We’ve put together ten of our favourite hidden gems in Yorkshire. Each of which we have visited and photographed for our new guide to Yorkshire.
The Coach House at Middleton Lodge exudes indulgent luxury, with an enviable interior that you will never want to leave. With its arched Georgian windows, brick interiors, decadent chandeliers, roaring fires and deep leather chesterfields, this is a magnificent boutique hotel, restaurant and bar.
Salts Mill is a vast and architecturally impressive textile mill with historic significance. Bought by entrepreneur Jonathan Silver in 1987, this avid supporter of the local artist David Hockney transformed this Grade II* World Heritage site into a destination for art, shopping and dining.
Situated at Cannon Hall Farm, The White Bull is named after Grandpa Nicholson’s prize winning bull Sam, who enjoyed a pint in the beer tent after winning a prize at local shows. Casual food from sandwiches and baked potatoes to seafood baskets are served in this almost industrial style restaurant.
The Dalesman Tearoom is a quirky and eclectic café and sweet emporium serving homemade food, cakes and traditional sweets. A fantastic array of vintage sweet tins decorate the walls and shelves whilst traditional sweet jars overflowing with kaleidoscopic candy are in abundance.
The Kings Head at Kettlewell is an exceptional and award-winning pub with national recognition for its food and accommodation. Surrounded by some of Yorkshire’s most scenic countryside, The Kings Head’s menu specialises in a modern approach to traditional British pub classics.
The Courtyard Dairy is a characterful and expert cheesemongers selling the best artisanal cheeses from Britain and around the world. Regularly featuring in the national press and having won numerous awards for its excellence, The Courtyard Dairy is renowned for its quality produce and knowledgeable staff.
The Coffee House in Skipton prides itself on being “a quality-focused artisan café”. Independently owned, The Coffee House offers delicious homemade food alongside their excellent range of teas and coffees. A large arched window naturally lights the cafe and lifestyle magazines are provided for reading.
The Station is a hub of activity and arts for both visitors and locals in Richmond. Independent retailers, a contemporary café/bar, a three screen cinema, a brewery and exhibition spaces are all located in this transformed former Victorian railway station. Weekly workshops and events are also held on site such as yoga and singing.
The Whippet & Pickle say that their ethos is ‘tasty, affordable & honest cooking using the freshest produce, homemade and as local as possible’. This contemporary restaurant and cinema offers a considered menu from breakfast through to dinner with a seasonal influence and an emphasis on quality.
Scarborough Market Hall is a vast, vaulted and stone floored market, selling traditional butcher and greengrocer goods in the main hall. The surrounding gallery houses cafes and shops selling jewellery, art, cakes, beauty products and gifts.