Eating out in the North York Moors

in North York Moors

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 pit stops to refuel at.


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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 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.


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.

Fox and Hounds, Sinnington – This attractive 18th-Century former coaching inn In one of the prettiest villages in North Yorkshire offers a warm welcome the minute you arrive.

Bothams, Pickering – The quaint Tea Room echoes the forties, and the staff wear tea dresses and white pinnys. A dresser displays the glass stands filled with cake slices and the loose-leaf tea tins and the tables are from our original Tea Room in Whitby in the early 20th century. 


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

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