“Modern British, mixing local ingredients with innovative flavours” - AA Inspector
MIDDLETON TYAS, NORTH YORKSHIRE
Our Inspector's View
Forge has been created from a long-neglected barn at Middleton Lodge, a classic example of a Palladian country house in 200 acres of beautiful English countryside, with views across North Yorkshire. The restaurant is at one end, a lounge at the other; in between is the bar. More intimate than Middleton's Coach House restaurant 200 yards away, which is where chef Gareth Rayner and his team previously worked, Forge makes extensive use of produce from the estate's two-acre kitchen garden and from the team's local foraging expeditions. Much of the food is cooked on open fires. Among the nine courses on a seasonal tasting menu expect heritage carrot with whipped cheese and pickled carrot; Skrei cod with cauliflower leaves and vin jaune; Yorkshire chicken, hen of the woods mushroom, asparagus and black garlic; and rhubarb with vanilla cream. Vegetarians and vegans have their own sets of options. Local merchants and wineries are behind the curated wine list.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 50
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Days Closed: Sunday
- Dinner served from: 6
- Dinner served until: 9.30
- Cuisine style: Contemporary British
- Vegetarian menu
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About The area
Discover North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.
The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.
York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.
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