Food & Drink

Mr. Roast Selby

Mr. Roast SelbyPaul MrCarthy has an outstanding reputation in the area as a chef and has worked in some of the best establishments locally. He is presently head chef at arguably the best Italian restaurant in Selby. 

In late June Paul opened Mr. Roast, a traditional Sunday roast delivery service. With a choice of joints available each week your Sunday lunch  is delivered directly to your door with no delivery cost. Their moto is “Let us take the hassle out of cooking your roast. Call Mr Roast for a freshly cooked Sunday roast delivered straight to your door with free local delivery “.

Mr.Roast also offers a range of buffets for any event from a small family gathering to corporate events. All delivered to your venue including setting up, using quality serving platters, serviettes and disposable plates. 

Their new website allows you to order your Sunday roast or buffet quickly and easily from any device  - http://www.mr-roast.co.uk

Mr. Roast, 3 Maple Tree Avenue, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 5XP

07481 925085 

01757 712041 

THE CAFÉ AT FIELD & FAWCETT OPENED 10 AUGUST

THE CAFÉ AT FIELD & FAWCETT OPENED 10 AUGUSTField & Fawcett, the award winning wine merchants and delicatessen in York,  announced Wednesday 10 August as the opening date of their new venture, The Café at Field & Fawcett.  Located at Grimston Bar, on the Hull Road and close to the A64 from Leeds to Scarborough, The Café at Field & Fawcett offers home cooked, classic food from early mornings through to late afternoons. Spearheaded and managed by Cathryn Fawcett, who owns Field & Fawcett with husband Peter, The Café is located within the same farm buildings from which the wine merchants has been successfully operating for 10 years.

The Café seats 30, with a menu celebrating the best of the British classics and twists on traditional favourites, with breakfasts as one of their core dishes.  Opening Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm, Saturday 9am to 4pm, Cathryn is looking to pick up the early trade from business travellers, commuters to York and tourists from the A64, as well as daily trade from residents.  An award winning cook in her own right, Cathryn is keen that customers enjoy a range of food in a relaxed atmosphere and the kind of food that will set them up for the day or provide a perfect pit stop for a family on route to the coast.  

Says Cathryn: “We’ve really enjoyed the process of devising menus that reflect our passion for quality and seasonality.  As a family business we have worked hard to ensure that The Café is a light, bright destination serving the best from breakfast time through to tea time, served by an experienced team.  We’ve worked alongside our new chef Lee Milnes to create a menu that includes ingredients from the best suppliers, celebrating food that is home cooked and simple, whether it’s a full English breakfast or a slice of one of our stupendous homemade cakes.  The Café will be licensed and will also host our wine tasting evenings.  In the meantime, we look forward to welcoming new customers to The Café and hope our regular visitors will also find the time to relax and enjoy our new venture.”

The Café at Field & Fawcett is offering 25% off food in the Café with a minimum purchase of £5 until the end of August 2016.

https://www.fieldandfawcett.co.uk/the-cafe

Field & Fawcett, Wine Merchants & Delicatessen Ltd,  Bingley House Farm, Grimston Bar, York, YO19 5LA

Tel: 01904 489073

The George & Dragon St. Georges Day Beer Festival

The George and Dragon, west haddlesey, St. Georges Day Beer FestivalThe George and Dragon at West Haddlesey near Selby are hosting their annual St. Georges Day Beer Festival over the weekend of Friday and Saturday the 22nd and 23rd of April , which starts at 5pm on Friday with live bands on both evenings.

The beer festival has at least 10 Real Ales available accompanied by outside food.

The George and Dragon have an outstanding reputation for their home made food in the area. There 'Tenner Thursday' and Sunday lunches are always a great hit with people travelling from locations throughout Yorkshire on a regular basis. 

The George & Dragon, Main Street, West Haddlesey, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 8QA  Tel. 01757 228198  

www.thegandd.co.uk 

The Fairfax Arms, Main Street, Gilling East

The Fairfax Arms, Main Street, Gilling EastAs the fields fill with lambs and the daffodils bursts into flower we know Spring is on the way.This is the time of year when we think about Spring cleaning.

The Fairfax Arms, well renown C17th country inn in Gilling East in Ryedale, has gone the extra mile and had a giant Spring clean too. After the Christmas flooding which affected their cellar, it has been all hands on deck as they prepare for Spring. The Fairfax Arms is now open again for business after the major refurbishment which has been taken recently.

Andrew Daly ,manager of the Fairfax Arms “ There has been a substantial investment made as we have had a full refurbishment of the cellar. It has been a very positive step to combat any future flooding like we saw on Boxing Day 2015 when the stream outside the pub flooded and over split into the cellar .  We are delighted that we are now able to offer a cellar holding a larger selections  of local and traditional ales such as Striding the Riding from local Helmsley Brewing Co just 6 miles away and  Ampleforth Abbey Cider from across the valley. Supporting other Yorkshire breweries such as Tetleys and Black Sheep from Masham with regularly changing guests ales from Yorkshire.”

We welcome locals and visitors from near and far. We already offer an excellent food menu which contains products from local suppliers and can now offer a wider choice local liquid refreshment too. tuborg lager  and Somersby Cider are two of our new drinks on offer. We are happy that with the new piping and cooling system we can now offer even more consistency than before. Local beer drinkers have already seen the beer improve . “ It is well worth travelling the distance to the Fairfax Arms to enjoy a really good pint of beer.  Already we have tasted a difference and it is grand".said regular Jack Peckitt.

Fairfax Arms, Main Street, Gilling East, Helmsley, YO62 4JH 

01439 788212 

http://www.thefairfaxarms.co.uk

The Sugar Tax – A step in the right direction, or simply another way to hit the poor?

The Sugar Tax – A step in the right direction, or simply another way to hit the poor?In the budget last week the government announced the introduction of a tax on sugary soft drinks to be introduced in 2018. There are two tiers to the tax. Drinks under 5g per 100ml are exempt, whilst drinks with over 5g per 100ml with be taxed at one rate and those over 8g per 100ml at a second higher rate.

So will the tax actually effect the habits of those it is targeted at? Or is this another way for the government to penalise to poor? Obviously if you live week to week on the national minimum wage any increase in the cost of any item will be felt. But does this actually result in changing habits?

It has been suggested that a portion of the revenue will be used to combat childhood obesity, with part of the revenue raised going towards doubling funding for primary school sport. Which if we had a trustworthy government couldn't be regarded as anything but a good thing. But with no figures published, no actually ring-fenced funded sums provided and not even reliable estimates provided, it is difficult to feel confident that this is anything but a combination of a PR stunt and a surreptitious tax on the poorer in society.

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