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Grantley Hall Reveals Exciting Outdoor Dining Plans

Grantley Hall, Ripon – Where 17th-century heritage meets 21st-century sophistication

North Yorkshire’s Superlative Country House Hotel Is Offering Three Outstanding Outdoors Dining Options

Local foodies and spa seekers should mark 12th April 2021 in the diary as Grantley Hall will be launching its ‘new look’ alfresco dining programme as well as opening the doors to the Three Graces Spa and ELITE Gym, ahead of the property’s full reopening on 17th May.

Located in the heart of the rolling Yorkshire countryside with its own English Heritage-listed Japanese garden, the historic property, a member of the prestigious association of hotels and restaurants Relais & Châteaux, is a distinctly different luxury hotel and wellness retreat, featuring 47 exquisite rooms and suites.

Grantley Hall Norton bar and terrace

After months of relentless cooking, zoom calls and home-schooling, guests can look forward to relaxing and enjoying a meal on one of Grantley Hall’s picturesque terraces.

Alfresco Dining at Grantley Hall

Following the popularity of the Norton Courtyard and the EightyEight Terrace, Grantley Hall will be extending its outdoors dining offering with the addition of a stylish new alfresco dining space, The Orchard (opening 29th April).

Each space will be covered and heated and will offer a different view of the hotel’s gorgeous grounds and formal gardens, set against the backdrop of the rolling countryside and Yorkshire Dales.

The Orchard at Grantley Hall Ripon

The Orchard | Opening 29th April

The Orchard is set to make a splash on the local outdoors dining scene with the installation of a vintage Airstream taking centre stage, creating a stylish laid-back summer atmosphere where guests will be able to enjoy all-day drinking and dining or a cup of Yorkshire tea accompanied by a slice of delicious cake. Framed by a beautiful sailcloth marquee, diners can look forward to tucking into a selection of creative summer dishes including hot spiced crispy chicken salad with black fig, cucumber, honey and mango or a warm salad of chargrilled sirloin steak, harissa, black quinoa with spring onions and enoki mushrooms. The menus are perfect for sharing with friends whilst enjoying a choice of seasonal cocktails and fine wines.  

Located on the West Terrace with views of the West Lawn towards the River Skell, The Orchard will be open from 7th May (open daily from midday until 11 pm).

The Orchard will be open daily from 29th April, midday until 11 pm.

Grantley Hall EightyEight Terrace

EightyEight Terrace | Opening 12th April 2021

The EightyEight Terrace has been revamped for spring, located next to the serene English Heritage-listed Japanese Garden. Diners can look forward to the vibrant Pan Asian menu that has made Bar & Restaurant EightyEight a popular local hot spot. The creative dishes offer a unique fusion of local Yorkshire produce and Far Eastern flavours, and guests can look forward to signature specialities such as slow-braised rare breed pork, Tokyo turnip, curried greens, chilli oil; miso-glazed sea trout, sesame greens, crispy fried potato, nori butter shrimp and Korean fried cauliflower, chive aioli.

The choice of innovative cocktails is equally tantalising including a Princess Momoko featuring award-winning Yorkshire gin at its base, floral jasmine, sweet peach and yuzu sake which creates a light and delicate balance of flavours.

The terrace will be open from Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5 pm to 9 pm – bar open until 11 pm and Friday and Sunday from 12 pm to 9 pm – bar open until 11 pm.

The Norton Courtyard | Re-opening 12th April 2021

Offering a British bistro-style menu showcasing seasonal local delicacies from the surrounding Yorkshire countryside. Signature dishes include smoked salmon and Whitby crab, oak-smoked salmon, fennel & dressed cab, dill lemon cream; Waterford Farm pork fillet & belly, choucroute garnie, young turnips, pork jus; Grantley Fish ‘n’ chips, Black Sheep beer batter, caramelised lemon, pommes Pont Neuf, crushed peas and warm dark chocolate tart, 70% grand cru chocolate, chocolate dentelle, milk ice cream.

There is a tempting choice of delicious cocktails to enjoy including a signature gin and tonic with botanicals from the Grantley Hall kitchen garden, garnished with rosemary, dill, and edible flowers.

The Norton Courtyard will be open every day from 12 pm to 9 pm for lunch and dinner – with the bar staying open till 11pm.

How to book alfresco dining at Grantley Hall

Alfresco dining at Grantley Hall can be pre-booked by visiting the website www.grantleyhall.co.uk , emailing [email protected] or call 01765 620070.

Please note that table bookings will be based on the rule of six or two households in accordance with current Covid guidelines.

Grantley Hall outdoor pool

Wellness at Grantley Hall

Recharge after the long winter with an invigorating treatment from highly-esteemed spa brands ila or Natura Bissé in the tranquil surroundings of The Three Graces Spa which will be open from April 12th.

The Three Graces Spa will be offering half-day spa packages during this period which include a 60-minute spa treatment and access to the 18-metre indoor swimming pool and indoor-to-outdoor hydrotherapy pool. (Please note that the thermal facilities and Three Graces Spa Lounge will not be operating during this time in accordance with government guidelines.)

The Three Graces Spa Experiences start from £195 per person and are available Wednesday to Sunday, choosing from a morning or afternoon slot (10 am to 1.30 pm or 2.30 pm to 6 pm). To book, email Three Graces Spa reception: [email protected]

After months of gyms being closed, fitness enthusiasts will be raring to go and can book a day pass to Grantley Hall’s cutting edge Elite Gym from £95 per person including a cryotherapy treatment. The Elite Gym will operate daily from 7 am to 6 pm. To book email: [email protected]

Grantley hall bedroom web

Grantley Hall Hotel Reopening

Grantley Hall is looking forward to fully reopening on May 17th with some exciting new staycation packages encouraging guests to explore the surrounding beautiful Yorkshire countryside. View the staycation new packages here.

Rooms at Grantley Hall start from £450 per room, per night including breakfast.

Book your Grantley Hall stay via Booking.com

Grantley Hall, Ripon North Yorkshire HG4 3ES – www.grantleyhall.co.uk


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Tara Harris


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