Some last-minute stocking fillers
ON THE GRAPEVINE
THE Best Wines in the Supermarkets 2013, by Ned Halley, published by Foulsham, £8.99: From Aldi to Waitrose, Ned Halley has been to all the tastings and compiled his tasting notes into a little book you can take shopping.
The Good Pub Guide 2013, published by Ebury, £15.99: With honourable mentions for The Durham Ox, Carpenters Arms, Oak Tree at Helperby and The Punch Bowl at Marton cum Grafton as well as reviews of pubs across the county, this is an essential book to carry in your car to find the best places for a pint, a meal and maybe even a bed for the night.
There are 43 main entries in the county and dozens of pubs described as “well worth a visit”. It is good to see newcomers such as The Nag’s Head in Pickhill and The Fleece at Addingham.