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Sarah and James’ Dream Wedding at The Saddle Room

As more and more couples stray away from the traditional church wedding and village hall reception we are happy to be able to offer a flexible space for couples to have the wedding of their dreams.

A great example of this are Sarah and James. These childhood sweethearts had their hearts set on a wedding with a twist using tipis. After lots of hunting for a venue with the outdoor space to accommodate these they visited us. Our beautiful lawn that overlooks the Yorkshire Dales was the perfect space and our self-catering accommodation and bed and breakfast rooms means there is plenty space for guests to spend the night too. The bride and Groom will also enjoy the bridal suite that overlooks the lawn and rolling hills.

As well as an overnight stay there guests will also enjoy some time in the world famous Forbidden Corner attraction, we are sure this will make for some amazing photos of the couple!

We can’t wait to welcome James and Sarah as well as their family and friends in August when they tie the knot at the Saddle Room!

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Planning the Perfect Yorkshire Wedding!

We are all a buzz with great wedding ideas here at the Saddle Room following our Wedding Fair last weekend. We met so many lovely couples all looking to create their perfect day and there was plenty of amazing wedding businesses on hand to offer some great inspiration!

One thing we have recognised as a big wedding trend is couples looking to show their personality on their big day. Long gone are the days of couples all looking for the same fairy-tale style day. Weddings now are much more about expressing your uniqueness as a couple and sharing this with your guests.

We think one of the things that makes couples from Yorkshire so special is the pride in where they are from, and let’s face it what’s not to be proud of about Yorkshire! Inspired by this we have searched the internet for some beautiful, fun and quirky ways to celebrate your Yorkshire roots on your wedding day. Below are some of our top picks!

This is a cheese cake is like none we have ever seen. Any person born in Yorkshire knows that we are all about great tasting cheese, from a crumbly Wensleydale to a Yorkshire Blue, we truly are a region of cheese enthusiasts. Why not add a twist on a traditional wedding cake and give your out of town guest the chance to experience some of the magic of Yorkshire Cheese with this cheese cake!

We all know that a great Yorkshire Wedding wouldn’t be complete with some hearty Yorkshire food. And what’s more Yorkshire than the Yorkshire Pudding?! We can’t get enough of this delicious canape idea and we are sure they would go down a treat with your guests too!

One of, if not the most, significant part of every couples day is the ceremony and exchanging rings. We have scoured the internet and found these beautiful gold coloured bands embossed with a subtle Yorkshire Rose. We think these are the perfect way to show your love for each other and God’s own country and you can even have them engraved.

Let’s face it ladies, sometimes when it comes to planning Weddings the groom can be slightly overlooked! A great way to show your Groom you are thinking of him is to suggest ways to show his personality in his wedding outfit. If he is a proud Yorkshire man, this button Yorkshire Rose button hole is sure to go down well with him!

These are just some of the many great ideas out there for a true Yorkshire Wedding. Head to our Pinterest for more ideas and Wedding inspiration!

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AA Silver Award

Here at The Saddle Room we are constantly pursuing perfection when it comes to our delicious menu in our bar and restaurant as well as our luxury accommodation.

Just last week this hard work has been graded by the AA accommodation scheme that recognise excellence in accommodation for their 5 silver stars award.

This is a huge accomplishment and a real testament to the hard work of the staff as well as all the tradesmen who have worked with us to create beautifully finished rooms that really do offer a little taste of luxury right in the heart of the Yorkshire dales.

Our rooms are furnished with solid oak furniture, the softest linen from the White Bedding Company in addition to the luxurious Hypnos Mattress that combined are a recipe for a peaceful nights sleep.

One thing that might help get you out of bed is the promise of our delicious and hearty Yorkshire breakfast which is full of locally sourced products that offer an unrivalled taste and the perfect start to your morning in Yorkshire.

If you are looking for a special night away, a short break in the week or maybe an Easter break with the family, we have rooms and self-catering accommodation to suit you.

