The Blog

Welcome to The Blog, where you'll find news, recipes, offers and everything in between.

An Accolade from The Telegraph

Last week saw us people of Yorkshire celebrate Yorkshire Day 2020! But for us, this one will be one we'll never forget. 

Online editor Jack Reach was kind enough to feature our Smoked Salmon in his Yorkshire's Best Food and Drink article exclaiming 

"We tend to think of Scotland when it comes to British smoked salmon, but you haven’t lived until you’ve tasted The Yorkshire Smokehouse’s smoked salmon. Based out of MacKenzie’s Farm Shop at Blubberhouses, a small village just outside of the Yorkshire Dales, the smokehouse does everything from salmon to ham to chicken to cheese." 

We have been bowled over by the response from everyone and we are over the moon to have had our delicious smoked produce recognised by such a prestigious title, thank you Jack and The Telegraph!


A Warm Reception

We are so thrilled to have had such a great response since we reopened, from your thoughts on our new décor, through to our new menu and team! Here's some of our favourite feedback:

"We did a shop today. The layout is logical and frees up lots of space. We couldn't linger but we were impressed by lots of new products and brands. Next time we'll do a proper job and have a coffee or maybe a meal. By the way our server was top notch, polite, patient and cheerful, he's a credit to your business."  Ken Faithfull

"Thank you for making us feel so welcome. Friendly courteous staff with good service in restaurant and food excellent as always. Well done Mackenzies." Sylvia Brierley 

"Yesterday, myself and the boys had a fabulous visit to Mackenzies Farm Shop we filled our boots with gin, cider, beer, cheese, chutneys, bread, biscuits, jams, sauce, coffee, crisps and cake. So much choice, well laid out and great service." A Taste of Yesterday

Summers at Mackenzies

We're beyond excited to have reopened the door to our cafe and to ensure we comply with new regulations our menu has been refined and improved to make dining with us both a pleasurable and safe experience.

You won't want to miss our hand cooked Fish and Chips and tasty Roast Beef, two favourites we've decided to bring back! We are open Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm.
When we're not in our café we're passionate about championing small and smashing brands like the tasty apple juices from Yorkshire Wolds Apples, hand made pasta by Yorkshire Pasta Company and truffle butter by TART-UFO. Try it with your morning scrambled egg!

We've made eating with us even better with our new picnic area which looks out on to the stunning Nidderdale scenery. Meet friends for coffee, enjoy a quiet lunch or bring the family for your Sunday roast. Ah, a bit of normality again!

Local Lockdown Loot

Harrogate's well-loved blogger The Harrogate Girl enjoyed a weekend of goodies care of yous truly. She ordered Baltzersens cruffins, 1 sourdough loaf, 1 whole roasting chicken, 1 minted lamb roast and 1 sliced smoked bacon. Find out what she thought to her first Mackenzies experience over on her blog.

Mackenzies Smokehouse and Farm Shop Food Delivery


A Victory Brunch!

When food blogger and influencer Anna Moore from Eat Out Moore, reached out to us earlier this month to review our produce, we were over the moon! Like magic, she received her brunch just in time with our trusty delivering service and sat down to her VE day breakfast which included: Sliced Smoked Dry Cured Bacon, Small Sliced White Loaf, Baltzersens Savoury and Sweet Pastries, Strawberries and some Rosebud Preserves Damson Jam.

Find out exactly what she thought to our brunch and what sweet and savoury pastries taste like when consumed at once!