The only thing better than having a holiday away from the big city is having a holiday away from the big city in a place with excellent food.
And this Yorkshire village is the perfect place for a little getaway.
Thorner is on the outskirts of Leeds and has just under 2,000 residents.
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Though Leeds is close by, Thorner has a secluded feel to it – all the better to relax and recharge.
It’s surrounded by beautiful nature, and there are lots of walks starting in Thorner to help you explore the area.
There’s a circular walk that goes through Pompocali, a mysterious collection of mounds that may or may not be a Roman settlement.
Whether it was a bustling city or a building site gone wrong, Pompocali has some stunning sights.
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It’s an interesting field with lots of flowers growing throughout, and the size of some of the hills means some stamina is required.
It’s about eight miles to go on the whole loop, but the nature of the terrain means it will take roughly three and a half hours.
For something easier, there’s another loop that goes through Kiddal Wood.
At just 3.90 miles long, you’ll have completed this one in just 90 minutes.
The forest has paths throughout and offers stunning nature, especially during autumn when the leaves are just starting to turn red.
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Both walks start and end in Main Street, which should be your next stop for pub grub like you’ve never seen it before.
The Beehive serves “unconventional British food”, which includes fish and chips with curry sauce (crazy!) and one whole kilo of pork tomahawk.
Other offerings include a ‘burnt butter potato’ with truffles and a cheese tuile, sitting proudly on the menu right above a cheeseburger for the less adventurous.
Though previous diners say the portions sizes are huge, you might even be able to fit in a chocolate espresso fondant or a white chocolate and honeycomb baked Alaska.
One reviewer said the food “hit the spot just right” and another asked them to “please remember us” when they get Michelin status.
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Consensus among previous diners was that the Beehive should definitely have a Michelin star, with one claiming “The food was the best I have had for years, on par with Michelin star.”
How to get there
A two-hour direct train runs from King’s Cross all the way to Leeds.
You’ll then have to catch a 30-minute bus the rest of the way.
By car, the journey takes three and a half hours.
You’ll pass through Leicester and Doncaster before skirting around Leeds to get to Thorner.
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