3EN
YMCA THEATRE THEATRE | SCARBOROUGH ST THOMAS ST, YO11 1DY WWW.YMCASCARBOROUGH.UK 01723 506750
WWW.WHITBYPAVILION.CO.UK 01947 458899 YORK THEATRE ROYAL THEATRE | CITY CENTRE ST LEONARDâ€™S PL, YORK YO1 7HD YORKTHEATREROYAL.CO.UK
Credits: 1. Scarborough Art Gallery @bensnowdenartist 2. York Art Gallery @yorkartgallery 3. Holgate Windmill @acombdave 4. Scarborough Castle @travelsweets 5. Whitby Abbey @alexandreribeirosp 6. York Mansion House @charleyharrington 7. Nunnington Hall Walled Gardens @charolivia 8. York Dance @yorkdancespace 9. Jorvik Viking Festival @marussia_0524 10. York Maze @alastair_haigh 11. Palace Cinema Malton @theyorkshirepartridge 12. City Screen Picture House @asffestival 13. Whitby Library @whitbylibrary
14. Barley Hall @tom.gems.adventures 15. York Castle Museum @nimo203478 16. Yorkshire Air Museum @lksawaydays 17. Whitby Museum @pseudonimomadre 18. Central Hall @ben.mwg 19. The Habit @faye_rebecca91 20. York Barbican @ lordsummerisle 21. Pannett Park @jojo69692 22. York Racecourse @york.360 23. Scarborough Open Air Theatre @rich_lumb73
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FOURTEEN BOOTHAM did you know... James and Lotte are old school friends having met just down the road at Bootham School over 20 years ago.
GALLERY | CITY CENTRE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY FIRST FLOOR, 14 BOOTHAM YO30 7BL 01904 848660 WWW.HOUSE-OF-POWELL.COM WWW.LOTTEINCH.CO.UK
HOME TO HOUSE OF POWELL FINE JEWELLERY AND LOTTE INCH GALLERY James, of House of Powell Fine Jewellery, is a multi award-winning designer, the recipient of several gold awards from the Goldsmiths Craft and Design Awards and has been in the jewellery industry for over 22 years. James now designs beautiful bespoke commission pieces using the latest in 3D design software and remodels customer’s old, tired, broken or unworn jewellery, turning them into stunning, wearable creations for future generations to treasure. James launched his first full solo collection ‘Black & Gold’ at the end of 2019. Diamond and precious gem
sourcing is available. Lotte Inch Gallery is an online platform offering a small but perfectly curated selection of ceramics, prints and original works of art by UK and internationally renowned artists and makers. These are showcased through occasional pop up exhibitions in and around York. Sign up to the gallery mailing list for news of the next exciting show! Fourteen Bootham provides a home for this unique creative business which also offers an independent art and curating consultancy service.
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GRAND OPERA HOUSE DID YOU KNOW... The buildings that comprise the Grand Opera House were originally York’s Corn Exchange in 1868!
THEATRE | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - SATURDAY | 12:00 - 16:00 CLIFFORD STREET, YORK YO1 9SW 01904 678700 WWW.ATGTICKETS.COM/VENUES/ GRAND-OPERA-HOUSE-YORK
YORK’S HOME OF THEATRICAL VARIETY The Grand Opera House has been presenting performances in the historic city of York since 1902. With such varied programming, the Grand Opera House stage has been graced by many household names; from Charlie Chaplin, Vera Lynn, Laurel and Hardy, Morecambe and Wise to more recent stars of stage, song and screen including Sir Ian McKellen, Michael McIntyre, Dame Joan Collins, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Kate Rusby, Newton Faulkner, Ray Davies, Adele, John
Cleese, Sir Michael Palin, Tim Minchin, Joan Armatrading… the list goes on! Alongside staging UK tours, the Grand Opera House is proud to host local theatre companies, dance schools, workshops and their annual festive success of the Pantomime. More information regarding current productions can be found at atgtickets.com/ York, on our social media pages or here at our Box Office – come and say hello!
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HOLGATE WINDMILL PRESERVATION SOCIETY DID YOU KNOW... Holgate Windmill is the oldest fivesailed windmill in the country.
WINDMILL | HOLGATE OPEN ON SELECTED DAYS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR WINDMILL RISE, HOLGATE, YORK YO26 4TX 07710 314614 WWW.HOLGATEWINDMILL.ORG
YORKâ€™S LAST SURVIVING WINDMILL Holgate Windmill was built in 1770 making it one of the earliest brick-built tower mills in the world. It was damaged by a storm in January 1930 and was no longer able to mill by wind. The mill continued to operate by electric generator until 1933 when the last mill in York was closed. The mill remained disused until the Holgate Windmill Preservation Society formed to restore and repair the mill which was then reopened in 2012. As a working mill, we operate all year round producing stone-
ground flour. Our mill shop also sells a wide selection of mill related merchandise. 2020 is the 250th Anniversary of the mill and there were to be a number of special events planned to celebrate this important milestone in our history. These events have unfortunately been deferred until we can safely welcome you back into this lovely building. Keep an eye on our website and social media for the latest details on when we will be reopening the Mill for events and our regular open days and for updates on our Anniversary celebrations.
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NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM DID YOU KNOW... We’re home to the world’s fastest steam locomotive, Mallard.
MUSEUM | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - TUESDAY | CLOSED WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY | 10:00 - 17:00 LEEMAN ROAD, YORK YO26 4XJ 0800 047 8124 WWW.RAILWAYMUSEUM.ORG.UK
THE HOME OF ICONIC LOCOMOTIVES AND UNRIVALLED ENGINEERING BRILLIANCE We celebrate the past, present and future of innovation on the railways. We’re home to over 200 years of history and a million fascinating railway objects. Dedicated to igniting our visitors’ curiosity about the people, places and engineering marvels behind the railways, we put our passion for amazing stories into everything we do. See the world-changing locomotive Rocket, the Japanese bullet train and Queen Victoria’s ‘palace on wheels’. Get up close to icons of the rails including Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive. Discover
how high-speed rail travel began and journey back in time to experience the working life of a station. Explore over 200 years of history and find out how railways shaped our world. We have been working hard to provide a safe, clean space for you to enjoy. To manage visitor numbers and ensure you have a relaxed visit we have introduced free, timed ticketing, guided routes around the museum, so please make sure you book online in advance. Check our website to find out what’s on and see our latest visitor guidance.
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RAINBOWS CERAMICS WHY NOT TRY... We host Adults Evenings every month. No kids, no babies, and you may bring wine!
POTTERY PAINTING | CITY CENTRE MONDAY | CLOSED (EXCEPT SCHOOL HOLIDAYS) TUESDAY - SATURDAY | 10:00 - 17:00 SUNDAY | 11:00 - 17:00 15-17 BOOTHAM, YORK YO30 7BW 01904 675533 WWW.RAINBOWSCERAMICS.CO.UK
POTTERY PAINTING FOR ALL AGES Rainbows is an award winning Paint-YourOwn Pottery Studio situated in the heart of beautiful and historic York. We offer a fun and relaxing environment for people of all ages to come and express their creativity. We have a large selection of ceramics, tools and vibrant paint colours for you to create your own unique work of art. We also provide a selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks.
No need to book, simply pop along on the day. Once completed, your item will be ready to collect in one week, after it has been glazed and fired. If you are visiting we can post your item to you or keep it safe until a future collection date. Alternatively you are welcome to paint in our range of fun, bright acrylics and take your item away the same day.
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ST NICKS CHARITY | CITY CENTRE ENVIRONMENT CENTRE MONDAY - FRIDAY | 09:00 - 16:00 NATURE RESERVE EVERY DAY | ALL DAY RAWDON AVE, YORK, YO10 3FW 01904 411821 WWW.STNICKS.ORG.UK
DID YOU KNOW... Our 24-acre nature reserve, just one mile from York city centre, is home to over 1,000 species of flora and fauna.
A LOCAL CHARITY RE-CONNECTING NATURE, PEOPLE AND PLANET St Nicks Environment Centre and Nature Reserve is nestled in an urban area - the green heart of York. The site has a vibrant history and was transformed from a disused landfill into a rich and biodiverse green space now maintained, nurtured and visited regularly by the local community. Our nature reserve is home to over 1,000 species and appeals to a wide range of explorers from regular dog walkers and nature lovers, to keen amateur wildlife photographers and bird spotters.
The Centre itself is open toÂ the public; offering educational and hands-on guidance around recycling, eco-friendly practises and carbonneutral living. We run a host of activities supporting personal wellbeing and courses about carbon neutral lifestyles and life on the reserve including habitat management and scything. Opening hours vary so checking the website is advised. Staff are welcoming and keen to share their depth of knowledge, come pay us a visit.
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THE HOLE IN WAND DID YOU KNOW... You can receive early access and rewards by contributing to our Crowdfunder!
MINIGOLF | CITY CENTRE OPENING FEBRUARY 2021 16 COPPERGATE SHOPPING CENTRE, YORK YO1 9NT THEPOTIONSCAULDRON.COM/HOLE-IN-WAND WWW.CROWDFUNDER.CO.UK/WIZARDGOLF
A BRAND NEW FAMILY EXPERIENCE FROM THE CHIEF WIZARDS AT THE POTIONS CAULDRON We are planning wand-erful holes to enchant our guests - all themed in the marvellouslymagical world that we will create inside our new home in Coppergate. It won’t just be magic-mini-golf on offer; we also want to be the venue for spellbinding birthday celebrations for all the little witches and warlocks. We will be summoning up a series of attractive and affordable packages with magically-
inspired experiences to make sure these parties are the talk of the playground! That’s not all! We will also be serving a selection of restorative potions and brews, as well as a tasty food offer that will help you get your energy back after all the fun you’ve had on the holes.
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THE ORIGINAL GHOST WALK DID YOU KNOW... This is York’s oldest Ghost Walk and maybe the oldest exclusive Ghost Walk in the World
GHOST WALKING TOUR | CITY CENTRE EVERY DAY | TOURS START 20:00 SPECIAL AUTUMN/WINTER START 18:30 01759 373090 or 07825618123 THEORIGINALGHOSTWALKOFYORK.CO.UK
PROVIDING LEGENDARY NIGHTS OF HISTORY MYSTERY AND AUTHENTIC GHOSTLY TALES The Original Ghost Walk of York is famous for transforming history, legend and ghostly experiences into an immersive, theatrical adventure around the city of York.
The spooky tours of the hidden streets of York and its many haunted buildings will be sure to capture your imagination and be an experience you’ll never forget.
They have a team of expert guides who provide authentic and magical experiences every night of the week, starting at one of the country’s most famous pubs, The King’s Arms pub, on the riverside by the Ouse Bridge. If the pub is flooded we meet on the Bridge!
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THEATRE@41 LTD THEATRE | CITY CENTRE VISIT THE WEBSITE TO VIEW UPCOMING EVENTS 41 MONKGATE, YORK YO31 7PB WWW.41MONKGATE.CO.UK
DID YOU KNOW... Our space can be transformed into anything you like - just add imagination!
LOCAL COMMUNITY THEATRE AND VERSATILE PERFORMANCE VENUE Theatre @41 Ltd is a performance venue like no other in York, existing to support community and emerging professional theatre. Originally the Sunday school of the adjoining church, there are two fantastic rehearsal spaces and a black box studio, all of which enable complete flexibility in creativity.
by volunteers, the theatre is a space where imagination knows no limits, supporting community groups and emerging professionals.
On top of this, we offer competitive hire rates for all areas of the building. Run
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YORK BARBICAN DID YOU KNOW... York Barbican hosts the Betway UK Snooker Championships each year.
ENTERTAINMENT VENUE | CITY CENTRE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR EVENTS PARAGON ST, YORK YO10 4AH WWW.YORKBARBICAN.CO.UK
YORK’S LARGEST MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUE York Barbican is the number one venue in the city of York to see the world’s biggest stars perform right on your doorstep, with the likes of Paul Weller, Ricky Gervais, Morrissey, Little Mix & many more gracing their stage over the years. Each year the venue produces a huge programme of exciting shows, ranging from rock gigs, comedy shows, huge sporting events and breath-taking stage shows, and entertains over 125,000 people a year.
Belonging to the same family of venues such as Manchester Arena, First Direct Arena and more, the venue has continually staged many world-renowned artists since reopening their doors back in May 2011 and also is the home of one of the finest orchestral ensembles in the UK, the York Guildhall Orchestra.
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YORK MANSION HOUSE DID YOU KNOW... York Mansion House is the oldest house still in existence to be purpose built for a Lord Mayor.
MUSEUM | CITY CENTRE WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY | 10:30 - 17:00 BANK HOLIDAYS | 10:30 - 17:00 ST HELEN’S SQUARE, YORK YO1 9QL 01904 553663 WWW.MANSIONHOUSEYORK.COM
DISCOVER THE SCANDALOUS HEART OF GEORGIAN SOCIETY The official residence of the Lord Mayor of York for almost 300 years, the Mansion House invites you to explore the city’s most exclusive residence. Built to entertain royalty and dignitaries, this remarkable home showcases a lesser known history of York. As well as being home to some of the city’s most infamous figures, the Mansion House contains an array of hidden treasures, showcasing civic life and mayoral decadence.
Georgian life – from the recreated 18th century Kitchen, to the vast State Room and Silver Galleries. Joining one of our expert guides, learn about the lives of those who called the house home, or download the app to discover first-hand stories, and behind-the-scenes snippets. Hard to miss, you can find the Mansion House in St Helen’s Square. Advance booking may be required.
Across four floors, immerse yourself in
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YORK MINSTER DID YOU KNOW... York Minster houses the largest expanse of medieval glass in the UK.
ATTRACTION | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - THURSDAY | 11:00 - 16:30 FRIDAY - SATURDAY | 10:00 - 16:30 SUNDAY | 12:30 - 14:30 DEANGATE, YORK YO1 7HH 01904 557200 WWW.YORKMINSTER.ORG
THE HEART OF CHRISTIANITY IN THE NORTH OPEN DAILY FOR WORSHIP AND EXPLORATION The Minster is available to explore again with new measures in place to become as safe as possible and they have the official Standard and Charter Mark of Visit England to let you know that they are ‘Good To Go.’ Pre-booking online is required, please do not arrive for sight-seeing without a ticket. On your route you will be able to discover: The Nave; a vast space dating back to 1291 which took around 60 years to complete and is dominated by the West Window, which contains the Heart of Yorkshire in its tracery. The Chapter House; one of the cathedral’s
architectural gems, this octagonal space dates from the 1280s and its magnificent, vaulted ceiling is the earliest example of its kind to use a revolutionary engineering technique. The Great East Window; the single largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the country is now fully restored to its original glory after a decade of restoration work. A favourite for those the world over. And much more... Daily services remain free. Booking for service is not required but capacity is limited.
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YORK THEATRE ROYAL DID YOU KNOW... We’re the oldest producing theatre outside of London.
THEATRE | CITY CENTRE MONDAY | 10:00 - 16:00 TUESDAY - SATURDAY | 10:00 - 17:00 SUNDAY | CLOSED ST. LEONARD’S PLACE, YORK YO1 7HD 01904 550147 WWW.YORKTHEATREROYAL.CO.UK
THE BEATING HEART OF YORK’S CULTURAL LIFE ENTERTAINING AUDIENCES SINCE 1744 For 275 years, York Theatre Royal has been here to welcome and entertain residents and visitors to the city. Open six days a week, we’re the place to visit whether you’re looking for great live entertainment, want to get hands-on with theatre or simply want to relax.
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SHOPP AND LIFESTYLE
Inside the wonderful old buildings on the streets of York are an array of equally amazing shops. Besides high street favourites are many fabulous independent stores to explore and enjoy. Hereâ€™s where to head to for that specialist service and expert offeringsâ€Ś
Phil Pinder is the co-founder of The Potions Cauldron and chair of the York Retail Forum. As a self-styled ambassador for York shopping, he reassures us that the high street is very much alive and kicking. Rarely a day goes by that the High Street is not featuring in the current news. While it is true the High Street is changing in a rapid way, let me reassure that the High Street and shops are very much here to stay. Despite all the negativity and the huge rise of online shopping, only twenty per cent of purchases are actually made online. When you consider a lot of these are with High Street retailers, then you start to realise that the High Street is still very much a dominant force in our lives.
6 That said, a lot of factors are now all happening at once that are creating an awful lot of media interest. The first would be the oversupply of the number of shops. For decades we have been building shopping centre after shopping centre, often out of town and usually at the expense of creating anything different. The vast majority were of identical big-name tenants, who also had their own online presences.Â Having an out of town mega mall like this in almost every town has probably caused more damage to traditional High Streets than any threat created by online. The free parking and unified later opening hours have made them a thing of convenience. That convenience is where online has taken the biggest hit from traditional shops, the convenience meaning you donâ€™t even have to leave your sofa in the first place. Â
This is where the High Street will fight back. A traditional High Street, and there could be no greater example than York, we have resisted development over the years due the Cityâ€™s protected status as an ancient beautiful City. Rightly so, we have seen no huge new shopping centres like many Towns and Cities have. We have not seen our little shops disappear to make huge new shops to fit the needs of the larger retailers who have now mostly moved to out of town.
