East Yorkshire Food & Rural Tourism Update - 12/7/22

East Yorkshire Food & Rural Tourism Update - 12/7/22

This newsletter includes information, opportunities and resources to help your business grow. You can also find out how to enter the 2022 REYTA Awards and 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:
Twisted Roots Distillery Ltd
Sama Sama
With best wishes
Julia Soukup
On behalf of East Yorkshire Local Food & Rural Tourism Network

The Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards Return in 2022!
Awards that reward the region’s best, brightest, most successful, and innovative tourism businesses return.
Now in their 12th year, the REYTAs, are being run in association with the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2023 and eligible winners will be automatically put forward to the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2023.
The REYTAs, organised by Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY) culminate in a spectacular awards ceremony at Brid Spa on Thursday 10 November. This will see the return of the in-person awards evening following a successful virtual event in 2020 and a cancelled event in 2021.
We are pleased to announce that the Network will once again be sponsoring the Remarkable Local Producer category.
Deadline for applications: Midnight on Sunday 11 September.
Enter 2022 REYTAS Here


Free Copies of 2022/23 Enjoy Local Food & Drink Guide for your Customers
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 printed copies were produced and an eGuide with links to members’ websites. 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 to download a copy of the eGuide
Download eGuide

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Great Yorkshire Show
Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 July
Katie Taylor MBE, will be one of the speakers at ‘Let’s Celebrate! Yorkshire’s Thriving Rural Businesses’ free seminar hosted by the Yorkshire Food, Farming and Rural Network on Thursday 14 July from 9.00am - 10.30am on the Great Yorkshire Show stage. We will also be taking our pop up banner and Enjoy Local Food & Drink guides along.
Click Here for Further Information and to Register


Driffield Show
Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 July
The Network will once again be sharing a marquee with Visit East Yorkshire and the Council’s Destinations Team. It would be lovely to see you if you are coming to the show. As always, we are happy to have a small supply of your leaflets on the stand. (K170). We will also be holding a prize draw with the chance to win a local produce hamper. Click here for the latest information

‘Leading a Food Revolution’
Marketing Humber Event
Wednesday 7 September
This event, organised by Marketing Humber and sponsored by Team Lincolnshire, will take place from 9.30am - 12.30pm at Doubletree by Hilton Forest Pines, Broughton, Brigg DN20 0AQ.
Industry leaders, academics, culinary experts and ambitious local businesses from across the Humber & Greater Lincolnshire will meet to discuss what matters most right now in the food and drink sector. The event is free for exhibitors and attendees and aims to showcase our supply chain from farm to fork.
The chefs at Drewton’s will be providing a delicious grazing table showcasing the amazing local produce we have available in the area.
Further details can be found below, including exhibitor booking forms. East Yorkshire Local Food Network will be having a stand, so if you are unable to attend, but would like to send any samples and/or literature please email Julia.Soukup@eastriding.gov.uk
For any other queries please email paige.mcgowan@marketinghumber.com
Click Here for Invitation

Click Here for Eventbrite Delegate Link

Click Here to Download Exhibitor Booking Form


Heritage Open Days
Friday 9 - Sunday 18 September
England’s largest festival of history and culture, celebrating our heritage, community and history. Stories are told, traditions explored, and histories brought to life. It’s a chance for your visitors to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE!
Click here for the latest information


Walking East Yorkshire Festival
Saturday 10 - Friday 23 September
Please get in touch with the Visit East Yorkshire Events Team if you are interested in hosting an outdoor event or promoting a local walking trail as part of the festival at eyevents@eastriding.gov.uk
Click here for the latest information and to download the festival logo


Have your say on Potential Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Designation for The Yorkshire Wolds
Please note that the period for receiving responses in the engagement stage has been extended until midnight on Friday 22 July.
This is early engagement in the designation process, perhaps more than a year in advance of the start of the Statutory Consultation period. Responses do not need to be inch or detail perfect. Your responses are very helpful to assessment of natural beauty and there will be more opportunities to contribute as the process unwinds over the coming months. Please refer to www.yorkshire-wolds-designation-project.org/ for more information on the process or email evidence@yorkshire-wolds-designation-project.org


Beck Gin Launch
Mires Beck Nursery is celebrating the launch of its botanical gin made by the Hooting Owl Distillery. This is a wonderful flavour combination using herbs lovingly produced by their service users. It can be bought at the Hooting Owl Distillery at Barmby Moor or ordered from their website. To place an order click here
For further information about Mires Beck Nursery click here


Congratulations to Hotham’s Gin School!
Hotham’s Gin School has won a Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Award for the 2nd year running for Top Tourist Attraction. As challenging as the last year was, Hotham’s Gin School in Hull stood out by continuously delighting visitors.
Click here for further information about Hotham’s


Government Launches Review into Short-term Tourist Accommodation
The government is issuing a call for evidence on the benefits and challenges presented by the rise in short-term and holiday letting seen in England over the last 10 to 15 years. This will inform the development of appropriate policy options, which the government intends to consult on later in 2022.
A review into the effect of short-term holiday lets will seek to improve the holiday letting market for those living in popular tourism destinations
This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 21 September 2022
Click here for further information


Useful Links
Click here to join the East Yorkshire Food & Rural Tourism closed Facebook group
Follow @EYLFN on Twitter


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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