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General Tarleton Restaurant

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Boroughbridge Road | Knaresborough Near Harrogate, Ferrensby HG5 0PZ, England
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here 2 weeks in a row and had same dish. Chicken liver parfait, pie and pudding. 1st wek was amazing with lush gravy and tasted so yummy we had to go back. Must have been a different chef, most disappointing and the gravy was watery and tasteless, its put me off so i wont rush back.

Thank gorgeouspaula
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday night for dinner. Loved the feel of the restaurant immediately. The service from start to finish was excellent. All 3 courses were Devine. Not cheap but worth every penny.

Thank mikeyg1809
Manchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited before food has always been good, the starters and mains were nice but overall experience was poor. Place is too cold, service slow, no specials offered, desserts horrible and cold coffee all amounted to a disappointing experience - the place lacks overall atmosphere - expected more.

Thank Whits1971
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to this place a few times but really gone down hill mainly due to poor service. Eating out is about the overall experience and not just the food and based on overall experience this place is poor! Firstly it was cold nothing worse than a cold restaurant - the toilets must be 3 degrees. We were never told about... More 

Thank Nicole W
Selby, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

An imaginative and interesting menu using lots of local produce ,difficult to choose obviously a brilliant chef

Thank LordsofYorkshire
Claire T, Owner at General Tarleton Restaurant, responded to this review

You have made our kitchen team very happy! Thanks for such a great review. More 

Northallerton, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I really like this restaurant- great parking available and a nice village setting. The staff are always helpful and interested in ones experience. The menu has something for everyone and a super wine list- the Chablis is recommended. The champagne menu is also wonderful. The salmon and moneybags starters are super- nicely presented and good flavours. The lamb and venison... More 

Thank Diamond280
Claire T, Owner at General Tarleton Restaurant, responded to this review

What a lovely review you have given us, thank you! Our team are extremely hard working so it is nice when they are appreciated, not to mention your great comments about our food and wine. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Our 4th visit here overnight stay ,good reception greeting helpful and friendly staff , lights not working in bedroom but seen to straight away ,some friends joined us for evening meal which was as good as ever.Lovely comfy bedroom , no complaints will be back !

Thank christine s
Claire T, Owner at General Tarleton Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments about our staff, and food and I am delighted to hear you will be back, we look forward to seeing you next time. More 

Bawtry, England, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Booked for a Sunday lunch for four people, excellent choice on menu. The food was very good however the service was disappointing. On serving the main course three meals were brought out complete. The fourth lunch plate came minus vegetables and gravy a long wait then followed to receive the vegetables a further wait for the gravy. Desserts were also... More 

Thank Kim G
Claire T, Owner at General Tarleton Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review and for the four star rating, clearly we are aiming for five and I am pleased that you appreciated the choice on the menu and the food. I would like to apologise for us not delivering the service that we should have done, there is no excuse, it should not happen and I can... More 

Alfreton, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We were very much looking forward to our stay at the GT as it was a Birthday treat. On arrival we were put in room 11 which could've done with a lick of paint and 3 blown bulbs. We went down for dinner at 8pm and was promptly shown to our table where we sat for 20mins. Eventually we were... More 

Thank ant192
Claire T, Owner at General Tarleton Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for making us aware of your experience with us and your positive comments about our food are appreciated. I am sincerely sorry that you were disappointed with the room and service. Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we aim to exceed our guests' expectations but clearly did not manage to achieve this on this... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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321 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

It is 2013 since my last visit here as after a poor experience and so many good places to eat we have given it a wide berth. Last night we tried again and although it was much better, it is still not without issues. The starters (fish soup £8.75) and crab lasagne (£10.95) were first rate - but at those... More 

2 Thank XRXM
Claire T, Owner at General Tarleton Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your fifth review of us and it is good to hear that we are much better than when you last came. I am however very disappointed to read about the issues you raised during the Game Festival. I am sorry that you found the food to be nothing special and the staff only OK, clearly this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boroughbridge Road | Knaresborough Near Harrogate, Ferrensby HG5 0PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Ferrensby
  • Phone Number: 441423340284

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?