9 The future for a place like York is very exciting, we have a huge mix of independents retailers that give any High Street a different feel. Even big names have to have different layouts due to the quirky shapes of our older buildings. The City is also very lucky, by having what I believe to be probably the highest unique footfall of any other place outside of London. What do I mean by this? I mean the most unique visits by individual people, we attract over eight million “tourist” visits per year on top of a healthy local population. Compare this to a traditional large City where most visits are made by a lunchtime army of office workers. The same people day in, day out. This means York differs in many ways, and can support very unique quirky shops and brands that you would think would only be seen in a City like London. A shopping trip to York will enlighten you in ways you had thought were long lost, excite you with shops that you thought only existed in days gone by. In this amazing guide you will discover many wonderful shops, and I encourage you to visit them all, if you can’t do it all in one, then come again soon! Credits: Shopping and Lifestyle 1. Barbara Cattle @steviecampbelluk 2. The Grand York Spa @thegrandyork The Highstreets are Alive 3. Browns Department Store @katiebwrites 4. Coppergate Centre @steviecampbelluk 5. Fossgate @steviecampbelluk 6. Coppergate Centre @steviecampbelluk 7. The Potions Cauldron 8. White Company, Stonegate 9. The Ivy, St Helen’s Square @steviecampbelluk 10. Minstergate Books 11. Berry’s 12. Dog & Bone Vintage 224
IN THE CITY Edi Adegbola speaks up for the under-appreciated style of York fashion. Here are some of his and the equally chic Franki Dammone’s favourite looks at favourite sites in their favourite city; all purchased within the walls of York.
At the beginning of 2020, I was lucky enough to attend some of the events at London Fashion Week. During the compulsory awkward small talk, when I would say where I was from, people would assume I meant New York, rather than the medieval city that I call home. “Wow, you come from New York?” they would ask, visibly impressed. 226
York stands out for is its wide array of charity shops, entering via Walmgate and Fossgate and leaving through Goodramgate, plus vintage stops like Dog and Bone, Bowler Vintage, Expressions and Chinese Laundry each present a different vision of the clothes of yesteryear. And if you ever need an item to be taken in, let out, or modified, Alterations Express will fix it for you in no time.
3 “No, Old York. Original York,” I would have to say each time. As lovely as it is, this city isn’t one that people think of as particularly stylish. I find this as disappointing as it is perplexing. When it comes to fashion, York is surprisingly well-stocked. While there are of course all the usual high street suspects, historic department stores like Browns and Fenwick proudly punctuate the streets of York’s centre. Independent outfitters such as Robert Smart, Clarks Menswear, Wild & Westbrooke and Giselle Ladieswear will dress you to the nines for any occasion, while while Flannels has all the freshest drops from every designer label you could think of. Additionally,
I told you York has style. New York is great and all. But the original is always better. Credits: 1. Skeldergate Bridge @ediadegbola 2. Fossgate @franki.dammone 3. York Minster @ediadegbola 4. Rowntree Park @franki.dammone 227
ANTIQUES RUN Matt Dixon, owner of TallBoy Interiors in Malton, takes us on an antique tour of North Yorkshire.
Credits: 1. Chloë Holt Painting 2. 1721 3. Chloe Holt 4. The French House 5. Chris Holmes Antiques 6. 17-21 7. Molly & Mauds 8. TallBoy Interiors 9. Chris Holmes Antiques 10. Chloë Holt @chloeholt 11. 17-21 @17_21antiques 12. Molly & Mauds 13. The French House 14. Tallboy Interiors 228
When you hear the word antique what do you immediately think of? Is it Grandparents furniture or unique interior pieces to make your home personal to you? Too many people still think antique means old-fashioned and out of date; I am here to tell you this is not the case! The word antique really doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Yes, it means an item is 100+ years old but that doesn’t make it oldfashioned. Antiques and mid-century furniture are an amazing way of creating interiors in your home that are truly unique. The way you decorate your house should be as personal as the way you dress.
3 With interior design there are no rules. You can be as creative as you want to be, by mixing ages and styles. The quality of antique and mid-century furniture is generally better than anything bought in homeware shops today and usually costs the same or a little less; plus, antique and midcentury furniture will usually keep or even increase its value. Hopefully I have piqued your interest and maybe got you thinking about antiques in a positive way. If that is the case, then please let me tempt you further by telling you about the northern decorative antiques run. A collection of five antique dealers and designers and one talented artist make up this great day out in and around York.
Stretching from Malton to Knaresborough, within no more than 20 minutes between each other you will be able to explore exceptional show spaces full of interesting items from across the world. Curated by industry experts, we have done our best to bring you pieces that you wonâ€™t see anywhere else.Â From ancient artefacts and garden statuary at Chris Holmes antiques, where set amongst his incredible pieces his fiance Chloe Holt RCA FRSA showcases her breath-taking artwork. To the specialist in pure elegance Russ Harrison at 17-21 in his show space in Kirk Hammerton where he brings great design from every era together in a perfect blend.
8 Last, but most definitely not least, a 15 minute drive on the picturesque A64 road travelling through the beginnings of the great North Yorks Moors to get to my shop in Malton, TallBoy Interiors, where you will see my personal take on antiques and the way I combine from all eras to create truly unique interiors.Â
7 Then just up the road you will find Mother and Daughter team Karen and Chloe of Molly & Mauds who showcase how true antiques can be put together in a gorgeous setting which if this doesnâ€™t convince you that antiques are the way to go nowhere will. Continuing on, you will get to Stephen Hazell at The French House, which as its name suggests gives you the best selection of French furniture this side of the channel. Pieces sourced from local brocantes and private Chateaux sales there is always something amazing to see to suit all budgets.
TRULY UNIQUE All of us have pieces you will not have seen before. We are all interested in helping you create a space that represents you and we believe our decorative antiques run will give you all the inspiration you need. I have no doubt that you can put pieces from all of our collections together in your home and it will work beautifully.
CHRIS HOLMES ANTIQUES, KNARESBOROUGH
With over 20 years experience in the antiques trade, Chris Holmes is renowned for his uniquely distinctive and individual approach to interiors, inspired by a reverence for the past. He brings rare and beautiful antiques from some of the finest sources around Britain and Europe in a curated collection that spans history: from Greek, Roman and Byzantine artefacts to Medieval sculpture and Icons; Exquisite 16th & 17th Century decorative furnishings, 20th Century Design Classics; and Contemporary Art.
CHLOË HOLT, KNARESBOROUGH @CHLOEHOLT
Chloë Holt is one of the youngest artists ever to be elected a member of the RCA, and her work is becoming increasingly popular across Europe and in London. Renowned for her unique approach and techniques in painting, sculptor David Nash cites her as one of “the greatest painters painting for her age”.
SEVENTEENTWENTYONE ANTIQUES, KIRK HAMMERTON
MOLLY AND MAUDS PLACE, KIRK HAMMERTON @MOLLYANDMAUDS
Molly and Mauds Place was established in 2013 by Karen and Chloe Rymer, who travel extensively sourcing unique, beautiful and interesting items. Their stock typically sells to private buyers, collectors, designers, museums, and commercial businesses. Karen and Chloe both love, interior design and have a passion for placing antique pieces together with contemporary art.
Seventeen-Twentyone Antiques is a business name referring to the use of Antiques and Design spanning centuries for decorating the modern 21st century home. With 25 years experience, Russ Harrison sources unique items that bring soul to the modern home. His client list contains some of the wordâ€™s leading Interior Designers who come to him for his ever-changing collection of one off pieces sourced through his European network of dealers. 234
THE FRENCH HOUSE, YORK @THEFRENCHHOUSEYORK
For over 25 years The French House have been selling French antiques in the UK. Stephen Hazell and his team travel hundreds of kilometres to source stock from wherever the auction, fair or private house clearance is taking place, and never pass up a local Brocante. This enables them to have a huge range of items, keeping up with trends and fashions, whilst picking up unique furniture from farms and chateaus in which it has been for tens and hundreds of years.
TALLBOY INTERIORS, MALTON @TALLBOYINTERIORS
TallBoy interiors is a business I set up when I was 20, now 5 years on I am loving the industry and being able to create unique spaces for clients, whilst also showcasing antiques in a modern way. Iâ€™ve never been one to follow trends, and opened my shop in a converted chapel in the market town of Malton, To keep the showroom stocked I travel the UK and Europe to find rare and beautiful items that are the reason I love my 14 job. 235
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BOTANIC DID YOU KNOW... The shop was once a public house and some of the original features are still fitted in the shop.
PLANT SHOP | CITY CENTRE SUNDAY - MONDAY | CLOSED TUESDAY - SATURDAY | 10:00 - 18:00 27 WALMGATE YO1 9TX 01904 914786 WWW.BOTANICYORK.CO.UK
A HAVEN OF HOUSE PLANTS AND BOTANICAL THEMED WARES Since opening in late January 2018, Botanic has become Yorkâ€™s go-to place for healthy, exotic and unusual house plants. The ethos is simple; to help people greenify their homes and businesses with healthy plants, to advise on what that will fare best in their space and give appropriate care instructions to keep the indoor jungles thriving. Staff are highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about house plants and love nothing more than giving out plant care tips. Staff are also more than happy to help troubleshoot any plant issues people may have
post-purchase, just please do not bring the plant to the shop! The Botanic team take requests from customers and do their best to source these plants from the wide network of growers the shop has access to. They can also visit businesses and advise on the best plants for the location. Plant maintenance is also available to ensure they are kept looking lush and healthy. Botanic hosts regular plant themed workshops and events in York and beyond. They are open on selected Sundays â€“ just check social media!
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BRUNSWICK ORGANIC NURSERY DID YOU KNOW... Your custom keeps Brunswick growing!
COMMUNITY ORGANISATION | BISHOPTHORPE EVERY DAY | 10:30 - 16:30 APPLETON ROAD, BISHOPTHORPE YO23 2RF 01904 701869 WWW.BRUNSWICKYORK.ORG.UK
THE BRUNSWICK SHOP SELLS A RANGE OF ORGANIC FRUIT & VEG, GROCERIES, PLANTS, HANDMADE CRAFTS & GIFTS Brunswick Organic Nursery is an independent charity that offers supported work opportunities to adults with learning difficulties. We produce a range of products and produce which is sold through our community interest company, The Brunswick Shop.
We offer a variety of organically grown fruit & veg and a range of organic and locally produced groceries. Our Nursery grows a wide selection of bedding plants, perennials & shrubs along with organic herbs & veg plants for the allotment. Our workshops make cards, rugs and handmade crafts including a selection of woodwork and built products.
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CHRIS WOOD HAIR STUDIO did you know... Even our refreshments are vegan. We use oat milk in your teas and coffees.
HAIR SALON | CITY CENTRE SUNDAY - MONDAY | CLOSED TUESDAY - SATURDAY | 09:00 - 17:00 10 GOODRAMGATE, YORK YO1 7LQ 01904 848878 or 07939 574490 WWW.CHRISWOODHAIRSTUDIO.COM
AWARD WINNING VEGAN FRIENDLY HAIR SALON AND BARBERS Inspired by the natural environment, our studio is a tropical paradise full of wonderful plants, making it a beautifully calm environment to relax in and let us do our work. You’ll be in safe hands with an award winning colourist and the best barber in the business. With over 30 years combined experience, Chris and Matt will look after your every need.
We are York’s first vegan friendly hair salon; we only sell products and offer services that are vegan and cruelty free.
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CLEGGS HOME & GIFT SHOP | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - FRIDAY | 10:00 - 17:00 SATURDAY | 09:00 - 18:00 SUNDAY | 10:30 - 17:00 6 GOODRAMGATE, YORK YO1 7LQ 01904 629697 WWW.CLEGGSYORK.COM
look out for... The back of the shop still has the original beams from when the building was a coaching inn.
A FAMILY BUSINESS SUPPLYING AN ECLECTIC RANGE OF GIFTS AND ITEMS FOR THE HOME At Cleggs we stock a wide range of home and giftware, including rugs, throws, bag, scarves, ceramics, decorative accessories and jewellery. Our products are sourced from around the world and are mostly fairly traded. Our greeting cards are purchased directly from the artists.
You will find us tucked away at the end of Goodramgate, next to Monk Bar - a five minute walk from York Minster. We are dog friendly.
We also design and make many of our own products, including craft kits to make your own gifts. At the back of the shop, you will find an ever changing selection of carefully selected vintage finds.
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CYCLE HEAVEN did you know... Cycle Heaven on Hospital Fields Road at 10,000ft2, is one of the largest cycle stores in the country!
CYCLE SHOP & WORKSHOP | FULFORD MONDAY - SATURDAY | 08:30 - 17:30 SUNDAY | 10:00 - 16:30 31 HOSPTIAL FIELDS RD, FULFORD YO10 4FS 01904 636578 / 651870 WWW.CYCLE-HEAVEN.CO.UK
BIKE SHOP, WORKSHOP AND FITTERS PROVIDING EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE SINCE 1993 Cycle Heaven is a destination cycle store and cafe. If you need a repair or service their CYTECH accredited mechanics deliver the best service in the city, and if you’re looking for your next machine, they offer a huge selection of e-bikes, road, mountain, gravel, sportive, city, hybrid, touring, adventure and kids bikes. The main store is set in an old Victorian military warehouse, just off Fulford Road. It is one the UK’s largest cycle stores and is home to their shop, workshop, cafe, bike
fitting studio, therapy suite and even a venue for cycle activism, lectures, book launches and theatre! Cycle Heaven’s workshops are the busiest of their kind in York. They are fully equipped and house seven full time technicians who have unrivalled knowledge and great pride in the quality of their work. There are two more Cycle Heaven stores in York, one at York Station and another at The Angel on Bishopthorpe Road.
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DOG & BONE VINTAGE DID YOU KNOW... Dog & Bone is derived from Nic’s surname, Barker, and references the rag & bone trade.
VINTAGE & RETRO SHOP | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - SATURDAY | 10:00 - 18:00 SUNDAY | 10:00 - 17:00 28 CASTLEGATE, YORK YO1 9RP 01904 624067 WWW.DOGANDBONEVINTAGE.COM
YORK’S ONE STOP VINTAGE & RETRO CLOTHING STORE, A FASHION AND LIFESTYLE PARADISE Nic fell in love with wearing vintage during his university days, and buying and selling not only became a passion, but a necessity to help fund that lifestyle itself. It was in 2011 when he set up a market stall on a windy racecourse in Brighton in order to sell all the clothing he had purchased over the years in the midst of the recession. From this humble market stall grew what was to be called Dog & Bone Vintage.
From online, to market stalls, the first clothing shop on Gillygate was born in 2013. The store expanded in 2015 to the size it is today, enabling Dog & Bone Vintage to stock a huge range of vintage fashion sourced from across Europe & America. The extensive hand picked selection of vintage clothing features on trend, branded and classic items from the 50s through to the 90s and early 00s. Dog & Bone Vintage are also home to selected lifestyle and apothecary products.
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EXPRESSIONS DID YOU KNOW... We are the oldest running vintage and retro shop in York.
VINTAGE & RETRO SHOP | CITY CENTRE EVERY DAY | 10:00 - 17:00 12 WALMGATE, YORK YO1 9TJ 07932 690903 WWW.EXPRESSIONSCLOTHING.CO.UK
A FAMILY RUN BUSINESS SELLING VINTAGE AND RETRO CLOTHING Expressions started in 2004 by my mum and dad on York market then we expanded it to our first shop on Walmgate. Myself and my wife took over from my parents and have been trading on Walmgate for the last 3 years after reopening from a 5 year break. We sell a large range of vintage and retro clothing ranging from 1940s-50s
reproduction dresses through to 90s retro clothing. We also specialise in American sports jerseys and memorabilia for all major American sports, mainly focusing on the NFL. We also stock the latest releases from new era clothing to give fans the chance to own the current stock across all American sports.
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FRANKIE & JOHNNY’S COOKSHOP did you know... We were delighted to be winners at the prestigious 2020 Housewares Innovations Awards.
HOME & GIFT SHOP | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - SATURDAY | 09:15 - 17:15 SUNDAY | 11:00 - 16:00 23 BISHOPTHORPE ROAD, YORK YO23 1NA 01904 676123 FRANKIEANDJOHNNYSCOOKSHOP.CO.UK FJCOOKSHOP@BTINTERNET.COM
A GORGEOUS, AWARD WINNING EMPORIUM OF DELIGHTS
Frankie & Johnny’s Cookshop is a treasure trove of kitchenware, homeware and gifts, situated on Bishopthorpe “Bishy” Road, just outside the ancient city walls of York.
We stock a large and ever evolving range of cookware, tableware, bakeware, utensils and gadgets, preserving jars, basketwear and sugarcraft supplies, as well as a lovely selection of gifts, candles, greetings cards and wrapping paper. We endeavour to bring you the latest innovation in kitchen design including
sustainable products such as reusable coffee cups, beeswax wraps and lunch bags made from recycled plastic bottles. We also stock a fabulous range of kitchen/dining textiles from great suppliers and several ranges of hydration products. We also specialise in traditional Polish Pottery and are the largest stockist in North Yorkshire. We are proudly independent and have over 5000 product lines in our fabulous small shop. We will always go that ‘extra’ mile to find what you’re looking for.
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HEIMA DID YOU KNOW... We are named after a documentary about Icelandic band, Sigur Rós. Heima means ‘home’ in Icelandic.
