What To Do and Where To Eat This Week | Living North

What To Do and Where To Eat This Week


Raby Castle
Open-air theatres and exciting country shows – we’ve got your week covered

North East

What To Do: The summer celebrations continue with Raby Castle’s unmissable outdoor theatre programme, which this Saturday sees David Walliams’ much-loved story Gangster Granny reimagined for the stage. The tale of a bored boy who discovers his kindly grandma was a former jewel thief comes to life in this exciting outdoor production, set within the walled gardens of the majestic Raby Castle. You won’t want to miss this awesome adventure full of forbidden fun.

Where To Eat: With holiday season well and truly upon us, ice cream is now a necessity – and there’s no place better to get your fix than the award-winning Spurelli. This boutique ice cream parlour in Amble serves a range of quirky flavours – from strawberry cheesecake to rum and raisin – and an array of vegan alternatives. Whilst their ice cream steals the show, they also offer savoury options including freshly prepared salads and paninis. Their mouth-watering menu is even good enough to have tempted a visit from celebrity chef James Martin last month.  


What To Do: This week sees the ever-popular Great Yorkshire Show return to Harrogate for its 161st year, showcasing the best of British farming, food and entertainment – and we’re going to be there. From Tuesday 9th – Thursday 11th July, the iconic event will welcome more exhibitors than ever before, including a Slingsby Gin Garden and more international food stalls than you can shake your flat cap at. This year – for the first time – a two-part Channel 5 TV series dedicated to the show will be filmed, airing on Wednesday and Thursday at 8pm. Joining the excitement, Living North will be exhibiting at stand 291 – so be sure to pay us a visit!

Where To Eat: In the picturesque surroundings of the village of Harome, Peter Neville’s award-winning restaurant at The Pheasant Hotel serves up dishes inspired by its surroundings. This week, cast your eyes over their vibrant summer lunch and dinner à la carte menus filled with regional delights, from Helmsley smoked haddock risotto to Sinnington strawberry shortcake. In good weather, enjoy a meal on the Terrace overlooking the village duck pond for a real mid-week treat. 

Published in: July 2019

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