This new volume comes in a handy handbag size and can be used a a reference wherever you travel in the North of England.
Each section covers a town or village with a short but informative historical account of the location before a selection of the best places for Tea or Coffee from the selection available.
Harrogate is lucky enough to have four entries which as we know most of the owners, can safely say they pride themselves above all things on the quality of their product as well as their customer service.
Betty's our all time favorite and star of the Harrogate tea and Coffee scene - for those who don't know are the public face of Betty's and Taylors teas & coffee stocked the world over.
Next in the line up is LMDC cafe bar which is located on John Street with both outside and inside seating as it is located in a pedestrianized area. Lesley the owner carries an innovative selection of coffee's and teas as well as their own personal blends and gift baskets. http://www.lmdcespresso.co.uk/
Hoxton North burst onto the Harrogate Cafe scene approximately 1 year ago bringing with it their own specialty coffee's as well as a daily changing selection of fresh baked goods and treats. Hoxtons is located a stones throw away from the Harrogate International Center and only a short walk from the town center. I would also recommend the window seats as its the best way to watch the world go by -
Last but not least in our fabulous line up of specialty coffee & tea establishments is the pride of Commercial Street Harrogate - Bean and Bud. Ruth and Hayden established @beanandbud with the desire to provide excellence in the field of Coffee and Tea service (they also do an excellent white hot chocolate which is my personal favorite) They also have outdoor seating which is lovely to sit out on a summers day.http://www.beanandbud.co.uk/
Should you wish to purchase a copy of the guide it is available from http://fancyacuppa.co.uk/ as well as various other volumes including
A Cathedrals, Coffee & Tea Tour
A perfect partner for Wensleydale Cheese!
8oz Fine Oatmeal
1/2 level teaspoon salt
Cold Water to Mix
Pinch of Bicarbonate of soda
1oz of butter softened
Set oven to 300F or Mark 2. Grease a baking sheet. Put the oatmeal, salt and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. rub in the butter and add just enough cold water to mix to a firm dough. Knead lightly on a surface dusted with oatmeal until the dough is smooth. Roll out thinly and cut into round biscuits with a plain cutter. Place on the baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour until crisp. transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve cold with butter and cheese.
29th May - 1st June 2014 Spiegeltent Crescent Gardens Harrogate
Thursday 29th May - 10 & 11am Northern Ballet, Three Little Pigs workshops
12.30pm Rachel Bright - Love Monster & The Last Chocolate
2.00pm Steven Butler Mayhem with Dennis the Menace!
3.30pm The Take Away Theatre Company - A dash through Dickens!
Friday 30th May
10.00am Seven Stories: Bookworm Babies
11.30am Seven Stories: Julia Donaldson Story Party
1.30pm Magna Science: The Kitchen Sink Show
Saturday 31st May
11.30am Musical storytimes
1.00pm The Wimpy Kid Show
Sunday 1st of June
10.30am Winnie the Pooh
12.00pm Musical Storytimes
1.30pm History's Maid: top of the chops goes Medieval
2.30pm History's Maid: What did you do in the war mummy?
3.30pm History's Maid: Arming a Knight and Medieval Combat.
LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT CELEBRATES
NEW FLIGHTS TO COPENHAGEN
New Scandinavian Airlines direct service starts
1 April 2014 – Customers checked in for Scandinavian Airline’s new direct flight to Copenhagen yesterday as Leeds Bradford Airport celebrated the start of the new twice weekly service. With a flight time of just one hour 40 minutes, prices start from just £66 one way or £119 return, including all taxes and charges. The new flights are expected to primarily attract the leisure traveler who can enjoy a weekend break, but also those passengers wishing to stay the working week in Scandinavia, with the Monday and Friday direct services between Leeds Bradford and Copenhagen.
Celebrations for the inaugural flight departing Leeds Bradford included a water cannon salute. Leeds Bradford Airport also handed two complimentary tickets to Leeds University students, Harriet Trayling & Joanna Mawdsley, helping them to travel to Copenhagen on the inaugural flight as part of their charity ‘Jailbreak’ escape.
Leeds Bradford – Copenhagen:
About Leeds Bradford Airport Leeds Bradford is the fastest growing top 20 airport in the UK. In 2013 3.3million passengers flew to over 70 destinations with 11 major airlines, serving 24 countries worldwide. An £11 million terminal development was completed in 2012.
Leeds Bradford International Airport serves Yorkshire, the largest county in England with a population of over 5 million. The airport is located only 8 miles from Leeds the 3rd largest city in the UK.
This new and scrummy addition to Harrogate's independent shopping scene. Harrogate's newest sweet shop's ideal is to bring back all the traditional sweets we all know and love from flying saucers to Pontefract cakes.
Items are available in either 100g bags or in true Woolworths style in Pic and Mix.
The innovative owners also do a loyalty scheme ie a stamp for every purchase - with a free bag of sweets at the end - so make sure you get your card stamped.
Items also available are wedding favours, hampers and gift packs - some of which you can order to your exact specifications online.
