We are happy to provide discounts for students who wish to book our accommodation. Valid student ID card must be provided to qualify. There had been cases when people of clearly unfitting age attempted to place a discounted booking using fake identification documents bought on internet from sites like Limitless. This is not a permissible practice and if we suspect that customer's ID is fake, booking will be placed on hold until additional confirmation of identity is provided (more about KingOfFakes). This measure is put in place to prevent fraud and protect legitimate customers.
Newton House was a finalist in the 2014 ‘Taste’ Awards. With a score of 48/50, the judges commented: “Denise is not frightened to show her commitment to local produce and is the very antithesis of Sunblest toast and Cornflakes. It would be hard to find a more committed ambassador for the use of local produce, its seasonality and variety of provenance. It was a breakfast dining experience to rival many serious restaurant dinners. One of the most creative Breakfasts in Yorkshire.”
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Much of the food offered for breakfast at Newton house is home-made, or locally-produced by small-scale producers, with every ingredient being selected for its Taste.
At Newton House we believe in British food prepared in the traditional way; and in seasonality and the use of homegrown produce wherever possible.
Slow food is: “locally produced food which has been cooked simply and with respect” Nigel Slater
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organisation with supporters in over 150 countries around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to the community and the environment. Denise has been a member of the ‘Slow Food’ movement for a long time and takes the Slow Food principles of ‘Good, Clean, Fair Food’ very seriously. Visit Slow Food website: MORE:…
Fruit Compote is freshly baked in Denise’s AGA each morning – using whatever fruit is in season including: Plums baked with cinnamon and brown sugar; Yorkshire rhubarb (from Wakefield’s Rhubarb Triangle); Newton House Apples cooked with cloves and cinnamon (from our 100-year-old Newton Wonder apple tree); plus Mixed Dried Fruit Salad cooked in Jasmine tea with star anise.
Granola is home-made to our secret recipe, using organic porridge oats.
Organic milk & butter – milk comes from cows that live in the fields of Nidderdale for as much of the year as possible and that produce milk that tastes as milk ought to taste. Butter (which looks as if it is home-made) comes from Acorn Dairies near Leyburn in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales.
Apple Juice – Our apple juice comes from apples from our 100-year-old Newton Wonder apple tree.
Meat – All our meat is supplied by Huttons Butchers in Knaresborough. Our bacon and sausages are additive-free, and not just Free Range but prepared from traditional rare breeds of pigs (Gloucester Old Spot, Tamworth, Large White, Hampshire), which have been born and raised in the fresh air with consideration and respect (see our ‘Pig of the Week’ information).Because every pig is an individual, the size and fat content is variable, but all the bacon has great flavour.
Our sausages have a high meat content and again, are variable depending on the breed of pig, and the size of the natural casings. They do generally have quite a strong flavour, but that is what we like at Newton House.
Huttons’ Black Pudding is cooked the traditional Yorkshire way in a baking tin and bain-marie (with the addition of a secret ingredient) – it won the Championship in Lancashire a few years ago (but Huttons are now banned from taking their Black Pudding ‘across the border’ from Yorkshire).
Fish – Smoked Salmon: we serve Bleikers traditional oak-smoked salmon which comes from selected sustainable farms in NW Scotland, and has been awarded a Gold Taste Award. It is dry cured with sea salt and smoked over pure oak chippings. Bleikers are certified to smoke ‘Freedom Food’ salmon.
Smoked Haddock is supplied by Ramus in Harrogate and is it’s natural colour.
Eggs – Our eggs, free range of course, are supplied by Ian Taylor Eggs, where small flocks of hens roam free at the family farm in Burton Leonard, a few miles from Knaresborough.
Bread – We currently use Jackson’s (Yorkshire’s Champion Bread) – White and Brown Bloomer (with malted wheat flakes and barley). Jackson’s use flour that’s milled in Yorkshire from wheat that’s grown in Yorkshire – and the bread is baked in Yorkshire.
Sourdough – In addition we serve Denise’s own home-made sourdough bread (using a starter that boasts continuous use for over 100 years – a gift from a guest). The unbleached and wholemeal flour comes from a small mill in Nidderdale and the bread is baked in Denise’s AGA.
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Preserves – All our preserves are home-made. Denise makes the jams from, mostly, locally-grown and foraged fruits. Marmalade is also made by Denise, and by her friend Issy (her marmalade always wins 1st prize at Harrogate Allotment Show).
Wild Food – Denise is an active amateur mycologist and loves to go foraging for edible fungi and other wild food (when she gets time) so you may find Chanterelles, or Honey Fungus, or Hedgehogs, or Blewitts, or perhaps Trooping Funnels on the menu in the Autumn, plus St George’s mushrooms in the Spring, if you’re lucky!
