Although originally built as a 17th century inn, this is now a country house hotel, with the feel of a private mansion. Indeed it's owned by the Duke of Devonshire. The walls are liberally spread with some of their family paintings and antiques. The main dining room (The Burlington Restaurant), which is partly a conservatory, has pleasant views over the Italian-style gardens.
The cooking style includes the likes of 'Goose, Mango and Smoked Foie Gras Salad'; 'Cumin-scented Yellowfin Tuna with Langoustine and Alfalfa Rémoulade, Lemongrass Pannacotta and soy and Ginger Dressing'; or 'Boudin of Corn-Fed Chicken with Wild Mushrooms' among the starters.
'Loin of Venison with Choucroute and Ravioli of Black Pudding'; 'Slow-Poached Fillet of Pork with Lavender and a Black Pudding Farce, Braised Cheek and Choucroute' or 'Lamb cooked two ways with Oxtail' among the mains.
Perhaps finish with Kaffir Lime Mousse with Caramelised Mango'.
There's a cheaper brasserie option. But no jeans or trainers are allowed in the main restaurant.
- Food Style: Modern French
- Lunch: Sun only 12.00-14.00; set L £35.00
- Dinner: Tues-Sun 19.00-21.30; set D from £65 to £80
- Seats: 60
- Wine: A truly enormous wine list, has some on offer for under £20
- Children's portions: Yes
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Ilkley or Skipton Rail (about 5 miles)
- Directions: Find this hotel/restaurant on the B6160, 250 yards north of the junction with the A59. See the map at the top of the page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L Mon-Sat
- Rooms available