News and Blog Posts

News and Blog Posts

Welcome to the home of our Blog posts.  Through these posts we aim to keep you updated about the goings-on here at Galtres Lodge.  We'll keep you up to date with any changes, offers, events, our refurbishment progress, and anything else that we think you might find intereting or useful!  Thanks for reading!

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The Role of a Chef | Meet Our Chef, Jeff Starkie

The Role of a Chef | Meet Our Chef, Jeff Starkie

What is the role of a chef? Here at Forest, our chef does more than just cook; he creates. Here, he’s sharing an insight into working in our busy restaurant.


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Eating Out in York City Centre | Looking Forward to an Exciting Spring

Eating Out in York City Centre | Looking Forward to an Exciting Spring

Are you planning on eating out in York city centre in the coming weeks? Then join us here at Galtres Lodge for all our exciting plans as we look ahead to spring!


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Eating Out in York | Behind-the-Scenes with Our Waitress, Rosa

Eating Out in York | Behind-the-Scenes with Our Waitress, Rosa

Where’s the best place for eating out in York? Our waitress, Rosa, shares why Forest is the perfect place to come for a delicious menu and vibrant atmosphere.


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Homemade Pancake Recipes | 6 Ideas for Pancake Day 2022

Homemade Pancake Recipes | 6 Ideas for Pancake Day 2022

Are you looking for homemade pancake recipes ready for Pancake Day? From savoury to sweet, we’re sharing our top 6 pancake recipes for you to try at home.


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New Year’s Eve in York: Join Us for a Relaxed Evening in Forest

New Year’s Eve in York: Join Us for a Relaxed Evening in Forest

Are you spending New Year’s Eve in York? Why not join us at Forest for a fun-filled, relaxed event, celebrating with a delicious menu and glass of bubbly?


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Christmas Events in York: 'Join us for Santa's Breakfast'

Christmas Events in York: 'Join us for Santa's Breakfast'

Are you looking for some last-minute Christmas events in York to help you get in the festive spirit? Why not join us for our ‘Santa’s Breakfast’ this December?


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Heated Outdoor Dining in York | Come and Experience Our New ‘StarGrazing’ Package

Heated Outdoor Dining in York | Come and Experience Our New ‘StarGrazing’ Package

Are you keen to try heated outdoor dining in York? Our ‘Star Grazing’ package is set in our secret garden, with twinkling lights, heaters and fleece blankets.


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Dining in York: Our Forest Restaurant Has Been Shortlisted in the Hotel Cateys Awards!

Dining in York: Our Forest Restaurant Has Been Shortlisted in the Hotel Cateys Awards!

Have you experienced our fine dining in York? We’re excited to announce that our Forest restaurant has been shortlisted in the prestigious Hotel Cateys Awards!


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Kitchen Porter Role: Meet Our Inspirational Team Member, Norbert

Kitchen Porter Role: Meet Our Inspirational Team Member, Norbert

The kitchen porter role is a vital part of smooth and effective kitchen service. Meet Norbert, our new kitchen porter, who goes above and beyond his duties.


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Country House Weddings: Announcing Our Plans for The Old Deanery

Country House Weddings: Announcing Our Plans for The Old Deanery

This week, we’re sharing our exciting plans for the refurbishment of The Old Deanery, where we hope to use it as a venue for events and country house weddings.


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Top Cooking Tips From Our Chef (With an Exclusive Recipe)

Top Cooking Tips From Our Chef (With an Exclusive Recipe)

Looking for new ways to spice up your mealtimes? Our chef shares her top cooking tips (and an exclusive recipe) to help you improve your culinary skills.


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Visit the 6 Best Bookshops in York: Autumnal Reading

Visit the 6 Best Bookshops in York: Autumnal Reading

Do you love discovering new bookshops? We've found the 6 best bookshops in York for you to wander through and explore in search of your next exciting read.


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Halloween in York: Join Us to Celebrate the Spookiest Season of the Year!

Halloween in York: Join Us to Celebrate the Spookiest Season of the Year!

Halloween in York: we’ve got some exciting family activities planned here at Galtres Lodge, from pumpkin carving to the Mysterious and Magical York trail.


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Celebrating Yorkshire Day: Paying Homage to Our Beautiful County

Celebrating Yorkshire Day: Paying Homage to Our Beautiful County

Here at Galtres Lodge, we’re set in the heart of York, and we love taking part in the many experiences that this wonderful city has to offer.


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Meet Natalia, Our House Manager | Career in Hospitality

Meet Natalia, Our House Manager | Career in Hospitality

Have you met our house manager, Natalia? Natalia has had an interesting and diverse career in hospitality, which helps her manage Galtres Lodge with obvious passion.


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The Best Ways to Spend Your Luxury Weekend Break in York

The Best Ways to Spend Your Luxury Weekend Break in York

Are you planning a luxury weekend break in York? York is a vibrant city that’s packed full of history and culture...


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Fun Facts About York: 6 Interesting Things You Might Not Know

Fun Facts About York: 6 Interesting Things You Might Not Know

When you think about York, beautiful scenery bursting with heritage will likely come to mind; but there is more to the city than meets the eye.


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5 Best Things to Do on Father's Day in York

5 Best Things to Do on Father's Day in York

Are you looking for ways to make your Father’s Day celebrations special?


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What's the History of Afternoon Tea? | Galtres Lodge

What's the History of Afternoon Tea? | Galtres Lodge

What's the history of afternoon tea? We explore how it became a traditional British custom and divulge the twists that make afternoon tea with us different.


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Best At-Home Cocktail Recipes: Behind the Scenes With Our Bartender

Best At-Home Cocktail Recipes: Behind the Scenes With Our Bartender

Our bartender, Dagne, divulged the secrets of the wonderful cocktails she serves here at Galtres Lodge, as well as sharing a recipe for you to try at home.


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The Benefits of Local Sourcing

The Benefits of Local Sourcing

Sourcing our produce locally benefits the economy, the environment, and our health.


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New General Manager!

New General Manager!

We've got a new General Manager, but some of you may already know him!


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Take a peek at our Secret Garden

Take a peek at our Secret Garden

Re-opening on 12th April with our new Secret Garden!


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We’re Shortlisted for 4 Awards!

We’re Shortlisted for 4 Awards!

We’re Shortlisted for FOUR Awards and we couldn't be more thrilled!


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Dining out in York

Dining out in York

Our favourite places to dine out in York - too many to choose from!


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Coronavirus Continuity

Coronavirus Continuity

A very self indulgent blog post about how Coronavirus has affected Galtres Lodge!


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Restaurant Before & After!

Restaurant Before & After!

A quick look at the new and improved FOREST restaurant - before & after!


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Click-And-Collect Meals

Click-And-Collect Meals

In late May we launched our click-and-collect takeaway meals service!


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April 2020 Update

April 2020 Update

It’s 8th April 2020, and here's a quick update from a very quiet Galtres Lodge...


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Restaurant Refurbishment

Restaurant Refurbishment

Regular visitors might have noticed that our restaurant looks a little different!


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We’re Shortlisted For An Award!

We’re Shortlisted For An Award!

We are shortlisted in the “new business” category of the White Rose Awards...


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More Bedroom Progress!

More Bedroom Progress!

An update on our work redecorating the hotel bedrooms...


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Food Glorious Food

Food Glorious Food

Changing the menus to offer tasty, homemade dishes here at Galtres Lodge...


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Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe

Jeff our Chef shares the recipe for his delicious banana bread!


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Bedroom Refurbishments

Bedroom Refurbishments

The first few bedrooms are complete!


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