The White Hart Country Inn
Set in a valley in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, Hawes has the distinction of being the highest market town in England and is also home to the renowned Wensleydale cheese. Along its charming cobbled main street is The White Hart Country Inn, run by husband-and-wife team Terry and Helen Wood. This 18th-century coaching inn combines picturesque period features with all the modern comforts; a traditional range with a bread oven and a blazing open hearth takes pride of place in the bar, while a more modern ﬁre keeps diners warm in the restaurant.
Food is served in the bar in the daytime and the restaurant in the evening to a harmonious mix of visitors and locals. Head chef Luke is passionate about Yorkshire food, sourcing meat from a local butcher and cheese from nearby producers. All the dishes are homemade from scratch, and Luke even makes his own meat stock and ice cream. You might start your meal with the likes of Morecambe Bay ﬁshcake or conﬁt duck leg, follow on with slow-cooked Wensleydale beef or Brown Moor Farm lamb’s liver, and round it off with a local cheeseboard or a trio of Yorkshire rhubarb desserts.
For an overnight stay there are ﬁve stylish en-suite bedrooms with views over the village to the hills beyond, and even the furniture is locally made. The White Hart holds a Certiﬁcate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, where it receives high praise for its comfortable rooms, delicious food, generous portions and friendly service.