Hetton, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6LT
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Hetton, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6LT
The Angel Inn has a long and illustrious history. As the original gastropub, it has always led the way and done things differently. It seems perfectly appropriate that this legendary Yorkshire Dales establishment continues to break new ground. The arrival of Michael Wignall in 2018 as chef patron put the tiny hamlet of Hetton firmly back on the culinary map.
What makes a stay at The Angel Inn unique?
Two Michelin-starred chef Michael Wignall reimagined the pub’s offering and created a fabulous new menu for the 60-cover restaurant. The team’s plans to open a brand new fine-dining restaurant called Cove ensures that The Angel will become one of the UK’s must-visit destinations. In addition to the work which will intensify The Angel’s gastronomic status as a world-class destination, the team plan to update and improve the accommodation.
What style cuisine is on offer at The Angel Inn?
Two Michelin-starred chef Michael Wignall has reimagined the pub’s offering and created a fabulous new menu. Michael Wignall delivers food that wows on every plate. His ever evolving style creates unique dishes full of flavour, underpinned by a contemporary, less formal approach to fine cuisine. Describing his food as ‘modern, technical and meaningful’, each element brings flavour or texture, enticing diners to experience new combinations and ingredients.
What is the signature dish at The Angel Inn?
Guests can enjoy locally sourced ingredients, such as Game and Fish, prepared by two-Michelin starred Chef, Michael Wignall. A favourite among the guests is the game terrine - a pressing of Yorkshire Dales Game, Duck Liver, muscat grapes, celery gel, parched peas with aged vinegar.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Angel Inn?
There are nine en-suite bedrooms which are situated next door and across the road from the main building. Fell View Barn houses five individual luxury rooms, two of which have their own sitting rooms. The building boasts magnificent views over Rylstone Fell and beyond. Next door, Sycamore Bank can be found. This cottage conversion contains four beautifully furnished bedrooms - all of which provide the famous Yorkshire welcome. With the nine bedrooms due for completion in 2019, The accommodation at the Angel Inn at Hetton will perfectly reflect the unique and exciting gastronomic experience.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Skipton area?
The Angel Inn is a 7 mile walk from Malham Cove, with its limestone amphitheatre, waterfall & valley views and a host of various fantastic walks and hikes on the Yorkshire Moors. There are guided maps available at the Inn, with various walks around the area and bike rental in nearby Skipton.
The Angel Inn also has a Wedding Venue and Restaurant:
The Angel Inn is part of the following Inspirations:
"The Trip was – and still is - an unusual concept for a TV series which feeds off the genuine friendship between actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. The first series took them round Britain, ending up in a final episode at the Angel Inn, Hetton. The (fictional) premise of the series was that Steve Coogan had been commissioned by the food supplement of a Sunday newspaper to review half a dozen restaurants and intended to take a self indulgent trip round the north of England with his food-loving American girlfriend. But when she leaves him to return to the States, Steve is faced with a week of meals on his own so he reluctantly calls Rob, the only person he can think of who will be available. Together they set off for a culinary adventure.
Over the course of six meals at six different restaurants Steve and Rob discussed the big questions of life over a series of six meals. In the final episode, after visiting Bolton Abbey, they rocked up for breakfast at The Angel at Hetton.
This ivy-clad wayside inn has just nine bedrooms with a “wine cave” located across the road. In its current form it has its origins as a fifteenth-century drovers’ inn. It first came to prominence as a pub for foodies in the 1960s when delicacies like deep fried whitebait and steak and chips made the Angel one of the first “destination” dining pubs. In 1983 Denis and Juliet Watkins took over The Angel Inn and did away with chips, beginning a British-wide revolution in pub food.
Denis also introduced one of the most extensive lists of wine by the glass in the country. When he died in 2004, obituaries referred to him as the “Godfather of the Gastropub”. His legacy continues and can be sampled still today before toddling upstairs to bed."
Information on The Angel Inn , Hetton , Skipton
|No. of bedrooms:||
Types of room: Double, King Suite, Double/Twin Suite, Suites
|Room rates guide:||
Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Amex, Delta, Diners, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed: The first two weeks of January. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from January to March.
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (permitted in the bar area)
Romantic Details: Beautifully designed suites and studios, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Accreditation/Awards: Top 50 Gastropubs
Colour TV, CD player, DVD player, Hairdyer, safe, Tea & coffee making facilities, mini bar
Bar and Brasserie, Restaurant, Civil ceremony licence
|Local directions:||Easily approached from the North or South on the A65 to Skipton and then the B6265 from Skipton to Grassington leaving at Rylsone by the duck pond. From the East or West the A59 to Skipton leads to the B6265 Grassington Road which is left at Rylstone for a further half mile drive into Hetton.|
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Leeds Bradford (1 hour) , Manchester (1 hour, 30 mins)
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