We have always felt that room 9 was missing a chest of drawers but with the unusual shape of the room its been a struggle to find the right piece for the space - but we've done it! We will be updating our bedroom information pages shortly with a page for each room and a more extensive range of photo's so you can see exactly what you are getting when you book.
I have just finished this book (its a light read so don't feel intimidated!) and loved it! each story or legend is illustrated by one of Ian's beautiful paintings which have almost a quality of Silk Painting to them. Ian's style is a combination of watercolour, screen print and Indian Ink - if you particularly fancy purchasing an item of his work they are available from http://www.mashamgallery.co.uk/
The book is a light hearted stroll through the fables, tales and legends of the Yorkshire dales - with everything from Ghosts to Saints covered. The book is also useful for the tourist as mentions many interesting views, churches, villages and natural phenomenon which would be a good basis for planning a Dales Holiday or simply an enjoyable read!
All in all an excellent canter through the Dales and just wish Ian would bring out a range of Postcards!
Mellow Treats Bathing boutique in Harrogate burst onto the scene with a fabulous range of bath, shower and scented items as well as items for those with sensitive skin or even pregnancy safe.
This super independent shop offers a wide variety of gorgeous bathing products including bath bombs, solid shower handmade soaps and hair shampoo bars, amazing massage candles that you burn and the melted wax can be put directly on your skin, (demonstrations available in store) - they even have hard shampoo which is suitable for frequent air travellers - ie no liquid to cause you trouble at customs.
The shop also has treats available for the whole family including the dog, cat and even the horse.
There is also be offering a bespoke Party Bag/Wedding Favour Service to those interested and invite customers suggestions on future products to stock.
This has come about from years of trying to source alternative and unusual gifts for friends and family, so now you can find it all under one roof. Many of the products are handmade by independent suppliers around the UK, which have been brought together under one roof. (we have discount vouchers available at The Camberley)
Mellow Treats are also stockists of Seascape products which are sold at Fortnum and Mason and have featured in Cosmopolitan - it is an amazing range of luxury, lavished with Jersey lavender.
In Harrogate as well as at The Camberley we are strong supporters of independent businesses as that is what makes us different from all other towns and gives variety for our guests as well as locals - take advantage of Carol's specialist knowledge and bring home something truly different.
http://www.mellowtreats.co.uk/index.html for more information
2 courses £9.95 and 3 courses £12.95
Moules Mariniere + Frites Mussels in a cream, white wine and parsley sauce served with French Fries
Deep Fried Calamari on a bed of dressed leaves and aioli
Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad with avocado, cherry tomatoes and parmesan
Homemade Soup with artisan bread roll and butter
Chicken Liver Parfait served with toasted brioche, cornichons and homemade apple & pear chutney
Traditional Italian Bruschetta crostini with fresh tomato, pesto and red onion
Italian port and oregano sausage meatballs in a rich tomato sauce served on a bed of fetuccini
Black Sheep Ale Battered East Coast Haddock served with chips, minted peas and tartar sauce
Traditional Beef Bouguignon served with creamy mashed potatoe
Slices of slow cooked pork shoulder with cider reduction served with rosemary new potatoes
Croque monsieur/croquet madame served with side salad and French fries
Exotic Wild Mushroom Tagliatelle with girolle, Portobello and shitake mushrooms. Finished with spinach, truffle oil and grated parmesan.
Broccoli, Pak Choi & Mange Tout £3.95
Rosemary roast Potato's £2.75
Mediterranean Pan Fried Vegetables £3.95
Thrice Fried Chips £2.75
Panko Breaded Onion Rings £2.25
Creamy Mash Potato £2.75
Warm Italian Chocolate Cake - Served with cream
Trio of rhubarb mini rhubarb panna cotta, rhubarb crumble, rhubarb compote and served with homemade vanilla ice cream
Lemon Tart Served with homemade lemon curd, lemon meringue and vanilla ice cream
Prices and Menu correct as of 08/03/2014
Prawns can be used if preferred
12oz Whole Shrimps
8oz cod or haddock fillets
2 anchovy fillets
1 teaspoon anchovy essence
3-4 oz clarified butter for sealing
Good pinch of cayenne pepper
Good pinch ground mace
Pinch of Salt
5oz of butter softened
If using fresh shrimps, boil for 2 to 3 minutes and allow to cool. Shell the shrimps, cut up the flesh roughly and set aside. Wash the shells, put in a pan, just cover with water and boil for 20 minutes. strain off the liquid and use to simmer the cod of haddock fillets until cooked. Remove the fish from the pan and boil the liquid hard to reduce it to about 2 tablespoons. Put the fish, the reduced liquid and all the other ingredients, except the shrimps, into a food processor and blend to a smooth paste. Transfer to a bowl and work in the chopped shrimps. Pack the mixture into small posts and cover and seal with clarified butter. Store in a cool place. To make clarified butter, put the butter into a pan, bring to the boil and remove from the heat. The clear butter liquid will come to the top. Pour off very gently, as required, leaving the sediment in the bottom of the pan.
Kimberley Wilson & Simon Storer
owners and operators of The Camberley