It’s no secret – especially to us – that Yorkshire is home to some of the finest restaurants in the country. We have seven Michelin stars, after all, and an ever-growing list of Michelin-recommended restaurants, too (38, currently).
Joining the list of Michelin-recommended restaurants just today is The Abbey Inn, Byland, a stunning gastropub overlooking the beautiful Byland Abbey – which just so happens to be at the helm of Michelin-starred chef, Tommy Banks.
You may know Banks already from York‘s Michelin-star restaurant, Roots, or famous sister site, The Black Swan at Oldstead – both of which sit under his successful helm still today.
Releasing their new guide for September just today, the Michelin Guide said: “The restaurants that have impressed the inspectors recently are spread across a range of destinations and offer a variety of dining experiences.
“Whether you’re looking for a spectacular sea view, city centre small plates, a swish hotel restaurant or a country pub, we’ve got you covered with our latest additions to The MICHELIN Guide.”
The Abbey Inn Byland marks one of 15 new restaurants added to the guide, and the only one in Yorkshire to be recognised since May 2023.
The country pub opened its doors in the spring of this year, and has become a must-visit over the past few months for Yorkshire foodies. Even Dave Myers and James Martin are fans.
The cosy pub offers unique views of the abbey situated just metres away, and serves up relaxed, yet beautifully presented dishes such as their beloved Byland burger, Ploughman’s boards, steak, lamb rump and more.
What makes the place even more special is that selected dishes are actually made with beef reared on the Banks family’s own nearby farm, which sits just a mile away from the restaurant, alongside seasonal vegetables and produce grown in the inn’s garden.
Additionally, the inn is also home to abbey-view rooms, so guests can extend their stay and check out sister site The Black Swan at Oldstead.
The Abbey Inn Byland can be found at The Abbey Inn, York, YO61 4BD and you can book a table here.
[Featured image: The Abbey Inn Byland]