supplier profile

                                                                                                                                                                                  produced by moule media 8 gladstone street, skipton, n yorks. bd23 1pt tel: 01756 794027
                                                                                                                                                                                  designed by santos design tel: 0161 408 7520

Here, we profile one of The Angel’s newest and youngest suppliers,                         come from recognised local suppliers.
22-year-old James Ingle, who lives in Hetton and supplies eggs from                        As James explains: “Our whole
free-range hens that roam and peck in freedom in green pastures                            ethos is to forge on-the-doorstep
just a stone’s throw from the inn.                                                         partnerships, which gives us
                                                                                           total control over the entire
They are used both for residents’ breakfasts and as the centrepiece                        supply process, coupled with full
for The Angel’s Scotch Egg, a deliciously different starter                                traceability.”
incorporating a soft boiled egg, chilled then wrapped in The Angel’s                       For postal recipients, we are pleased
own black pudding and sausage meat mix.                                                    to include a promotional flyer on
James has launched his own shop selling seasonal local produce in                          behalf of James Ingle.
Carleton, a lovely village just a few miles west of Skipton.
Born and raised locally, James left school to study at the Royal                           James Ingle’s new shop can be
College of Agriculture in Cirencester, later learning catering trade                       found in West Road, Carleton,
skills when attending Darina Allan’s Ballymaloe Cookery School in                          Skipton BD23 3DT. It’s open 5 days
County Cork, Ireland.                                                                      a week – Tuesday and Wednesday                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Newsletter of The Angel Inn at Hetton                                                                                  autumn / winter 2009
In his new venture, he says he is committed – like The Angel - to                          8.30am-1.00pm, Thursday and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FANTASTIC FEEDBACK
sourcing only the best quality locally produced goods.                                     Friday 8.30am-5.00pm and
James gets his farm-reared pork, lamb and beef from well-known local                       Saturday 8.00am-12noon.                           James Ingle is pictured in his new
                                                                                                                                             shop in Carleton with aunt and
farmer Steven Crabtree, who runs Bolton Abbey Foods and whose                              James can be contacted on
                                                                                                                                             willing helper Caroline Gains.
prime quality meat has long been a great favourite on Angel menus.                         07950 963685 or e-mail him on
In addition, fresh vegetables, fruit, bread, dairy and other products all        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Angel Inn continues to receive rave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 reviews in both national and regional media.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      degustation (£20pp), so you can take your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      favourite tipple home with you.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       BEST WINE LIST COUP
PAMPER PACKAGE PRESENT                                                                  simon                              At The Angel, we want to provide all our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Sunday Times Travel Magazine recently
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 featured the inn in its ‘Six of the Best’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ‘STILL A BLESSING’ was the headline used
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in the Yorkshire Post in an article in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Angel Inn has picked up yet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       another prestigious award.
                                                                                                                           valued customers with a more interesting                                                                                                                                                                              country pubs feature under the headline ‘The         food & drink section of the paper’s Saturday
Brian Shaw, of Town Head, Grassington, is
                                                                                                                           and quality-driven selection of soft drinks.                                                                                                                                                                          Francophile one.’ The magazine’s reviewer            magazine. Here we quote extracts from
the latest winner of the readers’ competition
                                                                                                                           We have now introduced an exciting new                                                                                                                                                                                wrote: “The Watkins family is extremely proud        reviewer Frederic Manby’s report:
from the last issue of Inn Focus. He wins a
                                                                                    “SOFT DRINKS ARE                       range from Fentimans of Newcastle, a                                                                                                                                                                                  of its home-made black pudding, and quite            ‘Some gastropubs shine brightly for a few
half-day pampering package worth over £100
                                                                                    NO LONGER BORING”                      company that was founded in 1905.                                                                                                                                                                                     right too. It’s full of Yorkshire goodness and       years then lose their shine. The Angel is in
at the luxury day spa The Angel Retreat.
                                                                                    For too long, being                    Their wide range of soft drinks include                                                                                                                                                                               surprisingly versatile (try the black-pud starter,   the select group that remains true to its
Run by sisters Carol and Pam, The Angel
                                                                                    the designated driver                  Dandelion and Burdock, Old Fashioned                                                                                                                                                                                  with shallot purée and Calvados sauce) – exactly     reputation. Daily it delivers on its promise.
Retreat has proved such a success that it is
                                                                                    has often been                         Lemonade, Mandarin and sparkling Seville                                                                                                                                                                              like the inn they’ve been running since 1983.        The late Denis Watkins’s (earlier referred
relocating from its country house setting
                                                                                    considered the poor                    Orange, proper botanically-brewed Ginger                                                                                                                                                                              The Angel was a gastropub before gastropubs          to as ‘the godfather of the gastropub’)
just outside Grassington to bigger and better
                                                                                    option for any diner.                  Beer, light and refreshing Elderflower Presse                                                                                                                                                                         were invented (‘We did away with chips in            knowledge is carried on in a printed carte
premises at nearby Kilnsey Park.
                                                            Having to choose from either coke, orange                      and a wonderful Tonic Water.                                                                                                                                                                                          1985’ it proudly proclaims), and the smart           and on a blackboard offering dozens of
What’s more, Carol and Pam say they are
                                                            juice or another sickly, sugar-laden juice drink               We feel that these drinks not only fit in with                                                                                                                                                                        food – including six kinds of fish among the         selections by the glass. Staff at The Angel
more than willing to continue the 10%
                                                            was never exciting and, with strict drink                      the Angel’s constant effort to supply quality                                                                                                                                                                         specials – comes garnished with sir-and-             are exemplary. All are polite, immaculate
discount offer on all treatments and packages
                                                            driving laws, more and more people are                         products, but also provide our drivers or                                                                                                                                                                             madam service and washed down with wine              and informed.
at Angel Retreat to all Angel Inn customers
                                                            opting for a ‘soft lunch or dinner’.                           non-drinkers with a tasty, interesting and                                                                                                                                                                            drawn from the inn’s very own Burgundian             Verdict: What recession? This place stays
until the end of the year.
                                                                                                                           different soft drink option.                                                                                                                                                                                          wine cave. Here, Pascal offers tutored               vibrant.”

