Acclaimed chef Michael Wignall has brought a high-end touch to this Yorkshire Dales pub.
This Yorkshire institution was one of the county’s first gastropubs when it was made famous by the late chef Denis Watkins in the 1980s. Now its reputation is on the rise again under new owner Michael Wignall, who took over the pub with his wife Johanna in partnership with James and Jo Wellock in 2018.
Michael is one of the UK’s most respected and accomplished chefs and has so far won a Michelin star in every kitchen he has helmed since 1993. The last two venues he has headed – The Latymer at Pennyhill Park in Surrey and Gidleigh Park in Devon – won and retained two stars under his stewardship.
At The Angel he’s serving up a refined take on pub food, with a simple à la carte menu starting with a smoked trout salad for £10.25. Mains begin at £22.95 for cod with sea vegetables and gnocchi cassoulet, rising to £34.50 for lamb with tandoori carrot, spiced aubergine, coriander and yoghurt.
There’s also a six-course tasting menu of £65 per person, with wine pairings for an additional £35, and a two or three course Sunday lunch for £30 or £35 respectively.
The 15th century pub building is situated on a quiet road in the picturesque village of Hetton and features nine bedrooms, making it an ideal base for visitors to explore the wider Yorkshire Dales National Park.