Goldsborough Hall is a stunning Jacobean stately home, near Knaresborough, which was once the home of HRH Princess Mary.
Owners, Clare and Mark Oglesby, fell in love with the Hall 11 years ago, rescuing it from dereliction and have meticulously restored the beautiful house, which is set in stunning historic private gardens and rolling parkland.
Until now, the Hall has mainly been available to hire as a superb venue for private weddings and functions. But now, Clare and Mark are opening up their spectacular dining room for visitors to enjoy. Head Chef Paul Richardson-Mackie’s innovative menus are created using locally sourced produce and seasonal vegetables from the Hall’s kitchen garden.
Following the official launch, the Dining Room at Goldsborough Hall will be open to guests, offering an intimate and very special experience in one of Yorkshire’s loveliest stately homes.
Diners looking to celebrate special occasions in style can indulge in a completely unique experience at the 17th century hall – once the royal residence of the Queen’s aunt Princess Mary, and her husband Viscount Lascelles, with either a la carte or seven-course gourmet meals in its dining room.
Fresh from cooking for culinary royalty after crafting the menu for 200 of the country’s top chefs at the Masterchef of Great Britain Dinner, Richardson-Mackie brings his considerable experience as former head chef at Rudding Park, and regular guest chef at the region’s top food and drink shows, to bear on Goldsborough Hall’s Dining Room.
With a setting unlike anything in the local area, guests can sip pre-dinner drinks in the stunning Jacobean Library, Princess Mary Drawing Room or garden terrace with its views across the regal 12-acre estate (with its royal Lime Tree Walk and Japanese cherry trees – a wedding gift to the Princess from the Emperor of Japan), before sampling Richardson-Mackie’s menu’s.
The Dining Room at Goldsborough Hall will be officially launched on January 22 between 5.30pm and 7.30pm at a celebratory event with champagne and canapés.