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Aysgarth Falls Hotel

It’s a fair drive from Todmorden to Aysgarth. Always rewarding of course, even on a filthy February day, particularly when you can swing by the Keelham Farm Shop in Skipton. Not sure how, but I...
83%

West Park Hotel

Alan Bennett’s priceless 1988 documentary Dinner at Noon set in the Crown Hotel in Harrogate is, in Bennett’s words, about ‘types’. He eavesdrops on guests, sipping champagne in the Brontë Room,...
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The Garden Gate, Hunslet

There’s no indication that we have to, but if we did, we should fight tooth and nail for the life of this extraordinary Leeds landmark pub. It’s 30 years since I set foot inside the place and I’m ashamed...
95%

The White Rabbit

I don’t pretend to understand how modern gastronomy works; my experience of this kind of cooking is about the same as yours, i.e. watching Heston in his space specs brandishing a blowtorch, vacuum-sealing...
95%

Ship Inn, Saltburn

But it’s a handsome building and the views over the endless, golden beach and beyond the magnificent pier to the Teesside windfarms are pretty impressive, particularly on a stormy November day. You walk...