A1, Junction B6474; 2 minutes
Mon-Sun for breakfast, lunch and dinner, check online for timings
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
Wentbridge is a pretty West Yorkshire village with good pubs and a smashing little deli. To add some expansive skies and garden grandeur to your journey, divert from the A1 to spoil yourself at Wentbridge House, its award-winning 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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