Why Reviews are Important

In recent surveys 73% of people said that online reviews influenced their perception of businesses and 40% said they had used online customer reviews to research a cafe or restaurant – the joint highest response along with hotels. Asking people … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Cold Bath Brewing

Cold Bath Brewing Company

In the latest of our features on Harrogate independent retailers, we tap into the vibrant bar scene and talk lager, labels and location with Mick Wren, one of the trio owners of the new name in town, Cold Bath Brewing … Continue reading

Can You Help a Baltzersen’s Guest With Their Master’s?

One thing we’re really proud of at Baltzersen’s is the community we’ve built around the cafe. Over the past five years we’ve got to know some of guests well and we love catching up with our regulars, whether you’re popping … Continue reading

Drink like a Barista – 5 Reasons to Try our Batch Brew Coffee

Batch brew and cake at Baltzersen's, Harrogate

We’ve had batch brew or filter coffee on the menu for ages now, but we think it’s an undervalued product and that we should be making more.  Before we go any further lets just be clear that batch brew/filter are … Continue reading

Introducing our new chef, Andy Cunningham

If you’ve ever eaten at Baltzersen’s, it’s likely that you’ll have already met some of our kitchen team. More often than not, they’re the ones who will bring you your food when it’s ready, allowing them to present it to … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Santar Deli

In the latest of our feature on independent retailers, we stroll over to King’s Road and the Santar deli to meet owner Sandra Fernandes who is bringing the tastes of her native Portugal to enthusiastic customers. Making the life-changing move … Continue reading

Spotlight on… Barber & Mack

In our feature on Harrogate’s independent retailers we head over to gentlemen’s hairdressers Barber & Mack, to talk to owner Michael MacKinnon about styling and customer service.       Opening the door to gentlemen’s hairdressers Barber & Mack is … Continue reading

Spotlight on…Goose

Running a play space that stimulates the minds of children and spoils the grown-ups is not child’s play as we found out when we spoke to Rachael Howard who owns Goose on Hornbeam Park. As with many of life’s better … Continue reading

Spotlight on….Starling Independent Beer & Coffee House

Starling, Harrogate

Our spotlight on local independent businesses continues as we swoop into the award-winning Starling Independent Beer & Coffee House for a chat with director Simon Midgley. Starling Independent Beer & Coffee House has been flying high after winning two awards … Continue reading

Spotlight on…Harrogate Food Assembly

Emma, Harrogate Food Assembly

Our feature on independent retailers continues with a look at Harrogate Food Assembly, which brings together local producers and local shoppers in an online Farmers’ Market. We caught up with busy owner Emma Povey. Background The Harrogate Food Assembly (HFA) … Continue reading