HARDWARE SHOP | CITY CENTRE MONDAY | CLOSED TUESDAY - SATURDAY | 09:30 - 17:00 SUNDAY | 12:00 - 16:00 34 GILLYGATE, YORK YO31 7EQ 01904 624180 WWW.HEIMAYORK.UK
A MODERN TAKE ON A HOMEWARE AND HARDWARE SHOP WITH AN ECO-FRIENDLY ETHOS Heima was born from a love of making, mending, improving, and creating. Over the last four years we have carefully built up the wondrous array of products we offer, focusing on household things which are as useful as possible whilst also being conscious of our responsibility to our environment and a low-waste culture. Our modest two rooms are home to over 3000 different practical products; everything but the proverbial kitchen sink! Owner / shop keeper / knife sharpener / general helpful chap Maff Punton is a third-
generation hardware store owner; he practically cut his teeth on garden hoses and broom handles whilst growing up in the environs of the family hardware shop. Maff will happily help with any of your queries and is a font of knowledge on many home-related subjects. We want to be your go-to shop for all your practical and sustainable household needs. At the end of the day our mission is to offer goodquality goods at a fair price, which please the eye and ease your days. Simple as that. Sound good?
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HELSTON STREET DID YOU KNOW... We started our business inside a converted 20ft shipping container.
INTERIORS SHOP | CITY CENTRE SUNDAY - MONDAY | CLOSED TUESDAY - SATURDAY | 10:00 - 17:00 4 SCARCROFT ROAD, YORK YO23 1NB 01904 675725 WWW.HELSTONSTREET.CO.UK
A RUSTIC INTERIORS & DRIED FLOWERS SHOP, SOURCING PRODUCTS FROM FRANCE & ENGLAND Helston Street is a mother daughter partnership stemming from two creative minds and a passion for all things floral & rustic. We scour flea markets in the UK and France as well as having connections to Sweden. We endeavour to find unique, stylish pieces and focus on a palette of natural earthy materials, such as glass, rustic metals, chippy painted wood and wicker. We love how these textures sit against dried flowers and freshly planted lavender or rosemary. Helston Street was founded in 2015 after
we decided our homes were full to the rafters with beautiful things, that it was about time we shared our style with other like minded people. Our name originated from an old street sign we had displayed in the kitchen and has now become a well known aspect of our branding. Find us just off Bishopthorpe Road, nestled amongst lots of other independent businesses. We have a selection of rustic French, English and Swedish interiors, as well as our hand dried flowers. We also specialise in drying wedding bouquets for local brides.
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KEN SPELMAN BOOKS DID YOU KNOW... We’re one of the only shops left with a real coal fire!
BOOK SHOP | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - FRIDAY | 13:00 - 16:00 SATURDAY - SUNDAY | CLOSED 70 MICKLEGATE, YORK YO1 6LF 07960 350909 WWW.KENSPELMAN.COM ASK@KENSPELMAN.COM
SELLING RARE, UNUSUAL & SECONDHAND BOOKS IN YORK FOR OVER 70 YEARS Ken Spelman Books Ltd on Micklegate is home to a wealth of rare and secondhand books, manuscripts & documents, designer cards and prints and quality publisher’s remainders. In winter, we even have a real coal fire. We have nearly 10,000 books available to buy online too, and you can also click-and-collect from the shop. There is on-street parking right outside our door - a rarity for York!
The Independent listed us as one of the 10 best rare books shops in Britain and The Times called us “a true treasure trove.” If you are thinking of selling or thinning out your collections or just have individual books of interest, then contact me. I buy books in all quantities and travel extensively throughout the country. Commission sales, and valuations also undertaken. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Assocation.
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O+M SNOWHOME HOME & GIFT SHOP | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - SATURDAY | 10:00 - 17:00 SUNDAY (NOV & DEC) 11:00 - 16:00 42 GILLYGATE, YORK YO31 7EQ 01904 671155 WWW.SNOW-HOME.CO.UK
LOOK OUT FOR... We host guest maker events and pop-ups in store.
CONTEMPORARY DESIGN HOME. LIFE. Itâ€™s a simple retail vision: a joyful, storybook shop where a warm welcome and a carefully considered collection offers a design-led celebration of the everyday. Long-established York icon Snowhome is under the ownership of Helen and Matt of Owl & Monkey. The best-of-both are now combined as a creative concept store offering an exciting and eclectic range of responsibly sourced homewares and gifts in the centre of York. Good design remains at the heart of the in-store curated collection where they believe better makes for a simpler, slower-pace of life which benefits us all.
The designers and makers behind the products are integral to what they do. Unique inhouse and collaborative designs can be found alongside new small-scale makers and responsible global manufacturers. They take a broad but firm ethical and sustainable standpoint which focuses not only on where something is made but how. They seek always to stock things that do as little harm and as much good as possible in the simple belief that beautiful and joyful retail experiences cannot flourish without fairness.
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THE BISHY WEIGH DID YOU KNOW... The shop was inspired by Alice’s hero, Sir David Attenborough, who she once made a birthday cake for!
ZERO WASTE SHOP | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - SATURDAY | 09:00 - 17:30 SUNDAY | 10:00 - 16:00 1 BISHOPTHORPE ROAD, YORK YO23 1NA 01904 631410 WWW.THEBISHYWEIGH.CO.UK
HUNDREDS OF INGREDIENTS, HOUSEHOLD ESSENTIALS, AND GIFTS, ALL WITHOUT PLASTIC The Bishy Weigh offers you hundreds of unpackaged, refillable and plastic-free ingredients and household essentials, to help you reduce your plastic waste. Our range includes cereals, baking ingredients, pulses, beans, pasta, rice, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, chocolate, herbs, spices, seasonings, tea, coffee, oils, vinegars, syrups, freshly made to order nut butters and nut milks, and sweet treats from owner Alice’s bakery White Rose Bakes. We also offer an extensive range of
household cleaning materials and toiletries, as well as items that make being green easier while you’re out and about. There are containers available to buy in store, but you are equally welcome to bring your own, or to use our paper bags. Using our weigh-andpay system, you can buy as much or as little as you need of any product, helping you to reduce food waste as well as plastic waste! Shop with us in store, or order online for Click and Collect and Home Delivery options.
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THE FORT look out for... All of our rooms were designed by local artists including paintings and graffiti on the walls!
HOSTEL | CITY CENTRE EVERY DAY | 00:00 - 00:00 1 LITTLE STONEGATE, YORK YO1 8AX 01904 620222 WWW.THEFORTYORK.CO.UK
WELCOMING ADVENTURERS, THRILL SEEKERS AND SOCIAL BUTTERFLIES ALL UNDER ONE ROOF The Fort opened its doors in 2011 with a unique take on the boutique hostel experience. Inspired by our own travels, we wanted to create somewhere that was much more than a place to get your head down. Our design-led rooms are well-equipped for the modern traveller, with luxury bedding, free superfast WiFi, shared chill out areas, secure lockers, laundry, mod con kitchens, original artworks and 24/7 access.
the city walls and the UK’s favourite shopping streets are all a hop, skip and jump away. By night, the party comes to you, as our on-site bars and social scene are the beating heart of the area, giving you plenty of opportunity to live like a local and meet your fellow guests.
Outside, nobody is closer to York’s mustsee sights and sounds. York Minster, Bettys,
THE GREAT YORKSHIRE SWEET SHOP did you know... We sell over 300 varieties of weigh out sweets.
SWEET SHOP | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - FRIDAY | 09:30 - 17:30 SATURDAY | 09:00 - 17:30 SUNDAY | 10:30 - 16:30 11 CHURCH ST, YORK YO1 8BG
AN EMPORIUM OF TRADITIONAL AND MODERN SWEETS IN THE HEART OF YORK Step inside The Great Yorkshire Sweet Shop on Church Street and you’ll be greeted with a wealth of sweet treats including the classic rhubarb and custard, handmade clotted cream fudge, liquorice, nougat and of course, pick ‘n’ mix. Whether you’re looking for traditional boiled sweets or novelty American candy, there’s somehting
to suit every taste. We also stock a great range of gifts and novelties. Whatever your budget and whatever your fancy you are sure to find something to fill your sweet cravings at The Great Yorkshire Sweet Shop.
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THE LITTLE YORKSHIRE CANDLE COMPANY DID YOU KNOW... All of our scents are 100% natural without any artificials.
CANDLE SHOP | CITY CENTRE EVERY DAY | 10:30 - 17:00 72 GOODRAMGATE, YORK YO1 7LF 01937 229998 WWW.THELITTLEYORKSHIRE CANDLECOMPANY.CO.UK
HAND-POURED CANDLES INSPIRED BY THE BEAUTY OF YORKSHIRE The Little Yorkshire Candle Company was founded in 2016 just outside of York, focusing on creating all natural candles and diffusers enhancing wellbeing and mood. Born of botanics, our candles are 100% natural, using essential oils, plant extracts, beeswax, soya and coconut. Each candle is hand-poured in small batches in our North Yorkshire studio.
In 2019, we set up our shop in the oldest row of housing in York, Our Ladyâ€™s Row, which is almost 700 years old. Pop into our shop to enjoy all of our wonderful scents and have a chat with Alex, our founder, to see how you can get involved with our workshops including candle making and calligraphy.
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THE LOUNGE DID YOU KNOW... We only use 100% vegan products across the whole salon.
HAIR SALON | CITY CENTRE SUNDAY - MONDAY | CLOSED TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY | 10:00 - 17:00 THURSDAY | 10:00 - 19:00 FRIDAY | 09:00 - 18:00 SATURDAY | 09:00 - 16:00 86 GILLYGATE, YORK YO31 7EQ 01904 622229
A QUIRKY AND WELCOMING SALON UNLIKE ANY OTHER SALON YOU’LL VENTURE INTO Big hearted Lou opened her doors in July 2012 with the intention of creating more than just a hair salon. The Lounge is a sociable hub for all to drop by, even if just for a cuppa and a chat. It’s a home from home with a clientele as diverse as its quirky decor. Lou has created a safe space for all with a huge LGBTQ following on top of an
eclectic mix of clients as interesting and diverse as herself. Stacey has a beautiful spa room offering an array of indulgent treatments including nails, lashes and waxing (not the naughty parts!). All new clients get a variety of discounts.
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THE POTIONS CAULDRON DID YOU KNOW... Our drinks can be bought in places such as Center Parcs & Hamley’s.
NOVELTY SHOP | CITY CENTRE EVERY DAY | 10:00 - 18:00 9¾ SHAMBLES, YORK YO1 7LZ 01904 692192 WWW.THEPOTIONSCAULDRON.COM
THE MOST MAGICAL DRINKS EMPORIUM IN THE WORLD The Potions Cauldron is located on York’s historic Shambles, described by Visit England as the real Diagon Alley, where magical potions have been brewed since the 14th century. Some 700 years later these potions are now being brewed again and served as soft drinks with a magical twist. A magical drinks emporium for Wizards serving the ancient magical potions of French Witch Agnes de Molay which we’re brought back to York in the 14th century by Phileas Fry. Come and try our magical drinkable potions, learn the spell and unlock the
magic. We have potions for all ages. You can also visit the secret wizard sanctuary that was used to hide Wizards at a time when magic was outlawed in York. Once beyond the mystical wall you will find all means of magic including a 6,000 piece Lego Hogwarts and a bubbling cauldron. The Potions Cauldron gives you the chance to mix your own magical potions, look for magical friends who are still taking sanctuary at 9¾ Shambles (you never know who you will find), and buy magical gifts for friends and family including our famous magical potions, bath potions and much more!
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THE YORK GHOST MERCHANT LOOK OUT FOR... There is a hidden cupboard in our shop that houses some exceptional and unusual York Ghosts.
GHOST SHOP | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - SATURDAY | 10:00 - 17:00 SUNDAY | 11:00 - 16:00 6 SHAMBLES, YORK YO1 7LZ 01904 896545 WWW.YORKGHOSTMERCHANTS.COM
A MOST REMARKABLE SHOP IN THE MOST HAUNTED CITY IN THE WORLD The ancient city of York has a reputation for being perhaps the most haunted city in the world, there is a rich tradition of ghost story telling here. Ghosts are an integral although undeniably obscure part of our cityâ€™s story.
Ghost is a keepsake quite unlike any other. The process and handmade nature ensures that no two ghosts are ever the same, we make small batches daily and often introduce rare and unusual ghosts to our collection.
The York Ghost Merchants are part of that tradition: we are makers and sellers of the original and finest York Ghosts. Each York Ghost is handmade in a workshop above the shop combining the best of British materials with the sagacity and resource of generations of Guild craftsmen and women. The York
Come and pay a visit to our unusual little Georgian shop located on the famous Shambles where you will be able to choose from over 600 York Ghosts on display.
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THORA & THE PRINCE DID YOU KNOW... The shop looks small behind its Victorian facade however you’ll be surprised at the space inside.
GIFT SHOP | HAXBY MONDAY - SATURDAY | 10:00 - 17:00 SUNDAY | CLOSED 20 THE VILLAGE, HAXBY YO32 3HT 07837 657177 WWW.THORAANDTHEPRINCE.CO.UK
AN UNIQUE BOUTIQUE OFFERING STYLISH AND SUSTAINABLE HOMEWARES AND GIFTS We offer a cornucopia of delights, quirky gifts, artworks and accessories, perfect cards, gorgeous diffusers & candles, scarves, jewellery and locally made gifts & children’s wear.
family & friends. We work closely with local independent creatives and established U.K. based brands with an ethical manufacturing source.
We like to keep our product range fresh and interesting and we offer a good range of homestyle & lifestyle products for
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UPSIDE DOWN DESIGN LOOK OUT FOR... You will find a contemporary, eclectic mix of beautifully designed products and gifts.
INTERIORS SHOP | CITY CENTRE MONDAY | CLOSED TUESDAY - SATURDAY | 10:00 - 17:00 SUNDAY | 11:00 - 17:00 27 BOOTHAM, YORK YO30 7BW 01904 341049 WWW.UPSIDEDOWNDESIGN.CO.UK
HOMEWARE, GIFTS, FASHION ACCESSORIES AND FULL INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICE Upside Down Design is a unique independent interiors shop and design space on Bootham situated just a few moments away from the historic city walls. If you’re looking for inspiration for your home, they have a versatile range of services and products including an interior design service. The shop is not just for those looking to modify their home, it’s a veritable feast for those looking for stylish gifts (or to treat themselves of course). As well as cushions, throws, ceramics and tableware,
candles, books, games and stationery to beauty and fashion accessories. Upside Down Design is the perfect stop for gifts, all budgets are catered for and the friendly, knowledgeable team are on hand to advise. We offer private viewings by appointment outside of our normal opening hours and there is a very conveniently placed car park behind the shop, called Bootham Row.
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WERK BY TCJ DESIGNS JEWELLERS | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - FRIDAY | 10:00 - 16:45 SATURDAY | 09:45 - 16:45 SUNDAY | CLOSED 16 STONEGATE, YORK YO1 8AS 01904 611366 WWW.JEWELLERSINYORK.CO.UK
DID YOU KNOW... WERK by TCJ has won numerous awards from Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council.
DESIGNING, CREATING AND SELLING AWARD WINNING JEWELLERY SINCE 1987 You’ll find Werk by TCJ Designs in a small, medieval building on Stonegate. They have a beautiful range of jewellery for sale and offer a bespoke design service where they can repair, restore and remodel your jewellery and even match and supply missing gemstones. They offer a fast and efficient service as all of their work is done in-house, from simple jobs like chain repairs all the way to full restorations. A service unique to Werk by TCJ designs in York is that they can create
any style of wedding band to fit perfectly with your engagement ring. They even create a wax model of your ring allowing you to see what it will look like before it is made. Whether you’re looking to alter existing jewellery or combine multiple pieces into one, the dedicated team is on hand to guide you through the process with their specialist knowledge to provide you with a piece of jewellery you can cherish forever.
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YORK CYCLEWORKS DID YOU KNOW... Demo bikes are available.
BIKE SHOP & WORKSHOP | CITY CENTRE MONDAY - FRIDAY | 08:30 - 17:30 SATURDAY | 09:00 - 17:00 14-16 LAWRENCE ST, YORK YO10 3WP 01904 626664 WWW.YORKCYCLEWORKS.COM
A LARGE, FRIENDLY, INDEPENDENT BIKE SHOP LOCATED JUST OUTSIDE YORK’S CITY WALLS A traditional bike shop for the modern cyclist. At York Cycleworks we stock some of the biggest and best known cycling brands in the world. We pride ourselves on our exceptional level of expertise and knowledge across all aspects of cycling. We know that buying a bike can be a daunting experience with so many different options and technical jargon. That’s why we’ll stick the kettle on so we can talk you through the options, explain what everything means and make sure that you leave with the right bike for your needs.
We are proud to not only provide perfect bike fit with our fully adjustable fitting jig combined with the assistance of SpinScan but also, on request, we are also able to offer Precision Fit with Physio appointments giving every rider the benefit of improved comfort, efficiency and injury prevention. We are confident of an enjoyable and expert service in all aspects of the bike and accessories purchase, ongoing maintenance and repair and unique physio options. We are indeed a truly one stop shop!
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CANVAS HAIR & BEAUTY SALON | CITY CENTRE 8A WALMGATE, YORK YO1 9TJ WWW.CANVASYORK.CO.UK 01904 656790 Beautiful full service Hair and Beauty salon. Friendly, welcoming atmosphere, gorgeous surroundings with qualified, professional staff to look after you.
FLOWERS BY PAULA FLORIST | FISHERGATE 112A FISHERGATE,YO10 4BB WWW.YORKFRESHFLOWERS.CO.UK 01904 849495 A passionate and experienced florist providing the freshest flowers to York and surrounding area for over 25 years. Same day delivery available.