 CHRISTMAS                                                    GIFT OF AN IDEA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     BRUCE GOES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BACK TO SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      great british
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      pub awards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The latest in an ever-growing list of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       accolades came at the Northern Hospitality
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Awards in Manchester, when the The
 If you want to know what’s happening at                       Talking of Christmas, if you’re stuck                    inn – food, drink and
                                                               for ideas for presents for family,                       accommodation                                                                                                                                                                                                             Chef director Bruce Elsworth has gone back          The Angel has won the title of best              Angel’s Pascal Watkins, accompanied by
 The Angel this Christmas and on into the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              chef director Bruce Elsworth, head chef
                                                               friends or work colleagues, why                          – and can be bought                                                                                                                                                                                                       to school – to help educate the potential           gastropub in the Yorkshire and North East
 New Year, look no further than the special                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mark Taft and front of house manager
                                                               not treat them to an Angel Inn Gift                      in person or over the                                                                                                                                                                                                     culinary stars of the future - See Page 3.          Region in the 2009 Great British Pub Awards,
 promotional leaflet contained in this issue                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Simon Farrimond, was delighted to accept
                                                               Voucher, available in £10, £25 or                        telephone by debit or                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         run by national licensed trade newspaper the
 of Inn Focus for postal recipients – or pick                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the “best wine offering” award.
                                                               £50 units. They can be redeemed                          credit card.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Morning Advertiser. The inn will join other
 up your personal copy while visiting.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Judges praised The Angel’s wine list as
                                                               against absolutely everything at the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   regional winners at the London Hilton, on
 As usual, it’s all set to be a cracker!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               being “full of personality and interest,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      September 9, when national champions will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      be announced. Inn Focus had gone to press        with a selection of wines which is inspiring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      before then, so look out for more news in        and user-friendly.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the next issue.                                  They were also impressed with the ranges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of wines available by the glass and the
   DATABASE UPDATE DETAILS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             obvious passion that went into putting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SEAFOOD MONTH                                    the wine list together.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Picture courtesy of Craven Herald & Pioneer.

