Samuel's at Swinton Park
“Modern cooking in a glorious country estate” - AA Inspector
MASHAM, NORTH YORKSHIRE
Our Inspector's View
The Rosette award for this establishment has been suspended due to a change of chef and reassessment will take place in due course. With its baronial tower and castellated walls hung with creeper, Swinton Park makes quite an impression. Within, there’s no let up in its opulent public areas festooned with antiques and family portraits, and millions have been lavished on grafting on a glitzy spa. Samuel’s restaurant is the jewel in its culinary crown, a suitably grand space, with its high gilded ceilings, carved fireplace and views onto the 20,000-acre estate. The kitchen celebrates the produce from Swinton’s four acres of walled kitchen garden and the local area.
Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 60
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Monday to Tuesday
- Lunch served from: 12.30
- Lunch served until: 2
- Dinner served from: 7
- Dinner served until: 9.30
- Wines under £30: 33
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 13
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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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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