District’s cuisine showcased in guide

Kristina Jones from SBC, Head chef David Quinn and general manager of Dunsley Hall Gordon Ward launching the "Delicious Trail"''w130703b
Kristina Jones from SBC, Head chef David Quinn and general manager of Dunsley Hall Gordon Ward launching the "Delicious Trail"''w130703b

A FOODIE’S guide to the best cuisine in the Whitby area has been unveiled.

The handbag sized pamphlet was launched by the tourism agency’s Welcome to Yorkshire local area office, in partnership with Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) and Ryedale District Council at Dunsley Hall.

The Delicious Trail highlights the plethora of food and drink this area and the rest of the Yorkshire coast and countryside has to offer from restaurants, tearooms, bakeries, hotels, farm shops and pubs.

It will be distributed from tourism information centres across the borough and Ryedale district as well as being available online.

Dunsley Hall, a former Victorian Villa, which has one AA Rosette award for its Quinns at Dunsley Hall restaurant, is sponsoring the Delicious trail.

Janet Deacon, Scarborough Borough Council’s tourism manager and Welcome to Yorkshire area director, said: “The Discover Yorkshire Coast and Countryside Delicious Trail brings together a selection of our finest food and drink establishments in the area, making it easier for visitors to discover and enjoy what we have to offer.

“Not only does this part of the world boast a divine range of food and drink, it can all be devoured while soaking up some of the best views in the country. With dramatic coastline and rich moorland, this is the perfect place to kick back, relax and tuck in.”

Yorkshire is renowned for producing high quality food and drink, from rhubarb to real ale. The aim of the Delicious Trail is to boost tourism by directing people around the area and encouraging them to visit some places, perhaps some of the smaller villages, they otherwise may have overlooked.

The guide contains information about an array of food and drink festivals that take place in the area, as well as cookery demonstrations, master classes, large-scale food fairs and more.

Inside there is also a comprehensive listing of all local farmers’ markets. Many of our farmers produce award-winning local food and farmers’ markets are some of the most popular ways of buying wholesome locally produced meat and vegetables.

Contained within the trail there is also a map which pinpoints the featured businesses, many of which are Welcome to Yorkshire members.

People can pick up a copy of the trail today at Whitby Tourist Information Centre in Langborne Road or view it online at www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com, www.discovernorthyorkshire.co.uk and www.yorkshire.com