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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Modern Yorkshire food with ambition

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass

Not far from the castle, and with Harrogate barely five miles away, the GT is a country inn with character. When the chef entitles his menus 'Food with Yorkshire Roots' here, he means it. Twice-baked Wensleydale soufflé with tomato relish is a regionally unimpeachable starter.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for dinner: 25–26 December, 1 January
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): John Topham

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 20
  • Wines over £30: 25
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Starter from: £5.95
  • Main course from14.50
  • Dessert from: £6.50
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Steps for wheelchair: 1

Additional information

  • Seats: 64
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 40
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

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

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