Food & Drink

Essentially High Dalby House is our home, and this is reflected in our approach to hospitality. A warm welcome will greet you on arrival and we trust that you will feel completely at home and totally relaxed in our home from home.

Because this is our home we are on hand to swiftly respond to any questions or deal with any issues that may arise.


Breakfast is served in the Dining Room from 8.30 to 9.30 and is usuallyshared en-famillebut due to COVID-19 controls there will be socially distanced seating arrangements and timed breakfast slots.

Set yourself up for the day with one of our delicious breakfasts. We offer a wide choice of top quality locally sourced produce to suit all tastes. Our breakfast cold table offersan array of fruits, continental meats, cheeses, fruit compote, cereals, and fruit juice.With COVID-19 controls these items will be served at your table.We then offer a traditional extensive menu of cooked dishes, including vegetarian, vegan and seasonal options. Tea coffee and toast are in ample supply and we can prepare porridge should you so wish

If you have a special dietary requirement just let us know in advance so that we can cater for you.
You may need an early startand we can usually accommodate all your needsif you can give us overnight notice. If you prefer to take breakfast in your room we can arrange for a continental style breakfast to be served.

Lunch / dinner

We do not generally do lunch / dinner as there are many excellent places to eat within easy driving distance. We can provide you with contact details for these.
We are also within 13 miles of Malton, the food capital of Yorkshire, where you can enjoy the widest range of culinary treats.

As an option we can provide you with a picnic basket or packed lunch to enjoy during the day. Why not book these in advance and let us know your preferences.

In special circumstances we can offer ‘supper’ by prior arrangement where a two-course meal is more homely fare. We do not claim to be master chefs! Retreats, and quiet days generally include full catering, where we pride ourselves on home baking and cooking to suit your specific requirements. Contact us to discuss your menu.

If take-aways are more your style, crockery and cutlery and the dining room are all on offer.

Honesty bar

We are fully licensed and have an "honesty bar” offering a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Just help yourselfand enjoy it in the comfort of your own room, lounge or garden terrace and just tell us what you have had when you leave. If you want to order champagne please let us know so that we can serve it well chilled.

During COVID-19 we have been advised to change the procedure for taking drinks and ask people to be served by us.


If you’re joining us for a special celebration why not pre-order from our special treats to be awaiting your arrival