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Five Interesting Things To Do In Malton & Beyond

1st May 2019

We are biased but we do love it here in Malton.  One of the highlights is exploring the 35+ food producers in the town which could easily take up a whole day especially if you tie it in with a long lunch at the Talbot.

So we thought you might want us to summarise the highlights:

Take A Cookery School Class

Did you know that The Talbot has its own Cookery School?  The school has recently moved into a new home and has always been a great place to cook.  With floor-to-ceiling windows on one wall, beautiful bare brickwork, homely workbenches, great equipment and fantastic teachers you can’t fail to perfect your skills in the new Malton Cookery School.

Although we teach a huge range of courses at Malton Cookery School we wanted to specialise in what’s best and closest to Malton – Game, Seafood and Bakery.  Short courses start from £45 per person, and full day “master classes” being around £99.  Click here to take a look at our forthcoming courses >>

Take A Stroll Down Our Very Own Shambles

“The Shambles” in York is one of the city’s most famous streets, not least because it was the inspiration for Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley.  The namesake street in Malton is just as charming, but is also pleasantly quieter, without the crown of tourists clambering to take photographs.  A cobbled street full of character and appealing shops; such as a cobbler, antiques shops, a music shop, and more.

Paint A Pot At Peagreen Pottery

A great way to keep the little ones entertained for a few hours, and also very enjoyable for adults too.  Bookings are not usually needed so just pop in and start painting (we do recommend calling ahead on weekends or school holidays).  You pay for the item that you choose to paint and that’s it – there are no hidden painting, glazing or studio fees, and the smaller items start from just £5.

Visit Historic Castle Howard

Castle Howard is one of Britain’s finest stately homes and just a 10-minute drive from The Talbot.  Although building work began in 1699, the construction of Castle Howard took over 100 years to complete, spanning the lifetimes of three Earls – this should give you a scale of the building and estate:  Approximately 8,800 acres in total, in addition to the main house, which is a private residence; there is also a walled garden, woodland garden, lakes & waterways, temples & monuments, wildlife & conservation, and an adventure playground.

Drink A Pint At The Brass Castle Brewery

Brass Castle Brewery is just a short stroll from The Talbot – they are a multi award-winning brewery with incredible beer:  Their range includes IPA, bitter, stout, porter, wheat beer, and traditional ale. You can enjoy a drink in the Taphouse and if you ask nicely, Phil or his team may give you a private tour of the brewing equipment.

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