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“Our Perfect Wedding”
Review of Yorebridge House

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Yorebridge House
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bainbridge
Doncaster
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1 review
“Our Perfect Wedding”
Reviewed 26 August 2009

Yorebridge House is always our first choice when planning a romantic break, so what could be more perfect than choosing Yorebridge as our wedding venue.

We got married in April 2009 and had the civil ceremony and reception at Yorebridge House. From the moment we booked the wedding the staff there could not have been more helpful. We were assigned our own wedding planner, for no extra charge who was on hand 24/7 to answer any of our venue queries.

We stayed for the entire weekend. Our guests were extremely impressed with the bedroooms (and spent the first hour looking round each other's rooms!). The hotel staff helped organise our pre-wedding meal (the food is to die for) and made our guests feel welcome.

On the morning of the wedding the ladies all had a luxurious breakfast whilst the men went clay pigeon shooting. Again this was all organised by the staff. Throughout the day nothing was too much trouble.

Guest were treated to cold beers and pimms on arrival. Following the ceremony we had belini's and canapes on the beautiful lawn. Unbeknowns to our guests, the canapes were fantastic value for money and really added a special touch to our day.

Wedding Breakfast.

Yorebridge's michelin trained chef (now in the michelin guide) did not disappoint. We had three courses of pure delight. Our guests have told us the food is amongst some of the best they've had. We had 65 guests to feed. Nothing came out cold or substandard.

Prior to the wedding we spent time with the chef to create our perfect wedding menu. We were able to taste all options prior to finalising the menu, this was one of our favourite planning jobs!

We chose the house wine and champagne which were delicious and great value.

Evening

The evening went without a hitch. One of our favourite parts were the fireworks we'd organised. Our guests were treated to an impressive firework display which looked especially good in the darkness of the Yorkshire Dales. These were let off by Dave, one of the hotel owners.


For us Yorebridge is a very special place. The hotel is very impressive. The rooms are devine, the food exquisite and the location stunning.

We recommend Yorebridge House to all.

For those wondering whether to get married there - just book the big day, you won't regret it.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 August 2009

We had a fabulous two days in the Dales and Yorebridge House can take credit for much of the enjoyment. It is a carefully thought-out, not cheap hotel, where the little touches of care count for much. The interior design is extremely tasteful - sophisticated modern - and the comfort levels are high. The restaurant is superb and the chef deserves kudos: think carefully prepared plates of local produce rather than massive piles of steaming food. There is a calmness about the place that is of course assisted by the fantastic location - if you are looking for tranquillity rather than noisy excitement.
Most important is the hospitality: David and Charlotte take every care to look after their guests and the atmosphere is kind of country house meets minimalist modernism, if that makes any sense. It works, at any rate.
A warning about the Greenwich suite, where we stayed. It is at the top of the house, spreading over three rooms in the sloping eaves, with massive wooden beams. The problem is that you are almost bound (unless we are totally clumsy, which is entirely possible) to knock your head at least once. This became rather a joking matter for us; but people do need to be forewarned. I am a bit surprised this suite passed the health and safety test (if indeed it did).

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Kent
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Reviewed 2 August 2009

It was with great anticipation that we arrived at Yorebridge House, almost a year after our first visit. We were greeted warmly by David, the owner, who carried our bags up to our room. This time we chose ‘Bainbridge’, the largest room, with a double aspect over the charming garden and down the dale towards Hawes. It was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated – we were particularly impressed with the enormous bathroom with roll-top bath and double shower area. The splendid sleigh bed was one of the most comfortable that I’ve ever slept in. Mineral water and home-made shortbread were replenished daily.

A bar menu was recently introduced and the number of covers increased, and we feel that the hotel is still finding its way in this area. During our last stay we worked our way through a range of superb dishes, but this time were a little bewildered by the restaurant menu with its staccato descriptions. David confirmed that this was under review and a new menu would be appearing in the next couple of weeks. We tried the bar menu one evening, but felt that it did not distinguish itself enough from the restaurant menu. As we were staying for four nights, I would have liked a choice of more traditional, hearty dishes with vegetables, to contrast with the rich fare in the restaurant.

These, however, are small points as the food is excellent quality and every meal cooked to perfection. Breakfast is no exception, and the full English was an ideal start to a day’s walking. We also took advantage of a Yorebridge packed lunch, which was a veritable feast (though some might find £25 for two a little pricey!).

