The Restaurant at Worsley Arms

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£25 and under
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Modern European

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Twenty minutes north of York in the pretty village of Hovingham, the Worsley Arms is a gorgeous country house that was built in the 1840s as a spa hotel. Complete with open log fires and elegant furnishings, it houses a warm and cosy restaurant that looks out over the pretty village green. The feel is traditional, the food top-notch. Start with smooth duck liver pâté with granary toast and the Worsley Arms’ own chutney then tuck into breast of chicken with sweet potato mash, wilted pak choi and a fragrant coriander, ginger and lime jus. Finish light with a cool, refreshing sorbet or go the whole hog with the handmade pineapple, mango and raspberry trifle. This restful, informal hotel makes a hospitable base for exploring the Yorkshire countryside but the restaurant is a great reason to visit in its own right.
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4.4based on all time ratings
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4.6
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4.1
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4.1
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AR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very traditional country hotel with attentive friendly service. Good quality, tasty food. It was quiet when we went due to being a sunny day and everyone out but I was told the hotel was full for bank holiday. Came home and booked a weekend here for later in the year. Very nice area.

GM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food with an interesting menu with lots of local ingredients. 1st class wine list!

DR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We stayed at Worsley Arms because we wanted to be near Castle Howard. Hovingham is a picturesque village. The market some Saturday mornings is worth a visit
There is nothing remarkable about Worsley Arms as a place. 
Two things made the place exceptional: first the owners Tony and Sally supported by their extrovert musician son Josh, and assistant Debs. They wanted to help Jyoti. Then the chef - some really good cooking there. We had meals both nights their lamb on root herb risotto, calves liver and chicken and vegetable risotto. Dessert one day was a melee of rhubarb and gin.

TM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely very time with great service and fantastic food

G
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very relaxed lunch and nothing too much trouble, although it was not on the menu when we asked if it would be possible to have ice cream for pud, the result was a
wonderful selection of different flavoured miniature cornets.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very friendly and attentive. Great and filling pies!

b
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The only reason to mark down the ambience was the evening was the quietest night after New Year so only a few diners.

SA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cracking Sunday lunch - the beef was divine (like texture of velvet) - could of eaten more it was so yummy. Rare breed Pork was great too, nice to sit on the sofa in front of open fire finishing drink and reading papers.

AL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2015
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We were made to feel very welcome. The bar had a super open fire and felt warm and welcoming. The food was great with interesting options. Service was good too.

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2014
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent weekend break everyone was so nice,place was lovely, food brilliant

WA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2013
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

lovely local lamb; outstanding sticky toffee pud; bit of a long wait for main course