Why not explore our rooms online or give us a call to find out more about a break in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales!

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Wedding Trends For 2017

If you’re tying the knot this year you will no doubt be deep in the midst of wedding planning madness at the moment! To help you plan your big day down to the detail we have complied a list of hot Wedding trends for 2017 that are sure to wow your guests!

The Flowers…

First on our list is the flowers. 2017 is all about unique and colourful floral arrangements. Think mixing big and bright blooms like carnations and gerberas and incorporating colourful pompoms and ribbons for a one of a kind bouquet!

Wedding Trends Flowers

The Food…

Great catering can make or break your guests experience at your wedding. With many Wedding’s beginning early in the day and lasting late into the night, you will want to make sure your guests are well fed to avoid any rumbling tummies and disgruntled relatives! Lots of couples are now opting for additional extras such as delicious canapes for their guests whilst photos are being taken which are always well received. For an unforgettable evening reception why not opt for a hog roast?


The Cake…

Its official, 2017 is all about the naked cake! Despite the name, this style of cake isn’t a saucy concoction designed to make Mary Berry blush, but rather the name given to a cake that has been left deliberately ‘unfinished’. Naked cakes are great for creating a vintage chic look at weddings and when dressed with fresh flowers are the epitome of understated elegance.

Naked Cake


The Venue…

Like with the flowers, something unique is the order of the day when it comes to the Wedding Venue. Many couples are looking to reflect their quirky personality on their big day and there is no better way to do this than a great venue. Here at the Tupgill Estate we have a variety of beautiful function rooms that are ideal for brides and grooms looking for something a little different. If you would like to know more about our function rooms contact us or why not come along to our Wedding Fair in May and see for yourself!





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Join Us For Our Quiz Night!

Looking for an alternative to the typical Friday Night pint? Why not join us for our Quiz Night on Thursday February 23rd.

There will be 5 rounds of quick fire questions on everything from Sport to Current Affairs followed by our Killer Question and the chance to take home the cash prize!

The winning team will also receive a bottle of wine and some yummy chocolates and free nibbles will be provided for all participants in the quiz.

The Quiz starts at 7.30pm and teams must consist of no more than 6 people. Quiz entry is £1 with the proceeds going towards the cash prize! And as it’s Valentine’s Day today and we are feeling in a particularly loving mood, we have decided to award each team 1 Joker to use for a round in the quiz.

Spaces are limited so be sure to call ahead to book your teams spot and secure the chance at being crowned Quizmaster Legends.

See you there!

Why not improve your chances and fuel your brain with a delicious meal in our restaurant ahead of the quiz. To book your table call 01969 640596



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A Whirlwind of Weddings and Our Wedding Fair!

Will you be saying ‘I do’ in 2017? With Weekend wedding bookings filling up fast and enquiries for 2018 flooding in, we are excited to announce we still have a few spaces left!

If you are looking for a unique venue we are sure you will find none more so than our function rooms and grounds here at Tupgill Estate. With function rooms to suit a variety of wedding sizes and beautiful accommodation for the Bridal party and guests we are sure you will love our venue as much as we do.

This May we will also be hosting a Wedding Fair here at the Estate, this is a great way to get an up close look at our beautiful rooms and connect with some of the best wedding vendors in the area.

Whether you dream of a romantic wedding hosted in our Bell Barn or a marquee on the lawn set against the beautiful backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales, we aim to create a the perfect wedding package for your special day!

For more details on our wedding packages and availability for 2017, Contact our team on 01969 640 596.


Are you based in the North Yorkshire area and offering Wedding related service? Contact our team about vendor packages for our upcoming Wedding Fair.

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We Have Joined Pinterest!

We are so excited to have now joined the Pinterest community and are having so much fun creating boards we hope will leave you feeling ‘pinspired’….sorry!

