CHEF Andrew Pern, from the Star Inn at Harome, has helped launch a new Welcome to Yorkshire food and drink guide.

Alongside fellow Michelin-starred chef James Mackenzie, from the Pipe and Glass, near Beverley, Andrew unveiled the new guide at the Great Yorkshire show last week.

It features everything from farm shops to cookery schools, independent cafes to Michelin-starred restaurants, tea rooms and coffee shops to the coolest food and drink festivals.

Andrew said: “The food scene in Yorkshire is second to none.

“It may be known as God’s Own County, but to us it’s God’s own pantry, with food literally fit for the Gods at every turn.

“The national parks, the vales of York and, of course, the depths of the North Sea, offer every ingredient needed for eateries of all kinds.”

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, added: “The food and drink scene in Yorkshire is flourishing right now.

“We are spoiled with the broad variety of fresh local produce in the county and the hugely talented people who turn this into some of the best food and drink in the world.”