We want all our guests to enjoy their breakfast so do let us know if you have any special dietary needs. It would be helpful if you tell us in advance (when booking) if you have any special requirements.
Vegetarian We offer variations of anything already on our Breakfast Menu. This includes: Omelettes, sausages (usually Glamorgan (Caerphilly cheese & leek) or Linda McCartney Tofu); Vegetarian eggs benedict served with spinach; Eggs – any way you like. We do not serve vegetarian ‘bacon’ as why would a vegetarian want to eat bacon?
We do not serve evening meals at Newton House as there are so many pubs, bars and restaurants in Knaresborough, just a few minutes’ stroll away, from a great Indian to a cosy wine/bar brasserie. We are happy to make recommendations and reservations on your behalf. We also have a Sainsbury and a Tesco just a few minutes’ walk away, as well as a couple of fast food takeaways.
We are happy to provide packed lunches, to fill flasks etc, on request. Alternatively, there is a Sainsbury and a Tesco just a few minutes walk away, and several sandwich bars and a deli close by.
Dairy intolerance We always have a choice of non-dairy milk (soya, Almond and sometimes coconut), and dairy-free spread. We sometimes have soya yogurt.
Gluten-Free We normally have a choice of white or brown bread; plus our recent discovery, English muffins (made from tapioca and rice flour) so guests can now enjoy an Eggs Benedict. Gluten-free sausages are made for us by Huttons and we always have some in the freezer.
However, for guests’ convenience, and particularly for guests travelling on their own, we are always happy to rustle up a sandwich, a BLT, or a bowl of soup, or an omelette and salad –even baked beans on toast – it just depends on what we have available at the time.
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We can make arrangements for exclusive evening use of a local cafe/restaurant. Plus we can sometimes organise outside caterers for evening meals at Newton House.
I travel from the south of England to Knaresborough on a weekly basis, usually staying overnight, and always at Newton House. Denise is very welcoming and friendly and always keen to ensure all of her guests have a good experience, In recent months I have stayed in many of the available rooms and while the facilities do differ from room to room, they are all comfortable, tastefully decorated and well appointed. Sometimes parking can be an issue – a simple fact of the building, but there is a very reasonable public car park very near by. Also, last but not least, the full English breakfast alone is worth the journey 🙂 I have been travelling for business for many years and Newton House is easily my favourite destination.
Was one of those last minute decisions to pop to Knaresborough (really interesting place in itself) and was fortunate enough to get a cancellation.
Very accommodating with our late arrival plans – and early breakfast needs.
Had a courtyard room with dogs – who managed to behave themselves (just like kids on holiday when they know that they are onto a good thing).Plenty of personal touches in the rooms – makes you feel very welcome. They go the extra mile, and more…Very good Full English breakfast – far better than I can cook myself. (Just wish I could have had a little more of the award-winning black pudding.)For info: good area about 100 yards away to exercise the dogs, and two parks to let them run around in. (The one adjoining the cemetery is much better enclosed than the one near the swimming pool.) Knaresborough: a great place to arrive late and walk around a most curious town with a castle remains (free), and steep hills down to the river… Would I visit again … most definitely.
Would I recommend … yes.
Bang in the middle of town with parking. Lovely well presented B&B. Warm welcome great breakfast. Bang in town so walking distance to everything you may need. Some lovely places in town so lots of choice.
We booked in for the bank holiday weekend at the end of May. The room (room 2) was prepared beautifully and Denise provided an instant warm welcome to Newton House. Denise goes out of her way to assure a perfect stay. The homemade jams, breads and breakfasts are amazing. The beds are so comfortable so a good sleep is guaranteed. The location is absolutely perfect – not right in the middle of everything, but 2 minutes walk away, so noise is minimal. Parking is limited on site, however loads of parking is available a minute’s walk away at £1.60 for 24 hours.I’d recommend a stay at Newton House without hesitation
Very good in all ways,but unfortunately the road noise can be bad for a light sleeper in the night.Breakfast choice is excellent and food served fresh and well cooked.Bed was enormous and comfy, the hospitality tray well filled,and the armchairs were very good and well placed for a relaxing time with the TV.
We have just returned from a stay at Newton house and couldn’t have picked anywhere better. Yes it may be a little dated but we had the best nights sleep ever the beds were so comfortable. Didn’t have a problem with traffic noise and we were in a room at the front. Everything we needed was in the room and the breakfast was amazing. Thank you we will be back.