The old Angel Inn at Hetton has been reborn since the last edition as a superb new contemporary place to stay, worth a detour if only for the food. Chef Michael Wignall (once at Gidleigh Park, Devon) has returned to his northern roots to be awarded a Michelin star for sophisticated, inventive dishes such as squab with pak choi and spring onion.
The rooms, spread through the main building and two others nearby have a nicely clean modern style with neutral colour schemes in harmony with original features such as chunky beams. Some of the rooms have great fell views.
Hetton is a peaceful, tiny village – population 155 in 2011 – near Skipton. The main Angel building occupies one of its typical Yorkshire two-storey great stone houses. Family friendly.