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The Pipe And Glass Inn at South Dalton, near Beverley, is National Dining Pub of the Year 2015.
The Pipe And Glass Inn at South Dalton, near Beverley, is National Dining Pub of the Year 2015.

Everyone deserves a treat from time to time.

And a trip to East Yorkshire’s only Michelin-starred eaterie really is a treat for foodies.

The Pipe and Glass Inn at South Dalton, near Beverley, has just been named National Dining Pub of the Year 2015 by The Good Pub Guide.

It is the latest in a long line of accolades for the pub and restaurant, which was last year’s County Dining Pub of the Year for Yorkshire.

The Pipe and Glass is run by licensees and owners Kate and James Mackenzie.

Kate, who runs front of house, said: “We were thrilled to be named County Dining Pub of the Year for 2014 – to take the national title for 2015 is just amazing.”

Chef James added: “We’ve always wanted the Pipe and Glass to be a great local pub that also serves fantastic food. This award shows that we’re achieving both aims. There are some fantastic pubs in the UK, and we’re delighted to bring this award to Yorkshire.”

Last month, the anxious wait for the Michelin announcement was over - the Pipe and Glass had retained its star for the sixth consecutive year.

Other honours during 2014 included being placed sixth in the The Good Food Guide’s first list of the top 50 UK pubs, based on ratings by secret diners.

It also made the The Times’ top 50 pubs for summer 2014 and was voted 78th in the top 100 UK National Restaurant Awards 2014.

Dating back to the 15th century, the Pipe and Glass Inn stands on the site of the original gatehouse to Dalton Park, still the residence of Lord Hotham.

It was where visitors to the great house would be offered hospitality and lodgings during their stay.

The old gatehouse was eventually replaced by the present building, part of which is 17th century.

Nowadays, the bar has kept a country pub feel, while the restaurant is warm, welcoming and airy, with a conservatory which looks out over the garden and has a spectacular long table for up to 28 people.