A1, Junction 56; 4 minutes
Coach House restaurant Mon-Sun 7.30am-9pm
Forge restaurant: set evenings, check ahead
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
Electric car charging
For a memorable Scotch Corner sojourn, pencil in a stop at this lovingly restored Georgian estate, where welly-clad coffee and cake seekers are just as welcome as tailor-clad three-course diners.
On the fringe of the Yorkshire Dales, this retreat has been turned into a luxurious getaway by owners James and Rebecca Allison. With a hotel, treatment rooms and a walled garden, Middleton is quite the modern multi-tasker.
Its cosy Coach House restaurant is in a lavender-scented courtyard. Head chef Ross Forder serves 'estate to plate' inspired dishes from dawn till dusk. His menus mark the ebb and flow of the seasons, with homegrown produce enriched by the cream of neighbouring farmers' crops. Mornings are made for locally roasted coffee and just-risen croissants; Yorkshire breakfasts await those with a full day ahead. Lunch and dinner might come from the land or the sea, with perfect desserts and well-paired wines the final flourish. Unwind with a woodland or walled garden wander.
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