East Yorkshire Local Food & Rural Tourism Network Update - November 2023

East Yorkshire Local Food & Rural Tourism Network Update - November 2023

This bulletin includes information, opportunities and resources to help your business grow.
A very warm welcome to our latest East Yorkshire Local Food Network members:
Fisher Modular Construction (UK) Ltd
Rockville Farm Cottages
The Gallery Tearooms
Also to our latest East Yorkshire Rural Tourism Network members:
Rocco’s Holiday Lets
Walking the Wolds
With best wishes
Julia Soukup
On behalf of East Yorkshire Local Food & Rural Tourism Network Steering Group


Photography Workshops
Many thanks to Mark from Holler Marketing for leading our photography workshops and to Lisa, Natalie and the team at The Manor Rooms and Jessica, Hester and Caroline at Side Oven Bakery for hosting them. Lyndsy and Lucy from Visit East Yorkshire reminded members how they can benefit from participating in their social media campaigns and Christine from ERYC’s Business Support Team reminded us of the range of advice and support available. We’ve had some great feedback from members who found the workshops both interesting and helpful and we look forward to seeing some fabulous new images on your social media channels and websites!
Don’t forget you can update your individual entry on www.visiteastyorkshire.co.uk at any time. If you need a reminder of how to do this, just email info@visiteastyorkshire.co.uk

Free Copies of 2023/24 Enjoy Local Food & Drink Guide for your Customers
The guide features local food and drink producers, places to buy and enjoy local produce, farmers’ markets, food festivals & events calendars and information to help your visitors explore our wonderful area.
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, which has links to members’ websites:

Download eGuide


Congratulations to the following REYTA 2023 Winners
Wow! What a night! Congratulations to all the winners, those highly commended and finalists at the 2023 REYTAs. It was great to see that 12 out of the 16 winners were Network members and 2 of our members were highly commended:
Self Catering Accommodation of the Year: Broadgate Farm Cottages - Walkington
Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award: Laurel Vines Vineyard & Winery - Aike
Visitor Attraction of the Year: William’s Den - North Cave
New Tourism Business of the Year (Highly Commended): Dumble Farm - Arram
Cuppa Award: Drewton’s Farm Shop - South Cave
B&B and Guesthouse of the Year: Wolds Village - Bainton
Experience of the Year: Hotham’s Gin School - Hull
Business Events Venue of the Year: Bridlington Spa
Pub of the Year: Atom Bar - Hull
Hotel of the Year: Loftsome Bridge Hotel - Bubwith
Local Producer Award (Sponsored by East Yorkshire Local Food Network):
Highly Commended: Soanes Poultry - Middleton-on-the-Wolds
Winner: Laurel Vines Vineyard & Winery - Aike
Restaurant Award: Highfield - 1864 - Driffield
East Yorkshire Passion: Malcolm Hodgson


Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards 2023 Winners
Congratulations to the following members:
Best Beverage (Cold): Yorkshire Wolds Apple Juice - Cloudy Apple Juice
Best Fresh Meat: Warrendale Wagyu - Wagyu Flat Iron Steak
Best Savoury Condiment: Yorkshire Sea Salt Co. - Yorkshire Sea Salt
Best Wine or Spirit: Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery - Filey Bay Flagship, Yorkshire Single Malt Whisky
Best New Business: Yorkshire Sea Salt Co.


Free Social Media Workshops for East Riding/Hull Businesses

Invest East Yorkshire are delighted to offer a series of FREE workshops encompassing all facets of social media for businesses. These workshops are available both online and in-person, carefully designed to cater to all levels from beginners to individuals.
Topics include:
- The ABCs of Social Media: Helping you identify the right social media form for your business.
- How to set up your Social Media Accounts: A step-by-step guide to setting up Facebook and Instagram profiles.
- A Week in the Life of Your Business Social Accounts: Encouraging creative content planning for a productive week.
- Effective Messaging for your Business story: Providing practical insights to inspire action through storytelling.
- Discover Video Marketing Essentials for Your Business: the easy way of creating video content for your business
- Learn How Canva Can Elevate Your Business Social Media: Effortlessly craft social media visuals, motion graphics, and videos.
- The Power of Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn: Your most valuable asset is you!
- Is It TikTok Time for Your Business? Explore the platform and assess if it aligns with your business strategy.
- Harness the power of Facebook, Instagram, and the broader Meta advertising platform for effective online campaigns – get to your target audience.
Don’t miss out on these invaluable, fully funded workshops. Click on the link to discover more and secure your place!

