Category Archives: Independent

Spotlight on: Imagined Things

Imagined Things

Here at Baltzersen’s, we are known for celebrating the best of Harrogate’s independent businesses and we’re delighted to welcome a new ‘edition’ to the scene. Local book shop, Imagined Things, owned by published author Georgia Duffy opened in the Westminster … Continue reading

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

Get your hot drinks to takeaway from Baltzersen’s this November

half price takeaway coffee baltzersens november

We recently surveyed our guests and one of the things that came back to us as a result was that there is a section of people that find us to be expensive.  We can understand that.  We’d frame ourselves as … Continue reading

We can’t believe Baltzersen’s is 5 today

Everyone says it, but it’s true – time flies when you’re having fun. Today marks 5 years since we first opened the doors at Baltzersen’s.  It was such a big job to get those doors open, taking a shell and … 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 Adult Education in Harrogate

Adult education in Harrogate includes community choir Rock Up and Sing!

As September approaches, there’s always a back-to-school feel in the air. Kids are busy choosing their new pencil cases, trying on school shoes and complaining about the impending start of term. But it’s also the time when there are lots … 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 the Best Fish and Chips in Harrogate

It may be a true British staple, but it can still be a minefield: how to you know where to find the best fish and chips in Harrogate? Fear not! We are here to help, and to do the very … Continue reading