York Cocoa Works Chocolate Lollipop Making and Afternoon Chocolatada Review

York Cocoa Works Chocolate Lollipop Making and Afternoon Chocolatada Review: October 2019

Sophie, founder of York Cocoa Works is a skilled and dedicated chocolate enthusiast.  Creating a bespoke, luxurious and quality brand, York Cocoa works offers a range of chocolatey experiences to suit all tastes.

When visiting York Cocoa Works it feels like family, as Michelle and her team are just as lovely as their chocolate treats.

The Chocolate Lollipop making was a simple, but fun experience which took me back to my childhood evoking memories of baking in the kitchen with my mum.

You are free to release your inner artistic and creative spirit and use the toppings to create your Lollipop Piece de resistance aka your marvellous masterpiece.

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Hotel Indigo York Review

Hotel Indigo York Review: October 2019

Located on one of the oldest streets in York, the Hotel Indigo York, in the Walmgate neighbourhood is a cosy, cute and quaint hub.

Décor takes inspiration from York’s historic rich chocolatey past and heritage.  Leanne and the reception team warmly welcomed us and whisked us straight up to our room.

The most superior rooms are finished to a high specification with quality fixtures and fittings creating a lovely place to stay while you enjoy your York adventures.

Immediately to the right, a deep sunken standalone bath, situated in a clean and contemporary open plan living space with vanity area, complimentary toiletries and a wonderful walk in double person shower with side spray jets and rainfall showers.

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Côte Brasserie York Breakfast Review

Côte Brasserie York Breakfast Review: April 2019

Côte Brasserie York, a rustic charming fabulous French eatery, a beautiful location for a bountiful breakfast with family, friends or a loved one.

Côte continental offerings included the fantastic French Toast with fruit salad and maple flavoured syrup along with the Fruit Salad and Pain Au Chocolat.  All washed down with some fabulous Fresh Orange Juice and a marvellous Mimosa made with Blanc de Blancs brut with fresh orange juice.

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Wildwood York Dinner Review

Wildwood York Dinner Review: April 2019

Wonderful Wildwood York city centre is a beautiful bespoke and bright restaurant, with a fabulous friendly team who provide relaxed vibes and a place to feel at home.

The quality food menu is good value for money too, with a combination of the classics with contemporary additions including pizza, pasta, grills and much more scrummy offerings.

Super starters included the Marinated olives, Bruschetta Caprese with smashed avocado, sun kissed tomato, torn mozzarella & basil with lashings of balsamic glaze and the fabulous Four cheese arancini goat’s with Red Leicester, mozzarella, cheddar served in fresh tomato sauce.  All washed down with a Meantime Pale Ale and an awesome Virgin Mojito cocktail made with fresh mint, lime, sugar syrup and soda.

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From Bean to Bar: York Cocoa Works Factory Tour & Chocolate Bar Making Review

From Bean to Bar: York Cocoa Works Factory Tour & Chocolate Bar Making Review: April 2019

Sophie, founder of York Cocoa Works is a skilled and dedicated chocolate enthusiast.  Using her extensive knowledge, Sophie has created a bespoke, quality, yet relaxed chocolatey hub for chocolate lovers alike to learn, live and love all things Chocolate.

Get hands on and learn to temper chocolate and then excitingly experiment with different flavour combinations as you create your very own chocolate bar loveliness.

York Cocoa Works Chcolate Tour & Chocolate Bar making 2a

Super Sam, our chocolate master for the session, a fab chirpy chap created a relaxed fun vibe, providing an interesting, interactive and informative session.

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Lamb & Lion Inn York Review

Lamb & Lion Inn York Review: April 2019

The lovely Lamb & Lion Inn, located in York city centre, is an Historic homely hub providing a home away from home experience.

The four-star Inn, adjoining Bootham Bar at one of the four key Roman Gateways to York’s Walls is steeped in historic charm and character, ideal place to stay of you want to be in the heart of the historic action.

Warmly welcomed by chirpy and cheery Debbie, immediately we knew our stay would be fabulous.

Our rather regal and relaxed room elegantly presented in muted shades looked amazing and had a super cosy snug bed giving us a brilliant night’s sleep.

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The Mount Royale Hotel & Spa York -Review

The Mount Royale Hotel & Spa York – Review:January 2019

The Mount Royale Hotel & Spa is located a short stroll from the beautiful historic city of York.

The Mount Royale Hotel & Spa is situated at the top of The Mount, hence the name.  Founded by Richard and Christine Oxtoby in 1967, the hotel was formerly two private houses built during the reign of William IV (1830 – 1837).

The hotel has a country house feel, a home away from home vibe, which offers guests a relaxing place to kick back and chill.  This is reflected also in the service, a friendly and professional approach all-round.

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