   Your Name:                                                 E-mail Address:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Warm tributes were paid to the late Denis
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      HAS LANDED                                       Watkins for establishing the inn’s reputation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       for fine wines and to son Pascal for
                                                              Now, please tick the appropriate boxes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 September is Seafood Month at The Angel          continuing the tradition.
   Telephone:                                                 This is important, as we remain aware that some                  NB: If you have moved, please provide                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Inn – the annual, ever-popular Seafood &         ‘The wine list is peppered with Pascal’s
                                                              customers receive more than one copy of our                      your old address - first line only will suffice                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Champagne Festival, which runs from the
   ------------------------------------------------------     newsletter and that others may have moved, but the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       own recommendations and observations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4th right through to the 29th. Full details of   Even if you are not choosing the wine, this
                                                              newsletter continues to go to their old address.
                                                                                                                           q Please note that I am receiving more                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     this and future special events are contained     list makes a good read,’ the adjudicators
   Address / Postcode:                                        We are constantly looking to cleanse and update our              than one copy of your newsletter                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in The Angel’s What, Where and When 2009
                                                              extensive database. By doing so, we are attempting to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    also observed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Events Guide, freely available in the inn.
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THE WINE PAGE… THE WINE PAGE… THE WINE PAGE                                                                                                          ANGEL LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR YORKSHIRE’S PERFECT PIE
                                                                                                                                                     To celebrate the                      So too will the winning customer             in November – the date will               recipe itself, appearance, content

                                                                            a yorkshire classé                                                       introduction of The                   entry, to be chosen by chef                  be confirmed – for a taste-off            and taste will all be taken into

