Originally built as a club for gentlemen mill owners, this restaurant/hotel enjoys stunning views across the River Wharfe and the Dales. It was bought by the Chatsworth Estate in 1998 and is now the sister hotel to The Devonshire Arms in Bolton Abbey. The interior decoration, might come as something of a surprise, but, with its contemporary décor, has clearly brought the building into the 21st century. You can eat in the bar bistro or their conservatory which share a menu.Chef, Daniel Birk, offers a short brasserie-style menu based on local ingredients. So expect the likes of Pigeon Terrine; 'Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Cream, Smoked Bacon, Granny Smith Apple & Purple Sprouting Broccoli' and Onion Soup among the starters. Perhaps, Fillet of Red Mullet with a Fricassee of Olives, Tomatoes and Parisienne Potatoes; 'Escalope of Calves Liver Wrapped in Parma Ham with Fine Onion Tart & Sauce Bourguignonne' and Local Lamb Shank with Cep Dauphinoise listed among the mains. Maybe finish with Apricot or Blueberry and Almond Tart, Crème Brulée or their selection of artisan cheese. An overnight stay, in one of their comfortable bedrooms, makes the trip worthwhile - especially if combined to their excellent value Monday Supper Club.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week; 12.00-14.30; mains £16 to £18; set L Sun £11.95
- Dinner: all week; 18.30-21.30; mains £16 to £18; set D £23 (2 courses), £29 93 courses) - a Monday Supper Club brings bargain prices
- Seats: 60, plus 18 outside
- Wine: a good list kicks off at a reasonable £13.95
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Skipton
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: check Christmas openings
- Outside eating
- Rooms available