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A Pool-in-Wharfedale filling station with a difference
9:00am Saturday 19th October 2013 in Local news
It might not be the first place you’d expect to find a decent meal, reports Tom Hay, but a former petrol station on the outskirts of Pool-in-Wharfedale is making a name for itself as a foodie destination.
The Local Pantry sits on the A658 Harrogate Road between Pool and Leathley.
Though it made the switch from shuttered garage to food shop a number of years ago, new visitors might be surprised how much it’s changed.
There’s a new woman at the helm – Suzannah Hepworth (pictured).
She took over in 2011, keen to get her teeth into her own venture after five years as a buyer and strategist at Asda and a stint at Salvo’s Salumeria in Headingley.
The pitch is good Yorkshire food from local farmers, growers, independent producers and businesses.
As well as a late-opening shop selling meat, vegetables and deli goods, there’s a thriving community noticeboard and cafe that hosts supper clubs once a month.
Yorkshire tapas was the theme of the October event and on November 7 it’s all about sausages, to mark National Sausage Week.
You can find out more at thelocalpantry.co.uk.
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