“Flagged floors, beams, wood-panelled rooms and open fires welcome you home to the Yorke Arms after a long walk in the glorious rolling Dales. There’s a reassuring feeling of order: what should have been polished has been polished, and what should have been swept has been. The candlelit restaurant serves as a showcase for Frances Atkin’s Michelin-starred, daily changing menu. The 12 bedrooms, all refurbished with new bathrooms, are contemporary yet cosy. It’s hard to fault it.”
Written by Fiona Duncan
This was a very good lunch indeed, in the sort of surroundings that can't help but make things feel special. And after good coffee, and tiny tablets of fudge, we laced up our boots and set off for a long hike over the grand hills of Olde England for the betterment of our souls.
Originally published by The Guardian (view article)