JUST SMILE DESIGNS GIFT SHOP | CITY CENTRE 5 BOOTHAM, YORK YO30 4XN JUSTSMILEDESIGNS.CO.UK Illustrator, Kerry, designs and sells a beautiful range of greetings cards and stationery inspired by woodland animals and flowers. Visit the shop on Bootham or find her products online.
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KATE SEMPLE MULTIDISCIPLINARY CREATIVE | ONLINE WWW.KATESEMPLE.CO.UK KATESEMPLE@BTOPENWORLD.COM Kate is a graphic designer, illustrator and artist based here in York whose work always carries a strong connection with her local community. Contact Kate for creative projects and private painting commissions.
MARCOLOOKS ILLUSTRATOR | ONLINE WWW.MARCOLOOKS.CO.UK MARC@MARCOLOOKS.COM Art Prints and Home Decor. Hand drawn illustrations by ex-Cbeebies animator Marc Godfrey-Murphy.
PALENQUE JEWELLERY JEWELLERS | CITY CENTRE 60 LOW PETERGATE, YORK YO1 7HZ WWW.PALENQUE.CO.UK 01904 638152 Unique sterling silver jewellery inspired by the natural world, where contemporary style meets Mexican artistry.
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TAKE ONE GIFTS GIFT SHOP | CITY CENTRE 3 SHAMBLES, YORK YO1 7LZ WWW.TAKEONEGIFTS.CO.UK A pop culture gift shop selling all kinds of TV and film merchandise, t-shirts, posters, greetings cards, books and more.
THE GEORGIAN COTTAGE VINTAGE & ANTIQUE SHOP | ONLINE WWW.THEGEORGIANCOTTAGE.COM A vintage and antique homeware business helping you find a little bit of history for your modern home.
WIGGINTON ROAD NURSERIES PLANTS & FLOWERS | CITY CENTRE SHAMBLES MARKET, YORK YO1 8RY @WIGGINTONROADNURSERIES A family business since 1976, run by brothers, Gary and Andrew. Specialising in cut flowers, plants and bespoke orders, for special occasions.
its modern touches like E-scooters and electric park and ride buses. The way that York is built with small quirky characterful buildings lends itself to independents, and York’s thriving independent scene adds a richness and character to the hospitality and retail experience that sets York apart, and I think, above many other destinations.
1 Andrew Lowson, Executive Director of The York BID, encourages us all to work together towards a stronger future. The BID works for the collective benefit of the businesses in our beautiful city – and it is a pleasure every day to work in a place so full of inspiring people with a wonderful mix of independent and national businesses. The popularity of York as a visitor destination, and the pride that residents have in their home city speaks volumes about the quality of life here. York wears its history proudly with world class museums and attractions, alongside 264
FOR THE COLLECTIVE BENEFIT The heady mix of chocolate, Vikings, railways, and great food and drink makes York a fantastic place to raise a family, and we’re blessed with good schools and parks too. We are never short of things do at the weekend! Another great thing about the city is its size – it’s small enough to explore on foot, and if you work and live in the city as I do, getting around by bicycle is easy.
2 One of the things we work on at the BID is delivering improvements to the city centre and keeping it clean and tidy throughout the year for all to enjoy. However, one of my favourite times to walk around York is at Christmas, when we cover the city with over 15km of lights, making it really shine and highlighting all the amazing architecture, creating a truly magical atmosphere. As wonderful as York is, we are constantly on the lookout for projects to make it even better! Adding more street art, looking at green initiatives, and implementing new technology are just some of our aspirations for the future. Whatever we do, Yorkâ€™s independents will always be an essential part of the picture and will continue to enhance the city centre for other businesses, residents, and visitors.
Credits: 1. National Railway Museum @nationalrailwaymuseum 2. St Helenâ€™s Square 3. York Christmas Market @indiclothingco
BUILD BACK BETTER Cllr Darryl Smalley celebrates York’s past present and future. As an independent and self-governing city, York has at times been the administrative centre of the North. But history isn’t what describes York - history is what makes York the place it is today. The people of York built and continue to shape their place - a beautiful compact city where every person can have a voice and lay the foundations for a prosperous future. York is a place where people and their stories matter, where an individual’s everyday experiences are just as important as the city’s world-class achievements. It is this personal interaction which creates a strong sense of community and in turn a social awareness. York’s sense of its own culture is very strong, with a distinct identity that sets it apart. Following its Roman and Viking history, York received its charter in 1212, 266
2 when King John allowed York’s citizens, rather than the Sheriff, to collect and pay the annual tax to the Crown, to hold their own courts and to appoint a mayor, a role relatively unchanged since. To be the place it is, York has continually evolved to reinvent itself – through the transition from heavy rail engineering to high-tech transport technology, from chocolate manufacture to service and hospitality, and developing innovation around bio and agri tech. With two renowned universities, York’s academic excellence contributes to improving the nation’s health, pioneering artificial intelligence and protecting our environment. This continues today with reconsideration of how we use our city space to support and respond to changing behaviours.
the development of modern and sustainable infrastructure. With a population of around 210,000, York supports well over 100,000 jobs, is host to around 30,000 students, attracts over 8.4 million visitors every year and 10 million people arrive or depart by train. York is a unique city making a unique impact. We must reflect on York’s history to guide our future. At this point, perhaps more than at any other time in the recent past, we need residents and visitors to be doing what we all do best; support our local businesses, enjoy our brilliant hospitality and keep coming back. We can all help to create the conditions for inclusive, sustainable growth – ensuring that York builds back better. Credits: 1. York Central Partnership 2. City Walls @yatnews_ 3. Whale Bone Plaque @jorvikviking
Widely regarded as one of the best UK cities in which to live, York has maintained its reputation for a high quality of life and successfully balancing its status as a leading historic and cultural city with
The Lord Mayor of York, Janet Looker, tells her story of this evolving and resilient city. I arrived in York in September 1965, a young mother with a two year old and another baby arriving imminently, my husband was off to his new job at the university and I didnâ€™t know a soul in the city. When we arrived we agreed to stay for a year or two, and yet here we still are.
When I think of my first impressions from more than 50 years ago, I remember the amazing smell from the sugarbeet factory filling the autumn air (I always loved the smell, and the plume of smoke acting as a beacon), occasionally mixing with the aroma of chocolate from Rowntrees. I remember being amazed at the sight, twice a day of the men leaving the
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carriage works and stopping the traffic at lunchtime, and again at the end of the day. But one the biggest things I remember - having come up from London – was the real difficulty in buying any sort of cheese! I survived York (despite the lack of dairy delights) and found my friends in the vibrant voluntary sector - preschool playgroups, a book group, school PTAs, and as the children grew older venturing into politics, and training, as a very mature student, to qualify as a Solicitor. During my time here, York has undergone a huge evolution. You can now certainly find wonderful selections of cheeses, as well as so much else, in an array of independent shops. For the thirsty among us, we have multiple York microbreweries and even our own York gin. But more importantly, the semi industrial base of the city slowly closed down – Terry’s,
the glass works, the sugar factory and a desperately reduced carriage works. Moving forwards, York reinvented itself as a hugely successful tourist centre, with the hotels, bars, restaurants and everything else that goes with that. The independent retail sector has grown in quality, variety and style. Now, the challenges York faces have accelerated; Internet shopping will surely grow and the high street may not be the same. But York has faced centuries of challenge and proved remarkably resilient. I am sure we can do it again. No matter what the city looks like in the years to come, I am sure York’s rich cultural sector will have a significant part to play. I wish all of us in the city a dynamic and ultimately prosperous future. Credits: 1. The Lord Mayor of York, Janet Looker 2. @lovecheeseyork
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Out of the city, from the country to the coast, Yorkâ€™s postcode area is vast and plentiful. We take a journey through YO, taking in magnificent market towns and stunning seaside resorts, introducing you to all the wonderful places to visit and things to do when there. Enjoy!
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Ben Daniells is a fruit and vegetable grower just outside the city. Going by the name Rocket & Russet, his startup farm was built from a passion to expand the food chain and increase the diversity of locally grown, flavourful food. With a mission to create a super approachable farm where we can all get tasty fruit, veg and herbs from the farm gate, markets and the amazing grocery shops in and around York. With Ben’s background in growing for restaurants, Rocket & Russet will also be working with chefs across York to increase the freshness and flavour available to York’s thriving food scene. So, who better to showcase these great growers and producers of amazing local produce in Yorkshire?
GRASSFRUITS, ESCRICK PARK
NEWFIELD ORGANICS, FADMOOR
Welcome to the friendliest farm in the York. Grassfruits are focused on doing the best they can in every aspect of their work and turning farming on its head. Chickens here roam across pastures with legs as thick as tree trunks whilst the pigs romp around woodlands practically grinning from ear to ear. This is everything we could ask of a farm, food as it should be, super sustainable and exceedingly delicious.
Up on the moors exists a real treat for those who venture that way. Acres and acres of organic vegetables grown by exceedingly skilled human hands. What’s more, in this tiny village, Newfield have created one of the best farm shops around. It’s a proper farm shop, in every sense of the word. Chickens stroll through the yard outside this repurposed stable and inside it’s run on trust, weighing your own veg and leaving your pennies by the till. All in all, there is not a dot of added nonsense, leaving you in no doubt Newfield exists solely to grow the best they can.
HILLCREST FARM PROJECT, ACKLAM 6 Passion emanates from every corner of Hillcrest Farm as they regeneratively raise livestock amongst the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds. Hillcrest Farm Project is creating something spectacular as they look to answer some of the harder questions posed to farming in recent times. They have taken on fields that are so steep they’re almost vertical, yet still take the time to move their livestock every day to fresh grass. They go the extra mile to use compostable packaging. And, they regularly have to deal with farmers who wonder why they go to the lengths they do. Luckily for us, they persevere, Hillcrest Farm Project is the best thing for the land, the wider ecosystem and it all leads to the tastiest food imaginable.
ROSEWOOD FARM, ELLERTON The OGs. Long before the words grassfed farming were first spoken, before the concept of rewilding was invented and long before instagram made it part of the conversation, Rosewood was busy farming with the wilder world at the heart of their farm. Based in the Derwent Ings, you can rest assured that in sampling their produce you’ll also be enhancing amazing arrays of flora and fauna.
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THORNBOROUGH CIDER, THORNBOROUGH 8 Bringing a sparkle to the Yorkshire drinks scene as they rethink the once overlooked beverage. With nothing but apples from Yorkshire and true human ingenuity, Thornborough Cider create a drink that deservedly sits beside wine at the table. This is truly an inspiring and imaginative independent in all sense of the word and will no doubt redefine Yorkshire as a place where truly delicious cider is produced, alongside the traditional cider country of the south west.
COB CIDER, TERRINGTON
9 Born of the ancient Howardian Hills, Cob Cider begun with a mission to create a true product of Yorkshire, somewhere that had a real taste of place. From old gnarly trees hidden in hedgerows to young supple trees in formative orchards, apples are picked each autumn and pressed in Terrington before making the slow and enchanting transformation into an entirely natural product. You will know when you spot a Cob Cider bottle, the distinctive branding and labels add a fun approach to an old drink and make them stand out amongst the crowd. 278
GOODNESS GROWING, STRENSALL
LOOSE BIRDS, HAROME
Delivering tasty fruit and veg from the sticks to the city, Goodness are an unsung asset to our independent food chain. Out at Strensall the focus is on the soil, a true sign of a good grower, which allows the vegetables to develop relationships with the environment around us and thrive without the need for chemical inputs. Organic through and through Goodness focus on introducing as much diversity into their field as possible to create a food growing haven.
Loose Birds by name, loose birds by nature. Chickens at Harome are brought up differently to most other birds for the table. For a start, they’re allowed to be chickens, scrabbling around the field, poking, scratching & clucking at the worms. What’s more, they do this for a much longer lifespan than any intensively reared chicken can dream off. The best bit, what is a great life for the chicken, ultimately means great flavour and super nutritional food for us, no wonder you’ll find these birds on the menu of the local restaurants as well as the butchers and delis.
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BRUNSWICK NURSERY, BISHOPTHROPE 12 An organic paradise on the edge of the city. Brunswick are known for their quality and in providing an invigorating place of work for people with learning difficulties. You can buy their mouth-watering veg as young plants for you to take home and grow it yourself, or you can peruse the array of fresh produce grown seasonally at Brunswick that is ready to take home and munch.
SIDE OVEN BAKERY, FOSTON ON THE WOLDS
A short hop was from the city will take you out to Carr House Farm, a hub of foodie activity. Youâ€™ll find prehistoric grains growing on the famous wolds as well as fruit and flowers adorning the orchards. Not to forget an ever-increasing diversity of wildlife. Everything at Carr House Farm is grown organically, with the grains stone ground in the mill before making it to their bakery, whilst other produce is transformed in their juicery. From award winning granola, to stone ground flour, through to their cordials and onto their own bakery school where you can learn to use ancient grains, Side Oven is a superb example of an independent food producer making our corner of the world the best place to be. 280
14 Credits: City to Coast 1. Yorkshire Wolds Way @celtictrails 2. Map @rpowick God’s Own Pantry 3. Rocket & Russett @benjamindaniells 4. Grassfruits @grassfruits 5. Newfield Organics @town_end_farm_long_barn 6. Hillcrest Farm Project @thehillcrestfarmproject 7. Rosewood Farm @rosewood.farm 8. Thornborough Cider @thornboroughcider 9. Cob Cider @cob_cider 10. Goodness Growing @goodnessgrowingveg 11. Loose Birds @farmisonuk 12. Brunswick Nursery @ brunswickshop 13. Side Oven Bakery @sideoven 14. ‘Barbs’ @benjamindaniells 281
Adam Jackson is a skilled local chef who honed his craft at what he describes as â€˜the most special eateryâ€™ The Black Swan in Oldstead, where he achieved the holy grail of a Michelin star. Having also been awarded three rosettes at The Park in York and Sutton Park in Sutton-onthe-Forest, he recently became executive chef at the fabulous Feversham Arms in Helmsley. Using his vast knowledge and experience of the area and the industry, Adam recommends some more marvellous places to eat...
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THE HARE INN, SCAWTON
This converted pub to restaurant by husband and wife team Paul and Liz is highly rated and wonderfully consistent. The tasting menu is your only option but when it’s this good who cares! With three rosettes from the AA and only 16 covers, booking is essential.
THE DAWNAY ARMS, NEWTON-ON-OUSE
Martel and Kerry Smith run this gorgeous riverside public house. Martel schooled in some of the best restaurants in the country and cooks fabulous humble food that you want to eat. It’s my go to meal out if me and Louise get a lucky night away from the kids and feels like home every time.
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Andrew Burton is a top-class highend chef well respected throughout the county who owns Mannion’s with his wife Lucy. Now that I work in Helmsley it gives me excuses to have their coffee, cake, salads, home-baked bread and amazing platter boards more often!
THE CURIOUS COFFEE CO, EASINGWOLD
This is my favourite coffee shop, with great chat from Eddie and the team. 100% customer and quality driven, the coffee, cakes and food is always exceptional. Best brownies by a mile, especially the ones laced with Mars Bars!
MILLERS FISH & CHIPS, HAXBY 6 Without a doubt some of the best fish and chips I’ve ever had! Quality produce, great fish and the perfect spuds cooked how they should be with all the classic accompaniments you need. I drive several miles to get these as our goto chippy.
HAXBY BAKEHOUSE, HAXBY
7 Without a doubt some of the best bread in the country. Phil is a master of his craft and an all-round lovely guy. Sourdough to die for and unbelievable pastries; if youwant proper bread, this is the place!
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STAR INN, HAROME Andrew Pern’s Michelin-starred thatched pub was always a Yorkshire destination eatery. Steve Smith is now running the engine room and it’s as good if not better than ever. I remember my first meal here over 20 years ago and was one that spurred me on to push myself in my career. The place is full of character and the ingredients are amazing. Top drawer.
THE PHEASANT HOTEL, HAROME
A stunning setting owned by Jacquie Pern and Peter Neville, whose cooking is stunning and offers a good foil to The Star Inn. Bread is first rate and made on site, Sunday lunch is one of the best around, and desserts are often the highlight.
IL PARADISO, SUTTON-ON-THE-FOREST
Il Paradiso is the sister restaurant to the one in York. Paulo’s food is traditional Sardinian and well executed. Pizzas and pasta are first class and the fish is a firm favourite and cooked beautifully.
THE DURHAM OX, CRAYKE
Mike and Sasha Ibbotson’s Durham Ox is a gastro pub in every way one should be. Whether you’re eating a bowl of mussels or a wonderful steak, the quality and standard is always there. Specials change daily and offer dishes with some modern flair.
THE HOVINGHAM INN, HOVINGHAM
A foodie pub with a contemporary feel owned by Richard and Lindsay Johns in the beautiful village of Hovingham. These guys have been cooking and serving some of the best food in the area for years and this venture is no different. Well cooked, no nonsense, flavour driven grub.
FLORIAN POIROT, MALTON
One of the world’s best pastry chefs runs this outstanding shop on Talbot Yard in Malton. Not only hugely talented but a wonderful guy! Unmissable pastries and chocolates and the best macaroons I’ve ever eaten.
