The Angel at Hetton
The Angel at Hetton
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About The Angel at Hetton

Heralded as the UK’s very first gastropub, the Angel at Hetton has maintained a firm following over the years, but since the arrival of Michelin-starred chef Michael Wignall in 2018, this Yorkshire gem has achieved legendary status. Wignall and his wife Johanna, along with James and Josephine Wellock, have worked hard to reimagine the pub as a place where unmatched levels of service and exceptional food meet North Yorkshire’s bucolic landscape.

Situated in the picturesque village of Hetton on the southern edges of the Yorkshire Dales, The Angel is a pleasing blend of old and new. Oak beams and original fireplaces keep the rustic feel of the old barn alive, while polished wooden tables, stylish bar stools and Instagram-friendly dishes banish any stuffiness.

When it comes to the food, diners really are in for a treat. It’s clear from the menu that chef/patron Michael Wignall is passionate about each dish, from the beautiful presentation through to the flavour combinations and textures. Like any restaurant worth its salt, the menu changes with the seasons, but could include starters such as English asparagus with Yorkshire pheasant egg, local wild garlic and chicken winglet, or poached and roasted veal sweetbread with grelot onion, parsnip and spiced coconut. Mains might take the form of Yorkshire beef, North Sea cod or lamb, while desserts such as poached apricots with ginger cake, ice cream, a “chocolate bubble” and “biscuit glass” look and sound like works of art that are almost too pretty to eat.

Vegetarians get their own menu, as do children, and there’s a suitably tempting tasting menu for special occasions priced at £65 (add £45 for the wine flight). Sunday lunch is billed as the “highlight of the weekend” and offers two or three courses (£30 and £35 respectively), and a rather pricey breakfast is available seven days a week.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Gastropub
Ambience
Fine dining
Other Awards
SquareMeal UK Hot 100
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Special Features
Vegetarian options
People
Special occasions

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Location for The Angel at Hetton

Hetton, Near Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6LT

01756 730263

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Opening Times

Breakfast
Mon 08:00-09:30
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 08:00-09:30
Fri 08:00-09:30
Sat 08:00-09:30
Sun 08:00-09:30
Lunch
Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 12:00-15:00
Dinner
Mon 18:30-21:00
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 18:30-21:00
Fri 18:30-21:00
Sat 18:30-21:00
Sun 18:30-20:00

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