9. All in Cross House Lodge opposite, 3 on ground floor.
all year, restaurant closed midday Mon.
lounge, restaurant, The Wheelhouse private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, 2-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.
‘gentle jazz’ in lounge and dining room.
all ages welcomed.
per room B&B £150–£260. Market menus £20–£25, tasting menu £85, à la carte £48.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In its ‘quiet village setting’ on the edge of the North York Moors, this 14th-century thatch-roofed inn looks pure chocolate box; as with all the best chocolate boxes, there is deliciousness within. Chef/patron Andrew Pern took on the decrepit pub in 2002, revamped it and raised it to Michelin-star status. His ‘superb cooking’ draws on the kitchen garden, Yorkshire producers and the untamed countryside for such dishes as forager’s broth of mushrooms, hedgerow roots, wild rabbit taco; rump of Yorkshire hogget, suet-braised beetroot, roast almonds. ‘Spotlessly clean and comfortable’ bedrooms are in former farm buildings, two minutes away. Each room is ‘characterful, if slightly eccentric’: one has an upright piano, another, a snooker table. Two rooms sharing a hallway would suit a family. ‘The accommodation is entirely self-sufficient. On return from a Ryedale Festival event, the chance to have a drink and a platter of local cheeses and biscuits was more than welcome.’ ‘Outstanding breakfasts’ are taken communally at a ‘vast circular table – like something out of Camelot’. Look out for offers – ‘the gourmet break is excellent value for money’. (Richard Osborne, and others)
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A seaside town with an art gallery, a marine sanctuary and a castle.
A magnificent 18th-century house, set in 1,000 acres of parkland.
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One of the most complete, and atmospheric, of England’s abbey ruins.