                                                                                                                                                                                           director Bruce Elsworth and                  by Bruce and Mark.                        consideration in our quest to
                                                                                                                                                     Angel Inn’s new Winter                head chef Mark Taft.                                                                   find Yorkshire’s Perfect Pie.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • A winner will be announced
                                                                                                                                                     Warmers in November,                  Here’s how it works:                         and his or her pie will be                “We are asking people to utilise
                                                                                                                                                     customers are being in-               • Customers have until the                   featured – along with the                 their culinary flare and
                                                                            Some of you may be interested to learn that I have switched off the                                                                                                                                   imagination. They may well wish
                                                                            online shop, and if the Old Man was still around he’d have probably      vited to create and cook                end of October this year to                winner’s name and title of
                                                                                                                                                                                             submit their own recipes for               their pie - on the new                    to use local produce in their
                                                                            said ‘I told you so!’.                                                   ‘Yorkshire’s Perfect Pie’                                                                                                    recipe, that’s entirely up to
                                                                            However, I will continue to post or, where possible, deliver                                                     Yorkshire’s Perfect Pie, which             Winter Brasserie Menu.
                                                                                                                                                     in an exclusive customer                must be a hot or cold                                                                them.”
                                                                            quantities of wine by special request.                                                                                                                    • The successful entrant and                Entries marked ‘Angel Inn
                                                                                                                                                     competition.                            individual savoury pie.                    a guest will be invited to                Pie Recipe Competition’ can
                                                                            One of our latest discoveries is a fantastic Rosé, namely “Yorkshire                                           • The best entries will be short-            lunch at The Angel to mark                be handed in personally,
                                                                                                                                                     Delicious stews and home-made
                                                                            Sunset” from Ryedale Vineyards in North Yorkshire, believe it or not!                                            listed and the entrants invited            the first serving of their pie.           posted (see address on
                                                                                                                                                     pies will feature on the new Bar
                                                                            The wine has a fantastic copper hue to it and wonderfully intense                                                to bring their homemade pies                                                         Page 1) or e-mailed to:
                                                                                                                                                     Brasserie menu, which will be
                                                                            bouquet, with a light crisp and well-balanced cherry palate.                                                     to The Angel one Wednesday               Bruce explained: “As well as the  
                                                                                                                                                     launched mid-January.
                                                                            I was absolutely delighted to find it, not least because winemaker
                                                                            Stuart Smith, pictured, is a Skipton boy, originally from Cowling.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Picture courtesy of Craven Herald & Pioneer.
                                                                            Stuart and his wife Elizabeth have been the main importers and
                                                                                                                                                      OF THE
                                                                            suppliers of vine-stock to english vineyards for the past 25 years and
                                                                            winemaking is a new venture for them, with the vines only being
 Angel Inn customer Stewart McFadzean receives a case of wine
 from behind the bar courtesy of Pascal Watkins.
                                                                            three-years-old this year.
                                                                                                                                                      YEAR JOIN
 Stewart has been a regular customer for 12 years. He enthuses:
 “The Angel is unique. I just love the ‘oldness.’ It is one of the
                                                                            As it takes a vine five years
                                                                            to reach optimal grape                                                    ANGEL TEAM
 best Dales pubs you can find. While being modernised, it has not           production, last year’s harvest
 really changed and has kept its charm, character and atmosphere.           only produced 2,000 bottles
                                                                                                                                                      Head chef Mark Taft is studying
                                                                                                                                                      for a teaching qualification                                                      CATERERS OF THE FUTURE
 “The food changes as the seasons come and go – and it is                   and we have only secured                                                  at Accrington & Rossendale                                                        The Angel Inn is cementing all-important business-education
 always fresh. As for the staff, I have never had bad service yet.          60 bottles, which I am                                                    College, which has involved                                                       partnerships.
 I cannot say a wrong word about The Angel.”                                encouraging the staff to only                                             passing on his skills to up-and-                                                  Chef director Bruce Elsworth is passing on his extensive
                                                                            sell by the glass so that as                                              coming catering students.                                                         experience in the world of catering to school children.
                                                                            many people as possible can
BACK TO THEIR FUTURE                                                        share in this Yorkshire delight.                                          Two of them – 18-year-old
                                                                                                                                                      Hannah Brown and
                                                                                                                                                                                          Service with a smile – The Angel’s
                                                                                                                                                                                          new trainee manager Hannah Brown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bruce visited Lothersdale School to give young cooks a taste
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of what it’s like to work in a professional kitchen.
The Angel Wine Cave is fast becoming known as one                                                                                                     Jack O’Sullivan, 19 - have since                                                  Ten year six cookery club pupils have spent a year learning
                                                                            We are very pleased to be
of the most atmospheric wedding venues in Yorkshire.                                                                                                  been on work experience at The                                                    culinary skills in the school kitchen and last year travelled
                                                                            involved with Stuart and Liz
It now holds its own licence for Civil Wedding ceremonies and is                                                                                      Angel and both went on to become Students of the Year in                          to London to compete in the final of a national cookery
                                                                            and I have very kindly been
proving to be popular as a unique setting for a truly romantic and                                                                                    their respective front of house and cheffing groups.                              competition designed to encourage children to eat well and
                                                                            invited to contribute to the
atmospheric marriage day venue, with a number of tailor-made                                                                                                                                                                            adopt a healthy lifestyle.
                                                                            blending of next year’s wine.
packages readily available for smaller, more intimate ceremonies                                                                                      Now, the two talented stars of the future have been snapped                       Bruce went back to school on the invitation of parent helper
                                                                            I am hoping that we will
and receptions.                                                                                                                                       up to work at The Angel to further their careers.                                 Roz Booton, who wrote: “It would be an inspiration for the
                                                                            gradually be able to take a
                                                                                                                                                      Hannah said: “I had my heart set on a career in the hospitality                   children to meet and watch a professional chef in action.”
                                                                            little bit more as we ferment
In fact, romance blossomed for former Angel employees, chef                                                                                           industry and I couldn’t think of a better place to start than                     He helped them make ‘healthy’ burgers. Class teacher
                                                                            our relationship with the
Danny Hawley and front of house staff member Amy Sagar during                                                                                         The Angel. I am very pleased and very lucky to be working here.”                  Caris Drake said afterwards: “The children were very excited to
their time working together at the inn.                                                                                                               Mark commented: “It is important that we should help                              be working with a real chef. Cooking is a life skill that children
The couple have since returned to celebrate their wedding                                                                                             to educate, develop key skills and improve the lives of our                       can take away with them.”
                                                                            The wine list continues to be
in The Wine Cave.                                                                                                                                     children and young people. Like Hannah and Jack, they could                       Bruce added: “It’s called ‘putting something back. We are
                                                                            a benchmark in the industry,
                                                                                                                                                      well represent our future workforce.”                                             promoting and encouraging healthy eating for all, especially
                                                                            as the list won the award
The Wine Cave can also be hired as a venue for drinks and canapés,                                                                                                                                                                      among younger generations.”
                                                                            for the ‘Best Wine Offering’
and you can, of course, still buy some wonderful wines there too!           in the Northern Hospitality

