Thursday 17 February 2022

An East Yorkshire vineyard located just a few miles from Beverley is reporting unprecedented demand after celebrity motorbike-riding chefs Si King and Dave Myers paid them a visit for their most recent series, The Hairy Bikers Go North.

Laurel Vines, based at Aike, four miles north of Beverley, say they have sold out of a number of their wines since their appearance on the show, which originally went out late last year and then repeated in January. Three out of the five wines produced at the vineyard are currently sold out, but Laurel Vines say they will post updates on its website and social media as soon as new stock becomes available. More information is available at

The area’s only Michelin-starred restaurant, the Pipe & Glass, at South Dalton, retained its coveted award when the 2022 Michelin Guide was published online yesterday. Run since 2006 by James and Kate Mackenzie, the pub and restaurant has gained an international reputation and many major awards, including a Michelin star, which it has held since 2010.

And finally, thanks to the continuing popularity of the “Reflections of Japan in East Yorkshire” exhibition at Beverley Art Gallery, artist Laura Boswell has added some new works to the display. She told Beverley FM: “I’m delighted to refresh the exhibition with several new prints, especially as the show is now extended to March 26.” The new arrivals include two giant Japanese woodblock prints.

[More information here]