Save the Date: Network Annual Spring Event: Tuesday 16 April 2024 at The Manor Rooms on the Drewton Estate, South Cave
Look out for further details in the New Year.

East Yorkshire Local Food & Rural Tourism Network Steering Group Seeks Local Producer Representatives
Are you a local food or drink producer based in the East Riding or Hull? Would you like to help shape the development of our rural business networks?
If so, why not apply to be part of the business-led East Yorkshire Local Food & Rural Tourism Network Steering Group, facilitated by the Rural Policy & Partnerships Team at East Riding of Yorkshire Council. We are an informal group meeting 3 times per year. For further information or to register your interest please email localfood@eastriding.gov.uk

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Caroline Sellers from Side Oven Bakery, Ray Thompson from the Wrygarth Inn and John Brown from Pocklington Gateway, who stepped down from the Steering Group this year, for all their support over the past few years, not forgetting Barbara Macniven who retired from VHEY in the summer.

Your Opportunity to Help Shape the Future of Nature in Hull & East Yorkshire
The Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) will play a leading role in ensuring that nature recovery takes place in the most valuable areas of East Yorkshire and support land managers in making it financially viable, while in turn contributing to the Government’s vision for a national Nature Recovery Network. They want to hear from farmers and land managers across Hull & East Yorkshire to help them shape the LNRS to ensure that encapsulates the views of land managers, but also to ensure that the end product is a useful tool to aid future decision making.
There are a number of ways to get involved:
- Contact ERYC to find out more about HEY LNRS.
- Share your views on LNRS through online surveys and workshops Have Your Say Today - Hull And East Yorkshire Local Nature Recovery Strategy
- Details of workshops specifically aimed at the land management and agriculture sector taking place in early December can be found at Have Your Say Today - Events - Hull And East Yorkshire Local Nature Recovery Strategy


Walking the Wolds
This is a new venture by Bill and Mrs M to explore the beautiful hills and dales of the Yorkshire Wolds together and share their adventures on their website. This includes handy hints about their dog walks, detailed downloadable descriptions of their routes (so people who are less confident about venturing out can have a go) and shorter, accessible walks for people and dogs with less mobility. You will also find photographs illustrating their dog friendly walks and some interesting side-notes, historical details and links to places they visit whilst out and about in the Yorkshire Wolds.
Sarah is very keen to hear from any local dog-friendly businesses providing places to eat, visit or stay who would like to work with her and Bill to enhance their walks. Or even products that Bill would love! They have a page dedicated to such businesses at www.walkingthewolds.co.uk/bill-loves
Sarah can be contacted at billandmrsm@walkingthewolds.co.uk

Christmas Events for You and Your Customers to Enjoy
There are lots of opportunities to shop for unique, local gifts and delicious local produce at the following events:
Made in East Yorkshire Christmas Market: Wednesday 6 - Friday 8 December
Sewerby Winter Woodland: Friday 8 - Friday 22 December
Beverley Festival of Christmas: Sunday 10 December
Pocklington Christmas Market: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 December
Check out Visit East Yorkshire’s Christmas What’s On page for a full list of festive events taking place in East Yorkshire.
Don’t forget to add your own Christmas & New Year events too!
Submit Your Festive Events Here

EYLFN Membership Sticker
If you would like a membership sticker, please click on the button below and next time I am in your area I will drop one off.
An electronic version can also be downloaded below and added to your promotional material.
Request EYLFN Membership Sticker

Download Electronic Version of EYLFN Membership Sticker


Useful Links
Click here to join, add a post or comment on the East Yorkshire Food & Rural Tourism Facebook group
Click here to follow @EYLFN on X
Useful Contacts
Visit East Yorkshire / Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY)
www.visithullandeastyorkshire.co.uk (Business to Business)
www.visiteastyorkshire.co.uk (Consumer)
ERYC Business Support Team
Tel: 01482 391622

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.
Click here to contact us