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The Ivy Harrogate opens with a flourish

November 24, 2017 1 Comment

Gorgeous Yorkshire gets invited to the best parties and so it was that we headed to the opening of The Ivy Harrogate earlier this month, joining the great, the good and an impressive collection of Emmerdale (and former Coronation Street) cast members. The new Ivy Harrogate is next door to Betty’s on Parliament Street, in[Read More]

The Bicycle Den cafe

November 9, 2017 2 Comments

It was the morning after the night before and we were desperate for fresh air and a good, strong coffee after dinner, drinks and a sleepover at a friend’s house. We found both at The Bicycle Den by the Rochdale Canal in Hebden Bridge. The characterful cafe and adjoining electric bike showroom sit on the[Read More]

Pilgrimage to The Piece Hall

August 3, 2017 No comments

I had a sneak preview of The Piece Hall in Halifax  before it opened, so  I got a close look at how the Georgians’ gargantuan contribution to Yorkshire’s architectural heritage has been upcycled for the 21st century. Verdict: it’s amazing! The Grade I listed structure was built in 1779 for trading ‘pieces’ of cloth, which[Read More]

Modern day milk bar in Otley

June 21, 2017 1 Comment

Treating ourselves to a coffee/breakfast/brunch/lunch or dinner somewhere relaxed and lovely is high on our “time out” agenda. Fortunately we are spoilt for choice in Yorkshire and one of our latest finds is the Milk Bar on Manor Square in Otley. It’s actually a reincarnation of a milk bar that closed down 30 years ago[Read More]

Ooh la la lunch at Partisan York

March 10, 2017 2 Comments

York is full of places to eat but I’m often flummoxed when trying to decide where to go. There is so much to choose from and too many Trip Advisor reviews to read. My own favourite is Goji, the vegetarian cafe and deli on Goodramgate, but not everyone wants to be confined to veggie food. [Read More]