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“Restaurant disappointing” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Stone House Hotel Restaurant

Stone House Hotel Restaurant
Sedbusk | Stone House Hotel, Hawes DL8 3PT , England
44 1969 667571
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Ranked #6 of 20 Restaurants in Hawes
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Warwick
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Restaurant disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

Evening set menu was lacking in finesse and presentation. Garlic Mushroom starter very creamy but lacked any contrasting flavours or even garlic! The home baked bread was 3 slices of ordinary white. The main of ham-a bacon chop, was cooked just right and had a well flavoured if thin gravy. But everything else was fried and doused in oil including the mange tout,fried potato and pan fried veg. The bacon and cabbage side was again fried and v oily The creamed mashed potato offered a small oasis from its oleagineous surroundings. The menu offered scallops, sea bass and vegetarian lasagne but they were presented without creativity or attention to detail. The food needs to have some fresh input and to show someone cares. The potential is huge. The cheerful, attentive and informal staff, combined with such a beautiful classic country house setting, could with the chef upping his game, become a much better restaurant and a food destination.

Visited November 2013
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“A little part of Heaven in God's own County”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We needed to eat after a longish drive. Travelling on the top road between Hardrow and Askrigg we happened to see the Stone House and noticed it was serving lunches. We'd been before and it was good but not great. But needs must when one is hungry.

Wow. The menu was perfect for lunch, the lounge was really comfortable. Our Westie was made to feel welcome. Excellent food and excellent service allowed us to sit for a while in these quiet and peaceful surroundings before we carried on our journey.

We will return very soon as the Stone House Hotel has just become our number one place for eating in Wensleydale.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Redmire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Delicious Birthday Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We live locally and have enjoyed many lunch stops here, as we are able to take our dog and eat in the beautiful wood panelled lounge. The sandwiches with hand cut chips are fantastic value, and we can certainly recommend the Smoked Haddock Rarebit which has to be one of the best light lunches you could have, along with a portion of hand cut chips of course!

Having not been for an evening meal for over a year, as we don't always want 5 courses, and maybe would use this restaurant a lot more if we could just have 2 or 3, we decided as it was my birthday we would skip lunch so we could enjoy all of the lovely courses. All of the staff are very friendly and welcoming, the food is always excellent, and it is generally just a very pleasant way to spend an enjoyable relaxing evening with friends or family.

We will certainly be back, and can highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Yorkshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great to be back ...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Our annual treat - dinner at the Stone House when we go to stay in a cottage in Hawes in February, our tenth anniversary this year. It's a really lovely welcoming place with open fires and a very chilled atmosphere. The food is excellent, its not cheap but what you get is value for money. Finally the staff are the most friendly, genuine and welcoming people you could wish for, nothing is too much trouble for them and they will go out of their way to help and look after you. All in all a fabulous place, already looking forward to next year!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yorkshire
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“Fantastic Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Stayed at the Stone House over the last few days. We could not have been made more welcome; staff were extremely attentive and affable; food was excellent (breakfast and dinner); and fellow guests, many of whom had been using the hotel for 10 years+ were very very friendly, We will be back!

Visited March 2013
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