Crime Comes To Whitby!For one special afternoon on Saturday, April 14, three of the North's top crime writers whose books have a Whitby connection will be coming together in the town. The event will be a first for Botham's of Whitby Tea Rooms on Skinner Street as it hosts, Chris Nickson, Mari Hannah, and Frances Brody for a thrilling afternoon of contemporary and historical crime, from 3pm-4.30.
Scriptwriter and award-winning author Mari Hannah lives in Northumberland where her books are set. She is reader-in-residence for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate. Her DCI Kate Daniels crime series is in development for TV with Stephen Fry's production company, Sprout Pictures. Last year, she won the Crime Writers' Association Dagger in the Library 2017 for her body of work, the highest accolade that can be bestowed on any crime writer, confirming her place as a major force in crime fiction. In Killing for Keeps, Towner, a terrified informant, flees to the coastal town of Whitby in fear for his life. DCI Kate Daniels - the SIO in a multiple murder case - throws out the rulebook, crossing force boundaries without authority in order to follow him there. A secret rendezvous ends disastrously for him and for her. www.marihannah.com
Frances Brody is the award-winning author of nine murder mysteries set in 1920s Yorkshire, featuring Kate Shackleton, First World War widow turned detective. Frances has written scripts for radio and television and plays for theatre as well as three sagas set in the early years of the last century. In Death at the Seaside, Kate Shackleton visits Whitby for a well-deserved holiday. When she goes into a jeweller's shop to buy a present for her goddaughter, Kate makes a shocking discovery in the back room."Bearing the hallmarks of an Agatha Christie plot you know it's bound to be a compelling read. And Frances Brody's Death at the Seaside doesn't disappoint...a character-driven mystery set in the period between the wars, this is Highly Recommended." More about her at www.francesbrody.com
Chris Nickson's Tom Harper books, set in 1890s Leeds, has been widely praised, and on Copper Street was named one of the Books of 2017 by Booklist and Historical Crime Novel of the Year by Fully Booked. His series have chronicled Leeds from the 1730s to the 1950s. The Tin God sees Inspector Billy Reed and his wife fulfilling a dream by moving to Whitby, but he encounters someone from his Leeds past, and works with Tom Harper to unravel what's going on - although Harper has plenty on his plate at home.
BOTHAMS AWARDED FEEFO GOLD TRUSTED SERVICE AWARD 2018Bothams of Whitby has won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers.
Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews. Those that meet the high standard, based on the number of reviews they have collected, and their average rating, are awarded. A badge of honour, this accreditation remains unique, as it is based purely on the interactions with verified customers. As all reviews are verified as genuine, the accreditation is a true reflection of a business commitment to outstanding service.
Bothams met the criteria of collecting at least 50 reviews between January 1st 2017 and December 31st 2017, with a Feefo service rating of between 4.5 and 5.0.
Anita Marshall of Botham's commented: "Its a real honour to receive this award from Feefo. To be recognised for delivering exceptional experiences to our customers is a great achievement. Weve been working hard to ensure our customers receive the best service possible, and being able to listen, understand and respond to their needs has enabled us to improve our offering in 2017. Were looking forward to another successful year ahead."
Speaking on this years award, Andrew Mabbutt, CEO at Feefo, commented: The Trusted Service award has always been about recognising those companies that go the extra mile. Once again, we have seen many incredible businesses using Feefo to its full potential, to provide truly memorable experiences for their customers and rightly being awarded with our most prestigious accreditation. I look forward to the continual success of the businesses that work in partnership with Feefo throughout 2018.
Feefo is a ratings and reviews, and customer analytics platform that provides the tools to collect genuine, purchase-verified reviews on behalf of over 4,000 businesses. Feefo ensures that all feedback is authentic, by matching it to a legitimate transaction; this is in order to increase consumer confidence, and combat the rising issue of fake reviews.
Festive Whitby Seagulls this Christmas!November 2017
This year local artist Anita Marshall has designed us a festive tea towel based on her Whitby Seagull design. It features Botham's shop and tea room ladies, Botham's Christmas puddings and pork pies!
This tea towel will be used in our Christmas hampers where stated. You can buy it in our shops and here on the site.
Buy the tea towel here...
Yorkshire Christmas Selection HamperOur ever popular Yorkshire Christmas Selction Hamper is back again this year.
With a little bit of everything you fancy at an attractive price, this Christmas gift continues to be a hit.
Find it here...
Botham's at ChatsworthNovember 2017
Sarah is manning the gingerbread house this year at Chatsworth - always such a fantastic array of stalls at this Christmas market.
More info on this fantastic market here...
Mike reaches 40 year serviceFebruary 2017
It only seems like yesterday when Mike Hutchinson joined us; sporting long hair and a bandanna, Mike took a job working in the bakery and quickly rose through the ranks to become our head baker.
A happy, family man, Mike wooed and won his wife, Joyce, who worked in our pastry department. They have two grown up children who they are immensely proud of, and are successful in their own fields.
40 years on and he still makes sure that Botham's breads, pastries and cakes are baked to perfection.
Congratulations, Mike - you are a pleasure to work with!
Artisan bread now availableA 400g sourdough loaf with a wonderful depth of flavour and great texture. Perfect just with butter. Fantastic with cheese or preserves.
Delivery Information: Only available on Thursdays (for Friday delivery) or Fridays (for Monday delivery). UK delivered only
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RAF Halton send hampers out to detached personnelRoyal Air Force Halton's Personnel Management Squadron has worked with Botham's Hampers to create a luxury hamper of goodies to send to personnel who are deployed on operational duties.
Squadron Leader Tracey Bottrill, Officer Commanding Personal Management Squadron, said: "Personnel at Halton sampled the goodies before approving the final order and everyone involved in the tasting was most impressed".
Photo: Chief Clerk, Warrant Officer Jim Underhill, enjoys sampling the Hamper with staff of Personnel Management Squadron.
Date & Walnut Spelt BrackWith wonderfully nutty spelt flour grown and stone ground at Hill Top Farm, just down the road in Spaunton, Jo Botham has combined dates, sultanas, walnuts and rich brown sugar to bake another delicious cake made without fat in the recipe.
Date and Walnut Spelt Brack is certainly a winner with the Botham family, and we hope you will enjoy it too.
You can order it here
Elizabeth Bothams Tea Room & Shop in PickeringSeptember 2011
So Elizabeth Botham is moving closer to her roots (Wykeham). A new Shop and Tea Room will be opening soon in the lovely town of Pickering on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. You will be able to find us opposite the Railway Station, so do pop in for an afternoon tea or cream scone! We will keep you updated on progress, so hope to see you there soon. Botham's Pickering on Facebook
Bothams at the ShowsBotham’s will be at numerous shows and events this year please see the Shows Page for details of where you can find us.
February 2011 New website launchBotham's have worked with Media Vision to re-launch the website - we hope you like it!
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