We’re good to go! We kind of got used to the lockdown, becoming reacquainted with our own kitchens and sofas and, yes, family too. Then came Super Saturday and suddenly the food and drink hospitality scene slowly but surely started opening their doors and the telephone started ringing. So we have returned, the tours are back in operation from August. All our Tasting Partners have got their COVID measures firmly in place and so have we – see our COVID 19 measures on our website here. We have been awarded the Visit England Good to Go mark standard which signifies we have met their requirements for safe return to work. We are delighted people are rebooking their missed tours and also delighted our Tasting Partners are bouncing back.
Just in time, in fact, to celebrate our THIRD BIRTHDAY!!!!! Yes, it was July 2017 when we took the first unsuspecting visitors around Harrogate on our Food Tour. Many were food tour virgins and I hope have gone on to try many more food tours, you can’t get a better way to get the flavour of a new region or city by trying its culinary delights. Since then we have welcomed hundreds of visitors to Harrogate and York – and we have loved meeting all of them. Our team has expanded welcoming Louise on the York and Vegan Tours and Jill on the Harrogate Tours. We have been there in every weather from beautiful sunshine (thank you 2018) to pouring rain, snow and even a hailstorm. We have welcomed all ages from 4 months old (no beer for her!) up to 80 years and it has been a pleasure taking the tour every single time. It is never the same and the visitors are what make it. Dane and Matt have made hundreds of Yorkshire Puddings for us, each one as perfect as the last, and Alex at Vanillis speaks about his icecream with as much passion and enthusiasm as when we first started! We started our Vegan Tour which has grown and grown in popularity and our York Tour is fast becoming our best seller. We couldn’t have done it without you, our fantastic visitors, and our tasting partners who have welcomed us with grace and been more than accommodating. This year we have made links with both Leeds Food Tours and Mountain Goat Tours to provide more food experiences for you to enjoy. Here’s to more birthdays!
NOT ONLY have we expanded to tours, on August 1st this year, we are launching the Yorkshire Appetite Goodie Box. Why August 1st? It is Yorkshire Day of course, where we celebrate all things Yorkshire so what a better time to launch! A subscription service where each month, you will be able to enjoy either a savoury selection or a sweet selection of products all produced in our great county. We have really missed the Food Festivals this year and the opportunity to try out all those lovely artisan products from local folk all made with passion and enthusiasm with great ingredients from the region. Look out for the launch where there will be some special introductory offers.
Now we’re back so treat yourself to another food tour. A good way to make up for all those restaurants you missed!