By Ellie Hamilton
Coming from the windows of their picturesque baby blue bakery on a perfect little market street adjacent to Talbot Yard, you might smell the enchanting baked delights of YO Bakehouse. Set up by a charming pair, Chris Welford and David Turner, the bakehouse produces exceptional baked goods, each a product of David's glorious creative imagination. Earn some serious brownie points by gifting your friends (or yourself) to their scrumptious selection of cakes, scones, brownies and frangipane tarts. Quick, before we buy them all up!
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Speciality coffee roasters, Roost Coffee & Roastery, are the creation of self-confessed coffee snobs David and Ruth Elkington. All their coffee is roasted onsite at Talbot Yard, relying soley on David's self-taught sense of smell and sound, rather than any fancy modern technology. The pair are passionate about quality, carefully producing small batches in order to pick out any anomalies by hand, and pride themselves on delivering a little slice of coffee heaven. Popular blends include their speciality Brazil, Rwanda and signature Roost Espresso roasts. Fancy a cuppa?
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Rare Bird, Malton's first distillery, and brain child of husband and wife Matt and Elizabeth Stewart, are known for their delectable London Dry Gin, a treat for the eyes and the palette. Keen on promoting authenticity and transparency within their brand, the gin-loving duo use locally sourced ingredients, as well as an open door policy where customers can see the entire gin making process from within their distillery walls. How do they advise we create the perfect G&T? Simple. A healthy home measure of Rare Bird Gin, ice, light tonic and a slice of pink grapefruit. Nothing more.
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With artistic expression at the heart of every beer they brew, multi award-winning brewery, Brass Castle serve an impressive range of tipples in their stylish tap-house and bottle shop. Using the best possible ingredients (a delicious combination of Yorkshire Malt, American Hops and their house yeast, said to be 'a piece of magic') along with experimental layering methods, they craft a collection of bitters, beers, stouts and ales, including their famous Helles Lager, the national UK lager of 2015. If that hasn't tempted you to a tipple or two, each of Brass Castle's splended brews are vegan and gluten-free too. We'll get a round in.
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