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The Bank Pub has Opened in Bury, Greater Manchester

Bury locals have welcomed a brand-new pub this month as The Bank has taken over the former Yates’ site from Thursday 7th November following...

New artisan food supplier to showcase Northumberland’s festive best

Northumbrian fare can take pride of place on Christmas tables this festive season thanks to a new local business. Northumbrian Pantry, which is based in...

Harrogate entrepreneur doubles up with early taste of food awards success

A Harrogate-based entrepreneur has won two prestigious food awards less than six months after launching her business. Monalisa Fathima, who launched her business Saffron Tree...

Dales Inn Continues With Its Winning Ways

Sedbergh’s Black Bull Inn, continues its winning ways collecting a coveted Good Food Gastro Pub Award 2020.

Christmas is coming to Kendal’s Plumgarths…

The Plumgarths Festive Foodie Day is the perfect excuse to buy local this festive season and stock up with some tasty treats while you’re at it… the day runs from 10.00am - 3.00pm on Saturday 07th December.

Choc it out: Pudsey Bear visits Market Weighton ice cream maker

It was a ‘cream come true’ for locals this half term when Pudsey Bear paid a visit to a Market Weighton ice cream factory.

Erudus extends digital branch to vegan start-ups

Five new vegan start-ups based at a specialist production site have received an allergen and nutritional data boost. Newcastle-based Erudus, an online platform that provides...

This is why food labelling is key to reducing food waste – and climate...

• New figures show 20% of all food bought in the UK is thrown away • Approved Food welcomes best practice on expiry dates in a bid to reduce waste

Former Roux family chef brings a classically French style to Lake District inn with...

The Punch Bowl Inn & Restaurant at Crosthwaite has announced the appointment of a new head chef. Alex Beard, former senior sous chef at the 3 Michelin-starred Waterside Inn at Bray, has taken the helm at the 5-star 2AA rosette Lake District inn.

Trio of New Arrivals at Leeds’ White Rose Shopping Centre

White Rose Shopping Centre is welcoming three new arrivals: The Escapologist escape room, Wrapchic Indian-inspired wraps, and Leeds United’s Official Club Store. Escape room specialist...

Finance For Enterprise unleashes funds for The Coffee Kennel Cafe

A dog-loving duo which have helped South Yorkshire’s canines star in some of Britain’s best loved programmes have pioneered a new training school, complete with dog friendly cafe after securing a support from Finance for Enterprise.

The Broadway grows restaurant portfolio with Bradford sandwich brand

The Broadway, Bradford is celebrating the opening of Tiffin Coffee Grande, a new coffee shop in the Centre. Tiffin Sandwiches boasts an illustrious 20 year...

Hospitality in Crisis: Industry to Be Hit with Staff Shortage in Wake of Brexit

Leading Yorkshire-based online training provider, High Speed Training, has issued an urgent appeal to the UK hospitality industry as new research reveals the extent...

Storthes Hall Park reinvented after seven figure investment

Historic Huddersfield venue reaps rewards following new business & marketing strategy

Events schedule shines a light on the North this winter

Streets of the Bradford district will be sparkling once again with the return of an all-inclusive seasonal initiative. After two successful campaigns, the comeback of...

Blends Flavours & Colours is Creating New Flavours and Seasonal Concepts for Christmas 2020

Blends F&C is creating a fresh approach to the Season with contemporary combinations of natural flavours such as peach, pear and plum with alcoholic beverages like Prosecco, Champagne and Spiced Rum.

Restauranteur brothers open The Pickled Goose with £200k revamp

The Pickled Goose in Preston has been re-launched by restauranteur brothers, Mike and Chris Rawlinson. The revamp included a £200k refurbishment of the site on...

Whitby Seafoods bag Grocer New Product Award

Yorkshire seafood obsessives, Whitby Seafoods, have bagged themselves an award for their Gluten Free Scampi range.

Whitby’s Quayside Is the ‘Plaice’ to Be For Local School Children

Pupils from West Cliff Primary School in Whitby recently paid a visit to one of the towns leading fish and chips restaurants and takeaways to find out about fish and seafood as part of Seafood Week 2019.

Mobile craft bar business brings plenty of Christmas cheer to the region

A mobile craft drinks business is raising the bar in event hospitality less than six months after pouring its first drink. Mobile craft ale and...

