Top accolade in The Times for General Tarleton

Restaurant review. The General Tarleton in Ferrensby near Knaresborough.''The courtyard area dining room at The General Tarleton.'. picture mike cowling mar 10 2011

Restaurant review. The General Tarleton in Ferrensby near Knaresborough.''The courtyard area dining room at The General Tarleton.'. picture mike cowling mar 10 2011

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Well-known North Yorkshire restaurant The General Tarleton has made The Times top 20.

Based on Boroughbridge Road in Ferrensby just outside Knaresborough, this popular upscale eaterie reached the final of the prestigious White Rose awards in the newspaper’s ‘Restaurants with Rooms’ category.

Chef patron John Topham said he was proud the restaurant had become nationally renowned for the exceptionally high standard of its food.

He said: “It’s great to be recognised for doing a good job. Over the past couple of years we’ve invested heavily in the fabric of the building, the creation of a fabulous cocktail lounge and a private dining area, as well as keeping up our overall high standards.”

Topham is widely acknowledged to be one of the main protagonists of the “Gastro pub” movement.

His approach of using the finest local ingredients and highly skilled chefs means The General Tarleton is riding high with a Michelin Bib Gourmand to its name, too.

Topham may be a familiar face as he fronts the advertising campaigns for Yorkshire kitchen company Howdens and has just completed his fifth cookery book Great Regional Food Made Simple.

The General Tarleton is set to finish the complete refurbishment of its 13 bedrooms early in the New Year.

www.generaltarleton.co.uk