If you are planning to visit North Yorkshire, a stay at Yorebridge House is a must. The staff are friendly and attentive and the owners have successfully created an atmosphere of indulgent relaxation. Our second visit was a delight and certainly won’t be our last.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2009

I am ashamed that it took me til now to write this review but time flies by! My wife and I had a wonderful one night stay at Yorebridge House last year before we left for work abroad. Dave and Charlotte made us feel right at home, decor was very well done and food excellent. The bathroom - especially double shower - was out of this world! WELL DONE Charlotte and Dave on creating a lovely hotel.

  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Newton Aycliffe
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Reviewed 21 June 2009

My Husband and I stayed at the Yorebridge House on 20th June 2009. My Sister and Brother-in-Law had arranged this one nights stay for our honeymoon, as our wedding gift from them to us. We had never heard of this hotel before, but it had been highly recommended to my sister, and I can say that these recommendations will continue to be passed on. We had the best time.

We stayed in the Pienza room, a beautiful spacious room, (with a BIG WOW factor) the bath was in the 'bedroom' right beside the window so you could look out at the dales whilst relaxing. It was heaven.

The bathroom was gorgeous, the wash area had two sinks, which was ideal when we were getting ready in the evening, it was also really spacious, and had a double shower, another big WOW factor for us.

In the evening we dined in the hotels restauarant. The food was amazing, I can honestly say I have never had such delicious food. Everything was fantastic.

All of the staff from every department were very professional.

What we were hoping for was a nice peaceful night away with no hustle and bustle, just relaxation, and that is what we got, it was the PERFECT HONEYMOON.

The only one thing I can recommend (and this is nothing to do with the hotel) is that if you are using a satnav to get there, choose the fastest route, NOT the shortest route, as our satnav took us over a very narrow road, right over the tops of the dales, with no road marking, no signs, very steep drops on either side of the car, sheep all over the road, no sign of life anywhere. It was quite traumatic for me driving, but my husband also agreed, which is what worried me!!!!!! We used the fastest route on the way home!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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North Yorkshire
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Reviewed 10 June 2009

Last weekend our friends and family helped us celebrate our wedding at Yorebridge House. One word describes the whole experience - Perfect!
From day one Dave was very understanding and accomodated all our requirements for the reception and wedding luncheon. The food was delicious and all our guests were very impressed, my son is still raving about the lamb! Thanks to Jimmy and his team in the kitchen. The table and restaurant looked beautiful (thanks Helen) and all the staff were very professional, nothing was too much to ask.
Our guests are all keen to return to stay themselves, especially as Dave showed all the ladies around the gorgeous rooms. We stayed in the Kariega which was fantastic, sitting in the hot tub overlooking the river was a great end to a perfect wedding day.
We can't wait to return for another weekend break.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with friends
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Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2009

We stayed at Yorebridge House for one night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our room, the Carabeo was in the School House across the small car park. The decoration was beautiful and it made our room feel as though we were staying at a friend’s house – this is certainly not a run of the mill hotel. The bed was huge and squidgey and the bathroom had a big tub for soaking which is what is needed after a day’s walking. You need to enjoy baths since the shower is a handheld one but, this is totally in keeping with the character of an old building. Our room had lovely views of the Dales and the river although a problem with condensation obscured the view a little – again a character of old buildings. The only criticism of the room would be that a small sofa or chaise would be nice to relax on since the only place to chill out was the bed. This was mentioned to the owners who were very hospitable and so passionate about Yorebridge House.

That evening we had drinks in the bar, served with lovely canapés, followed by dinner in the restaurant. The food was faultless, really creative and absolutely delicious. Credit to the Chef who is doing a brilliant job. The waiting staff also did a great job headed up by Helen. The food at breakfast was also top notch.

The owners have got it right – where else in the Dales can you find this kind of individuality and glamour? After a long day walking it’s nice to retreat to somewhere more up market than a pub with lovely modern interiors and excellent food but the same friendliness of somewhere more low key. If the sun is shining, make sure you sit on the terrace outside the restaurant. It’s a great sun trap and the views are stunning. We will certainly return soon and stay more than one night.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Yorebridge House
Address: Bainbridge, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL8 3EE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Bainbridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bainbridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Yorebridge House 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yorebridge House is situated by the river on the edge of the unspoilt village of Bainbridge, Wensleydale in the North Yorkshire Dales. All Yorebridge's thirteen spacious bedrooms are individually inspired with sumptuous fabrics for complete comfort. Sky HD and DVD players available in all rooms. The bathrooms have been created for luxury and relaxation. All rooms have stunning views of the dales and some have their own terrace with hot tubs. ... more   less 
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