The General Tarleton

in Knaresborough

Address: Boroughbridge Road, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 0PZ

Phone: +44 01423 340284


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The General Tarleton

5 Star Restaurant with Rooms

For fabulous food, outstanding service and a luxurious overnight stay, The General Tarleton is the perfect choice. We’re housed in a beautifully renovated 18th Century Coaching Inn, with views across open countryside in the pretty North Yorkshire village of Ferrensby. It’s handy for Harrogate, Ripon and Knaresborough and not too far from York.


We have a firm focus on food, using high quality locally sourced ingredients. Our patron and award-winning chef, John Topham, creates fresh tasting dishes for a menu that combines modern exciting cuisine with some ever-popular more traditional and comforting choices. Whatever your want, whatever the season, The General Tarleton is sure to have something on the menu to whet your appetite. For more private dining our magnificent galleried private dining room is available, it’s perfect for birthdays, anniversaries or just for getting your friends together.


To accompany your meal we have a wonderful wine cellar, many vintages often available by the glass and often at prices you will find surprisingly affordable. Our fabulous cocktail lounge is the perfect place to meet family and friends for a pre-dinner drink or coffee and liqueurs afterwards. With sumptuous chairs and sofas, and a welcoming log fire for the chilly evenings, you may find it hard to leave.


Who really wants to drive after a delicious dinner and a glass or two of fine wine? So why not treat yourself and stay over? We have 13 stylish bedrooms, each individually decorated and appointed to the highest of standards, with little touches of luxury and comfort for a truly relaxing night. And of course, a hearty Yorkshire breakfast is included too.


What is fantastic food without superior service? We’re committed to delivering service that is a little more special. Our staff are professionals dedicated to excellence so you can be assured of the highest standards of service in an easy, relaxed atmosphere. Whatever you might want, we aim to provide it, so if you have a special request, please let us know.

With our combination of quality, style and service we like to think that we are one of Yorkshire’s finest inns. We hope you will too. We’re easily accessible being near the motorway, just 3 short miles from the A1.

To make a reservation for lunch, dinner or accommodation please call 01423 340284 or book online @

Eating – John Topham at The General Tarleton

Award winning and highly regarded chef John Topham is the creative force behind the meticulously prepared dishes we offer. John leads a team of dedicated catering professionals, striving always to produce dishes that appeal to the eye and excite the palate. To achieve that goal John insists that all food is prepared with the best available ingredients.

We are proud of the provenance of our ingredients and have for many years worked with local suppliers to source only the highest quality, fresh and ready-for-market produce. This is reflected in the seasonality of our menu, which changes daily to reflect the best of what is available that day. As you can see from our list of food heroes, we choose only those suppliers who work in a way that meets the exacting standards we demand. We believe it is the only way to serve you with food that tastes divine.

Your Restaurant With Rooms in Yorkshire

We have 13 luxuriously appointed five-star bedrooms, each individually decorated. Special touches include Molton Brown products, complementary wi-fi, tasty home-made biscuits from our own kitchen, tea and coffee making facilities and flat-screen TV. There are six ground floor bedrooms for guests with mobility considerations. Smoking is not allowed in any of our bedrooms.

Romantic Retreat or Fun With Friends?

Perhaps you’re considering a romantic getaway with your partner or a foodie weekend with friends? Maybe you’re having a day at York Races? Our location makes The General Tarleton the ideal place to enjoy some tranquillity, yet still be handy for the attractions of Harrogate, York and Leeds.

Don’t Keep Driving – Take A Break

Why not break a long journey on the motorway by stopping off and relaxing with dinner, bed and breakfast? So much better to arrive refreshed and revitalised than tired and tetchy. An evening or two at The General Tarleton is also a fantastic addition to any larger holiday in the area or when visiting friends in the area or family.

Better for Business

Visiting an exhibition at The Harrogate International Conference Centre? Or on business in the area? Staying at The General Tarleton gives you the opportunity to make use of productive time with colleagues, relax after a busy day or find space away from the hustle and bustle to review, consider and plan.

Weddings at The General Tarleton

If you’re planning a wedding, where better to have the celebration than at The General Tarleton? You can enjoy a menu created specifically for you and provide bedrooms for you and your guests. Breakfast is included in the room rate so choose from the full ‘Yorkshire’, ‘Continental’ or anything in between. Served in the orangery, it is a lovely way to start the day.

Whenever you stay, the ambiance is warm and welcoming, the service discreet and the décor that of a Yorkshire boutique hotel.

Celebrations at The General Tarleton

Private Dining

Above our fabulous cocktail lounge, over the old stables, is our galleried private dining and meeting room, appropriately called The Rafters. With exposed beams and views across adjacent fields it is a splendid place for gatherings of friends, family or colleagues. It is perfect for business meetings, training events, celebrations or a discreet dinner party. We can accommodate up to 32 guests.
Menus can be created specifically for your tastes and the room tailored to fit your requirements.

Private Dining With Accommodation

If you’re dining with us, why not stay with us too?
For prices that are surprisingly affordable, you, your family, friends or colleagues, can enjoy a fantastic private dining experience including a three-course dinner created by award winning chef John Topham, wines from an enviable list, cocktails, coffee and liqueurs from the cocktail bar, service that is attentive, discreet and professional followed by a wonderful night’s sleep in our beautifully appointed bedrooms. Our five star bedrooms can cater for 26 guests.

Please contact us on 01423 340284 to discuss your plans and how we can make them a reality.

For the special price of £2,500 you can book all thirteen of our five star bedrooms and host your dinner in a private room for 26 guests. Some Saturday nights are available for £3,000. The price includes a three course dinner, bed and full Yorkshire breakfast and is subject to availability.


  • On-Site Parking
  • Wi-fi

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