Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Masham will be familiar to all those interested in local produce, in particular Beer, with both the Theakston’s and The Black Sheep Breweries anchoring this lovely market town.

If you head down to the market square, however, you’ll find another lynchpin of the community – Joneva. With almost too much stock to fit in it’s tiny premises, Joneva is a treasure trove for foodies – handmade chocolates, local preserves and sweets sit side by side with an excellent deli, serving such treats as terrines, fresh pickled fish, olives, biscuits…the list is endless!

Joneva truly is a shop-of-all trades but the chocolate is where it prides itself. And good it is, too. Always fresh, always delicious – I can recommend their praline-filled chocolate animals. Really.

Joneva has been open for over ten years now and to visit Masham without dropping by is a huge mistake – you will be unable to resist buying yourself a little treat, I can assure you of that. The obvious pride and passion of John and Mary Reah makes Joneva a wonderful example of gourmet independence that our region is so good at producing. We take our food seriously in Yorkshire, don’t you know!
7 Market Place,

No comments: