The Raby Hunt has always been an Inn since it was built in the early 1800’s. Being on an old drovers road to Northumberland and Scotland it originally had ample stables, which are now converted into cottages. Originally part of the Raby estate it was also a favorite meeting and finishing point for the Old Raby Hunt, many a stirrup cup will have been drunk here.
The Raby Hunt Restaurant is a 30 seat restaurant based in a beautiful Grade II listed building. It is situated in the pretty village of Summerhouse near Darlington.
James Close achieved his first Michelin Star at the Raby Hunt in 2012 and his second in October 2016 James is thoroughly passionate about his food and has lived and breathed every aspect of it from a very young age, being brought up in Grove House an award winning hotel run by his mother. Realising his passion for food through many trips to Europe at an early age he has been influenced by their markets, traditional restaurants and cultures. James believes in simple ideas and well tried combinations, a modern british style using the finest seasonal produce from a strong network of suppliers.