Credits: 1. Feversham Arms @ adamjacksonchef 2. The Hare Inn @josephinejoanna 3. The Dawnay Arms @chrisw181 4. Mannion’s 5. The Curious Coffee Co @curiouscoffeeeasingwold 6. Millers Fish & Chips @millershaxby 7. Haxby Bakehouse @furmotophotography 8. The Pheasant Hotel @thepheasant_hotel 9. Il Paradiso @ilparadisoonthe 10. The Durham Ox @thedurhamox 11. The Hovingham Inn @hovinghaminn1 12. Florian Poirot @chef_florian_poirot 288
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James McMillan runs the magnificent merchants of wine, beer and spirits of the family name in the food capital of Yorkshire, Malton. The town boasts brilliant breweries Brass Castle and Bad Seed, and many surrounding breweries make this a renowned beer destination. But the YO area also hosts a spectacular standard of spirits, wine and cider, both producing and serving the stuff. Here, James selects some of the best local makers McMillanâ€™s deal with and places in which to sample them. 291
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SPIRIT OF YORKSHIRE DISTILLERY, HUNMANBY
Yorkshire’s first whisky is made in and of Yorkshire. Their fabulous Filey Bay is the first single malt from here made in their own stills from their own barley and water. From grain to glass, it is Yorkshire through and through. Straight from the get-go with their “Distillers Projects” it was exciting, they’ve not disappointed.
Created 14 years ago making one the British greats, sloe gin, Sloemotion now create some wonderful gin, to complement their range of liqueurs, within a great ethos. Life on the Hedge, the Sloemotion motto, incorporates their love of farming, conservation and good Yorkshire spirits.
MAISON DU VIN, MALTON
BANKS LOUNGE BAR, FILEY
Fabulous wine bar. Matt and his team have developed a bar in which you can access some of the best wines the industry has to offer.
Prohibition style gin bar in an old bank, complete with its own safe (which you can drink in). Big selection of gins and good service. 293
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WHITBY GIN, WHITBY
Jess, Luke and the family. Just lovely people, producing great gin. Produced using locally sourced and individual botanicals, need I say more.
MALTON CIDER, MALTON
Locally sourced apples from Maltonâ€™s historic apple orchards make this traditional cider. Started by a group of friends in 2013 has led to a range of 5 differing varieties.
JOLLY FARMERS, LEAVENING
Proper Yorkshire pub, if you’re not sat in front of the fire scoffing the ‘Jolly’s Pie and Chips’ with a local craft ale or gin, you’re more likely to be outside in the beer garden eating locally sourced food or listening to locally sourced live music.
RARE BIRD DISTILLERY, MALTON
Matt, endearingly grumpy, and Elizabeth, his partner in crime, create Rare Bird gin, a Mediterranean styled London dry in the heart of Malton. Housed within the distillery walls is the gin school, in which you can devise your very own. Well worth a day out and lovely lovely people! 295
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TWO BURGATE, PICKERING
Cosy cafe/bar in Pickering owned by one of our best customers and friends Janet Hunter. Janetâ€™s created a wonderful bar serving some of the best local, British and international gins and drinks.
THE MERCHANT IRISH BAR, SCARBOROUGH
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COOPER KING, SUTTON-ONTHE-FOREST
Abbie and Chris are creating something really special in Cooper King. Their self built distillery creates award winning small batch sprits whilst shaping the world for the better. All aspects of their business are so well thought of and I canâ€™t wait for their whisky to be ready!
CHAPTER TWO BAR, MALTON
Just. A. Good. Pub. Friendly, welcoming and always a good pint. Rory and the team will always go out of their way to help!
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York can often be known as the small city within the ancient walls, but just how much the YO postcode has to offer should never be overlooked. From market-towns, quaint villages, to scenic seaside destinations, you might just find that your ultimate day out was hiding just within reach. Dotted around the borough youâ€™ll find stately homes of grandeur, classic car rallies and even a Festival celebrating the wonders of dogs.
2 One venue that fits all categories is Castle Howard; your chance to step back in time. It is one of Yorkâ€™s most popular spots and for good reason. The grounds are immaculately kept and the 18th century architecture is something to behold. After a walk around the estate thereâ€™s the chance to visit the garden-centre, the farm shop or enjoy one of three cafes that serve estate made seasonal produce. As if you needed any more of a reason to stop by, Castle Howard also hold a Tractor Engine Rally, a Classic Car Rally and The Festival of Dogs.
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Castle Howard won’t be the only place hosting amazing events within York however, as Duncombe Park brings you the Motorcycle Festival and the Country Fair. And if you’ve really caught the bug for stately homes, be sure to pay a visit to Sutton Park, Beningbrough Hall, Nunnington Hall and Newby Hall. If you feel like branching out a little further towards the sea, then we can give you plenty of reasons to do so. Robin Hood’s Bay is the type of place that requires little persuasion to visit, but once a year this quaint seaside village plays host to a Victorian Weekend at the beginning of December. This is your chance to don a costume and join in the festivities! Over in Whitby and Scarborough, the festivities continue all year round. Alongside the regular Goth Weekends, Whitby also plays host to Steampunk Weekends, Motown Weekends, Literature Festivals and even a whole week dedicated to Folk. In Scarborough the enthusiasm for events and celebrations is matched; alongside their ever-popular festival, Coastival, you’ll find an alternative punk festival, light parades, cricket festival and even a Boxing Day beach football match of Fishermen Vs. Firemen.
But we know that when there’s an ‘out and about’ there must always be a ‘bite to eat.’ Luckily, the great district of York plays host to a number of events centred entirely around food and drink. As some may know, the food capital of Yorkshire resides in this very district, in the market town of Malton. Holding regular market days every month, Malton is best known for its
7 annual Food Lovers Festival. A celebration of Yorkshire’s finest produce and cooking, you can expect to find artisan stalls, delicious street food, talks, tastings, celebrity chefs, demos and live music; a real family foodie extravaganza. Over in Whitby the food celebrations continue; Whitby’s Fish and Ships festival celebrates all things maritime. But most importantly, you’ll get a real taste of the coast with seafood kitchen theatre, as local and celebrity chefs cook seafood treats live for all to try. York and its surroundings can guarantee they have something for all of us to enjoy. Fill a flask, jump in the car and get out there; we promise it won’t disappoint. Credits: 1. Whibty Saturday Shopping 2. Traction Engine Rally, Castle Howard @castle_howard 3. The Festival of Dogs, Castle Howard @castle_howard 4. Newby Hall Miniature Railway @newbyhallandgardens 5. Robin Hood’s Bay, Walk Derbyshire - walkderbyshire.blogspot.com 6. Beningborough Hall @ntbeningbrough 7. Malton Food Lovers Festival @pollysenior 301
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The ‘perfect day’ means something to everyone – the ultimate indulgence in your ideal pursuit. Whether it’s a day of ultimate pampering with your nearest and dearest, enjoying a live performance from a full classical orchestra or perhaps your idea for the perfect day is savoured for tying the knot. As the York district spans far and wide, across scenic countryside, historic market towns and stately homes, the perfect day is often just a stone’s throw away. For many, the idea of a perfect day is a weekend solely dedicated to relaxing the mind and body, putting the feet up and letting the hair down. Here in Yorkshire, we’re firm believers that 2 hard graft deserves some reward.
3 Over in Helmsley, the Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa are always ready to welcome guests with open arms and a promise of ultimate relaxation in their Mediterranean oasis. What once was an old coaching inn, this charming countryside retreat offers over 30 bedrooms, dining and spa facilities and treatments. Restore your wellbeing at the Verbena Spa and feel the tension release from the moment you arrive; the Feversham Arms is the perfect place for those looking to escape reality for a day or two.
and is renowned for its luxurious accommodation and boutique spa. As well as 29 guest rooms in the main house and courtyard furnished in lavish 19th century décor, Middlethorpe also boasts its very own spa, secluded in its own private garden, offering a variety of health and beauty treatments. If you believe that music is your true source of happiness, then perhaps your perfect day would be a whole day dedicated to it. Every August, Castle Howard hosts an evening of expertly recited classical music in the Castle Howard Proms. Set
RELAXING MIND AND BODY And if you become a little to accustomed to this way of life, we recommend your next venture take you to Middlethorpe Hall. This luxury country house, just two miles from York city centre, is set in 20 acres of its own beautiful gardens and parkland
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against the backdrop of one of England’s finest historic houses overlooking the spectacular lake and grounds, Castle Howard Proms proves to be an unmissable evening filled with musical entertainment for all the family. Or, if you fancy something a little more low-key, we can recommend the illusive Band Room. Set in the middle of no-where, the 100-capacity venue has been known as ‘England’s tiniest major venue’. With a backdrop of the heathercovered hills of the North York Moors, the venue is essentially an unsuspecting shed made out of corrugated materials which only adds to its mystery. Built in the 1920s for the Farndale Silver Band, the venue only puts on a few gigs a year, but they are worth waiting for – Cerys
Matthews, Kate Rusby, Willy Mason, Waterson Carthy, the Pine Leaf Boys, Steve Forbert and dozens of others from the folk, blues, alt scene have played here. For many, the perfect day is savoured for finally tying the knot with their loved one, and quite rightly so. Whether it takes years of preparation or not even a second thought, a wedding day is always a day hoped to be remembered forever. York plays host to numerous venues, perfect for hosting that very special day. The Talbot Malton is a beautiful riverside coaching inn with an adjoining wedding venue, York House. York House is an impressive 17th century home reputedly where Charles Dickens wrote many of his novels. With its own private riverside grounds, beautiful reception
6. rooms, privacy, exceptionally good food and its own wedding marquee seating up to 150, The Talbot can ensure that your wedding day is faultless. Other magnificent venues in York include: Howsham Hall, Newburgh Priory Estate 7 and Skipbridge Country Weddings. And for more inspiration in the planning stages of your perfect wedding day, then you’re in luck. Sand Hutton in York host an indie wedding fair, showcasing a curated collection of awesome indie wedding suppliers, music and street food. The Wedding Fair flies the flag for innovative and creative independent makers and doers in the wedding industry.
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The humble Yorkshire region of Hambleton sits snuggly between both national parks of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Once voted as the best region to live in Yorkshire, this unassuming area packs a punch with a wealth of historical market towns and rolling country hills to boast about. Amongst the grand Yorkshire landscape of Hambleton resides a selection of villages and towns by way of Bedale, Thirsk, Great Ayton, Stokesley, Northallerton and Easingwold.
3 Every Monday and Friday the people Find yourself near Kilburn and you’ll of Thirsk purvey their wares of locally always have the watchful eye of the sourced food and drink alongside White Horse to keep you company. everyday essentials for you to peruse in Blazoned across the hills just by Thirsk their famous market square. And on a is the magnificent chalk horse sculpture Wednesday and Saturday Northallerton originally created by Thomas Taylor in hosts a similarly fresh market on its 1857. At 314ft long and 228ft high, the high street, culminating in their annual White Horse of Kilburn is a spectacular Homegrown Food Festival each June. piece of artwork that represents the What better way to get the weekly shop proud nature of the inhabitants of done than buying from the friendly 4 Hambleton! faces of a quaint Yorkshire town? Hop on a quick train from York and you’ll With the wondrous markets, walks, arbe at either place in no time! chitecture and refreshments on offer, a visit to Hambleton should be high on Bedale is another Yorkshire gem just the to-do list! waiting to be explored. This picturesque Georgian market town is steeped in North Yorkshire heritage with loads Credits: 1. Great Ayton @dan_telfer to do and see for all the family. One of 2. St Gregory’s Bedale @alison.buckthe stand-out features of Bedale is its ley439 3. Johnson’s of Thirsk magnificent 12th century church at the northern end of the high street. This grade 1 listed building is a site to behold and named as one of the best in Britain. 307
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Easingwold is a small and quiet market town 13 miles outside of York, on the way to the North York Moors, that is rarely celebrated beyond its own 5000 inhabitants. But step inside this seemingly sleepy place and Easingwold will slowly uncover its scenic and serene charms. The centrepiece is the townâ€™s market square which takes us back to 1221, when it was granted market charter, and now a listed Victorian market cross represents the occasion. To experience the modern day market in Easingwold, visit the square on a Friday for fresh food and flowers, clothes, homewares and more.
A few steps further on, Thornton’s Bakehouse and Butchers do exactly what their name suggests, providing local meats and bakes with real quality and care. Indeed, baking seems a speciality here, with Clark’s, Blakeston’s and Mrs Biggles Bakery all offering their own unique and tasty takes on it.
2 Buildings from different centuries are visible all around the town square, from the 14th century Church through to the 18th century Old Vicarage and the 19th century George Hotel. An historic remembrance from the 20th century is also situated near the marketplace, where the grade II listed memorial commemorates 57 locals who gave their lives in both world wars.
For those fancying a tipple or two to take away from Easingwold, The Tipsy Fox is just the place, as an independent specialist drinks store stocking an array of beer, wines and spirits. And there are plenty more shops too, from menswear at Charles Hobson and fine occasion wear at High Society, through to home interior experts Easingwold DIY and The Curtain Room, not to mention aptly named wonders, The Yorkshire Jigsaw Store and The Flower Shop. Easingwold also offers some unique attractions. Notably, the Easingwold Maize Maze is a great family day out,
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Circling the square are some great cafes, shops and restaurants. The joyously named duo Ee By Yum and Tea-Hee! provide smiles beyond their fun monikers, the former as a delicious deli and homemade caterers, and the latter serving cracking coffee and home-baked cake. The Curious Coffee Company joins them as another lovely spot for coffee and brunch. For both daytimes and evenings The Olive Branch cooks up bistro beauties in this pretty setting. 309
SCENIC & SERENE with the fun maze joined by go-karts, slides, football golf and farm animals. And on the outskirts of Easingwold, Lund Studios is an independent art centre that offers courses in visual arts in a beautiful gallery and studio space. Back in town, more art can be found at The Leaping Hare Gallery & Framers, which showcases paintings, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture and more by talented British artists. All of this is within easy access of York and is well worth the trip to discover the lesser known and to experience this lovely little town. Credits: 1. The Curious Coffee Company 2. S & J Quality Butchers 3. Market Place 4. The Flower Shop 3
GETTING HERE: TRAIN: N\A BUS: 30/40 40 MIN From York Exhibition Square
To Easingwold Market Square DRIVE: A19 13 MILES From York to Malton. PARKING: Millfield Lane, Galtres Centre, Chase Garth Lane.
COOPER KING DISTILLERY DID YOU KNOW... For every bottle of gin sold, one square metre of woodland is planted in the Yorkshire Dales.
DISTILLERY | SUTTON-ON-THE-FOREST SATURDAY | 12:00 - 18:00 BOOKED TOURS AT 14:00 AND 16:00 THE OLD STABLE, STILLINGTON ROAD, SUTTON-ON-THE-FOREST, YORK, YO61 1EH 01347 808232 WWW.COOPERKINGDISTILLERY.CO.UK
SUSTAINABLE GIN AND WHISKY DISTILLED WITH CRAFTSMANSHIP, HONESTY AND ADVENTURE Cooper King is a self-built sustainable distillery in Yorkshire inspired by the Tasmanian whisky distillers who Abbie and Chris, owners and founders, met on their travels. They are committed to producing the world’s finest gins and whiskies with Yorkshire-grown wheat and barley, and casks made by England’s last independent master cooper.
donate 2.5% of their gin sales to the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, source honey from the on-site family beehives and only use plastic free packaging. They even introduced the country’s first gin refill scheme.
Producing sustainable spirits is at the forefront of the Cooper King ethos. They run the distillery on 100% green energy,
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THE CURIOUS COFFEE COMPANY DID YOU KNOW... Our brownies are so popular we’ve set them up with their own website: www.curiouscoffee. co/brownies
COFFEE SHOP | EASINGWOLD MONDAY - FRIDAY | 07:30 - 17:00 SATURDAY | 08:30 - 16:00 SUNDAY | 09:30 - 15:00 2 MARKET PLACE, EASINGWOLD YO61 3AG 01347 823434 WWW.CURIOUSCOFFEE.CO
OUR CURIOUS COFFEE SHOP IN THE HEART OF OUR BEAUTIFUL GEORGIAN MARKET TOWN Established in 2013, this is the “big sister” of our two coffee shops. Incredibly popular with locals and a great stop off for cyclists whilst on their route around the wonderful villages and countryside surrounding Easingwold. Small but perfectly formed, we offer all day brunch, light lunches and delicious cakes. We’re blessed with having a great butchers around the corner, bakery down the road for our bread and coffee
roaster just 12 miles away! We’re really proud of our brownies which have gone from strength to strength… see for yourself why they’re so popular as we give you a little piece of brownie heaven with every hot drink. Just enough to tempt you into buying more to take home! If cakes aren’t your thing, try anything from scones to sandwiches, with chilli chips and French toast inbetween.
THE LEAPING HARE DID YOU KNOW... A male hare is called a jack and a female is a jill, but we are Michael and Sarah!
GALLERY & FRAMERS | EASINGWOLD SUNDAY - MONDAY | CLOSED TUESDAY - FRIDAY | 10:00 - 17:00 SATURDAY | 10:00 - 16:00 23 CHAPEL STREET, EASINGWOLD YO61 3AE 01347 822779 WWW.THELEAPINGHAREGALLERY.COM
ORIGINAL ART BY TALENTED BRITISH ARTISTS AND A BESPOKE FRAMING SERVICE We work with some of the most talented artists in Yorkshire and beyond and are proud to showcase their work, including paintings, glass, ceramics, wood, pewter, textiles, sculpture, and jewellery. We stock a large range of unusual and attractive cards and have gained an excellent reputation for their variety and appeal. Carefully selected giftwrap and books are also available. Sarah offers a bespoke framing service and we have a wide range of mouldings and conservation grade mountboard from which to choose. She offers friendly advice and
guidance to help you choose the perfect frame. Nothing is too unusual - Sarah has even framed a rubber doormat and some stethoscopes! We run regular workshops too, from needle felting to mosaics and willow weaving. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for further details. We are proud to live and have our business in Easingwold and have a warm relationship with our loyal customers and artists, with many becoming friends. Itâ€™s wonderful to be part of such a vibrant, happy community.