Need to know more or interested in booking your special event
in The Angel Wine Cave? Call front of house manager Simon
                                                                            Awards (see story and picture on Page 1).
                                                                            Only the other day, I was delighted to hear a customer comment
                                                                            to his colleague: “The Angel’s one of the only places in the country
                                                                                                                                                     SHOW TIME                                          pheasant and partridge. His warm-up act
                                                                                                                                                                                                        was the celebrity chef and cookery school
                                                                                                                                                                                                        proprietor Rosemary Shrager – ie Bruce was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  top chefs who appeared on the menu at this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  year’s Kilnsey Show in the cookery theatre in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the REAL Food and Farming village, which
                                                                                                                                                     Bruce Elsworth put in a game performance
Farrimond on 01756 730263.                                                  where you can get Puligny Montrachet by the glass.”                                                                         on after the great lady!                                  encouraged both adults and children to
                                                                                                                                                     at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show when

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bruce was also among four of Yorkshire’s                  become more involved with local food and
                                                                                                                                                     delivering a master class in how to cook
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  food producers.

The Angel Wine Cave’s remit and reputation as a venue                                                                                                   win a luxury christmas hamper
offering true variety is constantly evolving.
                                                                                                                                                        New Angel Inn supplier James Ingle has           The closing date for the competition is                  Q3. Which national Sunday paper has
Now, The Wine Cave is available for a unique and extremely informal                                                                                     kindly provided the prize for our latest         the end of November, 2009.                                   included the Angel in its ‘Six of the
private dining experience in its brand-new role as Angel Auberge.                                                                                       readers’ competition – a luxury Christmas                                                                     Best’?
French-style rustic dining with a difference is the theme for this latest                                                                               Hamper packed with seasonal produce              The James Ingle Christmas Hamper will
exciting development, available at lunchtime and in the evening,                                                                                        from the Vales & Dales.                          be awarded to the sender of the first                    ------------------------------------------------------
offering a more limited menu, for example Charcuterie platter starter,                                                                                  For your chance to win the hamper, we            all-correct entry drawn at random.                       Q4. If you bought all 3 Angel Inn Gift
classic French dishes like Cassoulet or Beef Bourguignon, rounded off                                                                                   again invite readers to provide the answers                                                                     Vouchers, what would their combined
with a platter of French cheeses.                                                                                                                       to four questions taken from the columns         Q1. What is The Angel searching for in                         value be?
With The Wine Cave also candlelit, complemented by French back-                                                                                         of this issue of Inn Focus.                          its customer recipe competition?
ground music, The Angel Auberge looks set to become a preferred                                                                                                                                                                                                   ------------------------------------------------------
venue for small, intimate special occasion gatherings.                                                                                                  Once you have found and given your               ------------------------------------------------------
Parties of between 12 and 20 people can be accommodated and                                                                                             answers, please complete the information         Q2. What is the name of the Angel Wine
there is no charge for room hire. A private wine tasting can also be                                                                                    request details overleaf and post, email or            Cave’s latest new role in life?
incorporated if required.                                                                                                                               hand in.

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