On the fringe of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, this 14th-century thatched gem sits in an idyllic village surrounded by wonderful walks. Although renowned as a foodie destination, the genuinely pubby bar is worth seeking out. Here both locals and visitors relax with well-kept pints of Two Chefs whilst awaiting the call to dine. Chef-patron Andrew Pern changes his dishes frequently according to seasonal availability. The autumn menu makes interesting reading. Start off with smoked tartare of North Sea halibut with lovage, home-preserved wild garlic 'capers', cured egg yolk, cultured Longley Farm sour cream, Garforth Hatchery caviar, and crumpets; or Bransdale-shot treacle-glazed grouse with spiced damson and red cabbage purée, gamekeeper's bonbon and gatherings of autumn; then dive into the mains. Fillet of Fadmoor-reared veal, cooked over charcoal, sticky cheek, salt-baked carrots, lardo and garden kale, and sauce Bougogne; or pan-roasted wild turbot with a little North Sea lobster, morteau and chestnut mushroom pie, nutmeg spinach, and shellfish au poivre. Look out for specials and veggie choices.