Earlier this year I got chance to go and photograph The George and Dragon Hotel in Kirbymoorside, near Helmsley. Laura and her family, who run the business were extremely friendly and welcoming, Laura’s parents bought the business 13 years ago after being attracted to the hotel by it’s unusual name and ideal location- slap-bang in the middle of York and the Yorkshire Coastline. Not only is the hotel between York and the coast it’s also sat at the base of the Yorkshire Moor where there are endless walks and sleepy villages to visit and wander around such as Hutton-le-hole. Kirbymoorside is also a market town itself, the market town offers a variety of amenities such as: a golf club, antique centre, garden centre, cafes and an art gallery along with the children’s play park and skate park, all of this all within close proximity.
Since purchasing the hotel they have been continuously updating it: “We are constantly updating the bedrooms and bathrooms,”says Laura, they like to keep the establishment fresh and airy. Along with keeping busy with such things, Laura and her mother and father enjoy the people who use their hotel too, they enjoy hearing the stories that folk have to tell. They also enjoy helping them make the most their stay by sharing their local knowledge of the area.
The hotel also offers a delicious lunch and dinner menu with a wide choice of well-thought out dishes, three of which Laura would recommend are the Steak, Lobster Thermidor (their chief makes the best Thermidor Sauce) and the Twice Baked Cheese Souffle. Their chief sources all of the ingredients from the field to the sea locally, using suppliers such as, Taylors of Pickering for fruit and veg, R&J for meat and Hodgsons for fish to name a few. Steak night is a Thursday, so if you enjoy a good steak why not make the most of their great deal and head to The George and Dragon for your tea. Laura and her family will be waiting to offer you a warm welcome when you arrive.
Steak night is a Thursday, so if you enjoy a good steak why not make the most of their great deal and head to The George and Dragon for your tea. Laura and her family will be waiting to offer you a warm welcome when you arrive and if it's warm evening you'll be able to sit out the the colourful beer garden and absorb the rays.
Photography is all by Anoif Photography