18 Nov 2013
Your cottage as the centre of excellent eating in Ryedale
It is always a pleasure to point our guests towards the wide variety of excellent eating that is on offer in the locality. One of the rising stars is the Black Swan at Oldstead. Despite its relative youth since extensively renovated by the local farmer it has collected just about every award on offer including a Michelin star. Waiting for its star is the Fox and Hounds at Goldsborough which is small but perfectly formed. The owners learned their craft at the Ivy in London. We have always been delighted by the experiences at both At the other end of the spectrum are the take-away opportunities in Pickering - Fish and Chips from Cappleman, Indian food from Spice4U or the delicate Cantonese flavours from the Fortune Inn. We have aways been happy with the meals and produce from the Cedar Barn and we can arrange for their frozen meals to be in your cottage to await your arrival. We now have two further opportunities - a good friend has started Hello Hampers with a range of produce in wicker baskets that would be a pleasure on a picnic or in your cottage garden. Finally we can report on the experiences of the first three evenings when Michael Pern has cooked for guests to eat in their cottages. He has a bakery and catering company and enjoys producing 'high-end' experiences for shooting parties, weddings and now our guests. He can bring a buffet to the cottage or prepare a variety of meals in our kitchen which he then serves in your cottage as you relax in comfort and privacy. Eating great food and drinking your own wine you can spend as long as you like on the experience and not worry about choosing a driver or being governed by the taxi times. No baby-sitter either! The Barn can seat 10 so for a large family gathering you may wish to book the adjacent Applestore also. All three groups have thoroughly enjoyed their evenings, the food and the service - it could catch on.