Review on Charles Bathurst Inn
Known affectionately as the CB, this huge old inn takes its name from local lead magnate Charles Bathurst and it stands at the heart of breathtaking Arkengarthdale. No wonder it's a popular pit stop for walkers and sightseers in the area (they are even provided with maps and packed lunches).
Inside, the long bar has been given a thoroughly modern look with stripped floors, scrubbed pine tables and pale green walls; expanses of wood also set the tone in the no-smoking dining areas. The day's menu is written on a mirror above the fireplace and it spans everything from lunchtime snacks (sausage baguettes and the like) to more ambitious evening meals.
The kitchen knows the provenance of all its raw materials and buys wisely: fish comes from Hartlepool six days a week, game is shot on the moors, while lamb and beef are reared locally at Swale Hall, Grinton. The end result is a line-up of dishes that might include asparagus and Wensleydale cheese tartlet with tomato chutney, pan-fried halibut with leek and fennel terrine, and fillet of pork with apple and celeriac boulangère, tomato, caper and Madeira sauce. On the sweet side of things, there might be chocolate tart with raspberry coulis or Southern Comfort and honey crème brûlée with shortbread biscuits.
Charles Bathurst Inn is also featured in: Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card