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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 option. Suckling pig appears in many guises on one plate - loin, belly, shoulder and black pudding with pear and dauphinoise - while the sole fish possibility on a meaty roll call of mains might be seared sea bass with truffle gnocchi and marinated artichoke. To round things off, treacle tart is served with clotted cream, Horlicks ice cream and peanut butter.

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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, Marc Williams

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 15
  • Wines over £30: 30
  • Wines by the glass: 13

Price guide

  • Starter from: £6.95
  • Main course from13.95
  • Dessert from: £5.95
  • 2-course lunch from: £14.95
  • 3-course lunch from: £18.50
  • 2-course dinner from: £14.95
  • 3-course dinner from: £18.50
  • 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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