A cute little find on the Whitby coast, a friendly restaurant with rooms ten paces from the beach at Sandsend. It’s small, intimate and very welcoming. Tim cooks brilliantly, David talks you through his excellent wine list and passes on the local news. Cliffs rise to the north, the beach runs away to the south, ducks on the river occasionally waddle across the road. There’s a terrace at the front for drinks in summer and a small bar on the lower ground, where you can watch Tim at work in his kitchen. Upstairs, two dining rooms swim in coastal light and come with stripped floors and white tablecloths. People come from miles around for the seafood – the lobster thermidor is a big draw – but carnivores are well looked after, so try home-smoked salmon with a gin and tonic jelly, stuffed pork tenderloin or Whitby crab, strawberry and champagne trifle. Bedrooms – smallish on the first floor, tiny on the second! – have crisp linen and shuttered windows. Breakfast is delicious, David’s mum makes the marmalade. Cliff walks and the moors wait, and you can follow the river up to Mulgrave Castle.