Eating in Yorkshire’s Countryside

It’s sometimes possible to forget that in Yorkshire, outside of the amazing National Parks, there is incredible countryside in abundance, as well as incredible dining experiences in many places. In this post, we describe countryside dining across the region that should not be overlooked on your visit to wonderful Yorkshire.


The Crab & Lobster, Generous, unpretentious and prepared to perfection. If you’re serious about food, a visit to the highly acclaimed Crab & Lobster Restaurant is a must. The ‘Crab’ offers a wide variety of gourmet dishes, from fresh local seafood to traditional English fare.


Ye Old Sun Inn, Colton, near Tadcaster – Winners of the White Rose 2009 Awards ‘Yorkshire Pub of the Year’ – This is a venue for tradition with flare. Their multi awarding winning chefs have combined their experience of traditional food with the modern flavours of today to create an eating experience to be remembered. Using the very best fresh ingredients available, including home grown fruit and vegetables from their gardens, fresh meat and fresh fish of the day, they provide a wide range of menu options to suit all.


The Durham Ox, Crayke, near Easingwold – A 300-year old pub with original features and offering comfortable surroundings without recourse to trendy fixtures and fittings. In the bar area the original flag stones are still on the floor and on the walls oak panels fitted by the local woodcarver as well as a bar that bears his name still takes pride of place. With a roaring fire alight in the inglenook fireplace in winter and an outside balcony for summer dining the pub oozes atmosphere.


Goldsborough Hall – Whether you decide to head here for morning coffee, a light lunch, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea or a gourmet supper, they pride themselves on making every meal a delicious experience that lives long in the memory, all in the beautiful surroundings of a royal stately home – once home to HRH Princess Mary during the 1920s. The team of culinary creatives lead the way with an array of stunning dishes with the emphasis firmly on fresh, seasonal food sourced locally and prepared skilfully. Goldsborough Hall has also been awarded two AA rosettes for culinary excellence in 2018.


The Star Inn, Harome – An historic 14th Century thatched inn with hospitality steeped in its very timbers, The Star Inn is located in the picturesque village of Harome. Taken over in 1996 by Andrew Pern, The Star Inn has since won nearly every award worth its salt for Andrew’s ‘Modern Yorkshire’ cooking and his Inn’s warm hospitality.

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Rockliffe Hall: From gourmet tasting menus to tasty grills, it’s no surprise that Rockliffe Hall is synonymous with luxury surroundings and award-winning food. Whether it’s traditional afternoon tea or a succulent steak, their three restaurants boast three very different culinary experiences. With Michelin-starred chef Richard Allen at the helm, the flagship Orangery restaurant offers a varied menu, exquisite wines and carefully concocted cocktails, revitalised for a new chapter in the iconic restaurant’s history. Much of what you’ll enjoy in the restaurant has come from the 365 acre estate and their aim is to take you on a foodie journey across land, air and sea.


The Box Tree, Ilkley – This small renowned restaurant has been a part of Ilkley since the early sixties. Now owned by husband and wife team Simon and Rena Gueller, the Box Tree continues to aim to be the best. The modern French classical menu and extensive wine cellar offer food lovers an unforgettable experience.


The Black Bull Inn – As one of the most iconic destination restaurants and dining pubs in North Yorkshire for decades, the renovation and re-opening of this historic inn showcases a new level in the hospitality excellence of the Provenance Inns group. The Black Bull Inn Moulton, famed for its seafood, has an exceptional a la carte menu of the highest quality, with innovative dishes and traditional classics, both utilising the freshest seasonal ingredients.


The Glasshouse Restaurant – Food at the KP is about what you want, when you want it. Treat yourself to eggs Benedict for a laid-back brunch, relax with friends and share our take on tapas or a sit down to a perfect rib of beef for Sunday lunch with the family. Whatever you’re in the mood for – The KP have got it covered. Take your pick from the anytime lounge menu downstairs, the stylish dining room upstairs or seasonal drinks and classic cocktails at the bar. With views over the rolling Yorkshire landscape, it’s a great spot to be.


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The Yorke Arms, Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale The Michelin starred Yorke Arms is one of Britain’s leading Restaurants with Rooms and its excellence has been acclaimed by the major guide publications for its food from one of the world’s top female chefs Frances Atkins. It attained a Michelin star in 2003 and was voted Number 1 restaurant in the UK by ‘Good Food Guide’ in 2007/8.

You’ll find the Yorke Arms on the lovely drive from Nidderdale to Masham, which is highly recommended.

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The Pipe and Glass Inn, South Dalton, near Beverley – East Yorkshire’s first and only Michelin Star, The Pipe & Glass Inn was also named Pub of the Year in the 2012 edition of the Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide. Committed to sourcing as much local and seasonal produce as possible – but first and foremost quality counts. Dating back to the 15th century, The Pipe & Glass Inn stands on the site of the original gatehouse to Dalton Park, still the residence of Lord Hotham.


The Bay Tree is a local pub in the heart of Stillington, near Easingwold, 10 Miles North of York on the edge of the Howardian Hills. This pub prides itself on two key attributes – great food cooked by our own Michelin Trained Chef/Owner and great Gin served by his other half. This is a young couples first venture and the first 2 years, the business has being going from strength to strength.


The Timble Inn, a romantic Grade II listed 18th Century Coaching Inn, situated in the beautiful Washburn Valley near Otley, a part of the delightful Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our restaurant is cosy and intimate, serving freshly cooked dishes using locally sourced ingredients and produce wherever possible.

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