The White Horse near Kilburn or the Kilburn White Horse as it is sometimes known has recently made a surprise appearance on a BBC cookery program. Yorkshire chef Tommy Banks has recently appeared on the “The Great British Menu” with some of his dishes making it throughj to the final round and his mackerel fish course being the winning fish dish. The winning dishes were part of a banquet held at the Palace of Westminster to celebrate some of the ” great Britons” honoured by the Queen during her reign.
Tommy Banks dedicated his dessert course to his great Briton his late grandfather who helped maintain the Kilburn White Horse . The dessert it centered on the Douglas fir trees that surround the White horse near Kilburn with it the flavour of the fir tree oil featuring both in the dessert and accompanying drink. Whilst the dessert was pipped at the post, Tommy’s fish course featuring mackerel was chosen as the fish course for the banquet and his mini pine forest with dry ice was brought into the banquet to herald his fish course.
The Kilburn White Horse is the most northerly turf cut figure in Britain and the biggest chalk horse in the country and lies in the North York Moors National Park. There are a number of walks in the area that take in the White horse and the area is ideal for walkers of all different abilities.
The Kilburn White Horse is only around 20 minutes drive from the Best Western Burn Hall hotel York and if you are looking to sample some of Tommy’s excellent food his restaurant at the Black Swan is under half an hours drive from the hotel also. If you are planning a walk in the area to experience the are of perhaps visit the city of York then why not take advantage of the Yorkshire 2 night deal. set within 20 minutes drive of the centre of York the hotel has plenty of parking , home cooked menu and a Yorkshire welcome. Two nights including dinner on the first night is available at just £99 per stay see Yorkshire deal for details and Ts & Cs or call the hotel on 01347 825400