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On the outskirts of York and spanning the majority of the beautiful North York Moors National Park, Ryedale is home to some of the most traditional of market towns that give North Yorkshire its famous alluring charm. Malton, Kirkby Moorside, Helmsley, Pickering and Norton make up the majority of its major towns, leaving you with a wealth of things to be eating, places to be shopping and countryside to be in awe of! All year round the district of Ryedale hosts special events and festivals that draw people from far and wide to its charming towns.
2 Malton is known for being one of the top destinations for food lovers, with their weekly food market along with the impressive food festival that it hosts. Famous Italian chef Antonio Carluccio labelled Malton the ‘Yorkshire Food Capital’ after visiting.
THE PERFECT PLACE You’d be stretched to find a friendlier place than the Yorkshire town of Helmsley. Amongst its scenic Yorkshire landscape and ancient cobbled streets, the ruins of Helmsley castle still stand after it was built over 900 years ago. It is a must see for any visitor of the North York Moors, parents and kids alike! Independent shopping outlets line the streets of Helmsley’s cobbled market square, making it the perfect place for a shopping trip without the hassle of city life!
Kirkby Moorside boasts a 760-yearold weekly market tradition and is known for its quirky historical art culture and galleries. Bill & Rye and its fortnightly Ryedale Auctions attract collectors from far and wide to visit this quaint market town. On a Wednesday, the market square comes alive with locals and visitors buying, trading and haggling!
Along the river banks of the river Derwent are the Towns of Malton and Norton, two historic towns of great ancient Yorkshire tradition.
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Discover the glorious expanse of this timeless part of Yorkshire through Julian Brown, Interpretation Manager for the North York Moors National Park. Head north from York to find a special place, a treasured landscape protected for everyone to enjoy â€“ the North York Moors National Park.
There’s history and heritage in every step you take. A ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway between Pickering and Whitby; a picnic on the lawns at Rievaulx Abbey; a highlevel walk in Rosedale along the old ironstone railway line; family biking on the Sutton Bank escarpment – it’s easy to make magical memories in this peaceful corner of North Yorkshire.
2 Just a short journey from crowded city streets, discover sweeping moorland, a crinkly coast, rolling farmland, ancient woods and timeless villages. It’s England in a nutshell – somewhere to come and refresh your spirits. Away from the noise of the traffic you can hear the cries of moorland birds, trickling water in a stream and the buzz of insects in the heather. On the coast, experience the roar of the sea, the wind in your hair, the sand between your toes. The dales form a rich patchwork of earthy colours, hedgerows and drystone walls – landscapes, created generations ago, still maintained by today’s farmers. Shaded woodlands provide a sense of well-being and a link to the past. And far from the artificial lights of towns, there are truly dark skies where you can see majestic skyscapes full of stars.
There are 26 miles of Jurassic-era coastline to explore, including the famous old fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay and the golden sands of Runswick Bay. Our wildlife will surprise you too – from the moorland merlin, the UK’s smallest bird of prey, to whales off the coast. Two National Park Centres, at Danby and Sutton Bank, point the way to your next country adventure. The rest is up to you. Credits: 1. North York Moors National Park @j.friend_photography 2. Runswick Bay @yorkshire_pudding 3. Staithes @ebor_images 4. The Black Swan at Oldstead @pollyabaldwin 5. Newtondale @ebor_images 6. Sutton Bank @steve_bell_photo 7. Rievaulx Abbey @ebor_images
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1 Helmsley is a picturesque market town that packs plenty into its small space. The location, within the North York Moors and easily accessible from York, makes Helmsley a popular visit for surrounding locals, both exploring the nearby countryside and flocking to the town’s own attractions. Let’s begin with a quartet of wonders that would be impressive for anywhere. First up, Helmsley Castle, an English Heritage site with 900 years of rich history, from a medieval fortress, through a Tudor mansion, a Civil War strong-hold and a Victorian ruin, to the striking exhibit that stands proudly
today as a fascinating tour. Only footsteps away from the castle lies a wondrous place filled with flowers, fruit and the best of mother earth. A visit to the Walled Gardens is like stepping into a fairytale, as this seemingly secret space expands into glorious expanse of nature, with lots to discover. The café, plant centre and gift shop are all nice excuses for a purchase too. Back in the centre and into the 21st century, Helmsley caters amply for the modern day too. Its art centre hosts performances of music, theatre, cinema, comedy, dance and more, and acts as a valuable creative hub within the
town. Helmsley also has one of the country’s best spa hotels, with the Feversham Arms and Verbena Spa providing a luxurious and relaxing day and night for romance, fun, or frankly any reason you fancy to spoil yourself.
food and drink shops also excel, notably at the specialists of their names, the Traditional Sweet Shop, Helmsley Wines, and the renowned deli Hunters of Helmsley. To eat and drink whilst here, there are an array of excellent cafes, restaurants and pubs. For daytime comfort try any of Crema Coffee House, Porters Coffee Shop, The Beck Tea Rooms, Auntie Anne’s Castlegate Bakery, The Cocoa Tree or Mannion & Co. Later, great restaurant food comes from Italy at Gepetto’s and La Trattoria. Helmsley also produces its very own sweet treats by Ryeburn, and for that all-important pint, there’s The Royal Oak, The Feathers and the tap room at Helmsley Brewing Company.
There is an enjoyable mix of shops to peruse here too, from clothes at Helmsley Outdoors, Carters Country Wear, Pennita and Crane Vintage, to interiors and gifts at The Ginger Bear, White Rose, Holme Lea and Agnus & Co. And the local
Phew. You might want to make this one a particularly long weekend. Or visit again. And again. And again. Credits: 1. Helmsley Castle @mikewrightimages 2. The Beck Tearooms
GETTING HERE: TRAIN: N\A BUS: 31X 40 MIN From York Exhibition Square to Helmsley Market Place. DRIVE: A19 60 MIN From York to Malton. PARKING: Market Place (Short Stay) Cleveland Way (Long Stay)
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HUNTERS OF HELMSLEY DID YOU KNOW... Hunters is based in a historic and quirky Grade II listed building set right in the heart of Helmsley.
DELI | HELMSLEY EVERY DAY | 08:00 - 17:00 13 MARKET PLACE, HELMSLEY YO62 5BL 01439 771 307 WWW.HUNTERSOFHELMSLEY.COM
AWARD-WINNING DELI OFFERING THE VERY BEST FOOD AND DRINK Based in Helmsley’s pretty Market Place, Hunters is a treasure trove full of fresh and store cupboard foods, and alcoholic and soft beverages. Established in 1990, for the past decade the deli has been run by husband and wife team Chris and Christine Garnett. Both come from a farming background, bringing a passion for quality and provenance to what they do.
produce, supporting local suppliers and other regional businesses where possible. It also scours all corners of the globe for products to share with customers and the friendly team is always on hand to help with advice and recommendations if needed. The store is even a previous holder of the title of ‘Britain’s Best Small Shop’ and has won a raft of other foodrelated awards.
Hunters provides the very best quality food and drink to its customers, in store and online. It sells a wide selection of Yorkshire
PORTERS COFFEE SHOP AND B&B look out for... Homemade cakes including our famous Lemon Meringue and Sicilian Roasted Coffee.
COFFEE SHOP AND B&B | HELMSLEY EVERY DAY | 08:00 - 16:30 19 BRIDGE STREET, HELMSLEY YO62 5BG 07901 637290 WWW.ABNB.ME/NINBKN7SR8
COFFEE SHOP WITH OPEN FIRE AND HOMEMADE FOOD INCLUDING GELATO A charming Coffee Shop with Victorian open fire and log burner in the back room for dogs and their two legged friends. We serve excellent espresso and beautiful homemade cakes, scones, sandwiches, soup, salads, quiche and Gelato. With drinks and food served inside and outside on our garden patio with beautiful hanging flowers all year round, it feels like Helmsley Riviera! The coffee shop is open every day from 8am
til 4.30pm all year round except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Above the coffee shop are two luxury ensuite rooms, one with a shower and one with a free standing bath. We are located in the centre of Helmsley so the rooms have a spectacular view of Helmsley Castle and Duncombe Park. Book via AirBnB www.abnb.me/baJf3RfUR8 www.abnb.me/WSR0gJhUR8
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Where would you think the food capital of Yorkshire to be? Leeds, with its cosmopolitan array of restaurants? Or York, with its traditional homecooked charm? Perhaps the emerging Sheffield or the exclusive Harrogate have an outside chance? Well, amongst such lofty competition, it may surprise you to learn that the title is actually awarded to a tiny market town between the city and the moors: Malton.
artisan gelato in an array of flavours, the latter a vegan and vegetarian café that has moved from a popular market stall to a permanent fixture here.
2 You’ll soon discover why. Breakfast and lunch can be switched between the helpfully named duo Patisserie Malton and Deli of Malton, both showcasing fresh local produce in winning dishes. La Pizzeria Malton is another that does exactly what its name explains. Here, the pizzas are oozing Italian goodness, using fresh mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes for Neapolitan authenticity.
To celebrate Malton’s reputation as a foodie heaven, the town’s market square hosts Malton Monthly Food Market on the second Saturday of every month, where 35 stalls display their produce and street food. Malton Food Lovers’ Festival ramps it up further, at an annual extravaganza held over three days on the late May bank holiday, and lovingly known as Yorkshire’s Foodie Glastonbury! If that’s not enough, Malton is also a dream for drinkers. Beertown celebrates this by turning the town into ‘a theatre of beer’ for three May days. In amongst dozens of great craft beers are Malton’s own Bad Seed, Malton Brewery and Brass Castle breweries, the latter with a taproom that’s also well worth a visit all year round.
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French flavours are also a thing of beauty here, thanks to a World Pastry Cup winner who swapped Paris for Malton. Florian Poirot’s self-titled patisserie now treats Yorkshire palates to perfect pastries and is unquestionably one to indulge in. For more inventively named eateries in town, check out The Groovy Moo and The Purple Carrot. The former is an ice-cream parlour that serves up fresh 325
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But a trip to Malton neednâ€™t all be about stuffing our faces. Milton Rooms is a cultural hub that showcases Maltonâ€™s heritage and attracts art exhibitions, dance classes and music concerts. More entertainment can be found at the Palace Cinema, a charming art deco theatre that puts on both fine film screenings and impressive live stage shows. And Malton has its very own music festival, Meadowfest, where all ages enjoy the sounds of ska, funk and blues. There are also a great mix of unique independent shops to explore. Kemps is an emporium of the beautiful and the unusual for everyone. Hare & Wilde sell a splendid selection of homeware with impeccable taste. Ralph Yates & Sons is a long serving department store which stocks all sorts, from country clothing to white goods. Northern Ride is a specialist bike shop for all levels to buy, fix or customise. And bringing it all back to food, Scoops is a charming little ingredient shop with a lot of quality ethical produce to devour. Malton really is a town full of character and life, whether sauntering along the pretty Market Street or exploring the quaint Shambles. Other landmarks include Scampston Hall, an estate which has remained in the same Legard family for over 300 years and who now open the hall, park and vast gardens to the public.
5 And another unique sight is the Yorkshire Pudding recipe mural on the side of the building on Greengate, dedicated to the 18 th century chef Hannah Glass, who paved the way with the very first Yorkshire Pudding recipe. Rather fitting for Yorkshireâ€™s food capital. Credits: 1. Malton Food Festival @visitmalton 2. W P Horsley Florist 3. Malton Food Festival @visitmalton 4. Paleys 5. Derek Fox Butchers and Game Dealer GETTING HERE: TRAIN: 25 MIN York train station direct to Malton train station. BUS: 843 40 MIN Coastliner from York Stonebow to Malton Bus Station DRIVE: A64 18 MILES From York to Malton. PARKING: Market Place (Short Stay), Water Lane (Long Stay).
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A small location with a big reputation! Malton’s Talbot Yard has enticed some of the best food and drink producers in Ryedale. This award-winning renovated former stable yard is a great place to relax, shop and learn from each of the experts. Gilly, a chef at her own cookery school The Cook’s Place, introduces us to the Talbot Yard family: Florian Poirot, Master Pâtissier with the finest French macarons, chocolates, and patisserie. There is only one thing that surpasses the amazing colours of these treats and that is the taste.
Bluebird Bakery create their superb sourdough, as well as sweet and savoury treats. All made on site, so watch the bakers at work while deciding what to buy. Rarebird Distillery combines a pride in local produce with a demand for high quality - which is the ethos of Talbot Yard. It is a beautiful place to drink and learn with its own Gin School. The Groovy Moo makes the most talked about ice cream. Fresh artisan gelato, this is an explosion
of taste and colour; the smiles on the customers faces say it all. Food 2 Remember is our expert local butcher Paul, who suppliestraditional and gourmet meat, fish, local cheeses, homemade terrines and charcuterie. Do not leave town without one of hisfamous Yorkshire Picnic Pies! Roost Coffee and Roastery are hand roasting small batches of the highest quality beans. Where else would you find locally roasted coffee with experts on hand to talk you through the amazing selection of beans and how to create the perfect blend?
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Circular Malton and Norton is an amazing vision that could see Malton as the first Market Town in the country with a carbon neutral circular economy. The Talbot Yard will be a huge part in creating this. The Cook’s Place (formerly Malton Cookery School) is my opportunity to be part of all this! With cookery classes for all abilities, book club suppers, food photography classes, and chef’s tables with top Yorkshire chefs; this is ‘The Place’ to meet and create, whatever your business. Credits: 1 & 2 Talbot Yard @visitmalton 3. Bluebird Bakery by Esme Mai Photography 2 329
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BLUEBIRD BAKERY BAKERY | MALTON WWW.BLUEBIRDBAKERY.CO.UK 01904 627706 An independent, award-winning, sourdough bakery bringing back the lost tradition of hand-shaped, artisan loaves which are nutritious and delicious.
FLORIAN POIROT PATISSERIE | MALTON WWW.FLORIANPOIROT.COM 07947587382 Florian Poirot, UK pastry champion welcomes you in his boutique where all the delights are made onsite. Macarons, Chocolates, Desserts, Cakes and Snacking.
FOOD2REMEMBER DELI | MALTON FOOD2REMEMBERYORKSHIRE.COM 01653 696575 A family run business selling meats, fish, pastries, vegetarian and a full gluten free range. They pride themselves on quality, local and seasonal produce. Visit the shop or order for local delivery.
RARE BIRD DISTILLERY GIN DISTILLERY | MALTON WWW.RAREBIRDDISTILLERY.CO.UK 01653 609288 Mediterranean inspired gin distillery and school with a passion for fine flavour. Rejecting mass produced gins, they are in search of something superior, something more flavoursome, more satisfying.
ROOST COFFEE & ROASTERY COFFEE ROASTER | MALTON WWW.ROOSTCOFFEE.CO.UK 01653 697635 Family run coffee roastery supplying wholesale and retail beans to consumers, independent coffee shops, restaurants and retailers. We also have an espresso bar.
THE GROOVY MOO ICE CREAM SHOP | MALTON
01653 228090 Fresh, authentic, artisan gelato and sorbetto! All hand-made each day in small batches in Malton, using local milk and cream. Winners of the best dessert outlet in England 2018!
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CASTLE HOWARD DID YOU KNOW... Castle Howard is still home to the Howard family.
ATTRACTION | CASTLE HOWARD EVERY DAY | 10:00 - 17:00 CASTLE HOWARD, YORK YO60 7DA 01653 648333 WWW.CASTLEHOWARD.CO.UK
A MAGNIFICENT HISTORIC HOUSE WITH ORNATE INTERIORS AND LANDSCAPED GARDENS Built for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle and taking over 100 years to complete, Castle Howard is full of varied history, dramatic interiors and sweeping parklands. Free flowing tours of the house allow you to explore at your leisure, from decadent bedrooms and lavish drawing rooms to the stunning Great Hall and vast Long Gallery, there are architectural wonders and world-renowned collections in every room.
terraces and sweeping vistas dotted with temples, statues and follies. Enjoy a changing programme of exhibitions and events, plus outdoor tours, illustrated children’s trails, Skelf Island adventure playground and summer boat trips on the Great Lake. Treat yourself at a range of cafés and shops, including the garden centre, farm shop and gift shops.
Spend a day exploring the beautiful gardens; with meandering woodland paths, lakeside
HARE AND WILDE did you know... Stock is being added weekly so keep popping in or check in online so as not to miss out!
HOME & LIFESTYLE SHOP | MALTON MONDAY - SATURDAY | 09:30 - 16:30 SUNDAY | CLOSED 4 MARKET STEET, MALTON YO17 7LY 01653 690412 WWW.HAREANDWILDE.CO.UK
HOMEWARE SHOP SELLING BEAUTIFUL INTERIORS FOR YOUR HOME AND GARDEN Hare & Wilde is a home and lifestyle store that champions Scandinavian design, muted colours and simple functionality. Their online store is full of beautiful rugs, throws, mirrors, cushions, plant pots and vases alongside kitchen and garden accessories.
