Just a few miles from Yew Tree Cottage, once a sleepy market town, Malton has been reinvented as the burgeoning destination for food tourism, and was recently referred to by the famous Italian chef Antonio Carluccio as 'Yorkshire's culinary capital'. The Malton Food Lover's Festival which showcases local produce is central to this. If you love food, Malton is the place for you.
Why not coincide your stay at the cottage with enjoying the party atmosphere at the annual Malton Food Festival situated in the delightful market square, surrounded by striped shop awnings and pastel coloured houses. Attracting food and drink producers from all over Yorkshire, it's rapidly becoming a regular fixture on the food tourist calendar. Nibble and taste your way around over 160 producer's stalls.
The Food Lovers Market is held monthly in the newly-refurbished Milton Rooms in the Town Square and showcases the highest quality produce local to Malton. With an amazing atmosphere, helped by the growing masses of visitors, the market is always a hit with visitors.
Malton has some great places to eat out including James Martin's exclusive restaurant at The Talbot Hotel and 'The New Malton', a welcoming pub-restaurant overlooking the market square. 'The Market Place' restaurant offers the finest wines and delicious food from local producers.
Malton is proud of its independent businesses and is one of the few places where chain stores do not dominate the high street. From interior shops, gift shops, butchers, patisseries, farm hardware stores and toys there is something for everyone in Malton. Enjoy the treasure hunt, and take home a local momento!
Malton is a working town and central to its economy is the livestock market which is held twice a week. With 600 farmers and farming businesses in the local area, the market is usually buzzing with farming folk buying and selling anything from ducks and hens, to sheep and cattle. A must see for any visitors wanting to see a country town at work, and some delightful animals.