Why a UC Series Glasswasher and PT Series Dishwasher are the perfect solutions for a Michelin starred restaurant: Frances Atkins, chef of  »The Yorke Arms« in Nidderdale, and her decision to opt for Winterhalter.

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The Yorke Arms is a historic 18th-century coaching house and shooting lodge sited in Yorkshire’s beautiful Nidderdale near Harrogate. With stylish accommodation and a Michelin-starred restaurant led by top female chef Frances Atkins, the Yorke Arms is a popular destination with locals and tourists alike.


Presentation is paramount in the top class restaurant at The Yorke Arms. The glasses need to be sparkling and the cutlery and tableware looking fresh and new at all times.


The Yorke Arms is renowned for its timeless, classical cooking from locally sourced ingredients. Its seasonal tasting menu, which offers the opportunity to sample the best seasonal flavours, is especially popular.

To keep up these standards,  The Yorke Arms installed two Winterhalter machines in the kitchen - the Winterhalter PT EnergyPlus passthrough dishwasher and a UC Series, undercounter glasswasher.
These two take care of all the warewashing needs at The Yorke  Arms and have actually improved kitchen practice at the same time. “We are absolutely thrilled to get these machines,” says Frances Atkins. “They’ve both really speeded up our operation and the cleanliness of the glassware and plates is second to none.”

The Yorke Arms sources its water from a borehole drilled deep into the bedrock, so is anxious to use as little water as possible for warewashing. The PT machine has been designed to be extremely miserly when it comes to water consumption.

Winterhalter recognises that water quality varies considerably from location to location. The PT is the first passthrough that can be truly  customised to each site’s requirements and local conditions.  The installation engineer can adjust the machine to take account of everything from the type of food on the menu to the hardness of the water and calibrate the machine accordingly.

“For us this means we can be sure of getting a top quality wash with no smeary plates,” says Frances Atkins.  “It is one less thing to worry about. Staff can concentrate on producing our delicious cuisine and the outstanding customer service that keeps guests returning again and again.”  The energy saving technology is important to The Yorke Arms in light of ever-escalating energy prices.


Each of our customers has their own specific reasons for choosing Winterhalter for their commercial warewashing needs. These are Frances Atkins' main ones:

  • Perfect wash results
  • Improved kitchen practices
  • Speed of operation
  • Reduced water consumption
  • Maintaining customer service
  • Energy saving
  • Reliability

One of the reasons I chose Winterhalter for the Yorke Arms is that I had a Winterhalter machine in my very first restaurant and it never let me down. So when it came to reliability I knew who to go to.



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