The Angel at Hetton

“Cooking from Michael Wignall in a heritage country inn” - AA Inspector



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Since Michael Wignall (formerly of Gidleigh Park) took over this 500-year-old inn, a makeover has injected a brighter style to the warren-like interior to chime with the classy new culinary regime; like the food, it’s certainly not pubby in the traditional sense of the word. Wignall crafts complex dishes, layering crystal-clear flavours and textures into finely balanced creations, as seen in a starter of 72-hour-cooked suckling pig with puréed and roasted parsnip, wafer-thin crackling and sublime cider-enriched jus. Main course powers ahead with fillet of aged Yorkshire beef alongside caramelised onion, wild garlic and forest mushrooms, and carrots boosted by cumin and coriander, or there might be turbot in the robust company of charred leeks and purée, cep velouté and Madeira sauce. A splendid dessert of über-rich treacle tart with crunchy caramelised walnuts and Dark Horse Brewery beer-flavoured ice cream is cut by the deftly managed sharpness of lemon curd.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

4 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Angel at Hetton
HETTON, Skipton, BD23 6LT
Phone : 01756 730263


  • Seats: 65
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Days Closed: Tuesday to Wednesday (January to end March)
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 10
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 27
  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian menu

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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