Six ace things that are made in Harrogate

Harrogate’s food and drink industry is steeped in history and is home to some of the nations best-loved brands. Coming from a spa town synonymous with luxury, these are products oozing with class and style.

Bettys & Taylors 

The Taylors story starts back in 1886, when Charles Taylor and his two sons set up a tea and coffee company. C. E. Taylors & Sons became known for quality, and the flagship store at 1 Parliament Street, Harrogate became famous across the region. They’ve grown a little since then and their flagship Yorkshire Tea brand is one of the
most popular in Britain. Their speciality coffee range and the famous Bettys Café Tea Rooms showcase their 130 years of experience. 

Spirit of Harrogate 

Named after William Slingsby, who discovered the unique properties of the natural spring water from Harrogate’s Tewit Well, Slingsby’s Gin was the brainchild of Marcus Black and Mike Carthy. Since launching in 2014 they have developed 18 variations and launched a flagship store and experience in Harrogate. 

True Foods 

As a privately owned business that has grown from strength to strength each year since their beginnings, TRUEfoods make and sell
fresh stocks made without compromise. Using traditional culinary principles, 100% British sourced bones, a direct source of filtered spring water, and carefully sourced UK vegetables, they create fresh, natural stocks in exactly the same way any high calibre chef would. 

Farrah’s Original Toffee 

Farrah’s was established in 1840 by John Farrah. The Original Harrogate Toffee was designed to clear the palate of the putrid taste of Harrogate’s sulphur water, famous in the 19th century for it’s healing properties. It is still made in copper pans and packaged in Blue and Silver Embossed Tins as it has been for generations. 

Harrogate Spring 

With a history dating from 1571, Harrogate Spring is Britain’s oldestbottled water and has been revered by Royalty and enjoyed across the world forcenturies. First bottled in 1740, it is ‘The Original British Bottled Water’ from ‘The Original British Spa Town’ – authentically Harrogate and quintessentially British. 

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