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Yorkshire's Award-Winning Fish and Chips, Beer with Deer and more Fun Dining Experiences

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Eat and Drink
August 2022
Reading time 4 Minutes

Here's your fill of the latest Yorkshire foodie news this month...

From award-winning spirits to the best of British dining – here’s the latest Yorkshire foodie news.

Best of Booths

Whether it’s a birthday buffet, a family feast or just an excuse to get together, Booths’ Food to Order service has you covered for every occasion. Using trusted suppliers and family-run businesses so you receive the same great quality food for your special occasion as you would in store, find everything from tasty sandwich platters to traditional afternoon teas and celebration cakes, as well as a selection of products perfect for gift giving.

Season’s Best

This small independent restaurant in the heart of Brighouse is run by Lauren and Greg, who met working in the restaurant industry and have since combined their experiences and their travels to offer a modern British dining experience in their relaxed restaurant, Brook’s. Seasonality is the name of the game here with regularly-changing dishes accompanied by a good selection of natural wines, fine ciders and their classic cocktails.

Summer Suppers

For scrumptious fish and chips look no further than Bizzie Lizzies. With three generations now working hard to ensure they remain Skipton’s favourite by constantly tweaking their recipes and adding to their menu, it’s no wonder this family-run business is award winning. For a delicious summer supper, try their classic fish and chips, or order one of their gluten- or dairy-free dishes, or sample their vegan and pescatarian menu.

Best of British

Celebrating exceptional British produce and seasonal ingredients, Samsons is a new, relaxed all-day restaurant in the heart of Harrogate. Find small plates such as shredded Thirkleby duck crumpet, wild garlic and samphire tart and grilled mussels on toast, or order large plates such as Cornish hake or roast lamb rump – the desserts have caught our eye too, especially the cherry blossom parfait.


On selected dates throughout summer, on the Swinton Estate, enjoy local Masham beer and fabulous wood-fired pizza or sample from the barbecue and pig roast menus at the beautiful Deer House overlooking Swinton Park. This unique al fresco drinking and dining experience is perfect for summer days soaking up the atmosphere – especially when accompanied by great live music.

Naturally Northern 

Crafting British hard seltzer on the outskirts of Richmond, Yan Tan is a family-run business creating premium alcoholic sparkling water which is naturally flavoured with wonky fruit and botanicals. Yan Tan’s hard seltzer comes in two natural flavours, Elderflower Hawthorn and Damson Rhubarb, and they are vegan, gluten-free – and only 71 calories per bottle.

Top Tipples

Looking for your perfect summer drink? Look no further than Slingsby Rhubarb Gin, which was recently named Britain’s favourite rhubarb gin. Based in Harrogate, Slingsby create their award-winning spirit with their London Dry Gin as a base, locally-sourced fruits and botanicals, and infusions of Yorkshire rhubarb from the famous Rhubarb Triangle. For the perfect summer tipple, serve over ice with a premium elderflower tonic, a sprig of mint and some fresh raspberries.

Handmade with Love

Putting sustainability at the heart of everything they do, Thirty Nine Cafe Bakehouse are a passionate team who strive to use local ingredients to make their delicious food by hand. Enjoy brunches such as sweet and savoury waffles, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and full Yorkshire breakfasts, or, when the weather is fine, take a seat outside on their front decking and try their open sandwiches with a refreshing smoothie or a chilled glass of wine.

Book Cover on coloured background Tables & Spreads


Shelly Westerhausen Worcel shares how to create, style and theme a table of delicious food which gives guests the wow-factor. From styling your table to easy-to-prepare recipes, this book is a must-have for anyone looking to host al fresco dining or create sumptuous spreads this summer. Recipes such as ladies night lettuce wraps, dips for dinner and a boozy bloody Mary bar, are just some of what you can create.

Tables & Spreads by Shelly Westerhausen Worcel with Wyatt Worcel, £21.99.


A perfect accompaniment for your cheese board, Pickled Zucchini Ribbons are a must-try.

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