The Station Hotel
“Family-owned, Nidderdale country inn with spectacular scenery” - AA Inspector
BIRSTWITH, NORTH YORKSHIRE
Once serving the village railway station, this mid-Victorian inn offers a wide choice when it comes to places to visit, with Brimham Rocks, Fountains Abbey, Harrogate and great walks all close at hand. In the bar are Baa Baa, Boltmaker and Copper Dragon and other real ales, while a regularly changing main menu is served throughout, the pick of the eating areas being the smart room that overlooks the garden. Unfussy, yet full-flavoured food includes fish and chips; steak and ale pie; venison haunch with black pudding croquette; duck breast with brown butter fondant and cherry sauce; and pan-fried hake with shellfish bouillabaisse. Vegetarians are catered for with spiced pumpkin soup; and home-made falafel burger, while many dishes can be produced gluten- or dairy free. All guest bedrooms are en suite.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £11.95
- Open all year
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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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