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Yorkshire has so much good food...
Award-winning afternoon teas, posh pub grub, and five Michelin starred restaurants – North Yorkshire has plenty on offer. With a self-catering break in one of our luxury holiday homes, you have all the flexibility to go out and explore the meaning eateries on offer. Don’t forget for a night in, you can book our private dining with our partner chefs.
Here are some of our favourites in the area…
Bettys – Northallerton, York and Harrogate
For 100 years people have been flocking to Yorkshire for a taste of Bettys. Bettys is not only home to the perfect cup of tea, it is also the place to enjoy fresh coffee, tempting cakes, locally sourced food, and traditional afternoon tea, all served with a warm Yorkshire welcome.
Don’t be put off by the queue of visitors at busy times – it is worth the wait!
Posh Pub Grub & High Quality Bistros
The Heifer, Scorton
Overlooking the village green of Scorton in North Yorkshire, The Heifer brings you a blend of rural Yorkshire hospitality with a modern contemporary feel. A delightful place to dine, with fresh home cooked cuisine sourced from all local produce ranging from light snacks and lunches to a full A la Carte evening menu. We strongly recommend the classic steak and chips from the menu!
The Golden Lion, Osmotherley
Osmotherley village offers three great local pubs, however one of the locals’ favourites is The Golden Lion, offering roaring log fires in the Winter months as well as outdoor seating in the centre of the village green in the summer months. The pub offers fine dining as well as classic Yorkshire food, all locally produced such as Chicken Kiev and Steak Pie, to enjoy alongside a local ale and a friendly chat.
The Bay Horse, Hurworth
An award-winning ‘real old English pub’ with exceptional food, the menu is made up of classic English dishes with quality as its main focus. Locally sourced produce is used wherever possible by the chefs to make the most of seasonal produce, with all bread being baked on site with a different selection every day. Make sure that you check the daily specials board!
The Blue Lion, East Witton
Surrounded by the splendour of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and nestled in the heart of the iconic Wensleydale, this 18th century Inn is welcoming and full of character. The Blue Lion is a place where you can relax and recharge in homely surroundings and warm up beside the log fire. Whether you are looking for real local ale, a quick bite to eat at the bar or a romantic candlelit dinner you will be sure to get a warm Yorkshire welcome here!
The CB Inn, Arkengarthdale
This award-winning, 18th century Charles Bathurst Inn in Arkengarthdale is nestled in some of Yorkshire’s finest scenery.
It provides fine food, using local Yorkshire produce, ales and wines providing the perfect setting for anyone looking to enjoy the surrounding Yorkshire countryside. If you enjoy this posh pub grub, why not try their sister establishment, The Punch Bowl, in Wensleydale…
The Wensleydale Heifer, West Witton
There are two alternative dining experiences, each offering different atmospheres, but both with the same great service and fantastic food.
Specialising in high quality rustic French cuisine in a busy, vibrant upbeat Bistro atmosphere, Rustique restaurant offers a large and varied selection of meat and fish dishes cooked traditionally, using local products at a very reasonable price with high-quality service in the Richmond area. We recommend the mussels and frites!
Black Bull, Moulton
Showcasing the very best in great local produce, including charcoal-cooked steaks and plenty of fish/seafood, three ales and a good choice of wines by the glass, this pub offers great food in a stylish environment. Whether you decide to cosy up by the log fire in the bar or dine in the elegant extension with glass walls and doors leading to the terrace, you will not be let down by the great local food with local and well-trained staff ensuring a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Make sure you leave space for their yummy dessert menu!
The Wensleydale Heifer, Leyburn
Situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, The Wensleydale Heifer offers high quality and award-winning dining. There are two alternative dining experiences, each offering guests a different atmosphere, both with the same great service and fantastic food; The restaurant is an elegant, contemporary dining experience, with its leather chairs, log fires and Doug Hyde artwork or alternatively the fish bar is a less formal environment with seagrass flooring, wooden tables and rattan chairs, perfect for a more relaxed dining experience.
The Star Inn, Harome
Situated in a picturesque village on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, a couple of miles outside the market town of Helmsley, this much loved, Michelin starred Inn has been consistently voted the favourite Northern restaurant by industry professionals and is much loved by foodies and locals alike. The ‘modern Yorkshire’ style of cooking places great emphasis on regional and seasonal ingredients and is firmly rooted in North Yorkshire. Be sure to try the mouth-watering Dark Chocolate and Orange Pudding with Sloe Gin Syrup and Bramble Ripple Ice Cream (if you have any room)!
The Coach House at Middleton Lodge, Middleton Tyas
Set in the stunning grounds of Middleton Lodge, The Coach House is the latest dining venue offering a mouth-watering menu in gorgeous contemporary surroundings. The chef is passionate about all things food, creating beautiful dishes with incredible flavours offering a menu of great local Yorkshire produce along with a variety of cocktails. We recommend the toffee chocolate bar, honeycomb ice cream & pistachio crumb pudding – you can walk it off tomorrow!
The Raby Hunt Restaurant, Summerhouse
This small countryside restaurant is the first and only in the North East to be awarded two Michelin stars. Head chef and owner James Close prepares wonderful food using the finest seasonal ingredients in his modern British style. The Raby Hunt offers one tasting menu of 15 to 17 courses – make sure to book in early!
There is nothing more rewarding after a day exploring the most picturesque Yorkshire countryside, than resting your feet and treating yourself to a local ale and some pub grub at one of Yorkshire’s finest watering holes...
The evenings are drawing in and the leaves are turning a crisp golden colour. We know that the weather is changing but when there is somewhere warm and cosy with amazing interiors to retreat to, we don’t mind that the colder seasons are on the way.