British drinks business launches UK’s first 0% alcohol-free distil plant in Manchester

Manchester-based Drynks Unlimited, an innovative drinks business focused 100% on producing the best 0% drinks, is celebrating today as its £1m investment in the UK’s first ever cool vacuum distillation (CVD) kit produces its first bottles of 0% Smash

Grindsmith’s Adopts Manchester Food Tech Start Up

ORDRWare is a Manchester based food tech’ start up founded in 2019. Their mission is to give every UK independent restaurant a branded food...

Double Great British Food Awards Success for Lakeland Artisan

Artisan food and drink producers, Lakeland Artisan have today been awarded two prestigious national awards by the competitive Great British Food Awards which represent the very...

Lakes food business shortlisted in The British Business Awards

Lakes artisan food business Hawkshead Relish have been shortlisted as a finalist for The British Business Awards, in the ‘Most Innovative Business Idea’ category. The...

New Market Dairy – A little slice of the Lake District arrives in Manchester

Multi award-winning cheese maker Martin Gott, creator of the iconic Lake District cheese St. James has opened his new dairy in Altrincham. He has literally...

Tech firm raises £400k for new software to reduce food safety risk

Luminous Group, the Newcastle company which is one of the UK’s leading mixed reality experts, has raised over £400,000 to support the launch of a new software to reduce hygiene risks in food processing plants.

Lakes cake maker picks up national award

Lisa Smith, owner of Ginger Bakers, based at Plumgarth’s, near Kendal, discovered on Thursday 17th October that the company’s Chocolate Brodie Cake had won...

Bakes & Brews…

Ever fancied learning how to make perfectly delicious gooey choc brownies and brushing up on your home barista skills while you’re at it? Well now...

Lancashire brewery picks up a national award

The team at Old School Brewery, Warton, in north Lancashire discovered on Thursday 17th October that the company’s Hopscotch beer had won a high...

Breakfast is on us! The Little Sleep Out gets a boost from Approved...

• Online retailer provides goodies for kids taking part in charity event • Company doubles donations of food parcels for two Yorkshire food banks

Leeds city centre steak restaurant celebrates fourth birthday

A steak restaurant that champions British agriculture and produce is celebrating its four-year anniversary in Leeds city centre.

A recipe for success for Cumbria’s Ginger Bakers

Ginger Bakers continues to support Maggie's Centres by contributing and selling to Recipes to Remember and by donating the profits from the sale of Chocolate Nancy, (the bake featured in the cookbook) to the charity.

The Yorkshire Creamery Launches Dairy Products That ‘Taste Like They Ought To’

The Yorkshire Creamery is making a ‘stand against the bland’ in a bid to champion exceptional quality and traditional recipes to make dairy products...

Frozen poultry supplier is celebrating its 30th Anniversary

Wrexham-based frozen poultry supplier is celebrating its 30th Anniversary, with a range of activities to mark the celebration and look forward to launching exciting new product innovation to continue to support it's customers over the coming years.

Craig Rogan Launches Brand New Menu at Dakota Leeds

Dakota Leeds’ new Executive Head Chef, Craig Rogan, has unleashed his culinary skills and love for fresh, seasonal and local produce on the hotel’s newly released menu at Dakota Grill.
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Innovative brothers help caterers beat the coming single use plastics tax

MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee have released a report calling for a tax on all single use plastic packaging. Two...

Whitby Seafoods goes green with energy

North-Yorkshire based frozen seafood manufacturer, Whitby Seafoods are pleased to announce that their head office in Whitby and their production site, Kilkeel Seafoods in...

Yorkshire’s Vinagogo.com launches its bespoke corporate wine gifting

Yorkshire based business Vinagogo.com, a website specialising in bespoke personalised wine gifting has launched its corporate gifting service online this month.

Whitby Seafoods support the second online auction for the Fishermen’s Mission

The Fishermen’s Mission launches its second online auction of gifts and experiences. With fifty items ranging from family days out, luxurious food hampers and...

Head chef appointed at Ilkley’s Clevedon restaurant

After a culinary profession spanning more than three decades, Simon Wood from Darlington has been appointed head chef at the Clevedon Restaurant, Ben Rhydding.

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