Great Places to Eat

We often refer to ourselves as being situated in ‘foodie central’. We are surrounded by some of the best restaurants in the country, from Michelin starred eateries through to traditional gastropubs serving honest hearty meals sourced from local produce.

The Black Swan in Oldstead

Distance: 3 miles

The Black swan in Oldstead is run by celebrity chef Tommy Banks
Emphasis is on the short journey from field to plate

This Michelin-starred restaurant is run by chef Tommy Banks – star of Masterchef and the Great British Menu. Tommy Banks is Britain’s youngest chef to hold a Michelin Star. Named ‘Best restaurant in world’ by TripAdvisor in 2017. Booking is essential. It is very expensive and an once in a life time treat thing to do

The Black Swan offers a Tasting menu, which is critically acclaimed for its commitment to locally sourced ingredients and uses a combination of age-old and modern culinary techniques. Emphasis is on the short journey from field to plate, made achievable by the extensive, adjacent kitchen garden and the family farm in Oldstead itself.

The Star Inn Harome

Distance: 8 miles

The Star Inn Harome – a low, magical building with a thatched roof

The Star Inn Harome has been our favourite restaurant for over 50 years. Half  a century is a very long time but it never fails.  Situated in the picturesque village of Harome, a couple of miles outside the market town of Helmsley. The much loved inn has origins dating back to the 14th Century. Run by chef-owner Andrew Pern this Michelin-starred restaurant has been consistently rated as one of the UK’s top eateries. Whether you pop in for lunch or go along in the evening you will be assured of making a food memory- A favourite place to go 

Andrew Pern is a well-known British chef, particularly recognised for his contributions to the culinary scene in North Yorkshire, England. He is the owner and head chef of The Star Inn at Harome, a renowned gastropub located near Helmsley in North Yorkshire. Pern’s culinary style is often described as modern British with a focus on locally sourced ingredients, seasonal produce, and traditional cooking techniques.

The Star Inn at Harome has garnered critical acclaim under Pern’s leadership, earning numerous awards and accolades, including a Michelin star for its exceptional cuisine. Pern is celebrated for his innovative approach to traditional British dishes, as well as his commitment to supporting local farmers and producers.

In addition to his work at The Star Inn at Harome, Andrew Pern has authored cookbooks and made television appearances, further establishing himself as a prominent figure in the British culinary world. His dedication to quality, creativity, and showcasing the best of Yorkshire’s food culture has made him a respected chef both regionally and nationally.


The White Horse in Ampleforth

Distance: 1.2 miles

The White Horse is popular with locals and visitors alike. Just taken over by new owners we can tell you they are going to be open every day for drinks with food Wednesday to Sunday. So why not extend your stay with us and enjoy a Sunday roast with proper Yorkshire puddings


The Magpie Cafe

Distance: 35 miles

A Trip To Whitby isn’t complete without a visit to The Magpie Cafe. It’s known throughout North Yorkshire and beyond as one of the finest fish and chip restaurants. With an extensive menu . How about kippers for a starter with bread and butter and strawberry jam …yes that’s right – jam – to cleanse your palate before you tuck into your main course.

One of the things every visitor to Whitby notices is the queue outside Magpie in all weathers and seasons to sample the finest fish and chips in Yorkshire. They have a take away fish and chip shop to the right of the restaurant. Framed signed photos grace the wall inside of famous faces who over the years have dined there.

Wass Farm Shop- 2 fields away

Just across the road – 2 fields away  .Take home a taste of Yorkshire. There is a great selection of charcuterie – chose from tasty salamis, Heritage Breed Pork Nduja and other sliced treats for you to make your snacks while you stay with us. Recently winners in Good Food Awards – Where every product is a testament to  dedication to flavour, quality, and sustainability. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the rich culinary traditions of North Yorkshire.