Goldsborough Hall Knaresborough

This lovely Jacobean manor house just outside Knaresborough has until now hosted only weddings and private functions, but with the appointment of general manager James McDonnell and chef Paul Mackie (late of Rudding Park) that’s all changed.


Six luxury suites are available for dinner bed and breakfast (and afternoon tea) and that’s quite an offer.  Of the six, Lascelles and Byerley are the most glam. The former was once the nursery for the Lascelles children; now it has a four poster bed and a sunken whirlpool bath in the window. Byerley has a four poster, a stunning bathroom and views along the lovely Lime Tree Walk.


The public rooms are all very English country house, as befits the home in the 1920’s of Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles (before they moved to larger premises when he become the 6th Earl of Harewood). 


But if you stay here you can stroll the beautiful 12 acre gardens, take pre-dinner drinks in the pannelled Jacobean library, the Princess Mary drawing room or the garden terrace.


We can’t vouch for the a la carte (£35) or the gourmet menu (£55) because we haven’t eaten here, but we have sampled afternoon tea, so if you want to live like royalty for a night or two this could be the place.


How much: £150 for B & B when you book the 5 course dinner. Check their website for special offers.


Kid’s stuff: Yes, children welcome. They offer a children’s menu and smaller portions from the regular menu.


Well Placed: A mile to Knaresborough with its river and castle and six miles for the multiple attractions of Harrogate.


Good Grub:  Eating in is the idea here. A la carte and gourmet dining in the Hall or informal Garden Menu served in the library or your room. Plenty of choice beyond in Harrogate: Bettys, Stuzzi, Norse, Feria and Van  Zeller.


Goldsborough Hall

Church St, Goldsborough, North Yorkshire HG5 8NR

Tel 01423 867321

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Type: Restaurant with Rooms

Part of Stay North Yorkshire

Review by Jill, 10 December 2014

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