Eat, drink and be merry

Treat yourself to some tasty treats this Christmas and indulge in some of Yorkshires finest food and drink.

Of course when it comes to sweet treats, Bettys is a Yorkshire institution. With tea rooms and shops in York, Harrogate, Ilkley and RHS Harlow Carr, they have all your Christmas favourites. From award-winning mince pies, to beautifully iced Christmas Cakes and unique continental specialities, find charming stocking fillers, or sumptuous gift boxes and hampers.

For a real Yorkshire Christmas, try one of Toppings Award Winning Speciality Pies. Based in Doncaster, this family run business produces delicious speciality pork pies, hot pies and quiches, with an ethos to use the highest quality locally sourced ingredients in all of their award winning products. Pick one of these famous pies up at Doncaster Markets or Frenchgate Shopping Centre.

Malton is full of local food and drink producers ensuring you can have a true taste of Yorkshire this Christmas. Pick up some handchurned butter from ButterBees, the UK’s first and only butter parlour using local cream from happy cows and get your beer from Brasscastle Brewery, one of the UK’s leading microbreweries with several award winning national champion beers. Yo Bakehouse is an artisan bakery and coffee house and one of the newest arrivals into market street, Malton. With their attention to detail and great talent in baking sweet cakes and pies they are set to be popular.

Yorkshire is home to some fine spirit producers which are sure to set your Christmas off with a bang. Sample the extraordinarily distinctive Slingsby Gin, Masons small batch craft gin or Whittakers handcrafted gin and you won’t be disappointed. For something a little bit fruity, try the award winning SLOEmotion Damson Gin.

The Granary Café and Farm Shop in Leeds prides itself on offering a wide range of home produced food. With a dazzling deli counter stocked with delicious cheeses, cold meats and olives as well as their own farm-raised grass-fed beef and lamb and artisan preserves produced on site, they have all the ingredients you need to create some delicious meals this Christmas.

A haven for food lovers and for those who want to give their loved ones something scrumptious, Blacker Hall Farm in Wakefield have a gift for everyone. Pick up a hamper, the perfect way to show off all the fantastic Yorkshire produce on offer, or grab a stocking filler that will make Christmas morning really special.

No Christmas is complete without a tasty pork pie. Made to a traditional recipe, only the freshest ingredients are baked into Vale of Mowbray Pork Pies. Classic hot water pastry encases tender, cured pork, delicately seasoned with an irresistible blend of herbs and spices. All topped with a golden pastry lid and baked to mouthwatering perfection.

This article comes from our 2016 Festive Guide