The Yorkshire Agricultural Society has always been synonymous with conservative farming up north, but they’ve created something rather exciting with the launch of Fodder. Located on the Great Yorkshire Showground, it’s a state-of-the-art showcase for regional food & drink, & makes a splendid spot for a light lunch or indulgent afternoon tea (try the giant meringues). Blond-wood floors & handcrafted furniture define the interior, or you can sit on the terrace overlooking the lovely Crimple valley. The menu takes its cue from the bountifully stocked shop: expect soup with seasonal vegetables, pasties, hot pork pies & warm salads, plus daily specials based on first-class Yorkshire meat (venison sausages or braised lamb shanks, say). As well as supporting local producers, Fodder claims to be Yorkshire’s greenest building with sheep’s wool insulation, solar panels, a sedum roof & lavatory doors made from recycled plastic bottles. If this is the future, it’s looking & tasting good.