COCKTAIL CLUB >>
Raise a glass to Yorkshire Day 2018 with our pick of top cocktail clubs and speakeasies in Yorkshire…
There’s a new kid on the block in Stokesley – and it’s bringing coffee culture and cocktail concoctions to the pavements of the North Yorkshire market town. In French, TRU:VAI translates to ‘a lucky find’, and once you step inside this little gem, the name will make so much sense. TRU:VAI is a swanky new family run coffee shop/bar standing proudly on Stokesley high street. Go here for wake-me-up coffee catch ups, afternoon tipples or cool off on a summer’s evening with a refreshing G&T. If that’s not enough to get you down to this glorious cocktail bar, their live music and tipple-tastic events are sure to sway you. Gin-lovers should make their way to TRU:VAI this Friday 17 August at 6.30pm for a Gin Talk and Tasting session with ‘ginspert’, David McManus. If live music is what makes you tick, pop Thursday 23 August in your diary, because the talented Brian Dales is in town to perform a live acoustic night from 8pm. We love this new speakeasy as much as we love Yorkshire!
This hidden gem in the small market town of Pickering will make you feel at home with a tipple in hand as you toast to Yorkshire Day. With over 50 glorious gins to try, it’s the place to be for a beautiful botanical beverage this summer. But if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, there’s also plenty spirits, beers and cocktails for seasonal sipping all year round. Check in for regular gin tasting evenings and events.
For all the entrance doesn’t have a sign, it’s hard to miss the ‘M’ emblazoned on the doors at the top of the hidden staircase at this secret bar in Leeds. They have an extensive range of cocktails on offer, but if you fancy something different, the expert mixologists will be happy to whip up something special. The exclusive Hendricks Room is ideal for group bookings, where cocktail-lovers can get a taste of some of the city’s finest concoctions and celebrate in style.
THE GREAT GATSBY
This classic 1920s bar is the ultimate party place for weekend celebrations. This Sheffield speakeasy has cocktails of all flavours, shapes and sizes, and is the perfect spot to unwind with a tipple or two. ‘Daisy’s’ is a special table service cocktail lounge above the bar available on Fridays and Saturdays.
ADVENTURE AWAITS >>
Yorkshire is filled with opportunity for family-fun days. From museums and countryside mooching, to farmyard visits and theme parks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Whether you’re an adventure-seeker, a rollercoaster-lover or you just like to get out in the great outdoors, theme parks are a great day out for the whole family. Located in Ripon, Lightwater Valley offers rides aplenty for children of all ages. Go on a family flume, dare yourself to ride ‘The Ultimate’, pack up a picnic of choose from the many foodie spots.
CANNON HALL FARM
A trip to the farm always goes down a treat with the little ones. This South Yorkshire spot in the rural countryside has plenty going on to keep the whole gang entertained. From sheep and ferret races, to tractor and trailer rides, small animal petting and a large adventure playground, it’s a day out that delivers in all areas. Piglets are born on a weekly basis, so you’ve got every chance of seeing a live birth at this little farmyard gem…
NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM
From daily miniature railway rides to steam rides at the weekend, the National Railway Museum is home to hundreds of locomotives and carriages, and you can visit for free. Throughout the summer, until 26 August, the museum will be hosting daily activities and science shows that’ll spark children’s imaginations and allow them to bring their innovations to life.
EAT OUT >>
Yorkshire is one of the UK’s top counties when it comes to its flourishing foodie scene. Time to get up, go out, eat and enjoy.
THE BOX TREE RESTAURANT
The Box Tree is one of the oldest buildings in Ilkley and having celebrated over 50 years of success, it’s gained two well-deserved Michelin Stars to its name. This restaurant serves only the best quality, seasonal meals, and it’s no surprise as the renowned Marco Pierre White has even made his mark on the menus. The a la carte menu is available everyday, serving up exquisite flavous, beautifully presented dishes and a real luxe experience. Highlights from the restaurant’s lunch and dinner menu includes monkfish tail, wild garlic gnocchi and crispy lamb sweetbreads.
THE DRUM AND MONKEY
The perfect spot for lovers of seafood. This Harrogate favourite has been serving up the best seafood in town for over 40 years. You can relax in the newly refurbished bar and indulge in Scottish salmon, shellfish, king scallops and lobster. With a wine list worth drooling over, the team can recommend the perfect tipple to accompany your meal, making your meal as mouthwatering and memorable as possible.
THAI SAKON RESTAURANT
This authentic Thai restaurant in Huddersfield serves up the finest Asian-fusion food. With sharing courses, curries, stir fries, seafood options and a large vegetarian menu, there’s something for the whole family to tuck into.
REST YOUR HEAD >>
Wind down, check in and get some rest at one of Yorkshire’s best B&Bs. Whether it’s in the shadow of the North York Moors, nestled within a quaint market town, or world’s away from the everyday, these beautiful boltholes make for the perfect staycation spot.
THE OLD COACH HOUSE
This stunning five star B&B in Ripon is the perfect hidden gem for a romantic escape. There are four types of guest rooms, each beautifully designed and named after famous Yorkshire landmarks. If you’re looking for a luxurious, no-kids weekend away, this B&B with stunning views of the great Yorkshire country certainly ticks all the boxes.
This multi-award winning, five star B&B in Goathland built in 1897, offers three luxury en-suite bedrooms, making for a cosy staycation spot near Whitby. With the North York Moors at your finger tips, it’s in the perfect location to explore the quiet countryside. If relaxing in the comfort of your own room is more your thing, take a DVD and order a ‘Movie Treat Bags’ for an indulgent evening in this quaint country retreat.
Stow House B&B offers seven beautifully decorated suites, many of which can accommodate dogs if you can’t bare to be away from your furry friend. Go here for a glorious weekend away in Leyburn, complete with local breakfast and a fully-licensed bar – perfect for a cocktail or two before guests head off to one of the local pubs or restaurants in the North Yorkshire market town.