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Food Trail - Botton's up! - Fabulous cheese and brilliant beers

1. Meet at the Star Inn at Harome

Your culinary trail begins at the acclaimed Star Inn in Harome where over morning coffee you will meet your guide for the day and those who will be joining you on the trail to Botton Creamery and The Great Yorkshire Brewery or Orchards of Husthwaite. You will also be provided with a Yorkshire produce packed lunch created by the chefs at The Star before travelling through the Norh York Moors National Park to Botton.

2. The trail leads to Botton Creamery

Lying in the heart of the beautiful North York Moors national park, Botton Village in Danby Dale is home to more than 110 adults with special needs living together in shared households as extended families. Botton Creamery, where cheese has been made for 35 years, has grown out of the productive efforts of a vibrant and diverse community and is now providing an eclectic range of cheeses to a number of outlets, including the award-winning Star Inn at Harome.

Creamery manager Alastair Pearson will explain how the World Cheese Awards gold Botton cheeses are made and show you where they are aged. There will also be an opportunity to purchase some of the cheeses made here. Botton also has a village shop run by the residents and containing a wide range of organic goods, some of which are hard to find. The village is a unique environment and it gives you the opportunity to connect with a social enterprise embodying care, conscience and service.

3. The Great Yorkshire Brewery

From Botton we will head across the moors and down to the village of Cropton, near Pickering, home of the Great Yorkshire Brewery. The brewery has recently re-invented itself, producing a new and extended range of beers reflecting its Yorkshire heritage. They’ve even created a Yorkshire lager, which is receiving rave reviews from far and wide. The brewery is housed behind the village pub and it’s hard to believe that this small rural spot is producing beers that are being drunk as far afield as Japan! However, what's rather special is the Two Chefs brew created with input from Andrew Pern of the Star Inn and James Mackenzie from the Pipe and Glass, the only Michelin star holder in East Yorkshire.

On certain dates, it may be necessary to substitute a visit to Orchards of Husthwaite, home of brilliant artisan ciders and a growing range of other beverages. For information concerning Orchards of Husthwaite, please see the producer link below.

4. Return to the Star Inn for a tutored tasting and a great meal

There will be an opportunity to taste some of the Great Yorkshire beers on offer, not just at the brewery, but back at The Star Inn where you can savour your day and complete it with a gourmet three-course dinner created by award-winning chef – nhave not suffered from any sickness and/or diarrhoea within the 48 hours prior to the start of ot to mention occasional beer lover – Andrew Pern

  • As this trail visits a creamery, you will be asked to self certify that you have not suffered from any sickness and/or diarrhoea within the 48 hours prior to the start of the creamery visit. If you cannot self certify, it will not be possible for you to visit the creamery
  • This trail begins at 10.30 and concludes with dinner served at 18.00.
  • Your tour is escorted and includes transport between venues
  • Please note cash only is accepted for cheese purchases at the creamery
  • Dinner drinks are not included
  • Pick-up / drop-off in York now available

Details & Booking



  • Botton Creamery tour and Camphill Community's organic shop
  • Panoramic North Yorkshire Moors scenery
  • Visit to Great Yorkshire Brewery or Orchards of Hsthwaite and tasting
  • Superb gourmet dinner at The Star Inn, Harome
  • Expert guide
  • Private transport
  • Pick-up & drop-off in York available
  • Morning coffee and picnic lunch
  • Approximately 10 hours


£165.00 per person

Mon, 18 Feb 2019

Gather at 10.30am

Mon, 15 Apr 2019

Gather at 10.30am

Mon, 10 Jun 2019

Gather at 10.30am

Mon, 5 Aug 2019

Gather at 10.30am

Mon, 9 Sep 2019

Gather at 10.30am

Wed, 9 Oct 2019

Gather at 10.30am

Mon, 11 Nov 2019

Gather at 10.30am

gift certificates available

Producers involved in this trail

  • Great Yorkshire Brewery

    Great Yorkshire Brewery's beers are all born and brewed in the county and they're fast gaining a reputation for their keg beers to complement the quality of their cask beers.

  • Botton Creamery

    The creamery processes around 2,000 litres of milk a week, producing Cheddar, Gouda, Tomme and Brie-like cheeses, plus natural yoghurt and curd cheese.

Chefs involved in this trail

  • Andrew Pern

    The Star has consistently received prestigious accolades from industry professionals and is much loved by foodies and locals alike

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