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What to Do and Where to Eat This Week

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The King of Christmas and where to wait for winter to blow over

Yorkshire:
What else would you be doing on a Tuesday night except watching an internationally award-winning, smash-hit musical based on a blockbuster film starring Whitney Houston? We thought so. Following her triumphant West End run and sell-out UK tour, three-time Brit nominee and X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke reprises her role as Rachel Marron in the breathtakingly-romantic thriller, The Bodyguard, which stops off at Bradford’s The Alhambra from 26th November. 

The Pheasant Hotel in Harome was converted from a blacksmith’s shop, village shop and barns to create a charming country hotel with an award-winning restaurant and 16 bedrooms to boot. The kitchen, headed up by Peter Neville, has an outstanding reputation for fine food. Try the glazed saddleback pork belly with pink fir potatoes and spiced apple, at this time of year it would be rude not to. 

North East:
With December only days away now, who’s ready for a Christmas croon? A yuletide yodel? A festive fa-la-la?! Well you’re in luck. Having spent the last 11 months in hibernation resting that silky-smooth voice of his, Michael Bublé is ready to shine brighter than a string of Christmas tree lights once more this Saturday and Sunday, when he visits Newcastle’s Utilita Arena to perform festive favourites alongside his incredible 32-piece band.

Picture this: wood panelling, a tiled fireplace and the smell of freshly baked bread. Now go and find these cosy touches for real in the 15th century inn, The Black Horse at Hurworth – Living North’s Pub of the Year 2019 – as you tuck into food under flickering candlelight and wait for winter to blow over.

Published in: November 2019

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