Good Hotel Guide Review
Open fires and flag stone floors in spruced-up eating and drinking areas, make this recently refurbished 18th-century coaching inn a welcoming place. In the bar and conservatory or on the terrace, small and large plates of ‘world-inspired’ cooking might include mushroom and truffle arancini, spring onion dip, or duo of Yorkshire beef; the fine-dining restaurant, Ralph’s, serves a multi-course tasting menu. Overnight guests stay in one of the stylishly updated bedrooms on the first or ground floor, each supplied with tea, coffee and organic toiletries. Residents also have access to a lounge with an honesty bar. Breakfast includes a seasonal smoothie. Harrogate, York and The Dales are an easy drive away.
15. Some, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.
all year, closed Mon, Tues for lunch.
residents’ lounge, bar, 2 restaurants, conservatory, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, small herb garden, parking.
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
not allowed, except in bar, on terrace.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £130–£16o. À la carte £50, tasting menu (Ralph’s) £60.