Food & Wine

Executive Chef, Simon Crannage, enjoys an enviable reputation for the quality of the food served at Samuel’s, Swinton Park’s 3 AA rosette restaurant. Samuel’s was featured in The Sunday Times & Harden’s ‘Top 100 Restaurants of 2014 – The Best Places to Eat in the UK‘ and is also listed in Harden’s Guide as a ‘Top Scorer’. The restaurant has also been awarded membership of the esteemed Chaine de Rotisseurs association, while the hotel has been awarded membership of the Tea Guild, in recognition of its excellent quality of service and high standards.

The restaurant menus, created by Simon Crannage and head chef Tom Pickard, emphasise seasonal and local produce inspired by the fruit, vegetables and herbs grown in the hotel’s four acre walled garden (the largest hotel kitchen garden in the UK), and the menus change accordingly. The hotel is also surrounded by a 20,000 acre estate stretching from the River Ure in Wensleydale up onto the moorland Dales and estate venison, rabbit, smoked trout and game are a few examples of the local ingredients sourced from it.

Award winning cuisine is served in Samuel’s Restaurant, along with a wide range of lighter meals including Bar Snacks, Afternoon Tea and Deerhouse Dining in the Parkland. There is a vegetarian menu available in Samuel’s Restaurant at Breakfast and Dinner. For those with a particular interest in wine or the gardens at Swinton Park, our Themed Lunches are very popular .

There are also Demonstration Dining Experiences in the cookery school with Chef’s Table dinners, including a series of Guest Chef Tables and ‘The Ultimate Sunday Lunch‘ half day cookery courses.

Please note that if you are a non-resident at the hotel and you are planning on visiting us for a meal in Samuel’s, or a light snack or refreshment, you are advised to call the hotel first to ensure we are not fully booked.

A smart dress code applies when dining in Samuel’s restaurant, we ask that guests do not wear shorts, t-shirts, jeans, trainers and beachwear/shoes. 

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Book Now… for our wonderful, seasonal events later this year. Indulge in an extravaganza of fine food and wine at our Gourmet Weekend in November, or treat yourself to a stately home experience this Christmas. Join us for Carols by Candlelight and a gala dinner on 2nd December, or snap up one of the few rooms left for our Christmas three night house party.

Looking Ahead… Work has commenced on our Country Club and Spa, which will include an indoor swimming pool with full spa and fitness facilities, as well as a 40-seat conservatory restaurant, coffee shop and Swinton Estate shop. Please see our press release for more information.