Good Hotel Guide Review
Additional bedrooms in a new barn annexe will delight food lovers keen to bag a bed at this charming thatched village pub near the North York Moors, with its Michelin-starred cooking and quirky style. ‘Wonderful’, ‘quiet and comfortable’ bedrooms are tucked away across the road in converted farm buildings – characterful spaces of beams and low windows with country-scene wallpapers, tartan carpets and chunky wooden furniture. Fun objects include old riding boots, and even a piano in one, a pool table in another. Four lighter, more contemporary rooms are in the new barn addition. The lounge, with a hunting-lodge feel and log stove, is a place ‘to sink back’ with a drink from the honesty bar before enjoying Andrew Pern’s ‘Modern Yorkshire’ cooking. Championing local produce, he produces ‘exceptional’ flavour-dense dishes of unusual combinations: Douglas fir-cured halibut with brown shrimp crumpets, roasted fallow deer with quince and elderberry preserve, and local partridge with juniper-creamed sprouts, smoked beets and clementine. ‘Amazing’ feast-like breakfasts are served at a giant round table. ‘A fabulous experience.’
13. All opposite pub in Cross House Lodge with Barn annexe, 6 on ground floor, unsuitable for disabled.
all year, restaurant closed Mon lunch, last orders Sun 6 pm.
bar, restaurant (veg/vegan menus), cocktail bar, 2-acre garden (all at main pub), lounge, breakfast room, terrace (at building with bedrooms), in-room TV, civil wedding licence, restaurant wheelchair accessible.
in lounge, dining room.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £35.
allowed in 3 bedrooms (£30 a night), not in restaurant or pub.
B&B doubles from £150. À la carte (3 courses) £70, tasting menu £85.