Best in shire: ten-day Yorkshire food festival

The York Festival of Food and Drink has established itself as one of the most significant food festivals in the country. It runs for ten days, and incorporates chef demonstrations, tutored wine and food tastings, a children’s day, an ale trail and a whisky festival.

This year's highlights include Frances Atkins of the Yorke Arms at Ramsgill in Nidderdale, who will prepare a seasonal mutton lunch in the medieval Bedern Hall, as well as food historian Peter Brears, who will tell the story of jelly with illustrations and tastings in the newly restored Victorian ‘street’ of York’s famous Castle Museum.

Prices: Dates, times and ticket prices are being added to the website as they are confirmed. Call 01904 46687 for tickets and information to book in advance.