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Top 5 places to eat and drink in the Yorkshire Dales


Undoubtedly, one of the things people most look forward to when going on holiday is the food and drink.

Holidays offer the chance to explore new cuisines and flavours in all manner of different settings and locations. In fact, we’d dare to say that an unchartered plate of food is just as exciting as an unexplored local attraction!

So, when you’re looking for holiday accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales, we’d highly recommend keeping in mind all the amazing eateries and watering holes the area has to offer, and whether your chosen place to stay will make them accessible to you.

With that in mind, we’ve picked out just five of our favourite places to eat and drink in the Yorkshire Dales for you to consider on your visit

Top 5 places to eat and drink in the Yorkshire Dales:

1. The Friar’s Head

Cited as one of North Yorkshire’s most iconic bar and restaurant destinations, dinner and drinks at The Friar’s Head are certainly not to be missed!

Not only does this stunning venue boast an array of hand pulled craft ales, wines and cocktails, its delectable menu spans all the way from light lunchtime meals to a la carte options – all of which you can enjoy amid countryside-inspired décor, a large south facing beer garden, a big open log fire, and an overall cosy atmosphere.

The best part is, The Friar’s Head is just a few short steps away from Akebar holiday park, making it the perfect spot to round up a busy day of exploring!

Website: www.thefriarshead.co.uk
Address: The Friars Head, Akebar, North Yorkshire, DL8 5LY
Phone: 01677 450201 Ext.2

2. The White Bear at Masham

“We don’t do fast food, we do great food as fast as we can!” is the slogan you can expect to be greeted with upon a visit to The White Bear at Masham – and those words certainly ring true!

Home to a talented team of chefs and award-winning cask ales, the menu at this beautifully situated venue is nothing short of mesmerising.

Boasting indulgent deserts, refreshing light bites and everything else in between (not to mention their famous Sunday lunches), you can be sure your visit to The White Bear will be a special one.

Website: www.whitebearmasham.co.uk
Address: The White Bear, Gun Bank, Wellgarth, Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4EN
Phone: 01765689319

3. Spice Restaurant and Bar

For those with more adventurous tastebuds, the Spice Restaurant and Bar in Bedale is most certainly an item worth adding to the itinerary.

Situated just a ten-minute drive away from Akebar Park, Spice is known as the finest Indian dining restaurant in Bedale, offering a true feast of Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine. They also host banquet night every Wednesday and Saturday – which includes a free bottle of wine for four people!

As well as a quiet and enjoyable family meal, they can cater for larger groups, allowing you to make the most of a truly memorable evening with family and friends.

Website: www.spicebedale.co.uk
Address: 41 Market Place, Bedale, DL8 1ED
Phone: 01677 988 188 / 01677 988 080

4. K Tea’s Tearoom

If you’re looking to take a break from the more savoury temptations listed above, then look no further than the indulgent delights on offer at K Tea’s Tearoom, just a quick saunter down the road from Akebar Park.

Founded by cake designer Katie and her partner Barry in 2015, this establishment is truly the gem of Leyburn’s Market Place, serving everything from freshly baked cakes to all-day afternoon tea and milkshakes in wellington boot-shaped glasses!

Website: www.kteascakes.co.uk
Address: 27 Market Place, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5AS
Phone: 01969 622 900

5. The Wensleydale Heifer

If you’ve not had your fill of cheese samples on your visit to the famous Wensleydale Creamery, then a stop at The Wensleydale Heifer on your way back to your holiday accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales is a must!

With a mouth-watering menu that changes to suit the seasons, an exceptional Sunday lunch and special dishes to celebrate annual events (not to mention their famous fish and chips), a visit to the Heifer will leave you spoilt for choice and a stunning setting in which to enjoy your meal.

What’s more, they offer a wide range of vegetarian and vegan choices, so there really is something for everyone to enjoy at this outstanding venue.

Website: www.wensleydaleheifer.co.uk
Address: Main Street, West Witton, North Yorkshire, DL8 4LS
Phone: 01969 622322

Ready to take your tastebuds on a tour of the Yorkshire Dales?

We’re extremely fortunate here at Akebar park to be situated within easy access of the above establishments, as well as a plethora of other breath-taking sites and opportunities for memorable days out.

Plus, if you simply decide to get a takeaway to eat back at the park, you’ll be able to enjoy it alongside the stunning nature and home-from-home comforts surrounding you!

So, if you’re on the lookout for holiday accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales within easy access to some of the best food and drink establishments, be sure to look at the holiday homes we have available here at Akebar park, or book your stay today!