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The Yorke Arms, tucked into a pretty pocket of north Yorkshire countryside, touts itself as a restaurant with rooms. Avocado and egg yolk face mask Guests flock to the ivy-clad bolthole, once a monastic cheesery, then a coaching inn, not because they’re charmed by its appearance (although it is handsome) but because it presents food that speaks to the very essence of Yorkshire. Avocado and egg breakfast The restaurant, headed by chef-proprietor Frances Atkins, earned a Michelin star in 2003, an accolade it has maintained.


Diners who are sleeping over can choose from 16 guest­rooms, including a separate cottage that sleeps four. Baked avocado and egg recipes The inventory includes four contemporary apartments added behind the main lodge in 2012; I am ensconced in the main building in an upstairs room with a view over the kitchen garden and a rolling hill.

Rooms are named rather than numbered. Egg and avocado sandwich recipes Mine’s Ramsgill, the rural hamlet dominated by The Yorke Arms, which starred in the first series of The Trip. Avocado egg and bacon The cosy downstairs bar is where Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon crooned Abba’s The Winner Takes it All before nattering further over their souffle and tuna, followed by a saddle of Nidderdale lamb with mutton pudding and roast cod with truffle ravioli and spiced cauliflower.

Atkins was also on screen, calling up their orders in the kitchen. Avocado and egg on toast healthy Even now, she says, six years on, diners still come because they’re tracing The Trip’s circuit around northern England’s restaurants of note.

It’s possible to swing by only for lunch — the menu might feature honeyed lamb with pickled gooseberries or a Wensleydale souffle. Avocado and egg health benefits Those sticking around for dinner can choose the three-course a la carte option or plunge into a surprise tasting menu: think halibut stuffed with Whitby crab on sea buckthorn puree or truffled turbot with Morecambe Bay shrimp and spinach angel-hair pasta in a miso broth. Baked avocado and egg breakfast Apart from the announcement of an avocado and lime bavarois as “pre-dessert” (who knew that was even a thing?), the service is unpretentious, just like Yorkshire-raised Atkins. How to use avocado and egg for hair “I really still get amazed at the journeys people make [to get here],” she says, referring to diners from across the world. Avocado egg oven recipe “That’s a powerful responsibility.”

My chamber is also unpretentious (you might be reminded of your gran’s spare bedroom). Avocado egg and oil hair treatment The best thing is that bucolic view, along with the fact it can be surveyed from the bathtub.

To work up an appetite for breakfast, I explore Ramsgill. Vegemite avocado and egg There’s not much to it, really, but I bump into a resident scraping ice from his windscreen who tells me to keep an eye out for an owl in the next field. Avocado and egg dinner No such luck but I do prowl around The Yorke Arms’ kitchen garden, inspecting the brussels sprouts, globe artichokes and chickens scratching in their pen.

Finally, my stomach announces there’s space for more food. Avocado and scrambled egg recipes The fruit salad is uninspired (to be fair, the weather is hardly tropical) but the kitchen redeems itself with creamy scrambled eggs. Avocado and egg yolk hair mask Other hot breakfast choices include natural smoked haddock, “undyed” fresh kipper and smoked salmon.

As for that mysterious door within the wardrobe, I wait until the last moment to satisfy my curiosity. Avocado egg boat recipe It opens, revealing not the neighbouring room and its occupants but a cavity big enough to hide a person. Baked egg and avocado Oh, the mind boggles.

TARIFF: As a restaurant with rooms, tariffs are per person and include a three-course a la carte dinner and full Yorkshire breakfast. Egg and avocado recipes for breakfast Rates start from £172.50 ($310) a person a night twin-share.

GETTING THERE: A 70-minute drive northwest of York and Leeds, and about two hours from Manchester. Poached egg and avocado on toast Cathay Pacific flies from six Australian cities to Hong Kong, with four flights a week from Hong Kong to Manchester. Avocado and egg hair treatment More: cathaypacific.com.au.

BEDTIME READING: Revisit Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, the story of a girl sent to live at her uncle’s mysterious Yorkshire home.

STEPPING OUT: Ramsgill is in the heart of Nidderdale, one of Britain’s designated 46 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Avocado and egg sandwich recipes Ramble around the region or in the neighbouring Yorkshire Dales National Park, home to the Malham limestone pavement that also featured in The Trip. Avocado and egg breakfast recipes More: nidderdaleaonb.org.uk; yorkshiredales.org.uk; visitbritain.com/au/.

BOUQUETS: In-room snacks — house-made, bite-sized flapjacks and brownies — are outstanding, as is the selection of Taylors of Harrogate teas (sweet rhubarb, chamomile and vanilla, organic peppermint).