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Yorkshire a food haven (Malton)

Updated: Jul 26, 2023

As part of this series we will look at the heritage of food in different areas across the fantastic county of Yorkshire.

Firstly we start with Malton, a Market Town in North Yorkshire locally known as the 'Food capital of the North'.

A view From the Roost Coffee Bar

We start at the Talbot Hotel some of which still exists in the town. Opposite the Talbot Hotel is Talbot Yard a fantastic square of local food business's. Coffee Roastery & shop Roost, The grinding happens in the middle of the Coffee shop, as you sit and sip you can hear the beans hitting the basin as they are poured in to be ground, the rustic looking building sets the scene for a perfect morning natter.

We head across to the Rare bird distillery a gin school & working Distillery and shop, the copper gin equipment sits proud and the bottles gleam in the sunlight.

The ice cream parlour visited by King Charles, Groovy moo's sits understated just off an old stone corridor set in a gorgeous barn like building serving desserts and lots of local ice cream, frequented by many on a hot sunny day.

Head on into the main marketplace and you are greeted by a plethora of cafes and independents perfect for an afternoons browse.

Anyone for Gin School!!

The town is home to 2 fantastic breweries the wonderfully named Brass castle which is full of flair and heart specialising in vegan beer recipes and bringing the fun back to the brewing scene. A visit to there tap house is highly recommended.

The Malton Brewery also deserves a mention having won national acclaim for its Yorkshire pudding beer. Yes you read that right.

The town itself has a buzz of creativity, innovation and a love for food. Unique shops with fabulous offerings of all shapes and sizes.

Yet it still has that rural feel a true Yorkshire Market Town.

If your up north definitely take a visit.

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