Two pop up bars for York this summer!

This summer York will welcome back the ever-popular Thor’s bar this June, at not one, but two fabulous locations right in the heart of the city.The city will be welcoming back Sol Ast (by Thor’s), to the grounds of the Principal Hotel on Wednesday 1st June (in time for the Jubilee weekend celebrations) and their…

Rosa’s Thai to open in York

The 1st of June will see Rosa’s Thai open the doors to its much-anticipated York restaurant on Coney Street and to celebrate the opening, Rosa’s Thai York is offering diners 50% off their food bill during its soft launch on the 30th and 31st May. Rosa’s Thai started as a market stall on London’s Brick…

Castle Howard Royal Afternoon Tea

It may or may not have escaped your attention, but this summer the UK will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee as she becomes the first British Monarch to reach this remarkable milestone after a scarcely believable 70 years on the Throne. I can’t claim to be much of a royalist but one supposes the…

York Chocolate Festival Returns after 2 years

Back for the first time since 2019 York Chocolate Festival returns as a larger event with broadened focus encompassing York’s entire chocolate and confectionary heritage. Founder Sophie Jewett, of York Cocoa Works, said “Following 2 years of sending Easter eggs far and wide for our customers its exciting to be able to look forward this year…

Another Beer to expand

York-based brewery Another Beer is on the move to a larger brewery space in Elvington, as the start of exciting expansion plans after only brewing for three years. Another Beer is the brainchild of owner and chief brewer, James Fawcett, who launched the business in 2019 as an outlet for his creativity and passion for…

2021 in review

It feels like quite a long time since these yearly reviews felt like enjoyable reminiscence rather than raking over the embers of another smoking tragedy of a year. Still, we are where we are and 2021 has the sense of being marginally less awful in the memory than its predecessor, which is a trend that…

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…