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MCMILLANS OF MALTON did you know... The shop holds a hidden secret, so come along and try find it for yourself.
WINE, BEER & SPIRITS SHOP | MALTON MONDAY - SATURDAY | 11:00 - 16:00 SUNDAY | CLOSED 16 MARKET STREET, MALTON YO17 7LY 07903 548233 WWW.MCMILLANSOFMALTON.CO.UK
INDEPENDENT WHISKY, GIN, WINE, BEER AND SPIRITS MERCHANT Here at McMillan’s we believe in good booze.
a truly eclectic variety from across Yorkshire, the UK and the globe.
Specialising in whisky and craft gin, you’re sure to get a warm, kilted welcome, doused with samples and will hopefully leave laden with bags full of alcoholic wonders (or at least a little bit tipsy).
Based in the “Food Capital of Yorkshire”, Malton, McMillans is a family ran business with taste for tradition & a passion for fine beverages.
With wine, beer, cider and other spirits on offer also, here at McMillans we try to offer
THE WOODEN HOUSE DID YOU KNOW... We love making quirky, useful pieces. Many of the items we sell are designed and made in our workshop.
FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES SHOP | MALTON 23 WHEELGATE MALTON YO17 7HT 01653 228240 WWW.THEWOODENHOUSE.INFO
FURNITURE AND HOME ACCESSORIES TO HELP MAKE YOUR HOUSE A HOME The Wooden House on Wheelgate, Malton is becoming well known as a first stop for free standing furniture and household accessories and gifts. The Wooden House has its own workshop where we make furniture and smaller items, many of the items on sale in the shop have been designed by Kelvin Lund and made in the workshop. The Wooden House stocks a range of lamps and lighting, both off the shelf and made to order. These feature our low energy LED light bulbs and antique squirell cage bulbs.
For hanging items there is a large selection of antique coat and hat hooks along with Oak and painted back boards, these work well with the cast iron shelf brackets we sell and will create a useful feature in any room. The Wooden House is able to offer helpful friendly advice and a wide range of products that will help you make your house a home.
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BOWLEY & JACKSON
HOME & INTERIORS SHOP | MALTON 11 MARKET ST, MALTON YO17 7LY BOWLEYANDJACKSON.CO.UK 01653 697400 Bowley & Jackson seeks out European furniture, lighting, fabrics and fixtures and fittings perfect for a classic vintage or simple contemporary look.
COSTELLO’S BAKERY | MALTON 17 MARKET PL, MALTON YO17 7LP ALSO AT DRIFFIELD & WETHERBY WWW.COSTELLOSBAKERY.COM 01653 228081 Costello’s is a family run craft bakery producing homemade cakes, flapjacks, brownies, scones and lots more! Visit us, click & collect or nationwide delivery.
GALE & TEMPLE JEWELLERY, HOME & GIFTS | MALTON 15 THE SHAMBLES, MALTON YO17 7LZ WWW.GALEANDTEMPLE.CO.UK 01653 609310 / 07806 765193 Designers Emma Gale and Sallie Temple use materials of the highest quality to produce fashion accessories and homeware from their Malton studio.
KEMPS GENERAL STORE GIFT SHOP | MALTON 11 MARKET PL, MALTON YO17 7LP KEMPSGENERALSTORE.CO.UK 01653 693 577 Kemps is a gift shop full of unexpected delights. It’s full of unusual items to please just about anyone.
MAISON DU VIN WINE BAR | MALTON 22 MARKET PL, MALTON YO17 7LX WWW.MAISONDUVIN.CO.UK 01653 693361 A relaxing, cosy environment to enjoy fantastic quality wines by the glass and discover new wines in our tasting events hosted by WSET qualified tutors.
THE PATISSERIE MALTON CAFE & SHOP | MALTON 14 SAVILLE ST, MALTON YO17 7LL THEPATISSERIEMALTON.CO.UK 01653 695392 Independent patisserie, café and shop serving delicious cakes and drinks. Join us for an early breakfast, a morning coffee, a light lunch or an afternoon tea.
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RICKSHAW HOME & GIFT SHOP | MALTON 16 THE SHAMBLES, MALTON YO17 7LZ WWW.RICKSHAW-BAZAAR.CO.UK 01653 228110 A small shop with a colourful personality! Fairtrade, eco-friendly, and ethically sourced bells, smells and gifts galore come and browse!
THE COOKâ€™S PLACE COOKERY SCHOOL | MALTON 15 MARKET ST, MALTON YO17 7LY WWW.THECOOKSPLACE.CO.UK A friendly and inclusive environment to learn recipes and cooking techniques. A place to cook, eat, drink and enjoy great Yorkshire produce. Courses for all ages and skill levels.
THE GALLERY GALLERY | MALTON 7 MARKET PL, MALTON YO17 7LP WWW.THEGALLERYMALTON.CO.UK The Gallery is a collective of local artisan makers, potters & painters from across North Yorkshire, with a large selection of art, ceramics, home interiors and unique pieces. Situated on the main Market Place overlooking the church.
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Malton‘s rise to food prominence has been a communal effort spearheaded by one man: Tom Naylor-Leyland, heir of the Fitzwilliam Malton Estate, kickstarted a 21st century foodie movement that has revived this market town. Here, Tom explains his love for his home town...
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What I love about Malton, is that as well as being a proper working town, it’s proud to be a little different. Here on the edge of the moors we truly celebrate our independent shops, artisan producers and that we’re a town of makers.
These are all showcased here, at markets and festivals, in shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, attracting visitors from near and far. And it’s that community, present before, but strengthened through food, which has been the greatest part of Malton’s story.
When I started our food town project, built on the remarkable local produce, I couldn’t have imagined we’d end up making so many delicious products right in the centre of town. Bread,
It was the late, great Antonio Carluccio who first called Malton ‘Yorkshire’s Food Capital’, encouraging us to celebrate the local but to innovate too. With new plans and exciting openings, we will try and stay true to that. I hope to meet you in Malton soon! Credits: 1. Yorkshire Pudding Mural 2. Dales of Malton
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YORKSHIRE COAST 1 Whilst we might not have tropical weather in Yorkshire, we certainly have some of the most impressive coastal areas to shout very proudly about. From Filey to Scarborough, Robin Hoods Bay to Flamborough, the east coast is a locational force to be reckoned with thanks to its spectacular beaches and beautiful coastal cliffs. A formation of villages and towns line the outer 340
edge of the county, each with an individual charm and a charisma that stands them in strong contention with the loveliest seaside spots in the UK. Flamborough is one of the most iconic seaside areas in the UK for its rugged white cliffs and spectacular coastal views. The ancient lighthouses and impressive rock formations make it
an inspiring destination for walkers and families alike. Each year Flamborough becomes home to thousands of Puffins, an incredible sight for any keen birdwatcher. Follow the steps down to the beaches and youâ€™ll find many a secluded spot perfect for a sunbathe and a picnic with the family. To visit Robins Hoods Bay is to take a step back in time. This picturesque traditional fishing village is seemingly untouched by modern life and still holds the ancient aura of bygone years. Robins Hoods Bay now welcomes visitors to enjoy its golden sandy beaches and many eateries that can be found among the winding cobbled streets. This quaint coastal spot is perfect for those that love the outdoors with hundreds of walks and vast spaces to explore.
What was once one of the leading forces in the north-east fishing ports, Staithes is now a popular destination for families to enjoy the beauty of Yorkshireâ€™s fantastic coastline. Still a function fishing village with a nestled harbour, Staithes has a magnificent sandy beach perfect for fossil hunting and rock pool exploring! Credits: 1. Flamborough @rachels_outdoor_adventures 2. Robin Hoods Bay
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1 Martyn Coltman of Burlington Design has helped drive the rejuvenation of Bridlington Old Town. He tells us more about this unique part of the coastal town. Bridlington has a longstanding reputation as a good old-fashioned seaside town; situated towards the southern side of the north east coast, it spans a glorious coastline, similar yet different from all Yorkshireâ€™s illustrious resorts. As well as the natural beauty of its setting, the town also attracts visitors for its family -riendly fun times. Whilst traditional charm remains at the forefront of Bridlington, it is also bringing in the new, conversely in the old town. 342
a unique new life to this great old town. The coming together of places like Klaede Projects, Three Ridings Coffee, Mlkwood Store, Carlo Verda, Tiffin & Co, Heather’s Simply Vintage, Beauty Bank, Gray’s Emporium and Bridlington Old Town Gallery has revitalised the area and reclaimed the streets.
2 Bridlington Old Town is the original Bridlington, formerly known as Bretlington or Burlington, and famous long before the seaside became fashionable in the 19th century. It was originally a medieval settlement that grew up around one of the most powerful Augustinian Monasteries in England - 12th century Bridlington Priory, which still partially exists as the magnificent Parish Church of St. Mary. Alongside it is another fascinating visit, The Bayle - a wonderful local museum, once one of the gateways to the Priory. The High Street that leads from the Priory was the original link to York and its Minster, and exists to this day as one of England’s most complete Georgian streets. Full of galleries, antique shops, quirky inns, great restaurants, tea rooms, vintage and specialist shops that are bringing
Major annual festivals also take place here, including the huge 1940s Festival, the Secret Gardens Festival and the Dickensian Christmas Festival, and Heritage Open Days and Open Studios are celebrated every Spring and Autumn to further showcase the history and culture that lays deep within Bridlington. Elsewhere, more unique independent businesses excel in Bridlington town centre, from original cafes through specialist stores to trendy eateries, as the renaissance of the old town spreads throughout Bridlington. There are increasingly more surprises to discover in this town that is fast becoming a cultural and historical trip for any discerning visitor to the Yorkshire Coast.” Credits: 1. The Big Wheel, North Beach @steviecampbelluk 2. Gansey Girl Statue - Martyn Coltman
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MORTEN GALLERY did you know... Morten Gallery is a working studio where ceramics are produced, glazed and fired.
ART GALLERY | OLD TOWN TUESDAY - SUNDAY | 10:00 - 16:00 MONDAY | CLOSED 40 HIGH STREET, BRIDLINGTON YO16 4PX 07766 484161 WWW.MORTENGALLERY.COM
AN INDEPENDENT ART GALLERY SHOWING FINE ART, CERAMICS, PRINTS AND QUALITY CRAFTS Morten Gallery represents the work of international ceramic artist Jenny Morten and her late husband, painter and printmaker Geoff Morten RCA. The gallery holds at least five major exhibitions a year of work by local and national artists together with Jenny’s ceramics and Geoff’s paintings, monoprints and etchings. Jenny’s ceramics draw inspiration from the textures and colours of the rugged coastal landscape of her native Yorkshire, she works in the gallery where she can be seen
hand building large coiled sculptural pieces and throwing a range of practical porcelain on the wheel. Jenny also runs a programme of weekly pottery classes and summer workshops from the gallery To the rear of the gallery is The Annexe, a Community Art Space holding workshops, talks , demonstrations and art classes organised by Morten Gallery. The Annexe holds regular Pop Up shops for local craftspeople and is also used for picture framing.
ALEX MAY GALLERY GALLERY & CRAFT STUDIO | OLD TOWN 15 HIGH ST, BRIDLINGTON YO16 4PR 01262 409773 More than just a gallery, Alex May Gallery offers coastline creativity, workshops, studios, jewellery by Carlo Verda and fine art by Joy Johnson.
THE NUT & NETTLE PLANT-BASED CAFE & BAR | OLD TOWN 75-77 HIGH STREET YO16 4PN THENUTANDNETTLE@GMAIL.COM 01262 678881 Family-run plant-based eatery in the heart of historic Old Town, serving brunch, coffee, cakes, patisserie and gourmet plant cuisine.
TIFFIN & CO COFFEE SHOP | BRIDLINGTON 8 MARKET PLACE, YO16 4QJ TIFFINANDCO1@GMAIL.COM 07794 668503 We offer Afternoon Teas, light lunches and of course Tiffin, catering to many dietary requirements. Find us in the Old Town!
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1 Perhaps Yorkshireâ€™s most famous coastal town, Scarborough emits a character quite unlike any other. Spanning a glorious coastline on which two bays of sandy beaches sprawl to the North and South, there is a natural beauty to Scarboroughâ€™s setting. Having developed through the centuries, many impressive buildings remain landmarks 346
Other theatres around town keep Scarborough on the modern cultural map. Stephen Joseph is a serious artistic hub, named after the theatrical pioneer and directed by protégé Alan Ayckbourn, credentials that surely guarantee an experience of high quality. Further out at the North Bay, Scarborough Open Air Theatre brings spectacular names to the stunning outdoor stage, from Noel Gallagher and The Beach Boys, to Cliff, Kylie, Elton and Britney. 2 today, adding an old-school romance to the town. The Grand Hotel is visible throughout the Scarborough skyline, such is the size and sight of what was Europe’s largest brick structure when built in 1867. This grade II listed vision has veered between royalty and novelty over the decades and is a vital part of Scarborough’s essence. Equally noteworthy, Scarborough Spa has sat on the south bay since the 17 th century and is a unique piece of architecture which has made for a desired filming location for television and movies. Now as part of a wider spa complex, it adjoins the Grand Hall theatre, a 2000 capacity venue putting on regular plays, musicals, comedy and concerts.
Nearby, Alpamare offers something for everyone, being both a fun waterpark and an indulgent spa; Peasholm Park is a famous space which is a scenic walk around the municipal gardens or boat along the lake; Scarborough cricket club is a charming old ground which annually hosts a festival of Yorkshire cricket; and the family friendly Sea Life Sanctuary provides hours of enjoyment learning about a variety of exciting sea creatures.
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Heading down south, the culture continues at Rotunda Museum, a striking curved building housing ancient objects that include dinosaur fossils and a bronze age human skeleton. A tour of Scarborough’s sites cannot be completed without a trip up to the castle. This medieval fortress from the 12 th century is a fascinating tour and looks over the panoramic views of the dramatic coastline. But of course, despite all the above, many simply come to Scarborough for the sun, sea and good times! Once you’ve entered the east coast waters and bathed in east coast weathers, you’ll surely be refreshed for some shopping, eating and drinking. Up from the stretch of amusement arcades, you’ll reach the old town, where ramshackle streets are lined with specialist shops well worth a browse.
Independent traders are showcased at Market Hall & Vaults, a lovely 4 old building with an authentic atmosphere. Having been refurbished in 2016, the three floors now home a mix of traditional market and modern stallholders. Here, you’ll find greengrocers, butchers, bakers, antiques, interiors, jewellery, fashion and more.
All this sea air is no doubt making you hungry, and there’s plenty of grub to choose from. Daytime cafes are easy to find and range from the cheerful Sunny’s to the stylish Greensmith & Thackwray.
5 Evening restaurants offer up some surprises too, including the fine dining elegance of Clark’s and the home-cooked Indian spices of Cinnamon. But of course, the local speciality of fish and chips don’t disappoint; try North Bay Fisheries or Lifeboat Fish Bar to taste how its done proper. For those on public transport or perhaps staying over in one of the many b&b’s in town, there’s time for a drink. Amongst some lively boozers, we’ll be in North Riding for one of their own brew beers, and for a spot of Irish music and awesome spirits, let’s end the night at The Merchant. See you there. Credits: 1. South Bay 2. Central Tramway 3. Bar Street 4. M Nockels Butchers 5. West Square 6. Brand’s Cliff GETTING HERE: TRAIN: 50 MIN York train station direct to Scarborough train station BUS: 843 90 MIN Coastliner from York Stonebow to Scarborough train station DRIVE: A64 41 MILES From York to Scarborough PARKING: NCP, West Pier, North Street (and many more).
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Sophie MacKrellâ€™s shop Wooley Edge is one of numerous great independent openings inside Scarborough Market Hall. She tells us more about this wonderful old building being given a new lease of life. If you havenâ€™t visited Scarborough market for a while, you are likely to be blown away! The results of the recent 2.6 million RIBA designed refurbishment are architecturally stunning, mixing the old with the new.
The market, which has been around since 1853, is now bang up to date. There is an added mezzanine level, offering 12 new shop units which house an eclectic selection of amazing artisan makers. And there is plenty of seating, with great views over Scarborough Castle to boot! Two large eateries, Mumford of Yorkshire and Urban Kitchen, serve locally sourced, sustainable food made from scratch using ingredients from the
market. Solange Bakery offers the finest artisan bread and bakes. Nockels Butchers is an original stalwart trader in the market. All Seasons Fruit and Veg wholesale and deliver to the hotels and b&bs of Scarborough. And that’s just the food.
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In other shops units there’s Martine Gywnne’s abstract artist; Preen Pamper Gift, a beauty spa offering manicures, pedicures and a range of treatments; The Honeycomb Shop, for the absolute low down on all things bee keeping and honey, with a hive in the roof hatch above! The Last Cobbler for superior shoe repairs; Wooley Edge for unusual gifts and vintage; The Reiki Room for mind and body massage… The choice goes on, with over 40 indie shops you could spend the whole day here! Spacious and airy, a feast for eyes, this treasure of a market is having a renaissance.
MARTINE GWYNNE ART ART GALLERY | SCARBOROUGH UNIT 4, MEZZANINE WWW.AFEATHEREDDOG.COM HELLO@AFEATHEREDDOG.COM Martine Gwynne is a mixed media artist creating expressive abstract paintings, quirky dog portraits and collage artworks.
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MUMFORDS OF YORKSHIRE CAFE BAR | SCARBOROUGH UNIT 7, MEZZANINE Cafe-bar serving homemade food, grazing plates and beautiful cakes. Coffee from Baytown, local ales, wine and gin selections.
