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Local produce drives the award-winning menu here

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
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. Leave space for one of the accomplished desserts, such as trio of Yorkshire rhubarb with vanilla 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: all week 12–2
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6–9.15, Sunday 6–8.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs


  • Ramp access available

Getting here

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

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