Food has become something of a national obsession and dining well is often the focal point for either a trip to the countryside or a weekend away. Provenance of ingredients has never been more important and seasonal menus are a must for today’s discerning diner. Luckily Yorkshire has an abundance of quality local ingredients and a wide choice of pubs, restaurants and hotels that are dedicated to producing great food.
So, in no particular order, here are 10 of the best Yorkshire restaurants with rooms….
10 of the Best Yorkshire Restaurants with Rooms
#01 The Coach House, Middleton Lodge
The Coach House at Middeton Lodge is a restaurant, spa and boutique hotel which can be found just off the A1, close to the village of Middleton Tyas. Part of the impressive Middleton Estate which was built in 1780 by local architect John Carr it has been beautifully restored over the last 30 years and is set in 200 acres of beautiful countryside. The restaurant itself has a seasonal menu designed to use local produce and incorporate ingredients directly from the estate grounds.
#02 The Angel Inn, Hetton
The 500 year old Angel Inn is full of character and charm and its high quality food has attracted visitors from far and wide (it was even featured in BBC 1s The Trip when Steve Coogan and Rob Bryden popped in for breakfast). Located just 5 miles from the market town of Skipton you’ll find low beams, nooks and crannies plus a log fire which is perfect for frosty nights. As for the food itself you can choose from the informal Bar Brasserie (where specialities include a 7 day matured steak and The Angel’s famous Moneybags seafood parcel) or the more formal restaurant which has a three rosette a la carte menu.
#03 The Cleveland Tontine, North York Moors
Originally built in 1804 as a resting place for travellers on the Yarm to Thirsk turnpike, the Cleveland Tontine is now one of North Yorkshire’s finest restaurants. It has an elegant champagne bar which is perfect for a pre-dinner tipple and offers a beautifully stylish fine dining experience. Whether you choose to sit in the vaulted ceiling Bistro (complete with stone fireplace) or the light and airy conservatory (for a more al-fresco feel) you can choose from an impressive menu that includes Whitby Crab and Yorkshire Lamb to showcase some of the region’s best seasonal produce.
#04 Yorebridge House, Dales
With its picture perfect setting by the edge of the River Ure in Wensleydale, you’ll soon see why Yorebridge House was voted the most romantic hotel in the UK by Mills & Boon. We recommend a candlelit meal for two in the sumptuous restaurant possibly followed by a moonlit stroll along the riverbank. On the menu you’ll find Whitby Halibut, Scarborough Lemon Sole and Yoredale Lamb amongst other local delicacies.
#05 The Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk
The Carpenters Arms is a traditional pub located within the small village of Felixkirk which is close to Thirsk. With stone walls, dark wood and low beams it offers everything that you could want and more from an English country pub. It’s dog friendly so perfect if you don’t want to leave your four legged friend behind and has an outside terrace giving great views of the surrounding countryside. As for the food on the menu, you couldn’t get more local –much of the produce has come directly from the village of Felixkirk itself.
#06 The Wensleydale Heifer, West Witton
This boutique hotel and restaurant has a fabulous location in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is close to both Leyburn and Hawes – two small towns that are well worth a visit. The restaurant is a great option for seafood lovers and if lobster is your thing you’ll be spoilt for choice as it’s served in a variety of ways. You’ll also find a great selection of local steak cuts which are all sourced from North Yorkshire farms.
#07 Black Horse Inn, Kirkby Fleetham
This charming village pub has been lovingly renovated and is contemporary and stylish while keeping the original charm of the old building. Located in the picturesque village of Kirkby Fleetham the Black Horse is surrounded by pretty gardens where you can even try your hand at a traditional game of Quoits. The restaurant has a great view of the rear garden and with two AA rosettes you’ll find pub food at its best with both traditional favourites and more sophisticated treats.
#08 The Yorke Arms, Nidderdale
Located in the beautiful Nidderdale Valley, this former coaching house and shooting lodge dates back to the 18th century. It has been transformed into one of the North’s leading restaurants by co-owner and head chef Frances Atkins and has held a prestigious Michelin Star since 2003. The sophisticated food on offer includes an 8 course tasting menu allowing you to sample a delicious selection of their finest seasonal food.
#09 The Timble Inn, Nr Harrogate
This grade II listed 18th century coaching inn has foundations that date all the way back to 1200. Located in the tranquil Washburn Valley, the Timble Inn is the perfect location for a romantic meal for two. You’ll find candles and fresh flowers on your table plus a wood burning stove for added charm. Renovated to a very high standard in 2010 this is an elegant and charming country inn with some great views of the local countryside.
#10 The Blue Lion, East Witton
With an original 18th century cobbled driveway and roaring log fires the Blue Lion is another picture perfect example of Yorkshire country pubs at their very best. Run by the Klein family for more than 20 years, you are guaranteed a warm welcome and a delicious meal made from local ingredients such as Nidderdale salmon and Wensleydale cheese.
So there you have it – 10 of the best Yorkshire restaurants with rooms. All of them are well worth a visit if you want to sample some of the finest produce the region has to offer!
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