PREEN BEAUTY SALON | SCARBOROUGH UNIT 1&2, MEZZANINE @PREEN.PAMPER.GIFT 01723 376930 / 07753 672759 A small yet perfectly formed salon offering indulgent treatments such as gel nails, brows and spray tans. Preen also stocks unique cards and gifts, and a collection of branded cosmetics and skincare.
SOLANGE BAKERY BAKERY | SCARBOROUGH UNIT 3, GROUND FLOOR 07792 222622 We are an artisan bakery based in Scarborough Market Hall. We source locally for the best local ingredients and serve daily fresh, handmade bread and pastries.
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WOOLEY EDGE did you know... Wooley Edge is named after the place my nana used to take my sister and I for picnics.
LIFESTYLE SHOP | SCARBOROUGH MONDAY | 11:00 - 14:00 TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & SUNDAY | CLOSED THURSDAY - SATURDAY | 10:00 - 14:00 UNIT 6, THE MEZZANINE MARKET HALL, SCARBOROUGH YO11 1EU 07714 487004 WWW.ETSY.COM/SHOP/WOOLEYEDGESHOP
VINTAGE & MODERN LIFESTYLE SHOP, SOURCED & RELOCATED FOR YOU AND YOUR HOME Wooley Edge started in 2019, growing out of a lifetime passion for interior decor and preloved finds. A vintage lifestyle shop, where preloved treasures are mixed with modern pieces. Stocking small independent brands and makers such as The Printed Peanut, Brie Harrison, Jack & Fredaâ€™s, Petra Boase, Scatter, and Greek artist Lila Ruby King amongst others. Specialising in the unusual, upcycled and unique.
We offer a mail order service and complimentary gift wrapping plus local delivery for larger items. You can also find us online, we ship worldwide!
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Reece Wilde of Koda Coffee introduces a Scarborough street that is well worth discovering: welcome to Victoria Road. Victoria Road runs parallel with the main high street, and yet it is sadly often overlooked by visitors to Scarborough, as they hop off the buses and trains and make a beeline for the seafront. For those in the know who take a slightly different route, heading down Hanover Road, Northway and Victoria Road, they are rewarded with an array of unique and wonderful independents, and a much truer reflection of what modern day Scarborough is about.
some of the finest dining around, and Eat Me Café with their incredible Asian inspired creations. Fancy a drink? The BellyRub will serve that up at both their cafe and their newly opened craft beer bottle shop just on Hanover Road.
The road itself connects the Falsgrave area, where you’ll also find independent places like the fabulous Bloom Coffee Shop & Bakery, to the centre of town. On both sides, all along Victoria Road, are an abundance of fantastic independent shops and eateries.
If coffee is more your thing then you can have it watching local musicians at Mojos Music Cafe, or grab a speciality brew at Koda on Northway, amongst others. While you’re there you can pick up some vinyl at the long-established Record Revivals or enjoy a quick tipple at another new opening - Craft Bar.
All things DIY and garden related are covered at Clock’s Handyman - truly an Aladdin’s cave for home improvements. There’s art and entertainment at Gallery 6, exhibiting talented local artists. And cheese specialists Aldred’s provide the best artisan cheeses from Yorkshire and beyond.
This whole area is thriving and is fast becoming one of the most vibrant and exciting parts of town. Next time you’re visiting, I encourage you to take this slight detour and see what’s new. You haven’t experienced Scarborough until you do!
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BLOOM. did you know... The bakes are so fresh, they’re usually still warm from the oven.
COFFEE SHOP & BAKERY | SCARBOROUGH TUESDAY - SATURDAY | 10:00 - 16:00 SUNDAY - MONDAY | CLOSED 97 FALSGRAVE RD, SCARBOROUGH YO12 5EG 01723 624097 WWW.BLOOMCOFFEEBAKERY.CO.UK
eco-friendly neighbourhood bakery and coffee shop At Bloom, we believe the best care and quality goes into our baked goods. All our ingredients are ethically sourced or locally produced. Everything is baked in small batches, on the premises, providing a unique taste of traditional, old-fashioned baking. As there’s often a cake or two in the ovens, the shop continually smells scrumptious and cakes are so fresh, they’re usually still warm. As well as this, we serve only the highest quality, specialty coffee, freshly roasted by Rounton. The 100% Arabica blend we use
is completely traceable, sourced from certified farms and a beautiful, full bodied coffee that tastes absolutely perfect. Everything is available to order, takeaway or to sit in. We are dog-friendly, wheelchairfriendly and have baby changing facilities and highchairs. Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options are also available. Our cosy setting is located in the beautiful seaside town, Scarborough, on Falsgrave Road, next to the bus stop. Pop in and say hello, we’d love to meet you!
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EAT ME CAFE & SOCIAL did you know... We cater as much as possible for all tastes and diets with many dishes vegan friendly and GF too where possible, just ask.
RESTAURANT | SCARBOROUGH MONDAY - WEDNESDAY | 10:30 - 20:00 THURSDAY - SATURDAY | 10:30 - 21:00 SUNDAY | CLOSED 1-2 HANOVER ROAD, YO11 1LS 07445 475328 WWW.EATMECAFE.COM
SCARBOROUGH’S FIRST GASTROCAFE SERVING UP SOME AMAZING GASTRONOMICAL DELIGHTS Nestled quietly behind the Stephen Joseph Theatre we have been serving the Ea(s)t Coast and Scarborians alike for 10 years, we value our customers whether regular or virgin, our service and of course our ever changing menu. Love what you eat, eat what you love. We have what you want. An eclectic mix of British & Asian with a hint of so much more. Japanese Ramens for your noodle fix, Mac’N’Cheese just because its my favour-
ite, Burgers that’ll make your mouth water, and always a Curry of the Day with Thai Green the regular resident. Daily changing Specials that include our much sought after Sticky Monkey Fingers Spunky Chicken and the new and exciting Basketcase Chicken, with new arrivals weekly. We are currently in a collaboration with the world class Stephen Joseph Theatre, so you’ll find us in the Upstairs Bar of the Theatre.
KODA WHY NOT TRY... We have worked with some amazing roasteries and are excited to bring you more great coffee.
COFFEE SHOP | CITY CENTRE SUNDAY - MONDAY | CLOSED TUESDAY - SATURDAY | 09:00 - 16:00 17 NORTHWAY, SCARBOROUGH YO11 1JH
SPECIALITY COFFEE SHOP ALSO SERVING A RANGE OF CAKES AND A SMALL FOOD MENU Koda is a multi-roaster coffee shop located near the train station and the SJT in Scarborough. We have a passion for quality coffee, music and customer service. Our aim is to showcase some of the best coffees on offer from all over the UK and further afield and get people excited about what they drink.
our passion rather than overload our customers with information and potentially put someone off from enjoying something we love so much.
We have a slightly different approach to our drinks menu to most coffeeshops in the area and the idea is to focus on the coffee itself rather than milk quantities or drink names. We hope to be inclusive and share
In the past we have held regular events at the shop including coffee cuppings, DJs, live bands, film nights and a monthly vinyl night. Our plan is to get all these going again before too long.
We stock a range of locally baked cakes and sweet treats with gluten free and vegan options and have very recently launched our first small food menu which is all vegan.
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SPIRIT OF YORKSHIRE DISTILLERY DID YOU KNOW... We’re one of only a handful of distilleries around the world who use 100% homegrown barley.
DISTILLERY | HUNMANBY MONDAY - SATURDAY | 10:00 - 16:00 SUNDAY | 10:00 - 15:00 UNIT 1 HUNMANBY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, HUNMANBY YO14 0PH 01723 891758 WWW.SPIRITOFYORKSHIRE.COM
THE HOME OF FILEY BAY YORKSHIRE SINGLE MALT WHISKY, HERE ON THE YORKSHIRE COAST We’re the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, the county’s only distillery producing fully matured single malt whisky. We believe in doing things properly and we’re obsessed with growing and distilling whisky, from field to bottle. We’d love to welcome you to the distillery for an hour-long tour to learn about (and taste!) our Filey Bay whiskies or to get ‘hands on’ with a distilling day experience. Though perhaps you’d rather simply enjoy locally-sourced, homemade food at the
Pot Still Coffee Shop. Our instinctive approach is to take the best of tradition and apply new thinking to create something truly delicious. We define each step of the whisky creation process ourselves; from how we farm our 100% homegrown barley and source our water from beneath our feet, right through to the way we distil, and the casks we use for maturation. Come and see us in Hunmanby to find out more.
THE SEAFOOD SOCIAL did you know... We have been visited by Jeremy Corbyn and featured on the front cover of The Big Issue!
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CAFE | SCARBOROUGH MONDAY - SATURDAY | 09:00 - 17:00 SUNDAY | CLOSED 7 ABERDEEN WALK, SCARBOROUGH, YO11 1XP 07377 767342 WWW.SEAFOODSOCIAL.CO.UK
A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CAFÉ, FOUNDED BY WHITBY SEAFOODS IN 2017 Our fantastic friendly staff have been affected by addiction and homelessness and have turned their lives around to run one of the best cafes in Scarborough. We serve amazing locally sourced seafood, such as Whitby Scampi with homemade tartare sauce and Bengali Prawn Flatbreads, with homemade accompaniments and locally roasted coffee.
100% of our profits go to The Rainbow Centre in Scarborough, a local charity working at the front line helping the poorest and most disadvantaged people in our community. Together with our wonderful customers we raise about £1000 for The Rainbow Centre each month. Our customers can also ‘Pay it Forward’ buying a meal for someone homeless.
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ALDRED’S FINE CHEESE CHEESEMONGERS | SCARBOROUGH 33 VICTORIA ROAD, YO11 1SH WWW.ALDREDSFINECHEESE.CO.UK 01723 352961 We source the finest quality cheese, championing the best of British and showcasing a large variety of European cheeses.
ANDREA WILLIS DESIGNS CARD & GIFT SHOP | SCARBOROUGH 4A HANOVER ROAD, YO11 1LS WWW.ANDREAWILLIS.CO.UK I design, create and illustrate keepsake cards and gifts to treasure from my sunny shop/studio in Scarborough.
ESPRESSO YOURSELF COFFEE SHOP | SCARBOROUGH 13-14 FALCONERS ROAD, YO11 2EN 07836 632713 A wonderful coffee house situated in the heart of Scarborough’s Hotel village. Coffee, cake, breakfast baps and lunchtime bites.
LOVE BREW CAFE CAFE | SCARBOROUGH 20 EASTBOROUGH, YO11 1NW WWW.LOVE-BREW.CO.UK 01723374482 Meat free cafe serving delicious homemade vegetarian and vegan food and sweets. GF options. Dog Friendly. Treat boxes available to pre-order online.
WALKERS OF BAR STREET COFFEE SHOP | SCARBOROUGH 14 BAR STREET, YO11 2HT 01723 371803 Pop in for some award-winning seasons coffee and a slice of cake or choose a bite from their breakfast and lunch menu.
WOLD TOP BREWERY BREWERY | HUNMANBY HUNMANBY GRANGE, YO25 3HS WWW.WOLDTOPBREWERY.CO.UK 01723 892222 A family run, farm based, independent brewery based on the Yorkshire Coast. Great tasting beers & sustainable, home grown ingredients. Tours available.
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A coastal town which many hold dear, Whitby emits an otherworldly charm to be immersed in. Filled with folklore and legend, there is a special feel in the sea air of a place that remains an inclusive seaside resort. On the west side, you can take a stroll around Pannett Park, step inside Whitby Museum, view local artists in The Art Café, grab lunch at butty bar The Greedy Pig or café bistro Madamoiselle’s. Across the bridge to the east takes us to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, who you can explore further on the fun Endeavour Experience boat trip.
1 Meandering the narrow streets of independent shops, amongst unique and specialist delights you’ll notice an array of gems, literally in the form of gemstone Whitby Jet. Nearby, the 199 steps is a must-walk and mustcount, with stunning panoramic views of Whitby at the top, where you can also visit the evocative St. Mary’s Church and the imposing 7th century Whitby Abbey, inspiration for Bram 364
Stoker’s Dracula. Such connections make this town the perfect host for the Whitby Goth Weekender. The events hub for this twice yearly festival, and for the annual Whitby Folk Week, is the grand seafront complex Whitby Pavillion. For a well-deserved rest at the bottom of the 199 steps, The Duke of York pub and Abbey Wharf bar and fish restaurant
both overlook the pretty harbour.
COASTAL CHARM GETTING HERE: TRAIN: N/A BUS: 840/843 2 HR 20 MIN Coastliner from York Stonebow to Whitby Bus Station DRIVE: A64&A169 47 MILES From York to Whitby PARKING: West Cliff, Marina, Abbey Headland, Church Street.
From seafood at The White Horse and Griffin to fish and chips at the Magpie, Trenchers, 2 Quayside, Mr Chips and more, there is an abundance of the local delicacy, or for other cuisine try the satisfying Humble Pie ‘n’ Mash or the elevated Ditto. Up on the West Cliff, you’ll see the unusual 20 foot high Whalebone Arch, an iconic structure in honour of a time when the whaling industry thrived here. Looking out for those at sea, Whitby lighthouse can be visited by a fresh walk up the handsome pier. More walks can be taken from Whitby on the Cleveland Way clifftops, west to Sandsend or east to Robin Hood’s Bay, both with their own wonderful atmospheric scenery. You might want to stay there too. So, when visiting Whitby, it’d be wise to make more than a day of it. Credits: 1. East Terrace @anetelusina
KEMPS ON THE COAST GIFT SHOP | WHITBY 10 GRAPE LANE, WHITBY YO22 4BA WWW.KEMPSONTHECOAST.CO.UK 01947 606634 Kemps is a gift shop full of unexpected delights. It’s full of unusual items to please just about anyone.
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YORKSHIRE 1 The Yorkshire Wolds sprawl themselves proudly across the most easterly points of Yorkshire and is home to some of the most breath-taking Yorkshire countryside youâ€™re likely to see. The rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds uphold their beauty season upon season giving a little something new to see all year round. With a wealth of picturesque fields, quaint market towns and postcard worthy villages, visiting The Yorkshire Wolds is a great way to spend a day or two in Yorkshire. The ancient market towns such as Howden or Driffield along with the historic town of Beverley are home to a number of the classic architectural buildings that Yorkshire is so famous for. Spend an evening in a historic Inn sipping locally brewed ale or visit the incredible gothic minster of Beverly to really take in the beauty of the ancient buildings of the Yorkshire Wolds. There are many country houses available to visit such as Burton Agnes and Burton Constable Hall that will take you back in time to experience what life in Yorkshire would have been like so many years ago. 366
For the avid country walker, the Yorkshire Wolds are the perfect place to be. With miles and miles of rolling hills, heather covered moorland and public bridleways, all you need do is don your boots and set off walking! The Yorkshire Wolds Way is a 79mile hike that attracts thousands to the area every year and takes you through some of the lesser visited areas of the Wolds. If youâ€™re looking to go a bit faster, The Wolds hosts its own half marathon that hundreds partake in yearly. Whilst it might be hard work, running the Yorkshire Wolds Half Marathon will definitely be worth the spectacular sites and scenic views!
Credits: 1. Thixendale Wolds Way @travelfairyqueen 2. Beverley Minster @fotofacade 3. Burton Agnes Hall @queenies_life GETTING HERE: TRAIN: 70 MIN York train station direct to Hessle train station BUS: X46 & 57 150 MIN York Train Station to Hull (Carr Lane) then 57 to Hessle DRIVE: A63 42 MILES From York to Hessle
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OF THE WOLDS 1 Jenni Ashwood from Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery and Wold Top Brewery reveals the beauty of the place she calls home: the Yorkshire Wolds. There’s a corner in the north east of the county that’s regularly overlooked. No National Park designation, no Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty accolade, and as a result, no hectic car parks as soon as the sun shines.
But that’s everyone else’s mistake because, if instead of heading to better-known dales, moors or coast, you head up one of the steep escarpments off the edge of the Vale of York or Vale of Pickering, you’ll find lush dales, patchwork fields which change colour monthly, and endless lanes for getting lost on bikes. So far, so typical pastoral idyll.
But the Yorkshire Wolds are a series of chalk-based hills which quietly go their own way, doing things differently. From art galleries hidden in hamlets, a Michelin starred village pub, a whisky distillery, breweries and vineyards, to a disaster-predicting winterbourne stream, a medieval village and the last Viking battlefield in England. Farming is the key feature of the area, but even that goes against the grain. Whereas most of the country farms animals on higher ground and crops in the valleys, the Wolds do the opposite. The steep sided grass dales are home to sheep and cattle, with the chalkbased undulating hills above growing a plethora of crops, including some of the worldâ€™s best malting barley.
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Thereâ€™s one very famous fan of these hills: David Hockney has spent decades bringing the Wolds to life through his inimitable semi-abstract style in every medium, from sketches to paints to iPad. Years ago, living in London and feeling homesick, I came across a poster for a Hockney exhibition on the tube. It stopped me in my tracks, showing a scene from the Wolds, and it made me so proud to call such a special place home. Credits: 1. Folkton, North Yorkshire @onthenationaltrail 2. The Wold Top Brewery @ruth_anne_18 Inside
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This guide to the city provides all the practical information that you’ll need to get around, whilst delving deeper to reveal the real York....
Published on Dec 2, 2020
This guide to the city provides all the practical information that you’ll need to get around, whilst delving deeper to reveal the real York....