All posts tagged: Michelin

The Star Inn Harome

My Michelin star adventure in Yorkshire took on a bright glow recently when a partner in crime and I drove up through the Howardian hills towards Helmsley where we enjoyed a long and relaxing lunch at the The Star Inn in Harome. We both needed a dose of ‘be kind to yourself’ and Andrew Pern and his staff delivered the prescription. The old thatched inn dates back to the fourteenth century and certainly looks the part, with its quaint village setting and vintage interior of low beams, wood panelling and rough plastered walls – in the restaurant there are both ‘old’ and ‘new’ dining rooms, as well as seating outside on the terrace and grass area, plus a huge dining table in the kitchen garden. Chef and owner Andrew Pern roots his seasonally changing menus firmly in North Yorkshire where he grew up, from Scarborough-caught fish with marsh samphire and brown shrimps to estate game and Yorkshire-sourced lamb, pork and beef, all enhanced by homemade pesto, sauces and butters from their own herbs and locally …

The Pipe and Glass Inn

If you’ve read my earlier blog posts, you’ll note that eating Michelin-starred food in Yorkshire was high on my ‘mini adventure must-do’ list of 2015. I picked the hottest July day of the year to go with a partner in crime, to head east, taking in the lovely East Yorkshire countryside to The Pipe and Glass nestled in the estate village of South Dalton – I can see why the rolling Wolds had caught David Hockney’s imagination. The Pipe and Glass Inn – an attractive 17th century former coaching inn – stands alone, with a stretch of field and trees as a backdrop to its car park. I read somewhere that The Pipe and Glass Inn was once a tired and unloved pub, but I’m pleased to confirm that there is nothing tired or unloved about this place anymore. James Mackenzie and wife Kate, fresh from working at the Star at Harome, bought the pub in 2006 and turned it very swiftly from a village boozer into the hottest gastronomic offering in the East Riding, holding …

The Yorke Arms, Ramsgill

Lunch at The Yorke Arms in Ramsgill was my first experience on my Yorkshire Michelin Star journey. The Yorke Arms was featured in The Trip, a 2010 BBC comedy starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as fictionalised versions of themselves doing a restaurant tour of northern England. I was keen to enjoy my trip too! The drive up Nidderdale from Pateley Bridge alongside Gouthwaite Reservoir included some fantastic Yorkshire countryside with stunning views. The Yorke Arms, a former 18th century coaching house and hunting inn sits in a beautiful setting by the green in this delightful village below the moors. We were welcomed by a ‘caring’ host in the flag stoned bar, who then ushered us into the lounge. Here there were old beams, wooden tables and a variety of coloured cosy sofas and chairs plus a welcoming real log fire. Head chef and owner Frances Atkins trained at the Box Tree in Ilkley, set up a catering business in 1984, and bought the Yorke Arms in 1996. She is one of only a handful …

Yorkshire’s Michelin Stars

According to Welcome to Yorkshire, the county boasts the most Michelin starred restaurants than any other county in the UK, outside London. Precisely six being secured in the recent release of the 2015 Michelin Guide. I have set myself a small objective to visit each one of the Michelin Stars in Yorkshire and I will begin my quest to tick them all off the list.  This journey will take place over several months. I hope you will get a flavour and taste of what a delicious journey lies ahead. The Old Vicarage, Sheffield – http://www.theoldvicarage.co.uk The Pipe and Glass Inn, South Dalton near Beverley – http://www.pipeandglass.co.uk The Box Tree, Ilkley – http://www.theboxtree.co.uk The Black Swan, Oldstead near York – http://www.blackswanoldstead.co.uk The Yorke Arms, Ramsgill near Pateley Bridge – http://www.yorke-arms.co.uk The Star Inn, Harome near Helmsley – http://www.thestaratharome.co.uk Furthermore, four restaurants hold a Bib Gourmand – a mark of good cuisine at a reasonable price. Le Langhe, York – http://www.lelanghe.co.uk El Gato Negro, Ripponden – http://www.elgatonegrotapas.com Prashad, Drighlington, Bradford – http://www.prashad.co.uk Vennell’s, Masham – http://www.vennellsrestaurant.co.uk Gary …