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Yorebridge House


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A solid-looking grey-stone property on the edge of Bainbridge, this boutique hotel occupies what was a school, built in 1848, and headmaster's house (1850). It's on the River Ure, with the River Bain forming the boundary of its five-acre grounds within the stunning backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The owners have given a clean, uncluttered look to the interior decor and furnishings, with the oak-floored restaurant kitted out in chocolate and grey tones, with simply appointed bare wooden tables and an open pass into the calm and controlled kitchen. The atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious, helped along by hospitable, service-minded staff. Dan Shotton is a confident chef who's not averse to experimentation, turning out neatly conceived dishes. Pig's head terrine, for instance, comes with two plump scallops under a fold of pleasantly rich, fatty lardo, along with pickled and puréed raisins, pickled shallots and pieces of crispy pork fat, slices of deep-fried breadcrumbed eel adding a pungent, smoky element: an involved dish, but all the flavours complement each other. Dishes are balanced in their conception and construction, and technical aspects are impressive, seen in a main course of roast fillet of halibut, moist and translucent, lifted by boneless chicken wings, accompanied by baby leeks, chanterelles, onion purée and fondant potato, all flaked with grated truffle, mushroom consommé poured at table. Meat-eaters could go for the full-on flavours of beef fillet and oxtail with confit shallots and kale. Breads are excellent and incidentals are well up to the mark, from canapés - among them perhaps goats' cheese and ham rolls with onion purée - to petits fours with coffee, while a pre-dessert sets the tone for the real thing: perhaps pretty-looking chocolate mousse with an orange gel centre accompanied by crisp chocolate 'soil', candied peel and blood orange sorbet.

Further information

Tel: 01969 652060
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Daniel Shotton
Number of seats: 35
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 2
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

Sunday lunch: £17.50-£22.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

Yorebridge House, Bainbridge
  • Yorebridge House, Bainbridge
  • Yorebridge House, Bainbridge


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A648 to Bainbridge. Yorebridge House N of centre on right before river
Nearest station: Garsdale

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