The Yorke Arms
Sitting peacefully beside Ramsgill village green in Yorkshire’s picturesque Nidderdale, The Yorke Arms embodies a charming image of country life. Close to the historic town of Pateley Bridge, The Yorke Arms enjoys scenic views of dry stone walls, rugged hills and green fields from every angle, affording a peace and tranquillity rarely found. The team aims to allow guests to enjoy the full Yorke Arms experience, providing culinary excellence, comfortable rooms, open fires and a beautiful countryside setting – enhanced by enthusiastic, dedicated service. Oak panelling lines the front entrance, which opens up into a bar area decorated with fine antiques. Handsomely attired dining rooms are softly lit by candles and firelight, and the lounge boasts cosy chairs and plush rugs. Quiet, relaxing and refined, the building encapsulates fine old Yorkshire tradition. The vegetable garden provides an abundance of produce for the kitchen. There’s even a chef’s table with a fire pit in the centre of the garden where guests can enjoy a tasting menu.
Nationally recognised as one of the county’s top restaurants with rooms, The Yorke Arms is listed in the Good Food Guide’s Top 50 UK Restaurants. It has won countless other awards and accolades, including a Michelin star, which chef Frances Atkins and her team have held since 2003. Most recently, The Yorke Arms was ranked number 19 in The Times’ Top 100 Food List. Largely self-taught and lauded for her culinary creativity and lightness of touch, Frances’ desire to cook and passion for her art have fuelled a meteoric rise to the industry’s highest echelons. ‘Frances’ eclectic and inventive menus offer up-to-the minute artistry, her uncomplicated but deftly compiled dishes exuding fresh, natural flavours from a wealth of often locally produced ingredients,’ said The Daily Telegraph – and this is no exaggeration.
Game season is an absolute delight here, thanks to the abundant natural larder of Yorkshire moorland, and you can witness the wonders that Frances works with pheasant, grouse, teal and partridge. Whatever time of year you choose to take pleasure in the charming tranquillity of The Yorke Arms, you’ll find only the finest cuisine, the best-quality wines and heavenly hospitality. The team has also been busy adding to the accommodation. Guests can now stay in the Courtyard Rooms – charming two-storey apartments set in the beautiful grounds. In the words of House & Garden magazine, ‘the peacefulness is sublime’ here – as is everything at The Yorke Arms.