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About The Yorke Arms

Sitting at the end of Gouthwaite Reservoir by the river Nidd at Ramsgill, The Yorke Arms is in a truly inspirational setting. The building has a charm only the patina of time can bring and is a worthy destination for those seeking the outstanding natural beauty of the Nidderdale valley.

Chef Frances Atkins, a woman with a culinary reputation for true creativity, heads the award winning kitchen team. The food is an elevation of the very best local ingredients to an inspired level. The Yorke Arms’ rooms, appointed with equal flair, allow guests to immerse themselves in relaxation for an effortlessly complete experience of cuisine, landscape and comfort.


An 18th century coaching house is home to The Yorke Arms. The site was a monastic cheesery as far back as the eleventh century before becoming a coaching inn when the Yorke family disposed of their lands and properties. Frances and her husband Bill became the owners in 1996 and the restaurant won a Michelin star in 2003, which it holds to this day.

Frances Atkins in A Taste of Yorkshire