Category Archives: Events

Don’t forget the Christmas Market starts on Thursday!

Harrogate Christmas marketIt’s almost time for the start of the Harrogate Christmas Market on Montpellier Hill November 16th – 19th. It will be open 10am – 8pm Thursday to Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday. Don’t forget to pick up your free guide to the Market (available in hotels and the Tourist information Centre and here)  which also includes information about parking, the complimentary shuttle bus and a calendar of Christmas events in Harrogate.

Such tasty food!

Cook imageThank you to Mike Jarvis and his team at Cook! (14 West Park) for offering us such an exciting taster session. From starters, through main courses to desserts, we experienced a delicious selection of food. It was really interesting to hear the ethos of the Cook! brand and learn about the source of the food and the quality of the ingredients. The company provides frozen meals to suit most palates with detailed information about the ingredients – suitable for either oven or microwave cooking, or both.

So, what was our favourite dessert? Let’s just say that it was ….. wonderful!

The world’s best restaurant ….. in Yorkshire!

Black Swan in Oldstead NYCongratulations to the Black Swan country pub in Oldstead, which has been voted the world’s best restaurant by customers. It beat other famous restaurants such as Raymond Blanc’s ‘Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons’ in Great Milton and Heston Blumenthal’s ‘The Fat Duck’ in Bray, as well as many famous international establishments. Follow this link for further details.

It’s ‘free wills’ month again

uk-will-writing-network-will-roseIf you haven’t yet made a will, or you need to amend an existing simple will, now is the time to do it. In association with various charities, some solicitors are participating in a scheme for ‘free’ wills, this month. To find out more click here.

You  may have seen advertisements for cheap options for will writing, but be sure that they are suitable for your circumstances. For more information, follow this link.


Less than a month to go ……!

poundsThere’s less than a month to go before the old £1 coins will no longer be valid. So it’s time to start going through your pockets, handbags and piggy banks to search for any forgotten coins. The last date for valid use of the old £1 coin is October 15th 2017.

After that date, the coins can be taken to a bank. However, most of the high street banks have indicated that this service will only be offered to their own customers. For further details, follow this link.