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Welcome to
The Yorke Arms

The Details

The Yorke Arms’ is a welcoming and cosy restaurant with rooms in Ramsgill in The Yorkshire Dales. The Yorke Arms’ warm, welcoming and attentive hospitality is at the heart of everything we do.

Emanating a charm that will make you feel instantly at home, each of the 18 individually styled bedrooms and suites is unique, celebrating Yorkshire’s rich heritage and much-loved traditions and pastimes, and offers a luxurious space which you may just struggle to leave.

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The onion private dining
Vegetable salad truffle
Curd tart
Private dining
Vegetable salad
Dining table

With a kitchen headed by Frances Atkins, the first British female chef to hold a coveted Michelin star, which she held for 17 years, dining at The Yorke Arms is a delight, with a choice between Frances’s delicious tasting menus, or the more relaxed à la carte. Everything is freshly prepared on the premises, using locally sourced seasonal ingredients, where possible from The Yorke Arms’ own kitchen garden. The restaurant holds 3AA Rosettes.

For the past 21 years’ Frances has established an international reputation for fine food and exceptional hospitality with her trusted team. She continually strives to improve and create a unique experience for her guests and as a member of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and a fellow of the Master Chefs of Great Britain, she is also passionate about nurturing young chefs.

With 18 individually designed rooms and suites decorated to the highest standards and adorned with memorabilia and ephemera from times gone by, The Yorke Arms provides a unique experience in comfort, opulence, service and gastronomy.

Situated in the heart of the breathtaking scenery of the Nidderdale Valley, The Yorke Arms is a perfect location from which to enjoy all that this area of outstanding natural beauty has to offer. Walking and cycling opportunities are varied and suit all fitness levels, with a perpetual backdrop of stunning Yorkshire Dales scenery. The historic market town of Pateley Bridge is a short drive away, whilst the Cathedral City of Ripon is also within easy reach.

Guests are provided with the rare opportunity to truly escape from the pressures of day to day life, enveloping themselves in wonderful surroundings and sublime food and drink.

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The Yorke Arms Restaurant


With its traditional décor and opulent tapestried wall coverings, The Yorke Arms restaurant offers the ultimate in fine dining experiences with 5 or 8 course tasting menus to choose from.

The elegant and beautiful surroundings of the main restaurant create the perfect backdrop in which to experience a menu that awakens the senses and excites the palate. Inspired by the freshest ingredients that the land around The Yorke Arms has to offer, the ever-changing menus are created through a tireless pursuit of perfection and a delight in the craft and care needed to perfectly balance taste and texture, where flavour is everything, freshness is the key to intensity and the desire to surprise and delight paramount.

The little dining room


For guests wanting a more informal setting, The Little Dining Room offers a tempting à la carte menu featuring hearty dishes inspired by seasonal produce.

Originally a monastic cheesery in the eleventh century, the informal yet elegant surroundings of The Little Dining Room offer a relaxed setting combined with real spontaneity; dishes change daily and are entirely inspired by seasonal, local produce and the land surrounding The Yorke Arms. From the kitchen garden and the wild herbs growing at the side of the beck to the Yorkshire Moors and further on to the coasts, the day’s ingredients are ever changing. Bursting with natural flavours and interest, dishes on the menu speak for themselves. Those who would prefer something bespoke simply need to ask.

Sunday lunch


Fresh local ingredients from the very best in local suppliers are served in relaxed and comfortable surroundings, making Sunday Lunch at The Yorke Arms as exceptional as it is traditional.

The Sunday Lunch experience at The Yorke Arms features simple, fresh ingredients with strong, local provenance that are sourced from only the very best suppliers and prepared to the exceptional standard for which The Yorke Arms is renowned. Expect evocative flavours and unique dishes that elevate time-honoured and well-loved traditional Sunday fare to a new, refined level.

Served in relaxed and comfortable surroundings, enjoy the warmest of welcomes and superb service as you while away time with family and friends enjoying everything that makes The Yorke Arms both unique and unforgettable.


The ultimate in privacy for up to 35 guests for a very special occasion, The Yorke Arms’ restaurant and rooms can be booked on an exclusive use basis.

The ultimate in privacy for up to 35 guests for a very special occasion, The Yorke Arms’ restaurant and rooms can be booked on an exclusive use basis.

Whether dining requirements are for a 2-course dinner or an 8-course tasting menu, Chef Frances Atkins will create a bespoke menu that truly reflects personal taste and style all set against the elegant and beautiful backdrop of the main restaurant.

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The onion
The onion inside
The snug
Place setting
The onion
The onion inside
The snug

Dear Guests,

In these difficult and unprecedented times owing to COVID-19, we have adhered to the UK Government directive and closed The Yorke Arms for the unforeseeable future.

For Guest enquires, please email us at or call 01423 755243 where we will have periodic cover, otherwise please leave a message.

We would like to thank you for your heartfelt messages of support and unfaltering loyalty during this difficult time.

We hope that you, your loved ones and your local community stay safe.

The Yorke Arms Team