The Burlington Restaurant
“Dine in style at this fine country house hotel” - AA Inspector
BOLTON ABBEY, NORTH YORKSHIRE
Our Inspector's view
The hotel name may suggest a cosy village pub, but the Devonshire Arms (named for the owners, the eponymous duke and duchess) is actually a rather splendid country house, with beautiful grounds, set in 30,000 acres of wonderful Yorkshire Dales countryside. The Burlington Restaurant is the star of the show, an elegant space with a classic look and a stylish glasshouse extension. There’s modern British cooking on the seasonally changing menu, with emphasis on local ingredients, including some produced in the kitchen garden or on the estate. A cured sea trout starter is pretty as a picture and full of contrasting textures.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 60
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: Christmas and New Year (open residents only)
- Wines under £30: 20
- Wines over £30: 800
- Wines by the glass: 30
- Cuisine style: Modern 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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