Category Archives: Harrogate

An Indie Business Perspective on the UCI World Championships

Paul Rawlinson, owner of Baltzersen’s, writes his view on what has happened over the course of the UCI World Road Cycling Championships in Harrogate: Put 10 business owners and 10 residents in a room and you’ll get a whole host … Continue reading

Our Thoughts on Anti-Social Behaviour Outside Baltzersen’s

I’ve been writing this post for about a week now and working out whether it’s something I actually want to publish because tackling homelessness and anti-social behaviour on the streets of Harrogate is a divisive issue. I do want to … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Indieworx Collective

Indieworx Collective Harrogate

We step away from the retail sector in our latest spotlight feature on independents to visit Indieworx Collective, the co-working space for Harrogate’s business community and chat with founder Jem Henderson. Time and again people’s personal experiences in life feed … Continue reading

A New Coffee Shop in Harrogate

Baltzersen's New Coffee Shop Harrogate

We’re happy to announce that at some point in November there’s going to be  a new coffee shop in Harrogate.  As we’re sure many of you will have guessed it’s going to be located next to our existing site on … Continue reading

Announcing FredagsRamen at Baltzersen’s

Earlier this year we ran a series of events called FredagsTaco and they were legitimately grounded in the modern Swedish tradition of Fredagsmys and staying in on a Friday evening to enjoy tacos and time with your family.   We wrote … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Gather & Stow

In the latest of our spotlight on features, we return to the vibrant King’s Road to meet Ange Maughan from Gather & Stow and talk about cool interiors and quality coffee. Go to Gather & Stow and three things happen. … 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

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

Fredagsmys and Fredagskos

fredagsmys definition

Fredagsmys and Fredagskos Back in December Paul was browsing through a shop in Ilkley and he came across a book entitled ‘Lagom’.  It’s not a new book but he hadn’t had the chance to leaf through it and one of … Continue reading

Spotlight On: Cold Bath Deli

Cold Bath Deli Harrogate

Our series highlighting some of the best independent businesses in Harrogate continues with a visit to Cold Bath Deli, which opened its doors in December 2018 after a three month refurb project. We caught up with owners Peter and Tracey … Continue reading