Tag Archives: north yorkshire

Think Indie: Return of the Damn Yankee in Harrogate

Damn Yankee in Harrogate is set to re-open in November 2017

It’s great to hear that Damn Yankee, one of Harrogate’s oldest restaurants, is about to re-open its doors. There was widespread disappointment around town earlier this year when it was announced the restaurant was closing down with immediate effect. Anyone … Continue reading

Christian’s Cafe and Kickstarter

Photo of Christian's cafe in Knaresborough for blog by Baltzersen's scandinavian cafe in Harrogate

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to be invited to the opening of the new Christians Café. Christian and his fiancée, Alice, grew up in Knaresborough and so the move from Crimple Hall to their home town … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Pubs with Beer Gardens in Harrogate

Living in Harrogate, we are fortunate that we’re surrounded by beautiful countryside. When the weather is dry, there’s nothing better than enjoying the great outdoors and making the most of one of the best aspects of our area. For some, … Continue reading

Locals’ Guide to Harrogate: Dressing for Ladies’ Day

Ladies' Day

Ladies’ Day is an occasion for fashionistas to shine – even if the sun doesn’t. If you’re heading to the races in Yorkshire over the summer we’ve sourced some of the best Harrogate indies for your post frocks and fascinators. … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Commercial Street, Harrogate

The Cheeseboard on Commercial Street, Harrogate.

In the next instalment of our Locals’ Guide series, we’re taking a stroll along Commercial Street, Harrogate. This buzzing area is home to more than 20 independent shops and businesses offering a wealth of retailing expertise. Did you know more … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to free things to do in Harrogate in the summer holidays

Visitors sitting at Brimham Rocks - one of many great free things to do in Harrogate!

As the summer holidays begin, those six long weeks stretching out ahead of you can feel a bit empty. Keeping the kids occupied without spending a fortune is something that many parents struggle with every year. Fear not! The Locals’ … Continue reading

Introducing our coffee suppliers: North Star Roasters

Our great coffee is thanks to two talented guys, Krag and Ellis.  These two are changing the Leeds and surrounding scene fast with their ethically sourced coffee. We went over to their roasters to have a chat about what they … Continue reading

But First, Let’s Fika: One of Sweden’s simplest pleasures

Homemade Scandinavian delicacy, Skolebrød in Baltzersen's cafe, Harrogate.

We have all taken a fika at some point. It may have been earlier today, at the weekend, or maybe you are about to take one now. You might take a fika with a friend, a family member or even … Continue reading