Introducing Our New Head Chef Ben Keightley

If you’ve visited Baltzersen’s recently, you might have met our new Head Chef, Ben. More often than not it’s our kitchen team who serve food to your table which we think is a nice touch because it allows them to … Continue reading

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

Spotlight On…District Bar, Harrogate

District Bar Harrogate

There’s a uniqueness to the independent bars in Harrogate that never ceases to amaze, and the District Bar in that similarly singular neighbourhood of Cold Bath Road has joined the club. For the bar – with its functional wood and … Continue reading

Spotlight On…HG3 Fitness

HG3 Fitness, based in Harrogate

Located on a no-frills business park on the edge of Harrogate, HG3 Fitness is a far cry from a stereotypical gym. For a start, it’s not about a mirror-lined room crammed with rows of shiny exercise bikes, treadmills and big … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Free Walking Tour Harrogate

Free walking tour harrogate Harry

You’re in a very small minority if you’ve never come across the enthusiastic Harry Satloka from Free Walking Tour Harrogate, clutching a long stick with blue placard attached, wearing a backpack and sensible shoes guiding a group of equally enthusiastic … 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…Jarfull

Jar Full at Ilkley Market

The more you listen to Rebecca Lodge talking about JarFull and the care for the environment that underpins her online shopping scheme, the more you hear the quiet determination that underpins her ambition; “One-stop plastic-free shopping,” she says simply. The … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Fine Fabrics of Harrogate

sandra fine fabrics of harrogate

One day, nearly fifteen years ago, Fine Fabrics owner Sandra Browne was in the shop as a customer buying material for a wedding dress. She was so taken with the business she joked with the owner about calling her if … Continue reading

Introducing Tarts at Baltzersen’s

We’ve been pretty quiet over here on the blog over the last few months but it’s not for the lack of activity, we’ve been beavering away and we’re now really excited to be able to announce a project we’ve been working … Continue reading

Spotlight On…The Disappearing Chin

the disappearing chin harrogate

Jack and Hannah Woodruff from newly-opened The Disappearing Chin were travelling and the conversation, as it always seemed to do, turned to the name they would give the bar they were planning to open. The way Jack tells it makes … Continue reading