Finders Spirits

Yorkshire-based Sloemotion Distillery has unveiled its new seven-strong Finders Spirits range, featuring gins, vodkas and rums. The collection, which taps into consumers’ “spirit of adventure”, has been created using “bold, intriguing flavours” from around the world. Fruits of the Forest Gin contains 19 botanicals, including orange peel, mint and ginger, to bring out the sweetness …

Filey Bay Second Release

Yorkshire distillery Spirit of Yorkshire has unveiled the second release for its single malt whisky brand Filey Bay. Filey Bay Second Release has been created by marrying a selection of bourbon casks together with one sherry cask. The result is a “light and fruity spirit with flavours of citrus, vanilla ice cream, caramel, biscuit and …

Filey Bay Yorkshire Single Malt Whisky

Whisky distillery Spirit of Yorkshire has launched Filey Bay, thought to be Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky. Produced in the coastal village of Hunmanby of north Yorkshire, Filey Bay is inspired by the bay that is in sight of the distillery. The 46% ABV single malt is a combination of two distillate styles, matured in …

Manahatta

Leading operator Arc Inspirations is opening the doors to its New York-inspired bar concept Manahatta in Harrogate, Yorkshire this September. Residing off Parliament Street in the site currently occupied by The Pit, a £400k investment has seen the space dramatically renovated, with a glamorous interior featuring peacock blue booths and neon signage. Manahatta Harrogate will …

Taphouse Brewpub

A bar and brewery offering craft beers brewed on site and from around the world has opened in Hull’s resurgent waterfront. Taphouse Brewpub combines a working brewery with a bar, serving almost 40 draught craft beers, lagers and ciders, as well as a range of bottled and canned beers, wines and artisan spirits. Owned by …

Yard & Coop Leeds

Specialist chicken restaurant and bar chain Yard & Coop is bolstering its portfolio with a new site in Leeds. Residing opposite Zaap Thai in the site formerly occupied by Miah’s Kitchen on Merrion Street, the 120-cover venue will boast a “cool” vibe, with a playlist of quirky, non-commercial tunes. As with Yard & Coop’s other …

Raisthorpe Manor Yorkshire Tonic

Spirit producer Raisthorpe Manor is launching a new range of premium Yorkshire Tonics to complement its growing portfolio of flavoured gins and vodkas. The Yorkshire Tonics are the latest innovation from Raisthorpe as it prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. The tonic range includes five variants, all made at Raisthorpe’s farm on the …

Work has commenced on a £280,000 refurbishment of The New Inn in Farsley, West Yorkshire by Star Pubs & Bars and brothers Jamie and Matt Hanson (pictured). The project marks the start of the Hansons’ ambition to create a small pub group in West and North Yorkshire. Jamie already operates village pub The Thornhill in …

Arc Inspirations is to expand with a new site in the West Yorkshire town of Ilkley, planning to open it later this year for its flagship brand, Banyan Bar & Kitchen. It has acquired the lease of the 5,000 sq ft premises in Station Road from restaurant group Wildwood and will invest in revamping it, …

FirePit Bingley main

A grade II-listed fire station in Bingley in west Yorkshire has undergone a million-pound transformation into FirePit Smokehouse & Sports Bar, reports Jackie Annett. Photography by Adam Johns Transforming a grade II-listed building in Bingley, near Bradford, into an American-style diner and sports bar is no easy task. But the designers of the FirePit have …