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Exploring Malton’s Food Scene

28th March 2019

As most people know, Malton boasts a host of artisan producers (over 35), who are producing and supplying, both nationally and internationally, some of the best ingredients that Yorkshire has to offer.  Once a month Malton holds a monthly food market and then once a year The Malton Food Festival appears.

This year the Annual Malton Food Festival has 180 market stalls and street food vans with celebrity chef demos and book signings.  You can meet the producers, listen to live music from brass bands and buskers, visit the vintage fun fair, do a theatre workshop, get your face painted and eat street food – all in the same day.

Whilst you’re here why not stay at the Talbot.  From the Talbot’s front door, it’s a short walk to the first few stops artisans.  Talbot Yard, is the old stables for the Talbot and is home to six great artisan producers: Roost Coffee, Groovy Moo, Rare Bird Distillery, Bluebird Bakery, Florian Poirot (macarons & chocolatier) and Food To Remember (butcher).

A must-visit stop is Roost Coffee, speciality coffee roasters, wholesaler and café.  Roost is so close to The Talbot that we can smell the coffee roasting every morning.  You can meet the owners David and Ruth and experience the coffee roasting process.

If you need something sweet to follow your coffee, then pop in to Florian Poirot’s patisserie.  Florian is one of Malton’s most famous producers and makes all of his delectable products on site in Talbot Yard.  We especially love his macarons.

When you are done exploring Talbot Yard, make your way into the town along Market Street, and stop off to see Jim McMillan, a Whiskey and Gin Specialist, in his spirits and wine emporium, “McMillans”.  Jim regularly hosts talks at the Talbot, and is happy to share his vast knowledge with visitors to Malton.  This comes in handy, as The Talbot regularly hosts Gin Afternoon Teas, each supported by a different Yorkshire Gin.  View all our Events here >>

You can meet all these suppliers and more on our regular food tours – click here to see our cookery school events page where all of our tours (and more) are listed.

Close to Malton are some great food producers too.  You’ll need a car to get to them but go and pay a visit to another gin distillery nearby, SlowMotion, using products from our hedgerows from flowers to berries.  If you’re into drinks then visit Malton Cider using fruit from Malton’s orchards or The Brass Brewery, making simply beer that you can’t stop drinking.  We love it.  Then stumble back to the Talbot for another drink at the bar.

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