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New kids on the block for coffee in Hawes but a trusty favourite for tea

I’d always struggled with Hawes. It’s not very far from us up at the top of Wensleydale and when you first arrive, its winding, cobbled streets seem charming and attractive. But it sells itself as the ‘Heart of the Yorkshire Dales’ … Continue reading

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Let’s bring back Leyburn’s Shawl Tea Festival

Wouldn’t it be great to revive the Leyburn Shawl Tea Festival? After all, there’s a tea room in town that specialises in loose-leaf; there’s a tea pottery just outside Leyburn; and Yorkshire has lots of top people with tea expertise … Continue reading

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Being in Bedale means more than just good coffee, tea and cake

Funnily enough, all my previous visits to Bedale had involved bread. You see, this market town just a short hop from where we live in North Yorkshire hit national headlines a few years ago when its community bakery became the … Continue reading

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