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The Cleveland Tontine

Somewhere up the A19, the Art Deco-inspired sign for The Cleveland Tontine looks out to the passing traffic. Most of the cars whizzing past will be unaware of this place, with its stellar seasonal menus and...
92%

Whitelocks, Leeds

The news of any sort of redevelopment at Whitelock’s, Leeds is enough to send a shudder down any spine. After all we’re talking about Leeds’s oldest and best-loved pub, wedged in the burrow of Turk’s...
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Aysgarth Falls Hotel

It’s a fair drive from Todmorden to Aysgarth. Always rewarding of course, even on a filthy February day, particularly when you can swing by the Keelham Farm Shop in Skipton. Not sure how, but I...
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The Pheasant, Harome

Harome is a tiny little place with just 100 houses and, according to the 2011 census, just 261 people. Some of the cottages are thatched, it has retained its red telephone box, has a proper duck pond and...

Turtle Bay, Leeds

With the weather forbidding and the purse-strings of the average punter tightened after Christmas excess, January isn’t a month to savour for Leeds restaurateurs. Oliver has walked past a few of late...
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West Park Hotel

Alan Bennett’s priceless 1988 documentary Dinner at Noon set in the Crown Hotel in Harrogate is, in Bennett’s words, about ‘types’. He eavesdrops on guests, sipping champagne in the Brontë Room,...