The Angel at Hetton
“Precise cooking in Yorkshire institution” - AA Inspector
HETTON, NORTH YORKSHIRE
Our Inspector's view
Now a Yorkshire dining destination, The Angel at Hetton has been an inn for more than 500 years. Under experienced new custodians, a recent makeover has brightened and modernised the pub with sleek grey interiors to contrast with the more traditional wooden features. There are still stoves and fires to warm customers and the warren-like restaurant spaces make for an intimate dining experience. Tables adorned with rustic hessian runners, linen napkins and stoneware is offset by modern cutlery and gleaming glasses. The precision cooking is highly seasonal and intricate dishes display layers of crystal clear flavours and contrasting textures. Marinated hand-dived scallops are teamed with an intense dill gel and apple purée. It might be followed by super fresh Cornish turbot with winter artichokes, Périgord truffle, a well-balanced Fino sherry butter sauce and monk’s beard. Finish with caramel tart, poached pear, frozen custard and condensed milk ganache.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 65
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 25 December, 2 weeks January
- Wines under £30: 10
- Wines over £30: 75
- Wines by the glass: 27
- Cuisine style: Modern European
- 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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