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Facebook Twitter Queen's Head, Finghall. Home. A Christmas break in Helmsley. After a festive getaway to Wales in 2013, we spent this Christmas a bit closer to home in the market town of Helmsley, North Yorkshire.

A Christmas break in Helmsley

This pretty town is known for its 900-year-old castle, 100-year-old town hall and historic market square. But I think it must surely also hold some kind of record for the highest number of teashops per capita. Everywhere I turned there was an option for tea and cakes, which is basically my dream come true! We enjoyed a midnight service at All Saints Church on Christmas Eve and a fabulous seven-course dinner at the Feversham Arms Hotel on Christmas Day. Yorkshire Dales Accommodation - Swaledale - Arkengarthdale - Tan Hill Inn - Ensuite Bedrooms - Special Breaks - Weddings - Functions - Meals. 10 best pubs in North Yorkshire. The George and Dragon, Hudswell Small, friendly and community-owned; you can glow with virtue in this beautiful spot as well as enjoying the locally-sourced food and a pint of Black Sheep or guest ales.

10 best pubs in North Yorkshire

The pub is a freehouse and runs a shop, internet access and allotments for the 200-odd locals, so there's always something going off. Pub games include darts, bowls and cribbage and there's a garden. The pub is often frequented by visitors from across the world who are doing the nearby Coast to Coast Walk. Landlady Jackie Stubbs and her mum Margaret are naturals at their job.• Hudswell, Richmond, 01748 518373, The White Lion Inn, Cray The prettiest of the three pubs on upper Wharfedale's loveliest walk, the triangle between Cray, Buckden and Hubberholme.

The Fountaine Inn, Linton This historic whitewashed inn stands in a fascinating backwater, overlooking a tiny green but with Vanbrugh's typically monumental Fountaine hospital and almshouses to one side. Henshelwoods Deli Delicatessen York Yorkshire Hampers Catering Take-Away. Continental Foods, Fine Wines, Food Gift Baskets and Christmas Hampers, Helmsley, Yorkshire. Lavenders. Food Hampers and Gift Baskets. A mini-guide to the best afternoon teas in Yorkshire - Food & drink. Pics Joan Russell Wedding of Jode Steele and Rebecca Coggley at Selby Abbey with visit by Yorkshire Tea's 'Little Urn".

A mini-guide to the best afternoon teas in Yorkshire - Food & drink

L-r Mary Watson,Frances Darby, Diane Hirst and grandson Reuben. Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:30 AM We set Tony Greenway the enviable task of seeking out the finest tea experiences in Yorkshire and he hasn’t let us down Pics Joan Russell Wedding of Jode Steele and Rebecca Coggley at Selby Abbey with visit by Yorkshire Tea's 'Little Urn". Fancy a brew? But this being June, the month of Wimbledon and with a distinctly summery vibe in the air, I thought I’d go big on afternoon tea.

Because, is there anything more reassuringly English than sipping a cup of Earl Grey as you cheer Andy Murray on through the opening stages of the world’s most spectacular tennis tournament, only to disown him as Scottish when he loses in the semi-finals? Answer: no. We Brits are particular about our afternoon tea. Six of the best artisan bread-makers from Yorkshire. Welcome to Brymor Icecream. All Creatures, Seasonal Beers Yorkshire - Black Sheep Brewery. A fresh, light and bright Yorkshire Pale Ale with a stubborn hoppy kick!

All Creatures, Seasonal Beers Yorkshire - Black Sheep Brewery

All Creatures is specially brewed in the heart of Herriot country, using a classic blend of Fuggles, Goldings, and a hint of Bramling Cross hops. This distinctive seasonal beer has been brewed to celebrate Alf Wight’s famous Veterinary character James Herriot. We use a touch of wheat which helps deliver the lovely creamy head and lacing down the glass - just what you would expect from a proper Yorkshire beer! This year we will be making a donation to Herriot Hospice who provide care to terminally ill patients, who wish to remain at home, in the Hambleton and Richmondshire areas of North Yorkshire, covering approximately 1000 square miles.

Due to the large rural area that they cover they do not have a hospice building so the Hospice cares for patients and supports their families in their own homes. Please have a look at their website to find out more: More Seasonal Beers coming soon. Ewe Tube Videos. Magpie's Cafe. Bettys Online. New tea supplier steams in to give rail passengers the perfect cuppa. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has appointed a new tea supplier for the 2011 season, having teamed up with The Mad Hatter Tea Company to provide its passengers with the perfect cuppa.

New tea supplier steams in to give rail passengers the perfect cuppa

It’s the fist time that the two organisations have worked together and the move follows extensive testing of the tea which is a combination of Indian Assam tea and Kenyan Rooibos, providing a blend which is unique, rich in flavour whilst giving a generous blush of colour. To mark this ‘steamy’ collaboration, a Mad Hatters Tea Party was arranged to coincide with the February half-term. It was held on the platform at Grosmont Station on Monday 21 February at 12 noon, with the characters of Alice and the Mad Hatter having fun whilst awaiting the next train to Wonderland.

They were pictured against the backdrop of baby steam engine “Joem” and a set of vintage carriages. Food find of the month - Stamfrey Farm Organic Products.