Yorkshire Micro Breweries

Yorkshire Micro Breweries

Here are two Yorkshire micro breweries hubby and I visited recently.

Helmsley Brewing Company

Yorkshire Micro Breweries Helmsley

Or Sommat’s Brewing as the sign above the door says. Translated as “Something Is Brewing” for you none-Yorkshire speakers.

Just when you thought Helmsley had everything, along comes this brewery.  The bar area was relativeey small but with the brewing vats on full view you’re left in no doubt that this is a brewery first. Yet it has a welcoming  cafe/pub vibe.

Head down the main high street, the Black Swan Inn behind you, towards the bridge and it’s on the right hand side.

It’s a great addition to this popular town which already has several inns, bistros, cafes and gastro-pubs. This place is raw and real and I liked it for that.

Brass Castle Brewery Tap in Malton

Yorkshire micro brewery in Malton

What a fantastic addition this place is to Malton.

This micro brewery is situated in Yorkersgate (between the market place and the station). It was around 4pm we visited on a Saturday afternoon and the place was heaving.  With friendly staff and a great atmosphere.

Yorkshire beer and wineAs you can see, I was drinking wine rather than beer. But that’s what I loved about this place.  It was full of beer enthusiasts but I didn’t feel silly for asking for wine. In fact they also serve prosecco and tea and coffee.  There was a range of pastries for sale too, which I resisted.

Oh the beers – they serve 8 on tap and apparently Northern Blonde is a particularly good session beer (3.9% and “an easy-drinking and refreshing malty blonde”).

Bad Seed Brewery is also based in Malton, with brewery tours available. That’s on our to-visit list.

Malton, known as Yorkshire’s Food Capital also held its own Beer Town festival in May. Dates for 2018 yet to be announced.  Will this market town soon be called Yorkshire’s Beer Capital too?

Watch this space!

Karen

 

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Things to do in Malton in 2017

Things to do in Malton in 2017

There's so much happening in Malton this year.

Look what's coming: http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/15046533.Check_out_what___s_on_the_menu_for_Malton/

If any of these events take your fancy, and you'd like to stay local, then please email me to find out if the cottage is still available: [email protected]

Just do it quickly!

Karen

 

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Malton Yorkshire is a top staycation destination

Malton Yorkshire is a top staycation destination

Metro names Malton as one of the top 7 UK staycation places to visit for a weekend away.

But surely a weekend isn't long enough?

And I know just the place to stay to make the most of your time in Malton.

Karen
http://metro.co.uk/2017/01/03/staycations-7-top-uk-destinations-to-run-away-
to-for-a-weekend-6341740/

 

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Places to shop in Malton

Places to shop in Malton

Here is Derek Fox's butcher's shop in the centre of Malton, in the market place. The array of locally sourced game and pheasants for sale there is quite impressive.

5 for £20 seems like a bargain but that would mean doing your own plucking which isn't to everyone's taste. Mine included! I think I'll stick to turkey!

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Places to eat in Malton

Places to eat in Malton

If you're in Malton and fancy a glass of fizz to go with your sandwich, then head to No 46 Cafe Bar in Malton's market place where you can get both!

And watch the hustle and bustle of the market place at the same time.

Just look at their display of cakes too. Pretty impressive!

I'd totally recommend it.

Karen – luxuryspringcottageyorkshire.co.uk

 

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Malton Game and Seafood Festival

Malton Game and Seafood Festival

It’s tomorrow! And it’s going to be epic.

Once again Malton will become awash with local food producers and market stalls. The town will be taken over!

There’ll be cooking demos and classes and this year Antonio Carluccio will be there. It was he who first called Malton “Yorkshire’s Food Capital”. And he’s been proven right.

I’d recommend you arrive early to get parked, as it’s going to be busy.

Find out more here: http://maltonyorkshire.co.uk/malton-game-seafood-fest/

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Old Yorkshire Pub

Old Yorkshire Pub

I was lucky enough to passing here – The Royal Oak in Old Malton and in need of a glass of wine!
In the warmer months their pretty beer garden is perfect for al fresco eating and drinking.
This pub is situated in Old Malton, on the edge of Malton, just off the A64 and not surprising there are lots of old houses, cottages and buidlings here.

I would recommend a stop off for sure, if you’re passing.

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