The Clevedon Blog

The Clevedon Blog

Clevedon blog

Welcome to our Ilkley food and drink blog!

We love to share our passion for exquisite food and decadent surroundings. Our team of food enthusiasts are constantly creating new menus, exciting events, and even video cooking demonstrations.

Our blog is host to recipes, trivia, advice, and news from The Clevedon at Ben Rhydding in Ilkley.

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Audley chef masterclass

You decided that the dish you wanted to see a chef masterclass on was Scott’s Beef Bourguignon recipe!

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Perfect pancakes

Pancake Day, is almost here - that one food celebration between Christmas and Easter that we can all look forward to. Whether you opt for the classic British crepe-style thin pancake or the thicker American alternative, pancakes are delicious and simple to make.

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Chinese New Year

On Friday 12th February millions of people around the world will be celebrating Chinese New Year. To help you celebrate we wanted to share a delicious recipe.

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Dry January at The Clevedon

Learn more about Dry January and read our top tips to help you through the month.

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Audley chef masterclass.

Vote on which delicious dish you would like to see a virtual demonstration of.

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Tips for a stress-free Christmas

Cooking a Christmas dinner can be a daunting experience, so we caught up with our head chef to get some top tips on how to ensure that the day goes smoothly.

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A classic Christmas pudding recipe

Try our tried and tested version of the humble Christmas pudding.

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Wild mushroom risotto

This versatile dish can be prepared with wild mushrooms, or even dried porcini. It's a filling meal, perfect for a winter's day.

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Making hot drinks healthier

How to make some of Britain's favourite hot beverages healthier.

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November - World Vegan Month

We caught up with our head chef to chat about the growing veganism movement.

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Spanish veggie sausages

Although sausage week has been cancelled this year, we still wanted to share with you our delicious sausage recipe.

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Re-opening in 2021

Our beautiful restaurant, bistro and terrace will re-open to the public in 2021.

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New safety guidelines

We've pulled together a video to show you how we're keeping our customers and staff safe during your visit to The Clevedon restaurant.

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Esquites - Mexican corn salad

Our Head Chef Alex at our sister restaurant Langton’s at Cooper’s Hill has a delicious recipe for Esquites; a fresh Mexican salad that will give your summer BBQs an extra bit of oomph.

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We are not open yet

As our restaurant sits within the grounds of an Audley village, we will unfortunately not be opening to the public on 4th July. When the time is right to open our doors to a wider audience we will certainly let everyone know.

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Summer strawberry shortcake cupcakes

Perfect for a picnic on a summer's day, or just as a delicious afternoon tea treat.

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Food and drink quiz

How well do you know your food and drink trivia?

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Easy chicken and bacon with homemade BBQ sauce

Our twist on a classic barbecue chicken, wrapping the chicken breast in smoked bacon for extra richness and smoke. Blended with the classic sweet and tangy BBQ sauce, this simple dish is a firm favourite from BBQ Week throughout the year.

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Pimp your Prosecco

Our top tips on making your Prosecco even more delicious with fruit, sorbet and even glitter.

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Recreate that authentic BBQ taste from your kitchen

No BBQ ? No problem. We're bringing you the best BBQ flavours from the comfort of your kitchen.

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Tops tips for healthy food platters

Our top tips on the best healthy food platters, they taste as good as they look!

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Rack of lamb, green beans & red onion with mint salsa verde

The perfect alternative to a Sunday roast this spring!

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Rosemary & garlic popcorn 

Savoury popcorn! Easy to make, the perfect accompaniment to film night or even nibbles at your next party.

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Easter fun

Just for fun, try our Easter-themed wordsearch. Can you find the 20 hidden words?

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Hot cross buns

This classic recipe is the perfect companion to a relaxing Easter at home.

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Temporary restaurant closure

Read the official statement from Managing Director, Paul Morgan, on our temporary restaurant closure from 12th March.

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Salmon Gravadlax

A little preparation with delicious results. Serve with blinis and frozen vodka.

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