The North York Moors is one of three stunning National Parks within Yorkshire and it has its fair share of culinary gems for you to enjoy too. See below a selection of the finest pitstops to refuel at.
Feversham Arms, Helmsley - The food at the Fev is - like other aspects of the hotel - a great antidote to the stresses of modern life. Dishes are classically-inspired, with touches of intelligent modernity, approachable and comforting. Local and international produce is simply prepared to ensure maximum flavour.
Black Swan, Helmsley - Yorkshire is renowned for producing some of the finest foods in the UK and nowhere is this recognised more than at Helmsley's Black Swan Hotel. The acclaimed 3 AA rosette The Gallery Restaurant offers three distinct menus for dinner, all of which use ingredients sourced from within 30 miles of the hotel.
The Inn at Hawnby - High quality, freshly prepared meals can be enjoyed daily in the restaurant - the Mexborough Room, which commands stunning views over gardens and the surrounding countryside.
The Fox and Hounds - with its cosy bar, open fire and hanging hops, a rustic and relaxing atmosphere awaits you at the Fox and Hounds. The contemporary restaurant's three chefs source ingredients locally, making the most of the area's fine meat, fish and home grown vegetables. The inn has an AA rosette awarded for culinary excellence which has been maintained for the past 15 years.
The Black Swan at Oldstead is a 16th century pub with a Michelin Star restaurant and 5 star rooms, set in a stunning rural location near Byland Abbey 20 miles north of York. Michelin says of chef/owner, Tommy Banks, who is believed to be Britain's youngest Michelin Star Chef, 'cooking is modern and highly skilled but satisfyingly unpretentious" . The AA says 'Chef Tom cooks with the seasons and with a great deal of passion and flair', 2014. The once humble Black Swan has that rare ability to be relaxed and friendly whilst serving seriously good food.
The White Swan Inn, Pickering - If you're into honest food, good wine, beautiful surroundings and great hospitality, you're going to love one of Yorkshire's leading inns. The chefs are renowned for their sensational creations - simple goodness from fresh ingredients, that are sourced in season, properly cooked, and presented on your table with a minimum of food miles.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Pullman dining - The Pullman service is a magical setting for anniversaries or special events, with its period carriages, splendid seating and lavish decoration. We offer a first class service with hearty meals prepared by our on-board chef.
The Fox and Rabbit Inn - is a traditional country pub located in the Noth York Moors National Park on the edge of Dalby Forest. The Inn dates from the 18th century and is owned and run by the Wood brothers. You can be sure of a warm welcome, great service and high quality food and drink in comfortable surroundings. Patrons are welcome to enjoy anything from a pint of ale to a 3 course meal while they appreciate the panoramic views.
Feast Pickering - Cafe, Deli, home and gifts in the centre of Pickering.
The Dale Head Farm Tea Garden is situated in the picturesqe North York Moors. The tea garden is criss-crossed by walks and looks down beautiful Rosedale valley. They serve loose leaf Yorkshire Tea and Taylors of Harrogate coffee in china cups. All baking items are made on the premises using the best local ingredients. Speciallity cakes such a Yorkshire moggy, teabread, beer fruit cake - if you want a delicious cake - something a little different go and see them. The Tea Garden is relaxing with a shooting butt to sit in, various tables and a shelter for inclement weather complete with woodburner. Their visitors book has numerous entries such as 'paradise with the gates shut', 'cream scone to die for', 'spiffingly scrumptious' and 'lovely friendly people'.
Just on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, The Cleveland Tontine is something of an institution in beautiful North Yorkshire. Idiosyncratic and eclectic with a hint of English eccentricity. It features an award-winning bistro and restaurant, with a rustic and indulgent charm. There is also a boutique hotel offering unique rooms that can match the best in terms of funky luxury. Provenance is at the heart of the menus and head chef, James Cooper, showcases the very best in local produce