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Living North’s Christmas Fair returns to Kingston Park Stadium and York Racecourse, and our festive food hall will be packed with the finest artisan food producers. Make the most of your chance to stock up and impress your guests this festive season!

NEWCASTLE

For award-winning beer head to… Black Storm Brewery
This independent brewery are known for their award-winning British craft beers in bottles, cans and cask. Try the award-winning Porter brew with its robust malt profile, the refreshing Black Storm IPA with rounded citrus and floral flavours, or Hoppy Blonde for its subtle biscuit flavour. And their offering of precision-brewed gluten-free ales means there really is something for everyone.

For quality tea blends head to… Love Leaf Tea 
Run by tea lovers, for tea lovers, Love Leaf Tea’s quirky herbal and infusion loose-leaf teas are blended with your taste buds in mind. Packed with bioactive compounds that improve health, plus antioxidants and nutrients that may help with weight loss and mindfulness, their teas are not only delicious but can be good for you too. Try the mulled tea winter warmer for a festive treat. 

For a savoury snack head to… The Gourmet Scotch Egg Company 
Every one of The Gourmet Scotch Egg Company’s 40 varieties is handmade, with absolutely no machinery involved in the process – right from selecting their free-range chicken eggs to boiling them for just the right amount of time to get that soft yolk we all love. From whisky and marmalade to cranberry and baked beans (yes, you read that right) we just can’t decide which flavour we love most. 

For gooey chocolate brownies head to… Northern Brownies
When flavours include Kinder Bueno, millionaire shortbread and cookie dough, you know these aren’t going to be your average brownies. If you’re satisfied by something more simple, then you can’t go wrong with their original brownie – it’s gooey in the middle and perfectly crisp on the outside, just how it should be.

For scones head to… Signature Scones
The family-run Signature Scones produce a variety of freshly-baked, seasonal sweet and savoury flavours. After all, there is little more satisfying than a cream-and-jam-loaded fruit scone and a cup of English breakfast tea. 

For the sweetest honey head to… Travelling Bee Company 
Sweeten things up this season with a pot of sticky honey in flavours including chestnut, Transylvanian flower, acacia and apple orchard. The Travelling Bee Company source and produce honey from bee hives across the North East and by the shores of the Kyles of Bute in Scotland. 

For handmade jams and chutneys head to… Yummy Things
Yummy Things craft their jams and chutneys using the freshest produce of the season, so come Christmastime you can expect some of the most festive flavours around. If you’re looking for something guaranteed to pack a punch, try their Ginger Orange Marmalade – its Artisan Marmalade Award speaks volumes.

For award-winning booze-infused tea head to… NOVELTEA
In a union of tea and all things alcoholic (can you name a better combination?) NOVELTEA uses a unique cold-brewing, infusion and blending process to create premium alcoholic tea. Combining regional tea blends with a matching spirit, each spirit works to communicate a tale based on its cultural heritage.

Designated drivers head to… Kitty’s Homemade Ginger Wine
Made in Blyth, this alcohol-free, homemade ginger wine is crammed with the most festive peppery, citrusy and spicy flavours. Enjoy it hot or cold, served with ice and lemonade – and savour the fact that it won’t give you a headache in the morning! 

For foodie inspiration head to… The Chef Demonstration Kitchen
We’ve rounded up the region’s best chefs from a variety of premium restaurants and eateries – including John Calton of Route and The Staith House, and Dave Coulson of Peace & Loaf – to share their top tips and culinary secrets with you. We’ll have delicious demonstrations taking place hourly between 11am–2pm every day of our Christmas Fair. Don’t miss out.

YORK

For local gin head to… Hooting Owl Distillery
From their distillery in the Yorkshire Wolds, Hooting Owl craft their signature North, East, South and West gins, which each showcase the flavours of Yorkshire. For a try of them all, their Tour of Yorkshire gin sets are a go-to, whilst their Veteran Strength Signature is guaranteed to come with a kick.

For quality tea blends head to… Love Leaf Tea 
Run by tea lovers, for tea lovers, Love Leaf Tea’s quirky herbal and infusion loose-leaf teas are blended with your taste buds in mind. Packed with bioactive compounds that improve health, plus antioxidants and nutrients that may help with weight loss and mindfulness, their teas are not only delicious but can be good for you too. Try the mulled tea winter warmer for a festive treat. 

For unbeatable sausage rolls head to… Rola Mòr
This artisanal sausage roll company boast over 50 varieties to choose from, including delicious twists on classic flavours like pork, chorizo and pepper or pork and apple, as well as more unusual combinations including Mexican beef and chicken satay. It’s safe to say there’s something for everyone.

For Christmas-flavoured coffee head to… Beanies Flavour Coffee
Beanies began over eight years ago, and despite its humble beginnings it is now available in over 30 countries worldwide – thanks to its commitment to bringing the biggest, boldest flavours to our mugs. You’ll find varieties such as cookie dough coffee and double chocolate coffee in instant, decaf, ground and bean coffee form. Our favourites have to be their Christmas flavours: think gingerbread, mince pie and even mulled wine coffee – they’re just like the real deal. 

For authentic pizzas head to… Dough It Yourself
Dough It Yourself are determined to help you settle for nothing less than delicious artisan perfection. Enjoy an Italian feast from the comfort of your own home with their pizza-making kits, which consist of super-thin, super-crispy pizzas bases and divine sauces. It’s the easiest way to enjoy home-made pizza without the hassle of making and rolling your own dough. 

For award-winning beer head to… Black Storm Brewery
This independent brewery are known for their award-winning craft beers in bottles, cans and cask. Try the Porter brew, with its robust malt profile, the refreshing Black Storm IPA with rounded citrus and floral flavours, or Hoppy Blonde for its subtle biscuit flavour. And their offering of precision-brewed gluten-free ales means there really is something for everyone.

For unique mixers head to… Artisan Drinks Company
This quirky new drinks company specialise in creating the perfect artisan tonic to accompany your chosen spirit. Born from the passion of an artist and entrepreneur, Artisan Drinks Company use flavours to complement spirits, rather than compete with them. Their range includes a classic London tonic, as well as more creative combinations like agave and lemon tonic, and each bottle is adorned with stylish and unique artwork. 

For foodie inspiration head to… The Chef Demonstration Kitchen
We’ve rounded up Yorkshire’s best chefs from a variety of premium restaurants and eateries – including Matt Healey of Matt Healey X The Foundry and The Beehive, and Gareth Rayner of Forge at Middleton Lodge – to share their top tips and culinary secrets with you. We’ll have delicious demonstrations taking place hourly between 11am–2pm every day of our Christmas Fair. Don’t miss out.

Published in: October 2019

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