The Pipe & Glass sits on the edge of the Dalton Park estate near Beverley, in east Yorkshire, where Lord Hotham is still in residence. The coaching inn lies on the site of the original gatehouse and parts of the building date back to the 17th century. James and Kate Mackenzie took over in 2006 and over the intervening years have moulded the pub to their own specifications, maintaining a rustic feel to the bar, adding a more contemporary note in the restaurant and creating five very different bedrooms. They gained their Michelin star in 2010 and amongst many awards picked up the Good Pub Guide National Dining Pub of the Year in 2015. Black Sheep is the resident ale but they also happen to have an award-winning and well-priced 100-bin wine list too.
The Star Inn, Harome
For more than 20 years Andrew Pern has been at the helm of the Star Inn at Harome. On the edge of the North York Moors, close by the pretty market town of Helmsley, it really is the picture perfect country pub with a thatched roof and medieval longhouse design dating back to the 14th century. Andrew’s ‘modern Yorkshire’ cooking won him a Michelin star in 2002 which he kept until 2011 and then regained in 2015. Accommodation is literally over the road in Cross House Lodge, the pub’s nine-bedroom hunting lodge. Quirky additions to some of the rooms include a piano, billiard table and a bath at the end of the bed! The empire is expanding too with two sister venues in York (The Star Inn The City and Mr Ps Curious Tavern) and one opening in July in his home town of Whitby (The Star In The Harbour).