Our Pinterest boards are focused on the things we love which are, beautiful weddings, craft projects and delicious recipes that make the most of quality ingredients. So whether you’re looking for a quirky centrepiece idea, a ‘how to’ for making a homemade gift or want to wow guests with a tasty feast, we hope we have found lots of ideas to help you get started.

If you are on Pinterest too why not follow us and like and repin our ideas!


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Our Guide to the Perfect Yorkshire Pudding

Lucky as we are to be nestled so perfectly in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales it seems only right that we look to that for inspiration for our first cooking guide, and you can’t get much more Yorkshire than the Yorkshire Pudding!

Now we realise the perfect Yorkshire Pudding can be a somewhat divisive topic with everybody (and their Gran) having their own recipe and technique to achieving the perfect rise on their puddings. This is our tried and tested method, and what we serve each Sunday accompanied with your choice of either Sirloin of Beef or 30 day salt aged leg of lamb, all sourced locally of course.

You Will Need…

  • 140g plain flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 200ml of milk
  • Sunflower oil for cooking
  • Seasoning


For the best Yorkshire Puddings you will want to make sure your oil is nice and hot before you add your batter. If the oil is too cold you risk these not cooking evenly, or achieving that all important rise!

Before you start on your batter preheat your oven to 230⁰c or for gar ovens Gas mark 8. Drizzle around 1cm of oil into each compartment of your Yorkshire pudding tray (a muffin tray works just as well) and pop this in the oven to heat up.

To make your batter combine 140g of plain flour with 4 eggs and mix well until this is all combined. Stir in your milk and beat until all the lumps are gone. It’s worth taking the time to make sure it’s lump-free at this stage, no one like a lumpy Yorkshire pudding.

Add seasoning to your batter, a simple dash of pepper and salt works well and for the extra adventurous a dash of mustard powder can add a unique twist to this classic and mix.

Pour your batter into a jug, this will make it much easier to distribute the mixture between the compartments of your tin.

Remove your tin from the oven and pour the mixture into the compartments. You will need to work quickly to ensure an even rise.

Return the tray to the oven and leave undisturbed for at least 20 minutes. Resist the temptation to keep peaking or you will risk the temperature in the oven dropping and flat puddings.

Once puffed up and golden brown remove from the oven and plate up. Serve with some delicious roast beef and lashings of gravy!

Where Did I Go Wrong?

Have your Yorkshire Puddings not quite gone to plan? Here are a few common mistakes, and how to avoid them!

Have your puddings not risen? There are a number of reasons this could be attributed too. The key to a good Yorkshire pudding is getting the oil nice and hot so make sure you whack the heat up in plenty of time to allow the oil to heat through.

Another common mistake is using eggs straight from the fridge. Using chilled eggs means is likely to result in pancakes, not puddings!

The position of the tray in the oven is another thing to consider. Science teaches us that hot air rises so the temptation to place these as high in the oven is possible seems only logical…However, if your tray is too high you risk these hitting the roof of your oven and falling flat.

Now we have shared our recipe and top tips, why not let us know yours on Twitter and Facebook!


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Exciting Plans for 2017!

It’s a new year and it’s all go here at The Saddle Rooms! After a wonderful, and very busy, festive period we are closed until the 19th of January whilst we undertake essential maintenance work.

Don’t worry though, we have lots planned for when we re-open including our popular Quiz night and our new Chippy Tea offer that will run every Friday. Why not give yourself the night off cooking and join us for the first one on Friday the 27th January, we will be serving from 4pm until 7pm and at only £6.95 this is a great deal and the perfect way to unwind after a busy working week!

As well as our Chippy Tea night we are also delighted to announce that every Wednesday from the 25th of January we will be offering a Bring Your Own Wine Night. That’s right, you have read this properly. Bring your own bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal in the restaurant and best of all, there is no corkage charge.

Keep an eye on our Blog for more upcoming events and our latest news.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon for what is already shaping up to be an exciting year!