About Taste of the North York Moors

Learn all about how 'Taste' was born

The North York Moors National Park is an extraordinarily beautiful landscape. Across 554 square miles there’s stunning heather moorland, tranquil dales, ancient woodland, dark skies, historic sites and 26 miles of spectacular coastline. For many people, savouring a great food experience is the icing on the cake when they’re enjoying a visit in a beautiful part of the country.

Helmsley Brewery Credit Polly BaldwinAmpleforthCider Credit Polly Baldwin

With this in mind, Taste of the North York Moors is designed to help you discover where those special, memorable experiences can be found within, and nearby, to our National Park far more easily.

In particular we’ve curated those businesses that not only offer great food & drink but also share our passion for protecting the very essence and special qualities of the North York Moors.

Westfields Honey in the North York Moors National Park Credit Polly Baldwin/NYMNP

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To help tell their stories, we enlisted two professional food critics and writers, Jill Turton and Amanda Wragg. Jill and Mandy share the Yorkshire Post’s weekly restaurant review column as well as leading a secret life as restaurant inspectors for national food guides. Both know the North York Moors inside out and have harnessed their skills to bring to life the stories behind our food & drink.

In addition two talented North Yorkshire photographers, Polly Baldwin and Ceri Oakes, have captured on camera the characters, the culinary prowess and cracking dining spots that showcase the National Park’s best foodie finds.

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