Things to do from Little Lodge and Garden Lodge

On The Door Step

Within Half An Hour

Walks & Cycling Routes

Places To Eat

Eating Matters

Eating In

Make your stay at Little Lodge extra special – order dinner…… to cook yourself!

Rick has more than 40 years expertise as a chef- he was classically trained in French Michelin starred restaurants and has owned a number of local restaurants which gained loyal foodie followers!

For our guests at Gallon House, dinner prepared by Rick was frequently the highlight of their stay. Why not order dinner and we will put it in your fridge ready for you to cook at the time that suits you? Along with simple and clear instructions!

Menus will always include locally sourced ingredients and where ever possible seasonal produce.

All “Dinner for Two” orders must be placed at the time of booking- and you will need to bring your own wine!

Dinner for two- starter, main course and dessert £50 inclusive.


Eating Out

We are surrounded by wonderful places to eat in our charming corner of North Yorkshire! Our guests are spoilt for choice!

Unsurprisingly our Number One choice is The Royal Oak in Staveley, right next door to our cottages. The Royal Oak is a friendly village pub within tottering distance of our cottages, and Landlords Kath and Simon extend a warm welcome to our Lodge Cottages guests. There is a wonderful beer garden to the rear of the pub- which is completely covid safe. Many guests comment on how much they enjoyed spending time at The Royal Oak – for some its a quick pint after a walk round the Nature Reserve, for others a celebratory dinner and during the summer months homecooked pizzas from the pizza oven in the Beer Garden.

Booking is advised- 01423 340267.

the royal oak staveley
And within a 5 mile radius you will find:
wild swan minskip

The Wild Swan – Minskip
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the ship inn

The Ship at Aldborough
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the general tarleton pub

The General Tarleton in Ferrensby
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the tiger inn coneythorpe

The Tiger at Coneythorpe
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The Punchbowl at Marton cum Grafton
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the masons arms

The Masons Arms at Bishop Monkton
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the general tarleton pub

The Guy Fawkes Arms at Scotton
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the dining room

The Dining Room in Boroughbridge
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Yorkshire has developed a very proud food culture and guests can find delicious treats and staples locally. We recommend the following…


You will find everything you need in this small town: a fantastic greengrocer (and much more), a local butcher, a delightful delicatessen and a traditional local bakery.

Minskip Farm Shop

We love Minskip Farm Shop, only 5 minutes away from Staveley. Great quality meat and delicious home-baked cakes. We recommend you buy your free-range eggs here!

Listers Farm Shop

Newby Hall Farm Shop, now Listers Farm Shop, recently voted in the top 50 farm shops by The Daily Telegraph. Ninety per cent of the food sold in this farm shop is sourced from within 40 miles, including traditionally reared meat and game from the estate’s own farms, artisan bread, locally grown vegetables and other Yorkshire goodies.

Fodder In Harrogate

Fodder celebrates and sells the very best food and drink from Yorkshire and the Humber and a few things from outside the area too (we still can’t find a local farmer to grow lemons and bananas for us!).

Weetons in Harrogate

Much bigger than a deli, yet far more stylish than a supermarket, Weeton’s is sometimes called the farm shop in the town, because of the huge range of local food and drink. Stocking more than 1,000 lines of the finest Yorkshire produce, Weetons go to great lengths to combine old fashioned quality with modern flavours from around the globe.

Bettys in Harrogate

completely perfect for tea and coffee, bread, cakes and pastries.

Booths in Ripon

Our supermarket of choice. Calm, spotless store with a wide selection of both expected and unexpected products. Fantastic wines and beers. The most charming staff!