The White Hart at LydgateModern British
The White Hart at Lydgate is a rustic dining pub with an excellent reputation and wine list. Located 700 feet above sea level, where Saddleworth Moor starts, the restaurant is in an impressive former coaching house, and it’s a place for all: there’s a restaurant and brasserie with two AA rosettes, a pub, function areas, and a boutique hotel.
There are many cosy seating areas; think low ceilings, beams, exposed stone walls and big fireplaces. The cooking meanwhile is all about local ingredients cooked with flair. Foie gras is served with smoked onion, for example, while elsewhere, there could be a fruity roast partridge with beer-braised red cabbage and wild mushrooms.
Cheese is a strength with French and British options, while dessert could include duck egg custard tart, a passionfruit cheesecake, coconut yoghurt with chocolate and eucalyptus, or a pear tart tatin with liquorice ice cream.
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- Great wine
- Great outdoor spot
- Rooms to stay over