About and Area


Our background

Following a road accident in his twenties that resulted in severe spinal injuries, founder Ian Bell realised he had around him in North Yorkshire, the two most important components of a catering business; amazing ingredients and quality hard working, friendly people (staff). With this in mind he realised a long term ambition and established an outside catering company – Abbotside Events. Since then, the team have been providing a range of catering options from hog roasts, to five course wedding meals.

As well as Abbotside Ian also runs its sister brands The Whole Roast Ox Company and The Dales Bar , operating from the same base with an overlap of staff and equipment.

Ian and the team always set great store in paying attention to detail, for all aspects of your event. We use the best quality, locally sourced ingredients and make it our responsibility to offer you, and your guests, a friendly and highly efficient service.

Area we cover

We offer wedding and event catering all over North Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Newcastle, Durham, Teesside, Leeds and beyond! Why not contact Abbotside Events today for a quote, or just an informal chat about how we could bring your event to life?