East Yorkshire Food & Rural Tourism Update - 31/5/22

East Yorkshire Food & Rural Tourism Update - 31/5/22

We are delighted to introduce our new Chair and Vice Chair, Katie Taylor MBE of Drewton’s & The Manor Rooms, South Cave and Elaine Robinson of Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington. We are also pleased to welcome Kerry Robinson of Coach House Cottages, Wilberfoss as a member of our steering group.

This newsletter includes information, opportunities and resources to help your business grow. You can also view our Spring Event video and find out how to order copies of our 20th anniversary edition of the Enjoy Local Food and Drink Guide for your customers.
A warm welcome to our latest members:
Howden Coffee
Seascape Holidays
Street Farm Cottages
The Butcher’s Dog
The Highfield House
Wishing you all a great Platinum Jubilee Weekend!
Julia Soukup
On behalf of East Yorkshire Local Food & Rural Tourism Network

Network Spring Event Video now on You Tube
Thank you to Katie and her team at The Manor Rooms On The Drewton Estate, steering group members and all our speakers, partners and exhibitors who helped to make our recent spring event such a success.
It was great to hear the buzz in the room as everyone enjoyed the opportunity to network in person again.
Katie welcomed everyone and shared some insightful thoughts. We would like to thank Cllr Jonathan Owen, Leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, and Cllr Jane Evison, Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth & Tourism, for giving the opening and closing remarks and reiterating the Council’s commitment to supporting rural businesses. Cllr Mark Blakeston helped us discover the wonders of the Wold Rangers Way and Malcolm Hodgson explained how everyone could join in the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Yorkshire Wolds Way. We were inspired by Alice from Little Wold Vineyard, Karen from Mires Beck Nursery and Tor from William’s Den, as they shared how adapting, innovating and working together had helped their businesses exceed customers’ expectations in a fast-changing world. Will from Visit East Yorkshire gave a tourism update and shared some of the amazing photography and videos showcasing all that is great about East Yorkshire and Emma explained the role of the Rural Partnership and asked members what they would like to see from any future rural programmes.
If you didn’t get chance to join us on the day or would like to see any of the presentations again, you can watch the event video on the Council’s You Tube channel.
Watch Spring Event Video


Free Copies of 2022/23 Enjoy Local Food & Drink Guide for your Customers
A special 20th anniversary edition of the guide was launched at our spring event.

The guide features local food and drink producers, places to buy and enjoy local produce, farmers’ markets, food festivals & events calendars and a wealth of information to help your visitors explore our wonderful area.
15,000 copies of the 44-page A5 guides have been printed and an eGuide with links to members’ websites has also been produced. You might like to order some free copies for your customers and add the following link to your website or social media posts for customers and followers to download a copy of the eGuide
Download eGuide


Yorkshire Wolds Way Celebrates its 40th Anniversary
There are lots of events and activities taking place throughout the year, celebrating every part of its 79 miles across the stunning Yorkshire Wolds landscape, between Hessle on the Humber Foreshore and Filey Brigg on the Yorkshire coast. Click here for the latest information


New Retail Sector Guide
Whether you’re a start-up retail business or an established operator, Invest East Riding’s new Retail Sector Guide has something for everyone. You will find a wealth of practical tips and advice to help your business succeed. Take a look and download your copy here


Bridlington Bay Lobster Branding
The intention is to make Bridlington Bay Lobster a choice for both fine dining and everyday eating, so it can be enjoyed as a lobster roll eaten on the beach, scampi and chips in the pub or as part of a splash out meal in one of our top restaurants.
All businesses selling Bridlington Bay Lobster can use the logo to show they are a stockist. By adding the branding to promotional material such as menus and price lists, posters and social media, businesses will benefit from the awareness that is being raised through the central campaign. To request the logo and branding email bbl@forgaard.co.uk
To find out more visit www.bridlingtonbaylobster.com

Platinum Jubilee Events for You and Your Visitors to Enjoy
Visit East Yorkshire have pulled all the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee events together in one place to make it easy for you to see what’s on in East Yorkshire.
Click here for the latest information


‘Jubilee in June’ Celebration
Join Mires Beck Nursery on 11 & 12 June (10am - 3pm) for a great day out for all the family. Stalls, musical performances, plant discounts, woodland walks and lots of activities to keep the kids entertained. The newly opened Oasis Cafe will be serving refreshments, snacks and homemade cakes. Dogs welcome. To find out more about this and future events at Mires Beck Nursery click here


Congratulations to The Cart House at Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington
Elaine and Steve have won a 2022 ROSE Award in Recognition Of Service Excellence from Visit England. All this year’s ROSE Award winners were nominated by Visit England’s quality scheme assessors and selected from assessor comments and online feedback from overseas and domestic visitors.


Raven Hill Brewery Monthly Pop Ups at Colemans Cider
Raven Hill will have this taproom for one weekend per month at Colemans Cider, Unit 2, Twydale Business Park, Skerne Road, Driffield YO25 6JX. Click here for more information


Web Links for Spring Event Speakers & Exhibitors

The Manor Rooms
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
The Wold Rangers Way
Yorkshire Wolds Way Business Toolkit
Little Wold Vineyard
Mires Beck Nursery
William’s Den
Visit East Yorkshire
East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Partnership
East Riding of Yorkshire & Kingston upon Hull Joint Local Access Forum
Flood Innovation Centre - University of Hull
Humber Forest
Invest East Riding - Business Investment & Tourism Services
Made You Look!
Walking the Riding
Yorkshire Media
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Nature Tourism Business Toolkit

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Join East Yorkshire Local Food Network for Free & Reap the Benefits
View EYLFN membership benefits and criteria here
Click here to join VHEY and EYLFN online
Alternatively, if you are an existing VHEY partner who meets the EYLFN membership criteria, simply ”>click here to email your contact details to us

How to Join East Yorkshire Rural Tourism Network
Membership is free to all tourism related businesses in rural East Yorkshire.
To be added to our database, simply click here to email your contact details to us

Keep in Touch
Our networks are facilitated by the Rural Team at East Riding of Yorkshire Council and work closely with Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY).
Members of our business-led steering group give their time voluntarily to help shape future activity.
Please keep in touch and let us know of any news you would like us to share with members and partners.
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