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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Garden
Wheelchair access
Free Wi-Fi

Named in honour of General Banastre Tarleton, a hero of the American War of Independence, this 18th-century coaching inn just north of Knaresborough is an ideal base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. The renovated interior retains its old beams and original log fires, while the sofas encourage guests to settle down with a pint of Black Sheep. Here you can peruse the seasonal menus that have helped chef-proprietor John Topham and his team earn two AA Rosettes. Championing local produce, east coast fish is delivered daily, local vegetables arrive the day they’ve been picked, and seasonal game comes from nearby shoots. Food is served in the Bar Brasserie, in the fine dining restaurant, or out in the terrace garden and courtyard when the weather permits. Typical starters include queenie scallops in garlic butter with gruyère and cheddar; slow braised belly pork, yuzu pastille, daikon, pickled radish and soy reduction; and steamed mussels with ginger, lemongrass and coconut milk. These might precede main dishes such as chargrilled haunch of Holme farmed venison; or slow-braised lamb shoulder with creamed potatoes, marjoram peas, confit tomato and thyme jus. Leave space for one of the accomplished desserts, such as Yorkshire curd tart with pine nut brittle, honeycomb and salted caramel ice cream. Accompanying wines can be selected from a list of 150, with 11 served by the glass.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-3 6-11
  • Lunch opening: all week 12-2
  • Dinner opening: Monday to Saturday 6-9.15, Sunday 6-8.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales: Black Sheep Best Bitter, Timothy Taylor Landlord

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Wedding receptions

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs

Accessibility

  • Ramp or lift access available

Getting here

A1(M) junction 48 at Boroughbridge, take A6055 to Knaresborough. Inn 4 miles on right

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