June 2013 | Ideal Bride Magazine
The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel & Spa is situated on the Duke of Devonshire's picturesque 30,000 acre Bolton Abbey Estate in the Yorkshire Dales. The hotel's 40 bedrooms, including seven with four-poster beds, and two suites, have been individually decorated by the Duchess of Devonshire. Each room is exceptionally comfortable and imaginatively furnished with thoughtful touches.
Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining. The hotel offers the Michelin starred Burlington restaurant, which has also been awarded 4 AA rosettes under Head Chef, Steve Smith, making it the highest rated in Yorkshire. The elegant Burlington restaurant is dressed in pale aubergine and accentuated with classic architectural drawings. The Burlington also has a bright, airy conservatory, where guests can enjoy the summer rays or have a romantic dinner under the stars.
Alternatively, guests can enjoy first-class cuisine in the vibrant Devonshire Brasserie and Bar. This modern space features bold colours and contemporary artwork to create a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Guests can opt for a quieter alcove for a more intimate setting. The Devonshire Arms is renowned for having one of the finest wine lists in the country with over 2,000 bins, and an impressive Champagne list.
The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel has four beautiful private rooms that are perfect for celebrating special occasions, from wedding receptions to award ceremonies. The hotel's events team will ensure all celebrations run perfectly, from choosing the menu to organising the table decorations and have excellent connections with local suppliers for music and entertainment.
Luxurious privacy, exceptionally good food, dedicated staff and the staggering beauty of the location are the primary ingredients of The Devonshire Arms. Add to these the small details that make so much difference and you have a special occasion venue without equal in this part of the world.
The Devonshire Arms has been operating as an Inn since 1574, and continues to go from strength to strength with recent awards including the Enjoy England Small Hotel of the Year Award 2009, Silver in the Green Tourism Award Scheme 2011, and Yorkshire's Hotel & Restaurant of the Year 2011.
The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel and Spa, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire BD23 6AJ. Reservations on 01756 718111 or visit thedevonshirearms.co.uk
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