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The Jaipur Spice

Indian Miles 1Busby Stoop Inn, Busby Stoop Road, Carlton Miniott, Nr. Thirsk, YO7 4EQ

Having heard rave reviews about The Jaipur Spice from locals in the know, it was with excitement that I sampled it for myself. What looks like a traditional British pub from the outside, is in fact an Indian restaurant offering a superb menu of expertly cooked dishes. The interior is contemporary...

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The Nags Head

Modern British Miles 2.6Pickhill, Nr. Thirsk , YO7 4JG

A country inn has stood on this spot in Pickhill for over 200 years, and for the last 40 years innkeepers Edward and Janet Boynton have upheld a proud tradition of serving the finest food and drink. The restaurant holds two prestigious AA rosettes. A real fire and solid wood...

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Crab & Lobster

Traditional Miles 3.3 Crab Manor Hotel, Dishforth Road, Asenby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 3QL

Generous, unpretentious and prepared to perfection: the perfect way to describe every dish served at the Crab & Lobster, sister eatery to Trenchers in Whitby. If you’re serious about food, a visit to this highly acclaimed restaurant is a must. Voted one of The Times’ top ten gastropubs in the...

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The George at Wath

Modern British Miles 3.4Main Street, Wath, Nr. Ripon, HG4 5EN

The George at Wath is, as the name suggests, located in the pretty village of Wath, just a few miles north of the cathedral city of Ripon. There is a vast choice of local attractions right on The George’s doorstep, making this lovely hotel and restaurant a popular base from...

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Oswalds Restaurant with Rooms

Modern European Miles 3.9Church Farm, Front Street, Thirsk, Sowerby-under-Cotcliffe, YO7 1JF

After a day at Thirsk Races, it is a short drive to these converted farm buildings which are tucked away behind Front Street - look for the elegant green hanging sign and turn in the gateway to the car park and entrance. The bar has comfy brown leather sofas and...

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Black Lion Bar & Bistro

Modern British Miles 3.98 Market Place, Thirsk, YO7 1LB

The tall town clock may dominate the bustling cobbled square in Thirsk but, for me, there is a greater attraction in this postcard-perfect town. That attraction would be the Black Lion Bar & Bistro, which sits pretty on Market Place and offers delicious food with more than a hint of...

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The Buck Inn

Traditional Miles 4.2Maunby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 4HD

Nestled in the quaint village of Maunby and just minutes away from the A1 and A19, The Buck Inn has been at the heart of village life since the 1700s. In 2009, brothers Mark and Paul Stokes took over what had become an ailing business and set about transforming it...

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The Granary

Modern British Miles 5.5Lightwater Country Shopping Village, North Stainley, Nr. Ripon, HG4 3HT

Most theme parks encourage visitors to punctuate their day on the flumes and rollercoasters with visits to burger bars and hotdog stands. Not so at Lightwater Village, where you’ll find hearty Yorkshire dining amidst the redbrick arches of The Granary, just outside the park gates. The new chef is...

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The Royal Oak

Gastropub Miles 6.436 Kirkgate, Ripon, HG4 1PB

Conveniently located close to Ripon’s magnificent cathedral, The Royal Oak is a stylish bar and eatery with a relaxed, contemporary feel. Last year, the pub was awarded a coveted AA rosette for the imaginative dishes created by head chef Jonathan Murray and his talented brigade. The focus is on locally...

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Bruce Arms

Modern British Miles 6.4Main Street, West Tanfield, HG4 5JJ

The Bruce Arms prides itself on being a food-led pub – quality cuisine is the driving force here. Having been in the business for 30 years, chef-patron Hugh is a successful self-taught chef (he spent a spell at the Michelin-starred Yorke Arms) and enjoys creating imaginative seasonal dishes. He uses...

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