Hotel The General Tarleton Knaresborough
The General Tarleton Inn was originally built as a coaching inn towards the end of the 18th century and was named after the butcher general who fought in the American War of Independence probably by one of the men who fought alongside him. The General Tarleton has been extensively and sympathetically renovated and extended and is now regarded as one of Yorkshires best country inns. Owners, John and Claire Topham are closely involved with its day-to-day management and have put their own style to its design and dcor. We have recently been awarded 5 guest accommodation status by the AA and Visit Britain.Johns passion for food started in the kitchens at a local hotel where he worked part time at weekends from the age of 14. Having honed his skills both at home and abroad he was appointed Head Chef at The Angel Inn at Hetton, the forerunner to fine dining gastropubs and where he stayed for 18 years.When John was awarded UK Pub Chef of the Year at the pub food industrys equivalent of the Oscars the presenter said, John Topham has to be one of the most talented and skilled chefs I have ever come across in the pub food trade his in depth culinary knowledge is reflected in his innovative selection of mouth watering and visually inspiring dishes using local produce in an imaginative way. John jointly purchased The General Tarleton with The Angel Inns owners, Denis and Juliet Watkins, and together they embarked on an ambitious renovation plan to successfully create one of the Norths most exciting dining pubs. John and his wife, Claire, subsequently took over full ownership of The General Tarleton from Denis and Juliet. John and Claires Head Chef, Chris Elliman, and Front of House Manager, Enzo Scibilia, continue the practice of offering delicious food with outstanding hospitality.
Hotel Best Western Dower House Hotel & Spa Knaresborough
At the Best Western Dower House Hotel you can experience the magnificent scenery and pleasant village inns, which will tempt you into exploring the glorious Dales, but our region, has much more to offer. The market town of Knaresborough is set high above the River Nidd and the spa town of Harrogate, has a wide selection of fine clothing, as well as antiques shops, cafes and restaurants.