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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
Bishopthorpe Road
North Yorkshire

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Part of the National Trust since 2008

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa is a William III country house close to the historic city of York and set in 20 acres of its own gardens and parkland. Built in 1699, it was once the home of the famous diarist, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.

After a period of neglect, the Hall was sympathetically restored with decorations, antiques and fine pictures carefully chosen as consistent with the period of the house. The gardens and parkland have also been restored and include ha ha1s, a white garden, a walled garden, a small lake and some beautiful specimen trees.

The comfortable and fully equipped bedrooms, each decorated individually, are both in the house and in the attractively restored 18th century courtyard next to it.

The paneled dining rooms overlooking the gardens and the imaginative food, much praised in all the guide books, follows the hotel theme of traditional excellence. There are two rooms available for private luncheon and dinner parties.

The Health and Fitness Spa contains a large swimming pool, spa bath, steam room, sauna, a gym and a club room where meals and drinks are served. The Spa also has three beauty salons with qualified therapists providing the latest treatments using Decléor, ESPA and Jessica products.

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Ratings/Awards: AA 4 Red Stars
Hotel of the Year-York Tourism Awards 2008
Gold Award (best in category)-Yorkshire in Bloom
Number of Rooms: 29
Number Ensuite: 29

Price per Person

Price Includes: Continental Breakfast
Double: £95 - £130
Twin: £95 - £130
Single: £130 - £140
Suite: £135- £225
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Name: Dining Room
Cuisine: Modern British
Chef: Nicholas Evans
Awards: AA 2 Rosettes

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Credit Cards Accepted
Room Service - limited
Disabled Access
Open All Year
Gym - Spa and Beauty Treatment Rooms
Swimming Pool
TV in Rooms
Satellite TV
Conference/Business Facilities

Sample Menu:


Pumpkin velouté
roast pumpkin, truffle mascarpone (V)
Poached Brill Fillet
kipper tortellini, sprouting broccoli, almond cream sauce
Whitby Smoked Salmon
brown shrimps, lemon crême fraîche, chive salad
Roast Diver-caught Scallops
cèpes, smoked bacon, parsley
Whipped Goats' Cheese
Waldorf salad, walnut vinaigrette (V)
Honey-glazed Pork Cheeks
apple puré, onion marmalade, crisp sage
Duck Liver Ballontine
spiced bread, quince compôte and jelly, sherry vinegar caramel
Roast Wood-pigeon Breast
golden beetroot, wild mushrooms, rocket
Pink Champagne Sorbet


Baked Lemon-sole Fillet
crab mousse, artichokes, baby spinach, baby leeks, chive butter sauce
Roast Halibut Fillet
celeriac and fennel purée, salsify, new potatoes, roast chicken sauce
Confit Organic Salmon
crushed new potatoes, pickled beetroot, watercress, horseradish cream
Plain Fish of the Day
new potatoes
Wild Mushroom Risotto
parmesan foam (V)
Roast Autumn Vegetables in a Crisp Puff-pastry Case
butter sauce (V)
Slow-cooked Fillet of Yorkshire Beef
cottage pie, Savoy cabbage, roast shallots
Pan-fried Fallow Deer Loin
haggis tortellini, fondant potato, kale, tunips, carrots
Roast Goosnargh Duck Breast
duck liver, lentils, parsnip purée, five spice sauce
Additional Vegetables
to accompany the Main Courses
(V) denotes dishes suitable for vegetarians - Alternative vegetarian dishes are available upon request


Hot Middlethorpe Apple & Blackberry Soufflé
apple crumble, apple sorbet (please allow 15 minutes)
Caramelised Poached Pear
caramel parfait, gingerbread sponge, caramel sauce
Earl-grey Custard
milk mousse, marinated prunes, vanilla syrup
Chocolate Délice
salted butter caramel, chocolate ice-cream
Bakewell Tart
damson compôte, vanilla ice-cream
A Selection or Choice of Home-made Ice-creams and Sorbets
A Selection or Choice of British and Irish Cheese
tomato chutney, grapes, celery
Tea/Coffee with sweetmeats
Cafetiere Coffee, Latte, Cappucino or Espresso
A choice of Taylor of Harrogate Leaf Teas

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