Category Archives: Locals Guides

The Locals’ Guide: Independent Cinemas near Harrogate

independent cinemas near Harrogate

As the long awaited Everyman cinema finally opens in Harrogate, movie fans can now choose between the town’s traditional 1930s Odeon complex and the more modern cinema experience offered by the newcomer, with comfy sofas and seat-side catering. However, for … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Brunch in Harrogate

Nothing says lazy weekend better than a relaxed hour or two spent enjoying good company over a delicious brunch. Whether you prefer freshly-cooked bacon on a warm buttered muffin, pancakes drizzled with berry compote, or simply great coffee served with … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to the Best Burger in Harrogate

With US burger brand Five Guys moving into Harrogate we felt it was the perfect time to review our town’s booming burger scene.  We took a beef patty taste tour around Harrogate to find out what our local independent restaurants … 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

The Locals’ Guide to Al Fresco Dining in Harrogate

al fresco dining in Harrogate

We have a small outdoor area at Baltzersen’s and know how much our customers love to have some food or drink out there. As long as it’s not raining, we love a bit of al fresco dining in Harrogate! There … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to the best sandwiches in Harrogate

Find the best sandwiches in Harrogate at Baltzersen's scandinavian cafe

There may be thousands of people working in businesses around Harrogate town centre, but it is widely felt that the opportunities for a good lunch are strangely few and far between. Unless you want to sit in at one of … Continue reading

#ThinkIndie – Independents in Harrogate


Over the last couple of weeks, the Harrogate Advertiser have been helping us a long with our #ThinkIndie campaign. Urging locals and visitors alike to shop in Harrogate’s amazing range of independent shops, cafés and restaurants. We thought this would … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide: Family activities in Harrogate for the Easter holidays

Dozens of flavours of ice cream in Harrogate

From things to do on a rainy day to outdoor activities that will help the kids to burn off some energy, there are plenty of fun family activities in Harrogate and the surrounding area. Here’s our Locals’ Guide to family activities for Easter and school holidays. Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide: Easter in Harrogate

Dining table decorations for Easter in Harrogate

With Easter on the horizon, we’ve been thinking about the way it’s celebrated and how we can make more use of local independent businesses – and eat a bit more chocolate in the process, of course.  To give you some … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide: Fine Dining in Harrogate

We’re lucky in Harrogate to have such a wealth of brilliant restaurants – you could almost eat out every night of the year without having to revisit anywhere. While the range includes some of the well-known chains, we’re also blessed … Continue reading