It’s hard to believe that Hearth to Stove only opened in Malton’s Market Place late in 2012 – as the business is thriving, planning and executing stove installations to a high level of excellence, and always with a smile, even when (as always seems to be the case) they are rushed off their feet with orders.
Hayloft Foods, another fantastic business right here in Malton, was formed by Juliette Brown Forden in 2011. Juliette started out working from her own kitchen, but her soups have enjoyed such appeal that she has now moved Hayloft Foods to a commercial kitchen unit on the York Road Business Park; the business continues to thrive
It is a beautiful spring morning in Malton. Behind me is St Michael’s Church, in front the Milton Rooms theatre. The sun beats down on a busy market square and thoughts turn, inevitably to tomorrow’s Sunday lunch. Where to go, to get just the thing for an increasingly large and ever hungry family? I am going on a short trip. A trip to the other side of the river. It will take around 10 minutes on foot, but bear with me, for at the end is a gem, and worth the shoe leather.
This is not to denigrate the butchers in Malton. If I want game, fresh and in season, I will find pheasant, rabbit, hare, duck, partridge and even jay hanging outside Derek Fox’s window. I could go to Overton’s, the ever happy, well stocked and friendly butcher. But I live in Norton, so a short detour on the way home will be fine. Wherever you live, the detour is worthwhile.
Steve and Margaret Shaw have for 14 years managed this brilliant café, delicatessen, wine supplier and caterer on the Market Place in Malton. We discovered Fine Food Theatre (also known as Dickens of a Deli) more than 7 years ago on one of our first forays into our new home town of Malton. We found a veritable Aladdin’s Cave
This is a Hidden Gem in more ways than one, as it is tucked away off Castlegate, just past the fire station. In 2010, when parent company the renowned wine distributors Tate-Smith reached the grand old age of 122 years, Paul Tate-Smith, MD of both businesses and the cheeky chappy of Malton for whom nothing is too much trouble, decided to launch his local wine showroom, Derventio Wines. Located a little off the beaten track, but actually in the middle of town Derventio is a beautifully designed shop next door to Tate-Smith’s warehouse, and with plenty of parking even for the most determined drinker or entertainer, Derventio is a fantastic place to select your wines, spirits, glasses and great gift ideas in a calm and beautiful setting.
Three years ago, Thalia Counsell relocated her already successful dog grooming business from Norton to the centre of Malton, where her shop can be found next to Boyes on Finkle Street. Thalia has eleven years’ experience, and is qualified in behaviour and dog psychology: so you know your dog is in the hands of an expert.
The Dale family – Brian, Sue and Richard – is local to Malton own and run two extremely high quality fresh produce shops in town:
- a fabulous Florist’s in Newbiggin, conveniently positioned at the junction with Finkle Street, so while waiting to turn you can make your selection
- and just down the road a superb Fruit and Veg shop too.
The staff in D&S Hair Design are really friendly, always welcoming and caring. They do haircuts, washes, colours and also tattooing.
This licensed retailer of wines, beers and spirits in Commercial Street, Norton has the appearance from the outside of a small off-licence, but nothing could be further from the truth. The premises are surprisingly extensive and contain a wide range of drinks comparable with local supermarkets.
Alex and Dan Curtis have an irresistible home accessories business that offers really good ideas at great value. Formerly known as Indigo, Bowley & Jackson is a shop that’s a joy to peruse. The shop feels like you are in someone’s home – except that everything you see is up for sale and can become part of your own! There are lamps, decorative ornaments, furniture, door knobs and coat hooks, marvellous jewellery that is incredibly inexpensive, scented candles, chandeliers, mirrors, clocks, garden accessories from candle holders to glasses, and some unexpected one-off choices. Then there’s fabrics and cushions, rugs, photo frames and wall art and so much more.
The ambience in Aldrich Barbers oozes style….the salon is contemporary, yet classic, creating an eclectic mix of the urban and the rural and making it THE place for all gentlemen to have their hair styled.