Food & Drink

The Blackmoor Head

The Blackmoor Head in SelbyThe Blackmoor Head in Selby had along standing reputation as the place to be for a great night out over the weekend. However it has changed hands several times in recent years and had become somewhat neglected and rundown.  Earlier this year  PCS Leisure obtained the property in association with Campey haulage. 

The Blackamoor Head has been closed for the last month or so for a major refurbishment including considerable structural alterations. The island bar which stood directly ahead of the entrance has been removed in it's entirety including the various internal walls. The bar has been relocated to the right of the open space this has provided. There is also a new separate bar area to the rear of the property called The Outback Bar,  which occupies the room which was the Pool room in years past. The whole of the interior is now in the final stages of redevelopment and redecoration and The Blackamoor Head is scheduled to re-open for business on the last weekend of September 2016.

Future plans include to addition of a catering kitchen which will offer bar snacks and Lite Bites during opening hours and the conversion of the upper floors into self contained flats.

6-8 Finkle St, Selby North Yorkshire. YO8 4DS

07792 171188

Truly Scrumptious Catering

Truly Scrumptious CateringClare and Paul Bennison-Nichols at Truly Scrumptious Catering have forged an outstanding reputation for their Catering services for Weddings, Funerals, Christenings, Birthdays, Corporate events and Outside Events in the York and Selby Areas over the last five years. They don't do your standard flat buffet, but have a passion for outstanding quality which is evident in their food and presentation.

In November 2015 they opened Truly Scrumptious Sandwich Emporium on Brook Street Selby which has been an outstanding success offering homemade high quality lunches to collect or with free delivery within the local area. Their full menu is available here and their outdoor catering services website can be found here.

77a Brook Street, Selby, North Yorkshire. YO8 4AT

01757 210088

07718 763196

Morley's Fine Foods Quality Family Butchers & Delicatessen - Selby, North Yorkshire

Morleys Fine Foods Quality Family Butchers & DelicatessenMorley's Fine Foods Quality Family Butchers & Delicatessen have a long standing reputation as the best butcher in the area. They offer highest quality meats which  are locally sourced wherever possible. Their handmade sausages are always popular and their Deli counter has some outstanding offerings. They also stock seasonal game and exotic meats from around the world.

Their recently launched website allows local hospitality customers to order on-line out of hours, presents regular recipes based on the special offers and has an "Ask The Butcher" feature for those of you who are looking for a specific cut or information which only a quality butcher can offer.

Morleys Fine Foods Quality Family Butchers & Delicatessen

Unit 4 Market Cross, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 4JS

07546 475608

The George - Wormald Green

The George Wormald GreenLocated on Ripon Road in the village of Wormald Green, north of Harrogate, The George is a destination for those looking for a home away from home, offering quality accommodation, or simply a country retreat where you can meet with friends and family over cask ales and carvery meals. The George also offers great deals for seniors and kids, and is the perfect venue for your next celebration, with excellent catering services matching The George’s characterful atmosphere. It has two reception rooms to the front of the building and a large dining extension at the rear.

Their carvery made from fresh ingredients regularly includes beef, lamb, chicken, salmon and pork dishes. At the bar drinks include cask ales and lagers, as well as a range of fine wines and spirits and refreshing soft drinks. 

A61, Wormald Green, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. HG3 3PR 

01765 676700

Thai-style roast chicken

Thai-style roast chickenFancy a Sunday lunch with an Oriental twist? How about Thai-style roast chicken....


5 cm piece ginger, chopped

2 garlic gloves, chopped

2 stalks lemongrass, inner leaves finely chopped

1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped

2 limes, zested and juiced

1 tbsp vegetable oil, plus 1 tbsp for roasting

1.5 kg chicken

For the noodles:-

2 limes, juiced

2 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp light brown soft sugar

300g fresh rice noodles, warmed following pack instructions

2 tsp sesame oil

1/2 cucumber, deseeded and sliced into half moons

1 carrot, grated

1 red chili, deseeded and sliced

100g beansprouts

1 bunch spring onions, sliced

small handful fresh coriander leaves

small handful fresh mint leaves


1. Preheat the oven to gas 5, 190C, fan 170C. In a blender, blitz the ginger, garlic, inner leaves of the lemongrass (reserve the stripped outer leaves), chili, lime zest and juice (reserve the lime skins) and 1 tablespoon of oil until just pureed. Season with a little salt.

2. Lift the skin from the neck end of the chicken and push your hand in between the skin and the meat, separating them as far over the chicken and down into the legs as you can. Push the paste under the skin and pat to distribute evenly. Put the chicken in a roasting tin, rub with the teaspoon of oil and season with a little salt and pepper. Put the lime skins and outer leaves of the lemongrass into the cavity. Put in the oven and cook for 1 hour and 20 minutes, until cooked through or the juices from the leg run clear when pierced with a skewer.

3. Just before the chicken is ready, mix the lime juice, fish sauce and sugar in a small pan and warm gently to melt the sugar. In a bowl, add the rest of the ingredients for the noodles ans toss together with the warm sauce. Serve with the chicken, spooning over some of the chicken juices.



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