A beautiful room with original exposed stonework, archways and feature windows, offering an intimate dining experience for couples, small groups and families.
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Under the helm of Head Chef Tim Hamer and his team, the Vavasour Restaurant is a firm favourite in the Leeds area.
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Join us for Lunch, served every day 12:00pm- 3:00pm
Hazlewood Castle was the home to the Vavasour family for over 800 years and is even mentioned in the Doomsday book in 1083. After Henry VIII installed himself as Head of the English Church he arranged to travel North and to arrest the Arch Bishop of York and take him to London for execution.
The Vavasour’s although Catholic themselves, offered the castle to Henry VIII as a residence on his travels. Although he declined the Vavasours were spared their lives and a declaration made that the English church should leave the family and Hazlewood in peace and would not desecrate St Leonards Chapel.
Ann Vavasour became a lady in waiting to Queen Elizabeth I in 1560 however in 1561 having given birth to Edward Vere, out of wedlock, the Queen was not amused and Ann, her son and the Duke of Oxford, who was the father, were placed in the Tower of London as punishment.
The Vavasour family moved to New Zealand in 1908 and have since become one of the country’s best wine makers and we are delighted to be able to offer exclusively four very special award winning wines from their vineyard in the Marlborough region of the South Island.