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Rosedale Community News

Welcome to the Rosedale blog. This is where we share news and information about events in Rosedale and the wider community throughout the year. You’ll also find news about the village timetable, our micro enterprises, school events, clubs, and lively socials.

Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

They’re Back!

Darren and James are back in business after their short winter break with the ever popular Graze on the Green having opened on Saturday 9 February.

Customers enjoying the benefit of a smart new wood burning stove.

Winter opening hours are – Monday and Tuesday: closed, Wednesday to Friday: 10.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday and Sunday: 09.00am to 5.00pm.

So forget all those tiresome New Year resolutions and get stuck into some delicious nosh!

The Blacksmiths Country Inn at Hartoft

There have been lots of rumours flying around about the Blacksmiths at Hartoft. The situation is that Paul and Scott McNicoll-Cheong have taken out a lease on the property and have started the refurbishment process,  concentrating of sorting out the rooms and recruiting staff, with the intention of starting trading again in mid to late July this year. They intend to run it as a country inn with high quality, locally sourced food and comfortable high grade rooms.

Paul has 20 years experience over a broad spectrum of the hospitality industry and Scott currently runs a hair salon in Glasgow. Initially, Paul will remain on site overseeing the sorting-out of the inn while Scott stays in Glasgow with their two children, aged three and seven, until the end of the school term. Then he will move to Hartoft and the two youngsters will be enrolled in the Rosedale Community School. More detail will be published here as it comes in.

It is good to see the Blacksmiths back on the road to recovery and we wish Paul and Scott the very best in their endeavours.

Last Day in the Shop

Today, Sunday 15 )ctober 2017, is the last day that Anne Wright will open Abbey Stores for business, before closing down and the new owners, Helen and Craig take over and re-open on Thursday 19 October.

Looking forward to retirement!

Anne has been running Abbey Stores since May 2002 and is off to Whixley, between York and Harrogate for a well earned retirement, re-decorating her house and walking Ollie the dog.


All in Rosedale wish her the very best for the future and look forward to welcoming the new proprietors next week.

Vouchers For Dale Head Farm Tea Garden

            Christmas Vouchers available from Dale Head Farm Tea Garden, Rosedale

                         – avail in £10 denominations. Use any time of year.

Order straight from the web page www.daleheadfarmteagarden.co.uk or at the Tea Garden .01751417353

                                   A special treat for that special person!!

Generous Rosedale

Two charity events were held at the Coach House Inn this Saturday 3 November 2016. The first was a coffee morning held in aid of the Christmas Lights fund which raised an excellent £250 from donations, direct and for the ever popular raffle.

For the first time in many years the annual Christmas Auction in aid of the Reading Room was held at the Coach House. The inn was packed out for the night and and a boisterous audience bidded enthusiastically for the many items for sale.

No, it's not what you think! Mushroom carving by Stuart Bolam. Taken by LKC

No, no, it’s not what you think! Mushroom carving by Stuart Bolam, photo taken by LKC


And now a message from Lorraine Dale, Chair of the Reading Room Trustees:

The Reading Room Christmas Auction held at the Coach House raised an amazing £1200 – thank you to all who supported this event in any way, you have been so generous.

Special thanks must go to Dave and his staff at the Coach House for their support and use of the premises, and to Dave Seller our famous auctioneer who never disappoints, and my fellow trustees for their help with the event.


Lorraine Dale

Chair Rosedale Reading Room


HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday Party – 12 June 2016

The Queen’s 90th birthday was celebrated in Rosedale by over 250 adults and children, who enjoyed traditional games on the Milburn Field, followed by a tea party on the village green.

Her Majesty's Arrival - winner of the scarecrow competition

Her Majesty’s Arrival – winner of the scarecrow competition

Girls' Sack Race

Girls’ Sack Race

The mums' egg and spoon race

The mums’ egg and spoon race

All enjoying tea and buns on the green

All enjoying tea and buns on the green

Janet Dring cutting the cake

Janet Dring cutting the cake

Margaret, Ena, Janet and Lorraine relaxing!

Margaret, Ena, Janet and Lorraine relaxing near the end of the day!

Heartfelt thanks to all who helped set up and run this marvellous occasion, especially Nicola and her committee of helpers and also to all who contributed such delicious sandwiches, rolls, buns and cakes for the tea party.

Graze On The Green Re-Opening – 11 February 2016

The Graze On The Green tea rooms have re-opened for business today, 11 February, under the proprietorship of James Appleton and Darren MacDonald.

James and Darren ready to serve!

James and Darren ready to serve!

James worked at the famous Sharrow Bay Hotel in the Lake District for a number of years and more recently at the Feversham Arms in Helmsley and Darren has experience in the chocolate trade in Liverpool.

Initially, they plan to offer teas and coffee with a range of home made cakes and pastries and light meals between 09.00am to 4.00pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 10.00 am to 4.00pm on Sunday. Once they have settled in they hope to provide evening bistro type meals. For further details, call them on 01751 417468.

All in the dale will warmly welcome them and wish them both well in their enterprise.

Food Bank Shortages Update

From Anthea:

Dear friends of Foodbank,
I understand that UHT Milk, UHT Juices, Rice Pudding and breakfast cereals are again in short supply this month.
It seems that these items appear regularly in the shortages list, and Lesley Hurley wonders if any of you would care to
concentrate your regular donations in one or more of these four areas.
I am anxious to stress that any and all donations are always very gratefully received but it seems that the sustained
provision of these items would be of particular use to Foodbank.
If appropriate, will you please circulate this message.
Thank you so much for your continuing support,
Best wishes,

Blacksmiths Gingerbread House

A magnificent gingerbread and icing (all fully edible) model of the Blacksmiths Country Inn at Hartoft is on display in the bar area until Sunday 14 February when it will be raffled at 1.00pm that day in aid of the Wilf Ward Family Trust, a charity which supports adults with learning difficulties.

The gingerbread model of the Blacksmiths Country Inn

The gingerbread model of the Blacksmiths Country Inn

Tickets cost £1 each and are available to purchase over the bar. For further details call 01751 417331.