The Yorke Arms

‘Frances Atkins, the chef/patron, is lovely, and the food is divine’ at this creeper-covered 18th-century coaching inn run by the Michelin-starred chef and her husband, Bill. More

Contact details

The Yorke Arms
01423 755243

Hotel information


15. 4 in courtyard, 1 suitable for disabled.


all year except 25 Dec, closed Sun and Mon.


lounge, bar, 2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), function facilities, 2-acre grounds.

Background music

classical in dining rooms.


not under 12.


allowed in 1 bedroom, bar.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2017] per room D,B&B £345–£430. Tasting menu £85, à la carte £65.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Frances Atkins, the chef/patron, is lovely, and the food is divine’ at this creeper-covered 18th-century coaching inn run by the Michelin-starred chef and her husband, Bill. In an ‘unsurpassed setting’ overlooking the green in a Dales village, the restaurant-with-rooms wins many returnees, who praise the ‘first-class hospitality’. Kick off an evening with ‘delicious canapés’ by the log fire in the lounge. ‘Excellent daily-changing menus’ showcase produce from the large kitchen garden, along with wild foods, and locally sourced meat and fish. Characteristic offerings: blanquette of Nidderdale lamb, courgette, pickled gooseberry; truffled brill, shrimp butter, lemon balm. Rest, afterwards, in a room at the inn (some ‘bijou but well equipped’) or in one of the ‘super’ two-storey courtyard suites, ‘faultlessly styled’ and stocked with ‘everything you’d expect from a luxury hotel – magazines, delicious biscuits, first-class toiletries’. In the morning, breakfast on home-made breads and preserves; ‘excellent smoked haddock’. ‘Not cheap, but it’s worth every penny.’ (William Wood, David and Lorna Hellard, F and IW, and others)

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The Yorke Arms

Guest comments

'We booked for a culinary treat and chance to explore a lovely Dale. The visit more than lived up to expectations. The food was wonderful. The room though 'bijou' was well equipped and the service was both friendly and efficient. And the setting in Nidderdale and scope for our walks we felt was unsurpassed. ' - David & Lorna Hellard - April, 2017
'We were booked into the new rooms 17 and 18 across the small courtyard at the rear - and they are super. A large ground floor lounge with settee, chairs TV and fridge and upstairs the bedroom with bathroom etc and another TV. We enjoyed the eight- course tasting menu and wine flight which was excellent. A comfortable lounge for afternoon tea /aperitifs. ' - William Wood - May, 2016
'The minute rustic entrance and the bar feel cramped, but the lounge is bigger, and the dining room is spacious, furnished with traditional high-backed chairs and polished wooden tables in a comfortable rather than elegant style. Tea and first-class biscuits and slim slices of heavenly cake are offered on arrival. Out bedroom in the main house had a stone mullioned window overlooking the green, solid white oak robust but simple modern furniture. Frances Atkins’s Michelin one-star menu was the best we have tasted for a long time in the UK. Service was efficient but also engaging, creating a friendly atmosphere. Breakfast had a simple buffet and full range of standard cooked dishes. ' - Ian & Francine Walsh - February, 2015
'This has to be one of the top five restaurants-with-rooms in the country. Frances Atkins's cooking is brilliant.The rooms are also to be recommended. They may not be that spacious but they are comfortable, and the bathrooms are modern and well equipped. The key to the success is all about management. The service is professional but also friendly. People seem to care. There is a bit of the country house party atmosphere which encourages companionship between guests. ' - David Hampshire - March, 2012

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