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The Forge, Middleton Tyas

Two miles from Scotch Corner stands Middleton Lodge, a beautiful Georgian manor house designed by John Carr. It was the childhood home of James Allison and when his parents moved out, he and his wife Rebecca decided to take it on. They spent some £2 million creating a beguiling domain with 16 bedrooms, a spa and two restaurants. The Coach House is the relaxed and cheaper one, while the Forge, in the beautifully restored old forge, is posher and pricier.

The Coach House offers a 6 and 10 course tasting menu with vegetarian/vegan menus as well. Why not go for the wine pairings in the spirit of John Carr, who was still working in his 80’s, and put his longevity down to ‘never drinking less than six or seven glasses of wine at dinner’.

The Coach House is far more informal serving food throughout the day into the evening.  Breakfast and brunch might be steak and eggs or pancakes and berries.  Lunch might be  soup,  tarts and salads with sandwiches and cakes into the afternoon and a full evening menu.

A lovely place, with glorious grounds and gardens.

The Forge

Kneeton Lane, Middleton Tyas, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 6NJ

Kneeton Lane, Middleton Tyas, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 6NJ

01325 377977


Price guide

5 out of 5 price guide

Area: North Yorkshire

Reviewed by Jill on 19 Feb 2020

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