North Yorkshire: Why it's love at first bite for any foodie...

They say there is no place on earth quite like God’s Own County. Yorkshire is arguably the most beautiful county in the UK with beautiful landscapes, fascinating history, gorgeous architecture. Now its food and drink scene has become the best in Britain.

With prize-winning local pies, fabulous fish & chips and boasting Michelin- starred restaurants aplenty, North Yorkshire is quickly becoming a dining destination to really savour… If food is your thing, travel takes on a whole new dimension and it is only natural with an abundance of incredible local produce that North Yorkshire is the perfect trip for you…

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Many of our holiday properties are within stumbling distance of some of Yorkshire’s best gastro-pubs and fine dining restaurants. Here are our top 3 picks to reserve a table at whilst staying with us… (if you don’t fancy going anywhere we can organise a private chef to come and cook for you and your guests in the privacy of your own holiday homes).

The White Swan in Gilling West

A family-run traditional North Yorkshire country pub with a modern twist. Located in the beautiful village of Gilling West, a couple of miles from Richmond, North Yorkshire. This pub specialises in North Yorkshire Beef and Butchery and with an onsite butchery the family make their own burgers, black pudding and sometimes bacon. Make sure you visit on a Sunday for a sumptuous roast dinner!

Our holiday homes nearby: Wayside Cottage, our 1 bedroom romantic bolthole is within walking distance and Greenbank Barns, our large luxury barn conversion for up to 8 – 28 guests is only a 5 minute drive away.

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Photo Credit: White Swan in Gilling West


The George and Dragon in Hudswell

The George and Dragon, located in the small village of Hudswell in the Yorkshire Dales, is a small community-owned country pub. It offers a warm and friendly welcome. Voted ‘Best Pub in the UK’ in 2020 by CAMRA for its ‘welcoming atmosphere’ and ‘strong community ethos’, this pub really stands out.
It is a must visit for its range of real ales and proper pies, along with the beer terrace, which offers panoramic views over the Swale Valley after a day exploring.

Our holiday homes nearby: Woodcroft Cottage, our cosy 2 bedroom holiday cottage is only a stroll away. Holly House Farm, our 2, 3 and 4 bed barn conversions are a 5 minute drive.

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Photo Credit: The George and Dragon in Hudswell 

Black Swan in Oldstead

Set on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, 20 miles north of York, this award-winning gastro pub is something very special indeed. The main focus is more than just serving Michelin Star food but to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Within a traditional Yorkshire setting, they brush aside much of the formality normally associated with fine dining. It offers good food, good service and a good time.

Talented chef Tommy Banks, along with his brother James running front of house, have created a celebration of all things Yorkshire. There is plenty of tradition and culture, with a mix of modern creativity and fresh produce straight from their garden. ‘Farming, foraging and growing our own gives us incredibly fresh produce and exciting rare ingredients.’ Tommy Banks, Head Chef

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Photo Credit: Black Swan in Oldstead

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