Slap & Pickles team up with Zarach Leeds

Did you know that there are kids who don’t have their own beds to sleep in, in Leeds, in 2021?! Neither did Slap and Pickle until the owners saw a news item about the work of Zarach Leeds; a charity which provides beds to kids who would otherwise be sleeping on floors, sofas, or sharing a bed with a sibling negatively impacting their esteem, mental…

C&S Sourdough York to open on Fishergate

This Saturday (6th November) will see the opening of Cosgriff & Sons baker’s new home! Work has been underway at 36 Fishergate in a former barbers’ shop to transform it into a bakery to service the local area, which will also offer coffee and snacks alongside their beautifully crafted sourdough loaves. C&S Sourdough York started…

Grays Court awarded third AA Rosette

Grays Court, a beautiful country house hotel in the centre of York, has today (Weds 27th Oct) announced that they have been awarded 3 Rosettes from the AA in recognition of the continued excellence of their restaurant, The Bow Room, led by Head Chef Adam Jackson. Voted the Best Small Hotel in England 2020 by…

York-based Vegan Fried Chick*n startup to launch In Tesco

York based Vegan fried chick*n startup VFC has announced that its first major retailer listing will be with Tesco, which will stock three of its products across 370 stores nationwide from November 1st – World Vegan Day. This long-awaited retailer announcement follows hot on the heels of the company’s recent expansion into North America, with VFC now available…

Thor’s Tipi to return for Christmas 2021

What could be more festive than Christmas in an Alpine Hall, surrounded by good friends, fine food and the crackling of a real log fire? Visitors to York’s latest Christmas experience are soon to find out as they are welcomed into the Grand Alpine Hall of THOR’S tipi. “To say we are pretty excited about…

York Food Festival 2021

York’s 10 Day Food Festival is back and jam-packed full of tasty fun! The best of Yorkshire’s produce will be displayed on over 80 different stands in the city centre at York Food Festival 2021. The 10 day spectacle will feature events, demonstrations, live music, street food, produce stands, real ale, a York Gin bar…

THOR’S tipi is back for the Summer!

The Norse gods are smiling down on York as the city is about to welcome back the ever-popular THOR’S tipi this June, at not just one, but two fabulous locations right in the heart of the city centre!The Vikings have given a lot to York, not least its name! And now to celebrate the coming…

Drink in the sun in York

With the pubs and restaurants due to start reopening this weekend, news has come of two new landmark locations in York where you’ll shortly be able to enjoy a drink in the sun. Sol Ast at The PrincipalThe team behind THOR’S tipi bar will once again open their doors on Friday 10th July when they return with their…

Covid-19 and Hospitality in York

The last 24 hours has been the bleakest period for hospitality in York that I can remember, by some considerable margin. A large part of the economy in York is based on tourism and we have a proliferation of restaurants which are supported by that market along with us locals, who love to support their…