A1, Junction B6474; 2 minutes
Mon-Sun for breakfast, lunch and dinner, check online for timings
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
Electric car charging
Wentbridge is a pretty West Yorkshire village with lovely walks and a good pub. To add some expansive skies and garden grandeur to your journey, divert from the A1 to spoil yourself at Wentbridge House, its award-winning and independently owned country hotel.
There's two AA Rosette dining at the Fleur de Lys restaurant, but the bright brasserie is more likely to appeal to hungry drivers seeking sustenance. A glass roof lets the sun in, floral prints stand out against sage green walls and huge windows overlook the terraces and gardens beyond (grab a cosy blanket if eating outside). Seasonal ingredients are prepared to perfection and the house special dry-aged steaks are from the reputable Dovecote Park nearby. Grilled rib-eye with a little red, anyone?
Book afternoon tea in advance or just turn up for an informal brasserie-styled lunch. Historians might enjoy a stroll around Pontefract Castle afterwards; known as the Key to the North, it's where King Richard II is believed to have died in 1400.
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