General Tarleton at Ferrensby
General Tarleton at Ferrensby

General Tarleton bags recognition as top restaurant

23 December 2013

The General Tarleton, near to Knaresborough, was recently short listed in the White Rose awards and has now been named in the Times Newspaper top 20 ‘Restaurants with Rooms’ category.

It is run by Chef patron John Topham who has developed exceptionally high standard of its food.

The  Inn was originally built as a coaching inn towards the end of the 18th century and was named after the “butcher general” who fought in the American War of Independence probably by one of the men who fought alongside him.


It has now been extensively renovated and extended to what is now regarded as one of the top Yorkshire restaurants.

Owners, John and Claire Topham are closely involved with its day-to-day management and have put their own style to its design and décor.

Claire Topham at The General Tarleton Inn said: We are delighted to be recognised in The Times Top 20 list of Restaurants with Rooms.

Historically we have been known for our food with a Michelin Bib Gourmand and 2 AA rosettes but we have invested significantly to create a wonderful Cocktail Lounge.

We also have an ongoing programme to upgrade our 13 bedrooms which has created an enhanced experience for our overnight guests.

We are very proud to be recognised for this and will continue to maintain our high standards throughout the business.

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