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Where to Eat and Drink in the Yorkshire Dales

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Explore the Yorkshire Dales’ finest eating and drinking establishments

Looking for some fantastic dining out opportunities in Yorkshire? Our handy eating and drinking guide divulges the best bars, restaurants, pubs and cafés to visit during your stay

The Yorkshire Dales boasts places to eat and drink of all kinds. Find country pubs serving tasty food and beer gardens, award-winning restaurants and quirky cafés, whatever takes your fancy.

Take a trip to The Green Dragon Inn based in Hardraw, offering great food in a relaxing and cosy atmosphere. It sits a short walk from England’s largest single drop waterfall, Hardraw Force. This site of natural beauty was made famous in the 1991 film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.

The discerning diner has a wealth of choice when it comes to restaurants in the Yorkshire Dales. Dine at the award-winning Samuel’s in the grand Swinton Park for an elegant experience in a beautiful country estate. Enjoy the superb food in this sumptuous setting, overlooking the gardens and parkland of the extensive acreage.

The many cafés in the Yorkshire Dales offer light bites for lunch, high-quality coffee and an indulgent slice of cake. The Mad Hatters Team Room in Settle boasts quaint setting, full of mismatched chairs and patterned tea services. If you are near Kettlewell, drop by Zarinas, a traditional café full of Yorkshire charm that serves delicious cakes.

You will find a multitude of restaurants, cafés and pubs in the Yorkshire Dales to satisfy all palettes.

  • Mad Hatter’s Tea Room

    Step into the world of Alice in Wonderland at this whacky and wonderful Sedbergh tea room. Whether you’re with your other half, your children or your friends, Mad Hatter’s Tea Room offers a fantasy afternoon tea to suit all tastes. You can even buy your own Alice in Wonderland items to commemorate your visit.

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  • Retreat Tearoom and Bistro

    Whether you’re seeking a spot of afternoon tea or an evening of fine wining and dining, the Retreat Tearoom and Bistro will be more than happy to accommodate you with its freshly cooked food and specialist coffee. They even offer gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan meals.

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    Samuel’s Restaurant

    An exquisite restaurant situated in the magnificent Swinton Park Castle, the ideal place for a holiday treat. Samuel’s grow their own fruit, vegetables and herbs to help produce some of the finest dishes in the Yorkshire Dales.

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  • The Green Dragon Inn

    The Green Dragon Inn is the ultimate traditional English pub – a 13th century free house sympathetically retaining its original beams, walls and floors. As well as serving a combination of typical, hearty pub food with some contemporary creations, it’s also a heavenly spot to sit with your feet up in front of the logburner and sample the local ales.

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  • Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant

    Based in an elegant boutique hotel, the restaurant at Wensleydale Heifer offers a range of formal dining experiences including a Fish Bar, a snug and even a restaurant garden for the summertime. With a weekly-changing menu and a pride for serving incredible food, this is a must-visit whilst you’re in the Yorkshire Dales.

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